NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS), a leading omni-channel specialty retailer with a suite of women’s brands, today announced that it has partnered with Borderfree, a market leader in international cross-border ecommerce solutions, to expand its ecommerce capabilities globally. Through this partnership, Chico’s FAS will now be able to transact with shoppers in over 100 countries and territories worldwide in more than 60 global currencies.
Known for its namesake Chico’s brand, Chico’s FAS also owns and operates White House Black Market, Soma and Boston Proper. The company’s specialty apparel, intimates, accessories and other products are available at stores throughout the US and Canada and can now be seamlessly purchased online by international shoppers around the world.
“We are excited to tap Borderfree as a strategic partner to help Chico’s FAS serve international shoppers with ease and consistency,” said Miki Berardelli, President, Digital Commerce and Chief Marketing Officer, Chico’s FAS. “From logistics to fraud management to market insights, we look forward to leveraging the Borderfree platform to the fullest extent to grow our international presence while maintaining the core values of our brands.”
Borderfree’s platform makes Chico’s FAS brands available online to approximately two billion global consumers. In addition to Borderfree’s comprehensive logistics and transactional support, Chico’s FAS will be able to leverage the company’s consumer insights, local market intelligence, international marketing strategies and promotional campaigns with third-party partners.
“Chico’s FAS offers a compelling suite of sophisticated women’s brands that are a great fit for the international marketplace,” said Michael DeSimone, CEO, Borderfree. “We are pleased to work with Chico’s FAS to capture existing international demand for its offerings and use our years of insight and experience in cross-border ecommerce to support and accelerate the company’s global growth.”
About Chico’s FAS, Inc.
The Company, through its brands – Chico's, White House Black Market, Soma and Boston Proper, is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of women's private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing items.
As of August 2, 2014, the Company operated 1525 stores in the US and Canada. The Company's merchandise is also available at www.chicos.com, www.whbm.com, www.soma.com, and www.bostonproper.com. For more detailed information on Chico's FAS, Inc., please go to www.chicosfas.com.
New York City-based Borderfree (Nasdaq: BRDR) is a market leader in international cross-border ecommerce, operating a technology and services platform that the world’s most iconic brands rely on to expand globally and transact with customers in more than 100 countries and territories and more than 60 currencies worldwide. Borderfree manages all aspects of the international shopping experience, including site localization, multi-currency pricing, payment processing, fraud management, landed cost calculation, customs clearance and brokerage and global logistics services while maintaining the integrity of our customers’ brand and the consumer experience. For more information, visit www.borderfree.com.