A new marketplace has been unveiled on the Spanish island of Tenerife, website Atlantic Hoy reports. 

Located off the coast of northwest Africa, Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands and has a population of just under a million. 

Mercadito Tenerife has been developed by Kode SL under its Elastic Commerce brand, which it descrides as a “modular” system of e-commerce. 

Kode already operates Farmania, an ecommerce business that brings together more than 200 local pharmacies in Italy. 

Mercadito Tenerife will enable local merchants to sell new products online, as well as enabling both businesses and individuals to sell used goods. 

According to Hugo Adolfo Perez Solorzano of Kode, “E-commerce is not an easy thing … We asked ourselves: What is the most basic idea we can put in the hands of a retailer to compete online. We came up with something as easy as taking a picture, putting a price and description on it and putting it up for sale.” 

Mercadito Tenerife is still in testing, and although Kode has yet to confirm a launch date, it says it is hoping to launch the site this month. 

Kode is hoping to export this marketplace concept to nearby Gran Canaria next year and in the longer term, to the rest of the archipelago and to the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. 

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