The number of online marketplaces in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH countries) has increased twice
According to Ecommerce News, the number of online marketplaces in DACH countries has increased significantly in the past 5 years.
In 2015, there were 81 online marketplaces with most of them being business-to-consumer (B2C) platforms. Nowadays, there are 173 mostly B2C online marketplaces.
5 years ago, only 2 online marketplaces had a significant impact within the DACH region. Those were Amazon and eBay who influenced and dictated e-commerce in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with their marketplaces. But for now, Amazon and eBay are getting more and stronger competition from local platforms.