ITOCHU Announces New Function Added to "Convenience Store Printing Service" Which Allows Customers to Print Out at 30,000 Convenience Stores Nationwide

June 8, 2017

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced today that it will release new functions for the Convenience Store Printing Service, a service that allows customers to print out from multi-purpose copiers (hereinafter “the service,” ) installed at approximately 30,000 convenience stores nationwide (FamilyMart, Circle K, Sunkus, and Lawson). One of the new functions works via e-mail and the other is linked with web content.

The conventional service linked with Box, an online storage service, allowed customers to print documents and images stored in Box. The new function via e-mail makes it easy for customers to print out at a convenience store simply by registering an e-mail address at the service website and sending the document or image to be printed to the delivery address specified by the service in the form of an attachment. All that is required is registering a current e-mail address, which means it is not necessary to download an application in advance. The new function can help more people access the service more easily.

Any user can readily use the service at convenience stores in a wide range of settings, from a business person who urgently needs to print documents outside the office, to people who privately want to print photos or documents.

How to use the service

The printing function linked with web content is a service that allows customers to easily print at convenience stores content that was conventionally printed at home—including recipes, past exam questions, online maps, and application forms.

Simply by selecting the Convenience Store Printing Service from the list of printing buttons displayed on the page to be printed, customers can print a web page linked with the service at a convenience store. Going forward, ITOCHU plans to add more features that will encourage more people to use the service at convenience stores, such as collaboration with major recipe websites as well as tax deductible donation system-related websites.

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