'Fulfilled By Sears' Advances Ecommerce Capabilities, Efficiencies for Growing
Solution helps merchants sell, ship more for less, access SHOP YOUR WAY
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., April 17, 2013
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings has
launched Fulfilled By Sears – a turnkey fulfillment service that offers
pay-as-you-go pricing for businesses seeking a simple, cost-effective solution
to manage storage, picking, packing and shipping of customer orders from Sears
Marketplace and other places a merchant sells products.
"Fulfilled By Sears is a game-changer for sellers of any size seeking a way to
grow income and sales without increasing associated costs like storage,
shipping and personnel," said Imran Jooma, executive vice president and
president, Marketing, Online and Financial Services, Sears Holdings. "The
introduction of solutions like Fulfilled By Sears and the double digit sales
growth last year of our integrated online business show how Sears Holdings is
leveraging its leading integrated retailing assets to benefit not only our
SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS Members and customers, but also businesses who want to
take advantage of this service."
Fulfilled By Sears merchants can market and sell to SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS
Members who buy and spend more, and who recently exceeded 60 percent of Sears
transactions and sales. Plus, Fulfilled By Sears merchants automatically earn
a "SHOP YOUR WAY Guarantee" badge from Sears that lets Members know that they
are shopping with a marketplace merchant that has demonstrated a superior
level of customer service.
Sears Marketplace is a community for third-party merchants of any size to sell
their products and reach millions of relevant customers on Sears.com. Sellers
work with Sears to provide SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS Members and customers with
endless aisles of popular products like electronics, lawn and garden
equipment, home goods, toys and games, outdoor living items, fitness
equipment, jewelry and tools. Sears Marketplace and Sears.com now offer more
than 60 million products online.
With Fulfilled By Sears, sellers take advantage of Sears' status as one of the
country's largest online mass merchants, with a sophisticated network of
warehouses, distribution centers and online order fulfillment processes.
Sellers pay a small fulfillment fee per item that is stored, picked, packed
and shipped. For items sold on Sears.com, sellers pay a commission per sale,
with no incremental shipping charges, as these fees are included in the
fulfillment costs. Now through May 31, Sears is waiving pick and pack fees for
items sold on Sears.com, as well as storage fees. They are also offering a 50
percent rebate on inbound shipping costs. Sellers enjoy additional benefits
like no minimum storage or shipping volume requirements and 24/7 customer
service support for items sold on Sears.com.
A flexible solution for any merchant
Sears provides comprehensive commerce solutions including products and
services for online, in-store and mobile commerce, plus customer service and
fulfillment logistics. Solutions are designed to be flexible and allow sellers
of any size to leverage Sears' expertise, scale and technologies to grow
Companies like Clickhere2shop.com have leveraged the merchant solutions
offered by Sears for more than three years, selling items in dozens of product
categories like baby thermometers, pet supplies and even metal detectors on
Sears Marketplace. Many Clickhere2shop.com orders today are shipped direct to
the customer using Fulfilled By Sears.
"Working with Sears has allowed us to market our diverse selection of products
to a wider online customer base, increase our sales and sales potential and
give our customers easier access to the products that they use every day,"
said Jade Hansen, president, Clickhere2shop.com. "It's easier and there is a
significant cost savings to package and ship our products to Sears for
fulfillment, plus having peace of mind that Sears is taking great care of our
customers from the moment they buy a product to the moment it arrives on their
doorstep means that we can focus our time and resources on growing our
business in other ways."
Merchants can work with Sears in four key ways:
1.Sell on Sears.com – Sellers sell their products on Sears.com through Sears
Marketplace and be found by millions of relevant customers.
2.Fulfilled By Sears – Sellers ship their inventory to Sears and allow Sears
to pick, pack and fulfill their orders (both on Sears.com and on other
3.Advertise on Sears – Sellers can advertise on Sears Marketplace to
increase their brand awareness and drive traffic to their website.
4.Sears Local – Customers can buy from sellers online and pick-up in-store
at Sears the same day. Customers can also opt for same-day delivery.
For more information, visit SearsCommerceServices.com.
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer
with more than 2,500 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United
States and Canada and the home of SHOP YOUR WAY, a social shopping experience
where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a
wide variety of physical and digital formats throughShopYourWay.com. Sears
Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools,
lawn and garden, fitness equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key
proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad
apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the
Kardashian Kollection, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia
Vergara and The Country Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest
provider of home services, with more than 14 million service and installation
calls made annually, and have a long-established commitment to those who serve
in the military through initiatives like theHeroes at Homeprogram. We have
been named the 2011 Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2013 ENERGY
STAR® "Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award" for Product Retailing
and Energy Management and one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent
Grads. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries,
includingSears, Roebuck and Co. andKmartCorporation.For more information,
visit Sears Holdings' website atwww.searsholdings.com. Twitter:
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