From the third quarter, Ozon will start working with European and Chinese online stores as a marketplace

    Ozon's Russian online store will be turned into a marketplace . They plan to place goods from Europe and China there. According to the company's CEO Danny Perekalski, the marketplace will be launched from the third quarter of this year.

    He also drew attention to the dominance of Asian online retailers in the Russian market. Chinese sellers account for over 65% of cross-border e-commerce. The share of foreign goods in the online market of Russia increased by 70% in 2014. In monetary terms, it is about 4.5 billion euros.

    Ozon plans to open two new warehouses in the Urals and in the Volga region, reportsEcommerce News portal. This will expand the logistics network, reduce delivery time and lower prices. According to Perekalsky, delivery in Moscow takes place the next day, in the Volga region - 3-4 days, in Yekaterinburg - 4-5 days.

    According to the retailer’s own data, in 2013 sales amounted to 9.35 billion rubles, and in 2014 sales increased by 17.65% to 11 billion rubles.

    Megamind wrote that in March Ozon succeeded the CEO. Former CEO Mael Gave received an offer that she could not refuse, and transferred to an international company outside of Russia. The new CEO was her former deputy Danny Perekalski. He has been with Ozon since 2014.

    In April, Ozon soldbought three years ago online shoe store . The buyer was marketplace KupiVIP . The decision to sell the Ozon shoe store was made at the end of 2014, when Mael Gave was still the CEO of the company. Ms. Gave explained this by the desire to focus on the main site and reduce costs.

    Another Russian online store , Yulmart, is exploring the possibility of working in the marketplace format. Yulmart is the largest online store in terms of revenue in Russia. By providing its online platform and logistics networks to other sellers, the retailer has every chance of becoming a successful aggregator site.

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