In 2018, wholesale specialist METRO decided to launch its own marketplace, offering products not only from its own assortment but also involving partner sellers.
The marketplace had to be built from scratch in 9 months, allowing to quickly adapt to changing customer needs – without having to deal with infrastructure topics.
Responsible for development and operation of the marketplace is METRO’s subsidiary METRO Markets, who decided to partner with Ciklum to meet the tough delivery deadline.
Speed to market through autonomous teams owning the outcome, and data-driven forecasting.
The cross-located team, with almost 150 experts in Germany and Ukraine, ensured seamless go-live of the platform.
Reduced time to production for new features and functionalities to 40 min, through applied DevOps best practices.
The tech stack allows METRO Markets to deliver code and add it to new and existing functionality in production several times a day.
Successful launch of a new, scalable business model for METRO, to be rolled out across Europe.
Following a successful pilot, METRO Marketplace will be rolled out to other European countries. As of April 2020, more than 250 partner sellers were using the platform, and more than 200,000 non-food articles were on offer.