Rakuten plans to be leading Spanish e-sales platform by 2019

Thursday 15 May 2014 | 10:53 CET | News
Japanese online retailer Rakuten has ambitious plans to become the leading e-commerce platform in Spain within the next five years. Rakuten Spain CEO Marc Vicente told business daily Cinco Dias that the company has grown by 35-55 percent every month since its launch in Spain last year and that it aims to double the catalogue of products on the Spanish-language site to 1.5 million by the end of 2014. "We want to finish the year as one of the 20 e-commerce portals in Spain in terms of volume, enter the top 10 in 2015 and become the leading portal within five years," he said, adding that the

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