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Leroy Merlin Launches Online Marketplace in Brazil

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Mirakl, the leading global marketplace solutions provider, today announced that Leroy Merlin Brazil has launched an online marketplace powered by Mirakl. The project was initiated fewer than five months ago in mid-June. Approximately 40 sellers are active on the platform for the launch and plans are to reach several hundreds of sellers in the coming months.

“After evaluating a number of different options for building our online marketplace, we selected Mirakl for its proven experience in marketplace business, strong and tested platform, service capabilities, and its ability to quickly implement the platform.”

Leroy Merlin Brazil, the largest home improvement retailer in Brazil, recognized that an online marketplace would allow it to increase conversion rates and drive sales on its highly-trafficked website while also generating additional sales and visits to its more than 40 physical stores across Brazil.

“I am very excited to work with the Mirakl team to create a successful digital platform using the marketplace model,” said François Gabert, CMO, Leroy Merlin Brazil. “After evaluating a number of different options for building our online marketplace, we selected Mirakl for its proven experience in marketplace business, strong and tested platform, service capabilities, and its ability to quickly implement the platform.”

Leroy Merlin plans to use the online marketplace to offer more products, in existing and new categories, but also offer complimentary services to help home owners easily hire the help they need for their home improvement projects. Omni-channel integration will be an important component of its marketplace strategy, as Leroy Merlin clients will be able to shop marketplace products from physical stores and pay for them at the cash desks very soon.

“In seeing the need for an online marketplace, Leroy Merlin truly understands the revolution that is underway as retailers and businesses of all types shift towards the platform model,” said Adrien Nussenbaum, co-founder and U.S. CEO, Mirakl. “We are delighted to be working with Leroy Merlin Brazil’s forward-thinking leadership team to transform its business in the ongoing retail evolution.”

Source : Insight DIY, Mirakl and Leroy Merlin Brazil

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13 November 2018

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