March 20, 2002, 12:00 AM

Amazon launches a European version of its Marketplace

Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de have launched the Amazon European Marketplace. Marketplace allows consumers to buy and sell new, used and collectible items on the same page that Amazon sells the item new. The new Marketplace features over 500,000 items.

Kurt Peters

Executive Editor

Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de have launched the Amazon European Marketplace at www.amazon.co.uk/marketplace.

Marketplace allows consumers to buy and sell new, used and collectible items on the same page that Amazon sells the item new item. At launch Marketplace will feature over 500,000 items. Sellers are small and large businesses and individuals, Amazon says.

Amazon Marketplace launched in the United States in November 2000. Amazon Marketplace orders were responsible for 15% of total Amazon.com orders in the fourth quarter of 2001.

“We are focused on building the best online retail experience for our customers, which now stand at over five million cumulative customer accounts,” said Robin Terrell, managing director of Amazon.co.uk. “We aim to ensure our customers can find, discover, buy and sell anything online, be it new, used or collectible.”

 

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