While most people use their garage to park their vehicles and store their things, in January 1939, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard used one to start an Information Technology company. Starting out in a rented one-car garage with a capital investment of $538, the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) has grown to amass over 300,000 employees worldwide and over 100 billion dollars in revenue.
The unassuming Palo Alto location became the home of a partnership that would grow into multi-national force in the world of electronics and personal computers. HP's first breakthrough came in 1939 with audio oscillators produced for the Walt Disney Company. This provided modest financial success which allowed the partners to fund future innovations. Since 2007, HP has been the world's leading manufacturer of personal computers, with continued success in a highly competitive category.
SHOPPING WITH HP
HP does not have its own stores but products are widely available in just about every single electronics store, excluding brand-specific stores of which there are few (like Sony).HP allows consumers to buy products via their website on HPshopping.ca or through telephone ordering. HP knows that shopping for electronics can be a challenge and offers a useful live chat feature on their website. Chat with an HP agent and have your questions answered anytime between 8AM to 8PM (Eastern Time).As with most online retailers, e-mail is always available and can be an option for someone who missed the chat hours.
HP also offers a 30-day "Free and Easy" returns policy as part of their 100% happiness guarantee. HP promises to do everything it can to make its customers happy with their HP products, or give them their money back.
GETTING THE DEALS
Redeeming HP deals is easy. Simply click on the HP deal you'd like to use and the HPshopping.ca website will open on the applicable page. If your deal is a sale or promotion, the discounts are already applied and you can shop as usual. If your deal is a coupon based discount, copy the revealed coupon code before heading over to the HP page to make your picks. Once you're done shopping, proceed to checkout by hovering over the cart icon at the top right-hand corner of the page and click "Checkout". This will take you to your cart summary which will show you the items you've selected. Below your item summary, paste your coupon into the "E-coupon" field and click "Apply". Your cart total will update to reflect your coupon discount.