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Online marketplaces in EuropeWhenever 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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Etsy acquires music gear marketplace Reverb

Etsy acquires Reverb

Etsy, the global marketplace for handmade and vintage items, has acquired Reverb. This is a six-year old company that enables people to buy and sell new, used, and vintage music gear. The deal is for about 246 million euros in cash. Continue reading

Worten launches its marketplace in Spain

Worten, online store from Portugal

Worten, a popular electronics retailer from Portugal, has completely renewed its ecommerce website in Spain. Worten.es now includes an online marketplace which allows customers to access over 700,000 new products in over 30 categories. Continue reading

Alibaba launches English portal on Tmall

Tmall

Alibaba Group has launched an English portal on Tmall Global, the major cross-border online shopping platform. With this move, the Chinese company wants to boost its international expansion. Tmall wants to double the number of foreign brands in three years. Continue reading

AliExpress welcomes sellers from Europe

AliExpress in Europe

AliExpress has opened its marketplace to welcome non-Chinese sellers. The Alibaba-owned business-to-consumer marketplace has changed its business model to better compete with Amazon. Online retailers from Spain, Italy, Turkey and Russia now have access to the Chinese platform. Continue reading

VidaXL builds second dc

Dutch ecommerce company VidaXL

Online retailer VidaXL has started the realization of its second distribution center. Just like the first one, this building will go up in Venlo, in the southern part of the Netherlands, near Germany. The new dc, which will measure 80,000 square meters, is set to open in March 2020. Continue reading

‘In Europe, Otto is only alternative to Amazon’

Otto Group

German ecommerce company Otto is the biggest competitor of Amazon, and the only European alternative to this American ecommerce giant. At least, that is what the former CEO and current chairman of the Otto Group supervisory board, Michael Otto, claims. Continue reading

Douglas wants to offer fashion

Douglas

Perfumery chain Douglas wants to further expand its online business by launching an online marketplace. The company won’t stick to perfumes and make-up, it also wants to offer fashion through this platform. Continue reading

Shop Apotheke will launch online marketplace

Shop Apotheke

Shop Apotheke is aiming to grow from 540 million euros to over 700 million euros this year. The online pharmacy wants to achieve this without any major acquisitions, but it does want to launch an online marketplace. Continue reading

Shöpping.at is still in the red

http://Shöpping.at

Shöpping.at, the online shopping platform launched by Austrian Post, receives a few hundred orders on a daily basis. The ecommerce platform was launched two years ago, but still hasn’t come out of the red numbers. Continue reading

Bol.com’s revenue from external vendors grows 55%

Dutch ecommerce company Bol.com

Bol.com, the biggest online retailer from the Netherlands, is rapidly transforming into an online marketplace that accommodates other vendors. The company’s own revenue is still higher than those of its partners on its platform, but the third party seller’s revenue is however increasing faster. Continue reading