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Carrefour Belgium to launch online marketplace
Companies will soon be able to offer their merchandise directly to customers via Carrefour Belgium's new online marketplace, reports De Tijd. Both large companies and small-scale entrepreneurs will benefit from the new service, says Carrefour spokesman Baptiste Van Outryve.
"We are currently looking for a marketplace director with whom we will work out a strategy. It is not yet clear when exactly the marketplace will launch, but we want to start as soon as possible," Van Outryve says.
By attracting third parties, Carrefour can increase its online offer. The partners who become active on the platform can reach a larger audience. "Another added value to them is that we have numerous stores and pick-up points," says Van Outryve in De Tijd. "That allows people who are not home to receive a package the chance to go and pick it up."
Belgium is not the first country where Carrefour has an online marketplace; It is also active in France and Poland.