Orders for 2014 Wish Book launching this weekend will comprise first
shipments from new facility
CALGARY, Aug. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Sears Canada Inc. (TSX: SCC) announced
today the opening of a new 240,000-square foot fulfillment centre
located in Calgary, Alberta. The site will create approximately 200 new
The Calgary fulfillment centre will be a modern operation with advanced
product and packaging systems that will facilitate faster processing of
customer orders. The fulfillment centre will pick, pack and ship
small-ticket items such as apparel, home décor, small appliances and
toys for customers in Western Canada who use Sears Direct channel,
which includes the Company's various catalogues and ecommerce offering
at www.sears.ca. The new facility is expected to reduce delivery time to most western
Canadian customers by an average of 1-2 days over the Company's
"The substantial capability enhancements and flexibility offered by this
new facility will result in faster delivery for most Western Canada
orders, improving the overall customer experience," said Doug Campbell,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Sears Canada. "The new facility
will enable Sears to make significant customer service improvements and
meet the requirements of today's Direct customers."
One of the first big tasks for this new advanced facility will be to
fulfill orders from the iconic Christmas Wish Book, which launches on
August 23, 2014. The Wish Book is available in its traditional printed
form, in digital format on www.sears.ca or in a downloadable format with the Sears Catalogues iPad app. The
enhanced delivery time of the new fulfillment centre means that when
Wish Book selections are ordered they will arrive with time to spare.
New to the Wish Book this year, families can create their own Pinterest
Wishlist Wonderland board using products from www.sears.ca or the Wish Book. They will be entered for a chance to win that
Wishlist valued up to $2,500, with one giveaway a month starting in
September and ending in December 2014.
Catalogue and www.sears.ca orders, including 2014 Wish Book purchases, of $99 or more, will ship
for free starting August 23.
Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes
176 corporate stores, 222 Hometown stores, over 1,300 catalogue and
online merchandise pick-up locations, 96 Sears Travel offices and a
nationwide repair and service network. The Company also publishes
Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers
shopping online at www.sears.ca.
SOURCE: Sears Canada Inc.
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