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Online marketplaces in EuropeLooking for popular online marketplaces in Europe? If not, please read further. Whenever you ask someone what comes up in his mind on hearing the word ‘ecommerce’, there’s a big chance he’ll come up with eBay or Amazon. And can you blame him? These marketplaces are amongst the biggest and most successful ecommerce players in the world. Marketplaces are very popular among consumers as they often offer a very wide range of merchandise, all on one site

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European brands: relying on marketplaces isn’t sustainable

European brands: relying on marketplaces isn’t sustainable

54 percent of European brands think their ecommerce potential is crippled by their logistical capabilities. And that’s why many retailers and brands turn to online marketplaces. But they also think that relying on marketplaces isn’t sustainable and want to shift the balance more to their own ecommerce channels. Continue reading

Czech company Nulisec launches B2B marketplace

Czech company Nulisec launches B2B marketplace

The Czech company Nulisec has launched an online business-to-business marketplace for retailers. The platform started out as project to digitize the local wholesale business center in Prague, but turned into an online wholesale marketplace with thousands of businesses. Continue reading

Rakuten Germany closes its doors

Rakuten Germany closes its doors

Rakuten.de will no longer accept any new orders. The online marketplace announced it will close its doors on 15 October. The decision was made due to challenges with “leading the ecommerce business to a relevant market presence”. Continue reading

Cross-border ecommerce Europe worth €143 billion

Cross-border ecommerce Europe worth €143 billion

Cross-border ecommerce in Europe was worth 143 billion euros in 2019. And 59 percent of this market, 84 billion euros, is generated by online marketplaces. Amazon accounts for 22 percent of the market, while marketplaces with European capital represent 11 percent. Continue reading

Amazon Prime launches in Turkey

Amazon Prime launches in Turkey

Amazon Prime has launched in Turkey. The introduction of the aid subscription program follows almost exactly two years after Amazon Turkey was launched. Continue reading

Schuhe24 Group partners with Neckermann in Austria

Schuhe24 Group partners with Neckermann in Austria

Schuhe24, which sells shoes online from over 2,000 connected retailers in Germany, is partnering with Neckermann in Austria. The cooperation should benefit both Neckermann and the retailers connected to the Schuhe24 Group, which also sells clothing, bags, jewelry, and more. Continue reading

Dutch B2B marketplace Orderchamp expands to France

Dutch B2B marketplace Orderchamp expands to France

Dutch wholesale marketplace Orderchamp has opened its digital doors in France. From now on, French physical retailers and online store owners can register for free to buy products, while French brands can start selling their assortment to over 12,000 connected retailers in Europe. Continue reading

Carrefour launches food marketplace in France

Carrefour launches food marketplace in France

Carrefour has launched an online grocery marketplace in France. The platform will feature up to 100,000 products from more than a hundred different retailers by the end of this year. These items complement Carrefour’s daily product range. Continue reading

DIY-startup ManoMano aims for Germany

DIY-startup ManoMano aims for Germany

ManoMano, a startup from France selling DIY, home improvement and gardening products, raised 125 million euros earlier this year and is ready to conquer Europe. Now it has set its sights on Germany, which has a market that’s dominated by Amazon, while big home improvement retailers are late to the game. Continue reading

Ebay cooperates with Shopify

Ebay cooperates with Shopify

From now on, Shopify retailers in Germany can now set up and sell their products directly on eBay from their Shopify account. This way, they can benefit from the major reach the online marketplace has in Germany and abroad. Continue reading

Shöpping.at increasingly popular due to Covid-19

Shöpping.at increasingly popular due to Covid-19

Shöpping.at, the online shopping platform launched by Austrian Post, sees the number of visitors being quadrupled since the coronavirus measures in Austria were put in action. Both customers and retailers are showing growing interest in the online marketplace. Continue reading

Regional marketplace Lozuka is booming

Regional marketplace Lozuka is booming

Online marketplaces are becoming more popular. This is also the case for regional platforms that bring local retailers and specialty stores together. One such example is Lozuka, which started in the German city Siegen, but is now, as a reaction to Covid-19, available to more regions. Continue reading