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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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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 & 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

Shö increasingly popular due to Covid-19


Shö, 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


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

Mirakl launches

Mirakl, a French provider of marketplace solutions, has launched The online platform, launched in partnership with the French government, aims to solve the shortage of essential products and materials in hospitals. Continue reading

Amazon launches in the Netherlands

Amazon has officially launched in the Netherlands. Instead of selling only e-books and e-readers, the ecommerce giant now offers all kinds of products. With product categories such as consumer electronics, toys, fashion, DIY and foodstuff it’s going to compete with local players, Coolblue and Wehkamp. Continue reading

B2B marketplace Ankorstore launches in Germany


Ankorstore, a B2B marketplace from France, has opened its doors in Germany. With a look that is reminiscent of a business-to-consumer website, the platform wants to adapt the distribution between brands and retailers to today’s needs. Continue reading

eBay offers managed payments in UK


eBay will introduce its managed payments experience in the United Kingdom, making this the third market to offer the new payments experience, after the US and Germany. The service offers buyers flexibility and choice in payment methods, while giving sellers a better way to manage their businesses. Continue reading

Mybudapester looks for investor and expands outside Europe

Mybudapester says 2019 was a strong year for the fashion retailer. It achieved an annual turnover of 18 million euros and it opened an office and their own online shop in China. For the current year, the focus is on the search for an investor and the expansion of its presence in Asia and the USA. Continue reading

Obuv Rossii will launch online marketplace

Obuv Rossii

Russian footwear company Obuv Rossii has announced plans to develop an online marketplace. This platform will be based on the online store of its main brand The marketplace will be used to sell products that aren’t provided in the Obuv Rossi Group’s physical stores. Continue reading

Groupon stops selling goods


Groupon has announced it will stop selling goods. Instead, it wants to focus on the local experiences market opportunity. Groupon announced the transformation news after a disappointing fourth quarter. Continue reading launched in Germany


Fiverr now offers a German online marketplace. For the platform, which connects businesses with freelancers offering digital services, Germany is the first market outside of the United States. The localized website wants to give German SMEs, startups and solo entrepreneurs better access to experts from all over the world. Continue reading

Spanish ecommerce growth fueled by AliExpress

AliExpress in Europe

Ecommerce in Spain is ready to grow. And for the next three years, it’s predicted to grow faster than other countries in Western Europe. One of the factors responsible for this development is AliExpress. For the Alibaba Group, Spain is the starting point of its growth in Western Europe. Continue reading