Marketinf offers “marketplaces-as-a-service”

27 Oct 2016

There are a number of service providers in Turkey focused on building marketplace sites. Now, Marketinf.com, a Turkish supplier of “marketplace software as a service” (MaaS), landed 230,000 TL ($75,000 U.S.) in investments at a company valuation of 1.9 million TL. Marketinf offers its service in Turkey and abroad.

The investors were String Ventures and Incubout SL.

Marketinf.com was launched in January this year by Demircan Celebi, one of the first developers of Metrekare.com, and Baris Palaska, an employee of Intel. Together they’ve launched eight marketplace websites in Turkey and Spain so far.   

Marketinf.com, working out of the Technology Transfer Office of Bogazici University, tries to find a place in the global market with price and speed advantages. Marketinf.com aims at a segment between the popular services, such as SaaS-based Mirakl and Sharetribe, which are open-source marketplace platforms.

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Marketinf.com differentiates itself from the competition, by implementing projects quickly and responding to customizing needs.   

Marketinf.com offers special solutions to entrepreneurs wanting to launch classifieds, or marketplace platforms. The start-up generates its income from a set-up fee for infrastructure installed, and a monthly service fee. 

As far as payment systems go, Marketinf.com offers integration with Iyzico in Turkey and Stripe outside Turkey. 

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Emre Dalkilic

Emre Dalkilic joined the AIM Group in 2014 as writer and analyst for Turkey. He has been working as a reporter, editor, editor-in-chief, and executive editor in different (primarily focusing on the growing Turkish economy) magazines more than 13 years. As a member of multiple organizations focusing on global economies coupled with a passion for scientific research, he actively contributes coverage on various business sectors within the online media and classified industries.Emre won three scientific article prizes in the field of economics and his works can be seen in many daily newspapers in Turkey (such as Sabah, Zaman and Radikal). He also works with non-governmental organizations as a volunteer and occasionally serves as a board member. Emre has also been involved in social projects including a project with the World Bank.