LDS Church's new online store open for business

The unannounced, unofficial opening of the new LDS Church online store has been a great success with more than 200,000 viewers checking out the site and more than 3,000 placing orders.

So the expectation for the store is high when it officially opens for global business to Mormons worldwide on Sept. 30.

The store's online address is

"This is so exciting for us, exciting to see how it's reaching the world. This is the neatest thing. We've been at this for more than a year getting ready," said Andrea Peterson, the product manager of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' new online distribution store. "It offers so much more to people."

For Mormons in Australia, Jamaica, the Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Aruba and Ukraine — which has a brand-new LDS temple — the online store will provide first-time, easy access to materials members in the United States can buy in local distribution centers.

It will be the first time they will have direct access to a place where they can buy not only teaching, art, music and study supplies but sacred clothing, even clothing for temple visits.

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