Harrods looks overseas for online custom

Opens next week

For those times when parking the Mercedes is simply too tiresome in central London, Harrods is launching an upmarket online shopping service. From next week, shoppers will be able to virtually peruse the food halls and other departments and get Harrods to deliver the order to their doorstep -- be it here or abroad. The Knightsbridge tourist-puller is hoping to boost overseas sales through the harrods.com website. Overseas sales currently account for around 20 per cent of Harrods’ turnover. The store, owned by Mohamed Fayed, is currently asking visitors to its website to put in requests for the products they would like to see available online. Now, what was that Harrods once said about elephants? ® Daily Net Finance News from The Register

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