After leaving Amazon 2 month ago for a new opportunity and exciting challenge, I am glad to tell you now what it is about.
I moved to Vienna, Austria, to Co-Found the new Online-Marketplace refurbed.de. Refurbed is an online marketplace for refurbished electronics in Germany & Austria. We built a platform to connect professional merchants and consumers. The great benefits of our marketplace: our customers save up to 40%, get at least one year of warranty and help preserve the environment.
My great Co-Founders are:
1. Peter, who had been a Digital Consultant for McKinsey the last couple of years and advised large marketplaces in Europe on the topics of marketing, traffic generation and conversion optimisation.
And 2. Jürgen, who is an experienced entrepreneur and oversees all our development efforts as CTO.
Currently we are running an MVP, where we use a platform as a service solution of the provider “Marketplaces Inc.“! Nevertheless, in parallel we are developing our own website from scratch to have more flexibility in our long-term operations, which we plan to launch end of the year.
In the first month we were already able to generate first sales and could increase our product portfolio to around 300 different items, from phones, laptops to tables and headphones. In addition, we were able to learn many insights about customer behaviour as well as feedback from Sellers. All of it will be used to develop our website the best possible way, so both customers and Sellers have a great experience on refurbed.de!
I will keep you updated about our cool new refurbed design and platform features, whenever we have news 🙂