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E-MarketPlaces

Globally, the number of e-marketplaces for businesses is very huge. This makes it difficult to identify those e-markets that are most significant. Companies interested in international trade should be aware that e-marketplaces are potential sources of new customers, and access routes to global supply chains.  Let me propose these reviews about the most important ones.

Businessradar (www.businessardar.it)

Started in 2008 and focused on Italy and Europe, Businessradar is rapidly becoming one of the major actors on the european e-commerce scene. Businessradar is a general, multi industry market place Stelnet claims to have about 2,000 import/export and more of 15,000 trade leads. Manufacturers, suppliers, exporters, and factories. Enquiries from worldwide agents, importers, distributors, and wholesalers, OEM/ODM etc are welcome by the site.
Business radar has not fee. All services are totally free (after the registration). User can upload bulk catalogs.

DRAMeXchange (www.dramexchange.com)
Established in 2000 in Taiwan, DRAMeXchange offers DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) and random access memory (RAM) for companies in memory chip production, memory module fabrication, systems integration and distribution. With a variety of services
provided, DRAMeXchange assists large companies all over the world in sourcing from suppliers. They also help the companies in optimizing the level of efficiency in handling of transactions. Companies include Motorola, Alliance, Kingston Technology, Genesis, Sun, NEC, Intel, Samsung, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley.

IntercontinentalExchange, ICE (www.theice.com)
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, IntercontinentalExchange operates global marketplaces for the trading of energy commodity futures and OTC contracts. Founded in 2002 by major companies, such as: BP Amoco, Deutsche Bank AG, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Royal Dutch/Shell Group, SG Investment Banking, and the Totalfina Elf Group.
ICE assists large companies in sourcing from suppliers and their solutions increase the level of efficiency in handling of transactions. Companies include: Alcoa Power Generating Inc.,AGP Trading, BNP Paribas, Bank of America, Chevron Texaco Global Trading, Exxon Mobil Sales, and Supply Corporation.

Global Healthcare Exchange (http://www.ghx.com)
GHX was founded in March 2000 by important players on the market, including Johnson & Johnson, GE Medical Systems, Baxter International Inc., Abbott Laboratories, Medtronic,Inc., Siemens Medical Solutions and Tyco International, Ltd. Products traded include medical equipment and devices, and healthcare products & services. The e-market has more than 2,200 hospitals and 140 suppliers among their members, including 3M Medical,Arrow International, Bayer Diagnostics, and Boston Scientific Corp. In January 2004, GHX
and PLC merged in to create Europe’s largest electronic trading exchange for healthcare.

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