Marktplaats.nl new CEO Alessandro Coppo wants to expand Holland´s largest trade site.

Italian-born Coppo zooms in on mobile applications first. “The two largest phenomenons in the next few years will be social networking and mobile applications, especially since the introduction of the iPhone.

“We believe that mobile can have a significant impact on business models because of its link with someone´s location. Search is now a function of location. But we still have a long way to go. Only a few per cent of our visitors uses a mobile phone.”

Coppo intends to continuously tweak Marktplaats.nl, for instance, by improving searchability and adding specific product information. Recently, EBay-owned Marktplaats.nl launched a new section on parenting and a new site, Hippas.nl, targeting fashion addicts. 

 

 

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