Second-hand design marketplace Whoppah starts in France

Second-hand design marketplace Whoppah starts in France

Whoppah, a marketplace for second-hand design and art, has recently entered the French market. The Dutch company previously spread its wings to Belgium and Germany. Its ambitions are pan-European.

With a wide range of furniture and decorative objects, Whoppah says it wants to promote sustainability and stylish living.

Whoppah, which claims to be Europe’s largest online marketplace for second-hand design, expects to welcome many new buyers and sellers by opening in France. According to founders Thomas Bunnik and his wife Evelien Bunnik-Remmelts, the company is ready for rapid growth thanks to years of investments in a scalable platform.

Pan-European design marketplace

“This not only expands the market, but also provides more diversity of styles on our platform”, says Bunnik-Remmelts about the start in France. That has not stopped Whoppah’s drive for expansion, she says. “The expansion into France is an important step in our ambition to become a pan-European design marketplace.”

‘The European network effect will help us scale up further.’

In recent years, the number of French visitors to has grown steadily. There are now a few thousand sellers from France active on the platform, according to the company. Next year, Whoppah expects to achieve a sales volume of millions of euros in the country. At the beginning of 2023, the company took its first steps in the German market and Whoppah now has a “strong turnover of millions” there.

Second hand online sales boom

Whoppah, in which several tech entrepreneurs and Dutch media personalities have invested, responds to the growing online second-hand market in Europe, which mainly manifests itself in fashion and tech. Demand from European customers has propelled second-hand shopping on Amazon into a billion euros business already. The trend is likely to persist as shoppers seek to save money and make more sustainable choices, one of Whoppah’s spearheads.



Arjan van Oosterhout has been contributing to Ecommerce News Europe since the spring of 2023. He writes news articles for the website on a freelance basis.

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