For anyone looking to ship that perfect holiday gift to friends or family overseas, Sears.com now offers international shipping to 90 countries, providing yet another convenient option for customers to get everything they need this holiday, where and when they need it. Customers can choose from over 300,000 products in a variety of categories including tools, children's and infant clothing, shoes, jewelry, and home fashions, and can have it delivered to locations all around the globe as Sears.com expands its reach to major markets such as the UK, France, Germany, Spain, China, India, Japan, Argentina and Brazil.
"We are excited to offer this new international shipping option to our customers," said Imran Jooma, senior vice president for Online at Sears Holdings. "With our large product assortment and the capability to ship products internationally, we hope to make shopping easier and more convenient, both for customers in the U.S. with friends and family overseas, and for international customers who would like to purchase products from Sears.com."
The international shipping option provides customers a variety of tools to make shopping simple. Sears.com offers an international filter that allows customers to select only the items that are available for shipping to their selected destination. The eligible items for shipping are identified by the special globe icon located next to the products. And for Spanish speaking customers, Sears.com has an integrated Spanish language site to help make their online shopping easier. This site can be found at www.sears.com/espanol.
Friends and family of military personnel who are abroad on active duty will be able to have gifts shipped to their stations. Sending gifts to loved ones through APO/FPO addresses can still be processed through the traditional Sears.com site and gifts can be delivered just in time for the upcoming holiday season by simply shopping as a U.S. customer and using U.S. currency.
In order to receive holiday purchases by December 25, 2009, orders must be placed by 11:59 p.m. CST on November 30, 2009. Customers can start shopping today at www.sears.com/international.
"Sears is committed to making holiday shopping simple," added Jooma. "Our ShopYourWay™ campaign transforms the shopping experience and gives customers the flexibility to quite literally 'shop their way.' And now, we're extending that 'way' around the world."
ShopYourWay™ gives customers the ability shop how they want, when they want, and where they want.
Highlights of the ShopYourWay™ program include: -- NEW International Shipping - Customers can conveniently ship to 90 countries around the globe. Prices will be displayed in the currency of the customer's choice. International shipping fees, customs duties, and taxes are automatically added and processed at checkout, eliminating the need for the customer to pay additional fees upon delivery. To learn more about international shipping, including the most up-to-date list of available countries, visit www.sears.com/international. -- Choice to Get It Today - Sears offers "Buy Online. Pick up in Store," backed by its READY IN 5-GUARANTEED promise. -- Shopping Choices - Customers can shop in store, online, via phone or through the industry leading Sears2go mobile site. -- Product Assortment - Find millions of products on Sears.com, ranging from books and electronics to jewelry, appliances, clothing, shoes, tools and power lawn & garden equipment. -- Payment Choices - Pay your way with Online Layaway, Express Checkout, PayPal or eBillme. -- Choice to Ask for Help - If customers can't find what they are looking for online, they can utilize Sears' FREE Personal Shopper Program. All they have to do is e-mail, chat online, or call us and we will do the rest of the work and find the product the customer is looking for - even if it isn't carried by Sears. -- ShipVantage - Customers can now take advantage of FREE unlimited shipping on thousands of items on Sears.com through ShipVantage. Specially for the holidays, we are offering a 60-day trial of ShipVantage for only $19.99, or $79 for the usual 12-month subscription. -- ShopYourWay Rewards - As a ShopYourWay™ Rewards(SM) member, customers can earn 1% back in Rewards on qualifying purchases. Rewards can then be redeemed in store and online. Shopping smart has never been easier! -- My Profile - The website also offers the option to create a helpful profile that allows customers to keep track of their purchases, lists and addresses. Creating a profile makes returning to shop at Sears.com easy and worry-free, particularly with the holidays right around the corner. For more information on international shipping, please visit Sears.com. About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has the Country Living collection, which is offered exclusively by Sears and Kmart. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 12 million service calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.
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