Fnac is a French retailer founded in 1954 and one of France’s best known high-street retailers that specialises in media sales such as books, CDs, DVDs and also games, photography and ticket sales. It is the third most visited ecommerce site in France, after Amazon and Cdiscount. And as a prospect it’s worth noting that it is also one of the fastest growing marketplaces in the Europe. It’s also worth remembering that Amazon and eBay aren’t as dominant in France as in the UK and several marketplaces, including Fnac (pronounced fernack), enjoy huge success and popularity.
Trading in four European countries: France, Belgium, Portugal and Spain, the marketplace has over 20 million shoppers and boasts over 10 million unique visitors each month. They stock 10 million items including technology, home and garden, books, sports and baby products. There are reckoned to be over 3000 merchants selling via the marketplace.