German electronics retail group MediaMarkt-Saturn will welcome other retailers on its online platform in Spain next year. For now, Spain is the only market where Media-Markt-Saturn will launch an online marketplace. In Germany, the company is discussion various options.
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 succesful 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.
AllyouneedCity, an online shopping platform for local retailers, has launched in Bonn. DHL Parcel launched the online marketplace so local retailers can compete online more effectively. Consumers from Bonn can virtually browse through the affiliated shops, purchase products and then have them delivered to their homes.
Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba will launch its online b2c marketplace Tmall in Russia, sources say. Currently, the service is in test mode, but it should become fully operational somewhere next month. It will be launched within the AliExpress platform.
German online marketplace Crowdfox announced yesterday the figures of its growth in the business-to-business industry. Sales of its B2B platform have doubled in the last quarter. This confirms the company’s high ambitions at the beginning of this year as well as the strategic decision to further expand its B2B business.
In Europe, about 40 percent of the top 10,000 Amazon marketplace sellers makes use of Amazon’s fulfillment service, Fulfillment by Amazon. Since January, the share of sellers who use Fulfillment by Amazon has grown in all countries where Amazon offers this service.
Only one week after Ikea announced it has plans to sell its products through third-party websites, the Swedish retailer is now offering select Ikea products through Amazon. Thousands of products are available in all countries where Amazon has a dedicated online store.
Ecommerce automation platform Lengow has opened its door to the business-to-business market with its integration of Amazon Business in the UK and Germany and Cdiscount Pro in France. With the integration, business sellers now have access to the three largest ecommerce markets in Europe.
One out of four sellers who are active on the 5 European Amazon marketplaces, is based in China. Research by Marketplace Pulse shows that out of those China-based sellers, over half of them use Fulfillment by Amazon, which means that from the customer point of view it’s all the same experience. For European sellers this could be threatening, because it will be hard to compete with them.
Sellers on Amazon in Europe can choose from five different marketplaces to sell from. The most popular Amazon marketplace in Europe is Amazon UK, where most European sellers have listed their products. An analysis of Amazon in Europe shows other interesting findings.
Amazon has announced its plans to create 15,000 new full-time jobs in Europe this year. It would mean the European-based workforce of the US retail giant will grow from over 50,000 today to more than 65,000 by the end of the year.