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Online luxury market leader 1stDibs to expand European presence | News

NEW YORK, April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – 1stDibs, a leading marketplace for unusual design, has expanded its European presence today by unveiling a local site for Germany. The site will enable local buyers to browse, receive customer support in their local language, and view personalized search results. The company also plans to unveil a local site in France next month.

1stDibs provides a platform for a wide range of inventory from a vetted selection of over 4,700 sellers and merchants from all over the world. Stretching out antique, antique and contemporary furniture, home décor, fine art, jewelry, watches and fashion, First Dips offers more than $14 billion in unique pieces across a variety of price points while ensuring exceptional quality.

In 2021, about 40% of 1stDibs sellers, a third of traffic and a fifth of buyers were located outside the United States, with a strong presence in Western Europe.

“France and Germany are our two largest non-English speaking markets, and we are pleased to offer our customers a more local shopping experience,” said David Rosenblatt, CEO. “These consumers can look forward to browsing, bidding at auctions, negotiating purchases, and checking and arranging delivery of the best design products from around the world in their local language.”

Users of the platform in Germany can now enjoy a search process that prioritizes items located in Europe, as well as the entire local customer journey including local language, currency, customer service, and shipping. 1stDibs’ editorial title will expand content tailored to this specific audience, including profiles of local in-house designers and interviews with local vendors, as well as recommendations and cultural reviews.

“International content – ​​focusing on interior designers, creators, vendors and galleries in Europe and beyond – has always been found among our richest and most appreciated stories,” said Anthony Barzilai Freund, Managing Editor and Director of Fine Arts. “As we build deeper international roots, I look forward to expanding this coverage for the benefit of our readers new to those markets and to those old fans of our content in the United States, who are eager to learn more about the wider world of craft, sash, beauty, and material culture history as they embark on their collective adventures.”

The localization of 1stDibs in Germany will give users an improved shopping experience and encourage stronger connections with local sellers and manufacturers. Notable German sellers include Global Gems, MODERN XX / Galerie Modern Design Berlin and Viebahn Fine Arts.

“This allows sellers in Germany to better interact with their local markets, and also allows sellers everywhere to reach these buyers. 1stDibs showcases the world’s best artists, makers, dealers and galleries, and we want to make it as simple as possible for all buyers to explore their amazing inventory,” said Matt Rubinger, Commercial Director.

The German website can be found at www.1stdibs.com/de.

About First Dibs 1stDibs is a leading luxury marketplace for extraordinary design, connecting design enthusiasts around the world with sellers and makers of antique, antique and contemporary furniture, home décor, fine art, jewelry, watches and fashion.

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