Press Release â€“ Jun 24, 2009
emarket.com - Exploding the Barriers to International Trade
Emarket.com promises to explode the current barriers to international trade and in so doing to create opportunities with a global scale for thousands of businesses.
London, UK -- September 2009 will see the launch of an innovative and all-embracing ecommerce platform for the FMCG industry. emarket.com promises to explode the current barriers to international trade and in so doing to create opportunities with a global scale for thousands of businesses.
Conceived and developed by industry specialists from the UK, France and Belgium, emarket.com is the first â€˜total solutionsâ€™ online trading exchange for the FMCG market. It will enable companies around the world to trade physical stock online, real time, in wholesale quantities. The remarkable part of the offering is that emarket also arranges door-to-door delivery, inspection of goods, pricing, payment and credit on a European wide basis.
Cofounder Manuel Dieryck says â€œour aim is to seamlessly connect the entire supply chain so companies can trade with each other in just a few clicks. We want to make it easier for people to do business with both new and existing, suppliers and customersâ€. emarket has introduced a sophisticated algorithm that enables prices to be displayed on a personalised, delivered cost basis, including applicable taxes and duties to each and every member. This seems to be a particularly attractive feature with early adopters. Frank Helou, national buyer for E.leclerc, which operates 576 hypermarkets in France, says â€œI can scan the marketplace at a glance and compare prices from producers across Europe on a like-for-like basis. The fact that I can just click and buy through a trusted source takes a lot of the headache out of the procurement processâ€.
emarket will be going live with 17 cross docking warehouses, where goods are inspected, in strategic locations across Europe and aim to add 2 to 3 new docks every month for the first year as new trade routes become established.
Initial success with industry leaders seems in part to be down to the flexibility and level of member focus. â€œMembers are in complete control and can choose the best way to utilise emarket so that it fits easily with their overall strategic plans and day-to-day needsâ€ says Marketing Director, Ravi Sharma. â€œWe have a wide membership base that includes blue chip brands and small independent operators; emarket can add value to each in a different way. Some may use emarket to sell residual stock, others will use it as their main distribution channel.â€
emarket aims to bring about a wave of change in the FMCG industry, helping companies to digitize and globalise cost effectively.
To find our more, visit www.emarket.com and or telephone + 351 291 000 200