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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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Amazon Turkey has launched

Amazon Turkey has launched

Amazon has launched Amazon Turkey today. The dedicated local marketplace offers products from 15 different categories to Turkish customers. Consumers in Turkey could already order at Amazon, but that happened via a translated version of the German Amazon. Now, they have their own dedicated Amazon website with Amazon Turkey. Continue reading

Amazon Storefronts launched in UK and Germany

Amazon Storefronts launched in UK and Germany

Amazon has launched its latest website: Amazon Storefronts. This is a new store for customers to shop from small and medium-sized businesses that sell on Amazon and learn more about them through videos and stories. Amazon Storefronts is now active in the US, the United Kingdom and Germany. Continue reading

eBay Authenticate launched in Germany

eBay Authenticate launched in Germany

eBay is now offering its brand authentication program in Germany. eBay Authenticate, or eBay-Echtheitscheck in German, currently only accepts luxury watches from leading brands, but other brands and product categories will follow soon, the US company says. Continue reading

Retailers Bonn want to continue with AllyouneedCity

Retailers Bonn want to continue with AllyouneedCity

Retailers in the German city of Bonn want to continue with the online platform AllyouneedCity, which started last year but is set to quit. The local subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL’s online marketplace Allyouneed was a success among Bonn retailers and they are now looking for a partner that wants to continue with the online platform. Continue reading

Merch by Amazon launches in Europe

Merch by Amazon launches in Europe

Amazon has launched its online print on demand platform Merch by Amazon in Europe. The service is now available in Germany and the United Kingdom. The launch in Europe follows three years after Amazon introduced the platform in the US. Continue reading

DHL ends online marketplace Allyouneed

DHL ends online marketplace Allyouneed

Allyouneed.com, the online marketplace of DHL Deutsche Post, is about to end its services. For eight years, DHL tried to set up its own marketplace. First under the name MeinPaket.de, later rebranded to Allyouneed. But now it’s closing. Continue reading

German marketplace DaWanda closes its doors

German marketplace DaWanda closes its doors

After twelve years of operating in Germany and other European countries, online marketplace DaWanda will cease all business operations on the 30th of August. The marketplace also came to an agreement with Etsy, so current shop owners can continue selling their handmade products. Continue reading

Amazon Business launches in Italy and Spain

Amazon Business launches in Italy and Spain

Amazon has expanded its Amazon Business presence in Europe, by launching the B2B ecommerce website in Italy and Spain. The existence of the online platform in these two markets means that Amazon Business is now available in five European countries. Continue reading

Online marketplaces pledge to remove unsafe products

Online marketplaces pledge to remove unsafe products

Four major online marketplaces that are active in Europe – Alibaba, Amazon, eBay and Rakuten France – have signed the Product Safety Pledge from the European Commission. This commitment means they will remove dangerous and unsafe products from their online marketplaces faster. Continue reading

City of Lüneburg launches online marketplace

City of Lüneburg launches online marketplace

Another city in Europe has decided to launch its own online marketplace. This time it’s the city of Lüneberg, a town in the German state of Lower Saxony, that started the ecommerce initiative. Customers can browse through the offer of local retailers and get the goods delivered to their homes for free. Continue reading

Why Amazon struggles in Europe

Why Amazon struggles in Europe

Twenty years after Amazon started with dedicated ecommerce websites in Europe, the US company is still struggling on this continent. Mostly, it has trouble gaining serious traction in apparel and footwear, key parts of its dominance in the US. What makes it so hard for Amazon to achieve the same success in Europe? Continue reading

Coop quits online marketplace Siroop

Coop quits online marketplace Siroop

Siroop will cease to exist. The Swiss online marketplace was acquired by co-owner Coop last month, but the retail company has now confirmed it will pull the plug on Siroop at the end of this year. Continue reading