Which business partnership began by selling watches by mail?
Ben and Jerry
Harley and Davidson
Sears and Roebuck
Hewlett and Packard
In 1885, Richard Sears, a railroad station agent, began selling watches as a side business in North Redwood, Minnesota. The following year, he relocated his business to Chicago and recruited Alvah Roebuck, an accomplished watchmaker. Offering quality watches at affordable prices, the men established a mail-order catalog business to sell their watches throughout the country. In 1889, Sears sold his business, but shortly thereafter, he and Roebuck joined forces again, this time establishing a new mail-order powerhouse that would come to be known as Sears, Roebuck, and Company.
The correct answer is Sears and Roebuck.