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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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‘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

Russian marketplace Joom recruits French brands

Online ecommerce marketplace Joom from Russia

Russian online marketplace Joom, which features low-priced products from China, is increasingly betting on French brands. After helping French merchants to sell their products in Europe, Joom wants to take things further and target merchants in other European countries as well. Continue reading

Europe wants to better protect sellers on marketplaces

Europe wants to better protect sellers on marketplaces

The European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission want rules to make it easier for businesses and traders to use online marketplaces and platforms. They have now agreed to set up seven new rules to improve the fairness of online platforms’ trading practices. Continue reading

Bol.com: €2.1 billion online sales in 2018

Dutch ecommerce company Bol.com

Dutch online retailer Bol.com reported net consumer online sales worth 2.1 billion euros in 2018. That’s an increase of 31.25 percent compared to the situation in 2017, when Bol.com generated net consumer sales worth 1.6 billion euros. Continue reading

Micolet lets Germans sell second-hand fashion

Micolet'

Micolet, the second-hand fashion marketplace from Spain, is expanding in Europe again. The company is busy making the sales process available to customers in Germany. Right now, only customers in Spain can sell their fashion items through Micolet. Continue reading

Google’s new marketplace to compete with Amazon in France

But with Google - Google Shopping Actions

Google Shopping will soon be more than just a simple price comparison engine. Early 2019, Google will introduce its own marketplace in France. With the new Google Shopping platform, the tech company will compete directly with Amazon. Continue reading

Fiverr launches in Germany

Fiverr

Fiverr.com has launched in Germany. The online marketplace for creative and digital services now has a localized website with country-specific functions for Germans. This launch marks the first European branch of the Israeli tech company. Continue reading

40% of new sellers Amazon Europe are based in China

Amazon Marketplace is growing fast worldwide. In one year’s time, there are one million new sellers on the Amazon marketplaces across the globe. Many new sellers are Chinese. In Europe for example, 40 percent of new sellers are based in China. Continue reading

eBay Fulfilment and eBay Shipping launched in Germany

eBay

eBay has launched two new services in Germany to help retailers selling their products online: eBay Fulfilment and eBay Shipping.  With the fulfilment program and logistics solutions, eBay sellers are now in the position to offer next day delivery. Continue reading