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Saks to Sell Direct to Canada

Canadian consumers will be able to order online from Saks Inc. for the first time this holiday season following an agreement between Saks Direct and E4X.

NEW YORK — Canadian consumers will be able to order online from Saks Inc. for the first time this holiday season following an agreement between Saks Direct and E4X, a New York-based e-commerce firm.

Saks Direct will implement E4X’s FiftyOne global e-commerce package on the saks.com Website and extend existing services throughout Canada. Previously, saks.com could only ship within the U.S.

“Being able to ship internationally has been a top priority for saks.com in 2008,” said Roger Scholl, vice-president of operations for Saks Direct, “and the FiftyOne solution will allow us to configure and launch a robust offering for our Canadian customers in time for the holidays.”

In 2009, Canadian online spending for retail goods is forecasted to grow 21 percent to $16 billion (U.S.), according to eMarketer.