The Cdiscount marketplace is in rude health according to the company in their latest financial results and that they are starting to ship products outside France to four new countries – Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain.
In the second quarter of 2018, the marketplace sustained growth and reached a 36.0% GMV share (up 123 basis points). Their store pick and pack service offered to third party retailers is also growing, the Fulfillment by Cdiscount service has been rolled out with a +36% growth in SKUs covered and a marketplace GMV share 8.2 points higher than June 2017.
Cdiscount marketplace delivery abroad
Looking to expand outside of France, Cdiscount now offers small products delivery to Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain. With access to a new 200 million customer base, around around 200,000 SKUs are currently included in their cross border offering.
Products shipped to Belgium and Spain can be delivered in as little as 48 hour, with delivery to Italian and German customers taking place within 72 hours.
By this Autumn, all 250,000 products stored by Cdiscount will also be sold on local marketplaces in these countries.
Over and above the new delivery services to Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain, Cdiscount has partnered with ColisExpat to offer its customers delivery all around the world at preferential prices.
Closer to home, CDiscount launched their On-Demand delivery in June 2018 in Paris, which enables customers to select a delivery within a 30-minute slot at any time starting the day after the order. Cdiscount is the only company to offer this scheduled delivery service in France. They also opened a new 80,000 sqm warehouse for small products in Moissy, near Paris, bringing the total DC capacity up to 533,000 sqm at end June 2018
In the second quarter of the year, Cdiscount welcomed 8.7 million active customers who placed 5.8 million orders for 11 million individual items.
The Cdiscount marketplace is a multi-category general marketplace, but particularly focus on home, tech, fashion, toys and car parts categories. Based in France Cdiscount is a relatively easy marketplace to sell on and France generally an easy country to ship to. Barring translation into French and accepting that payments will be in Euros (which with today’s exchange rates is relatively attractive) it’s just as easy as selling in the UK.
If you wish to apply to sell on Cdiscount in France, you can sign up in English on their website.