Sears expands online efforts

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears Holdings Corp. says it’s letting third parties — including some competitors — sell things on its Web site.

The change adds more than 10 million products from 1,500 vendors to those available at the company’s Web sites. A spokesman says that will more than double the number of products available on

The service officially began Thursday. It puts Sears in the company of and, which already sell millions of items from third parties.

Sears will receive a commission on sales made through the service, which it calls the Marketplace at It will also get a fee for listing the items.