While millions of people from around the world have been shopping at Buy.com for 12 years, the company is hoping to increase its number of buyers and get items to them faster with four new shopping sites.
The company has introduced Buy.com sites for Canada, France, Germany and the U.K. Italian and Spanish sites are expected to go live by the end of the year.
"We plan to replicate our successful online retailing model throughout the world," says Neel Grover, Buy.com's president and CEO. "Like Buy.com's U.S. roots, we're introducing our core offerings in electronics first, but then we plan to deliver robust product catalogs featuring a variety of categories and the same value-added services to our global customers."
Each international site will have local warehouses to expedite shipping time. In the past, international buyers could purchase products from Buy.com, but they had to wait several weeks to get their purchases from the company's U.S. warehouses.
Buy.com will also be available on these countries' eBay sites.
Most items on the U.K., France and Germany sites come with free shipping, and orders weighing less than 20 pounds and costing more than $30 on the Canada site will get free shipping as well, Buy.com notes.
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