Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s Add Global Shipping

Cincinnati–Macy’s Inc is to begin shipping outside of the United States to 91 countries through its Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s stores.

By partnering with international e-commerce services provider FiftyOne, the two chains will now ship to locations including Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East, the company said Monday.

The  international customers to shop online for men’s wear, women’s wear and children’s wear as well as jewelry and home products.

“In 2010, non-U.S.-based shoppers accounted for 36 million visits to macys.com,” Macys.com President Kent Anderson said in a statement. “The prospect of satisfying the demands of this consumer is an exciting business opportunity for us.”

International customers will have their purchases automatically converted into their local currency and the site will provide a final price including an exact quote of the duties and tariffs associated with shipping.

While the majority of product assortment sold on macys.com will be available for international shipping, some product categories and lines are exempt, the company added. “They include cosmetics, fragrances, furniture, mattresses, appliances and select accessories and apparel. With varying laws, global vendor partnerships and even electricity standards across the spectrum of 91 different nations, Macy’s is unable to sell some products internationally.”

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