Rakuten plans integration of its international marketplaces into a global platform

Friday 1 August 2014 00:44 CET | News

Rakuten, an ecommerce platform, is planning to consolidate its international marketplaces by moving its ecommerce marketplaces into one global platform, repots.

Rakuten will launch in October 2014. Moreover, the current Rakuten-owned online platform,, will be operational by the end of 2014, when it will be replaced by the new global platform and website in the UK in Q1 2015, the same source reports.

In the US, Rakuten acquired in 2010 and rebranded the website Shopping in 2013.

In recent news, Rakuten and Yapital, a European cross-channel payment system operator, have struck a deal to enable the former`s customers in Germany and Austria to pay at the online checkout through the Yapital payment method.

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Keywords: Rakuten, online platform, integration, global platform, online sales, Customers, online payments
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Countries: World
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