ABOUT US

Who are we?

We are a diverse, international team of driven professionals based in multiple locations in Europe, dedicated to improve and make a true impact into the eCommerce world. We consider ourselves to be the Schengen treaty of the internet – taking away borders and making it less expensive to sell internationally.

What do we do?

With our platform, we created a centralized network solution for online marketplaces, enabling international sellers to further expand their business, without technical effort or increased fixed costs.
IMN unifies leading marketplaces in a single digital ecosystem, connecting a rapidly growing community of partner sellers to over 230 million consumers in EMEA. All you need to do is register, insert your API details in our online platform and start selling through the IMN marketplaces. That includes some of the major players in Europe: Cdiscount (France), eMAG (Romania), ePrice (Italy), and Kaufland.de (Germany).

Why IMN?

Our mission is to simplify the eCommerce industry, allowing companies to grow across borders in a smooth, ethical, and sustainable way. We have watched the evolution of cross-border sales over the last years and have noticed roadblocks that we thrive to eliminate.

With IMN, we pursue innovation, push boundaries, and develop a new environment for the eCommerce world to grow in.

 

Rome was not built in a day, and neither was the IMN. If you’re interested in joining the IMN team and growing the business with us, please send an email to jobs@imnnow.com.

Backstage with

IMN's  Team

Salvatore Porto
Partner Manager - IMN
Discover Salvatore

Hi Salvatore, Can you introduce yourself in a few words?

I am a lifetime Technology and Innovation enthusiast, Nature Traveller, Chess Nerd, and a Music, Cinema, and Mediterranean Food Lover :) I am passionate about finding the ‘’pattern through the noise’’, getting the best out of people, and developing new ideas for a sustainable future. Also, I believe in the conjunction of digitalization and human potential as one of the most exciting ways to make our world a better place.

Tell us a bit about your background:

In the last 7 years, I have developed my career across multiple tech industry segments, specifically into account management, training, business development, and project management, with a focus on SaaS projects. From Telecommunications to Industrial Automation, I had a chance to work with multiple international enterprises, contributing directly to their growth and expansion, while improving SaaS products in use, operations, and shared services. I am passionate about communication, technology, and people: thanks to the opportunity of working across multiple sectors and cultures, I had a chance of learning always something new throughout my career, as well as exploring and refining a diverse set of skills. I was also lucky enough of meeting great professionals, experiencing the fun of complex challenges, and the reward of achieving ambitious goals as a team.

 

Why did you choose to join the IMN adventure?

When I heard about the IMN project and ambition, I have been immediately captivated by it. The main reason is probably connected to the mission of the company, which I find very valuable: simplify the e-Commerce world, allowing the business to grow across borders in a simple, ethical and sustainable way.  Second to that, is the culture that I had the feeling I would be part of, joining the company: inclusive, open-minded, smart, flexible, hard-working, ambitious but caring, informal, and fun at the same time. I was not wrong.

Can you tell us about your role at IMN in a few words?

As a Partner Success Manager, I am a little bit all over the place… hehe :) The core of my role stands in managing relations with our Partners Sellers and the Marketplaces of the Network, enabling them to the best experience possible when using the IMN platform. This entails many activities, from driving SaaS adoption and on-boarding of our Partners to providing training, analyzing their performances, and defining together with the rest of the team the best development strategies. On the other hand, through observing the Partners' activities, I contribute to the definition of SaaS improvement projects, objectives, and executive road-map. On top of that, there's also a creative side involved, where I work on improving the IMN online presence designing and refining social media content, newsletters, our Linkedin page, or Audio-Video content, workshops, webinars, and tutorials.

What is the typical Partner Success Manager day at the IMN?

There's not a typical day :D

Jokes apart, my position is very dynamic, and there's never a dull moment. Some days are full of meetings and exciting encounters with new Partners and multiple business entities which gravitate around the IMN world. Other days are more focused on developing strategies to expand the company scope or improve the Partners' experience. Other days are more focused on supporting specific requests of Key Accounts, as well as bridging them to the marketplaces and overseeing the cases until their full resolution. Our roles are not defined in a typical corporate-style, with a lot of rules and structure. There's a good amount of freedom on how we can structure our work. However, freedom is inextricably connected to a very strong sense of ownership and responsibility.

Your favorite IMN advantage/aspect? 

The openness to innovation and new ideas. I was always, in all my previous roles, spontaneously finding myself into thinking about how to improve processes, defining best-practices, develop new ways of doing things to be more and more efficient. At IMN, I have room to put a stamp on true changes with my work, brainstorm openly with the team, and see often ideas becoming reality.

Can you describe IMN in 3 words?

Efficiency, Transparency, Reliability

Can you share a website that you love / you have discovered recently? 

http://www.vsauce.com/#/

What does "well-being" at work mean to you? 

Being able to be yourself, being able to be inspired of doing what you do, and speak up if you’re not. Feeling comfortable to share your ideas, or disagreeing even, as long as it’s done with kindness and respect. What is also fundamental for ‘well-being’, is being around people that thrive as much as you do to be the best version of themselves, so that true team-work can be put into place. Last, but not least, trust and honesty versus control and politics: I believe we are the best of what we do when we are empowered of taking chances, and when we are truthful to each other.

How would you describe IMN to a future candidate?

The right place if you want to prove yourself and grow your skills, and never get bored :)

What is your mantra?

If you want to keep your happiness, you have to share it.

Mehdi Tali
CEO - IMN
Discover Mehdi

Hi Mehdi, Can you introduce yourself in a few words?

I grew up in North Africa, moved to France, and a bit later spent a few years in Spain, the UK, and Canada. I guess this is what defines me most, I absolutely love discovering about everything that is "different" from what I usually know. This includes of course travel, trekking, food, languages, and cultural specificities in general. 

Apart from working for IMN (which I love), I am also passionate about Theater arts and Improv in particular - both as a participant and a teacher - This is very useful in my everyday life as it makes you way more open-minded and confident in yourself and the others.

Tell us a bit about your background:

I graduated from the University in 2009 (forever young, right?) with a major in International Trade and Management. Then my work career was gravitating around eCommerce which I always was interested in and in particular the Marketplace world. 

I can say that I have the Marketplace flowing in my veins :) I participated in launching the Marketplaces of Fnac and Cdiscount, which are today two of the biggest Marketplaces in France - my last position was Head of eCommerce Consultants and Marketplace Sales for Cdiscount, managing 40 people and spending amazing years with an incredibly dynamic team.

When the IMN initiative emerged from early discussions in 2018, I saw it as the perfect fit for my multicultural and multilingual marketplace profile, I embraced the project and am managing it together with the team, from the design of the project to the commercial launch, and now the best is yet to come :)

Why did you choose to join the IMN adventure?

I think it all made sense to me, and in every aspect. The "purpose" of the company corresponds to who I am - make eCommerce more attractive, more simple, and open new opportunities to sellers without any additional cost. Marketplace sellers are great professionals to work with and I saw from my experience that with good advice and dedicated people, amazing results can be achieved.

It is also very valuable to see your partners growing quickly in sales volume, staff, and experience.

The IMN is also very promising for the future as it is backed by 4 of the strongest European Marketplaces, which bring their support and energy to make things happen for the Partner Sellers.

Can you describe IMN in 3 words?

Simple, Human, and Reliable.

Can you share a website that you love / you have discovered recently?

Not a new one but one that I love: https://www.ecosia.org The best search engine ever - using their revenues from the search engine to plant trees.

What does "well-being" at work mean to you?

It takes a few but important things: having the same culture of the company you work for, believe in what you do so that you don't perceive work as "work", but as a place to grow and express who you are.

How would you describe IMN to a future candidate?

If you like the idea of paving the way to a better European eCommerce and embrace a promising project with great people, it is the right place for you.

What is your mantra?

Failure is just a chance to try better.

Jessica Casula
Head of Activation - ePrice
Discover Jessica

Hi Jessica, Can you introduce yourself in a few words?

Hello, I am Jessica Casula, I am 29 years old and since 2017, I am part of the ePRICE Marketplace Team, one of the best Italian destinations to sell online. I am a sunny person, always available to help people, and with a passion for the digital world.

Tell us a bit about your background:

I have always had a strong passion for all scientific subjects and in fact, I am pretty analytical. After five years of scientific high school, I enrolled in Bocconi University and graduated in business administration and management. In 2017, I started my carrier in ePRICE as inside sales and now after 4 years, I am the Head of the Activation Team and the IMN manager for ePRICE.

Can you tell us about your role at ePrice in a few words?

For one year, I am the Head of the Activation Team, who supports merchants to upload offers and create products, indeed to activate the shop. I am also in charge of coordinating the IMN project on ePRICE's side and one of the main points of contact with the other partner.

What is the typical Head of Activation day at ePrice?

I don’t have a typical day because every day it is really different from the one before! A common point is that before start my working day, myself and the activation team discuss different topics or challenges and organize the work for the day. We update ourselves to be sure that our results are aligned with the monthly targets in terms of offers, merchant activations on the platform, and their sales volume. After this, I usually liaise with my Directors and take care of the sellers, especially the IMN Merchants :)

 

Your favorite IMN advantage/aspect? 

A unique platform to manage 3 different local marketplaces, and a team who is friendly and always available to help!

Can you describe IMN in 3 words?

Opportunity to expand business (not considering the preposition :) )

How would you describe IMN to a future partner seller?

If you would like to be part of a dynamic network in constant growth that allows you to improve your sales and start new activities in different countries, IMN is what you are looking for.

Can you share a website that you love / you have discovered recently?

I love Etsy.com for all the handcrafted products that you can find there

What is the one song that you have completely memorized?

“All of me” a John Legend song, It is so romantic!

 

What is your mantra?

“Ad Maiora” because there is always something better to come and to hope in

What is the gift you always love to receive? 

I love receiving colorful flowers on any occasion but a good dinner is always accepted too :)

Liviu Udrea
Project Manager - eMAG
Discover Liviu

Hi Liviu, Can you introduce yourself in a few words?

Hi, I’m Liviu, the Project Manager for IMN from eMAG Romania.

 

Tell us a bit about your background :

An engineer by profession, self-learner, customer-oriented

 

Can you tell us about your role at eMAG in a few words?

I work as a project manager in the Sellers Performace team where we come with all kind of new projects for our sellers to make their interaction with our Marketplace easier and help them sell big.

 

What is your typical day at eMAG?

No day is like the other in eMAG. We have plenty of ideas and projects for our sellers, we analyze, decide, plan and implement each day new and fun things!

 

Your favorite IMN advantage/aspect? 

The seller has the opportunity to share his products with new customers from other countries.

 

Can you describe IMN in 3 words?

Intuitive, customer-oriented, stable.

 

How would you describe IMN to a partner seller?

The place where you can multiply your revenue.

 

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

Il Volo – Grande Amore 😊

 

What is your mantra?

No matter how hard it is, you can do it!

Xiaolei Boisson
Head of Biz Dev - Cdiscount
Discover Xiaolei

Hi Xiaolei, Can you introduce yourself in a few words?

I have lived in France for more than 10 years and I lived in China during my first 20 years. Before beginning my career at Cdiscount, I have worked in the B2B business for exports. Today I’m head of business development in Cdiscount. I observe and learn from the integration and "collision" between the Chinese culture and western culture. But for sure, French cuisine and Chinese cuisine are the best ones in the world 😊.

 

Tell us a bit about your background :

I graduated from university with a major in logistic management and then got my master's degree specializing in strategic commerce and marketing. I joined Cdiscount in late 2014 as a business developer and now my team is more than 20 business developers and we are aiming to help develop the business of Partner Sellers all over the world.

 

Can you tell us about your role at Cdiscount in a few words?

As head of business development, my team has 3 missions: recruit the best Partner Sellers from the French market in their category, provide them a better experience during the onboarding phase and first steps at Cdiscount, build projects with strategic partners to promote Cdiscount abroad in order to attract more Partner Sellers. And of course, I coordinate with different services on the IMN project.

 

What is the typical Head of Marketplace Business Development day at Cdiscount?

I always start the day with a quick overview of the results of the previous day, then align the priorities and actions with the Management Team. And I imagine and exchange continuously to improve my team's positioning and focus.

 

Your favorite IMN advantage/aspect? 

Partner Sellers can sell the same product with different price positionings on different marketplaces, and to achieve this it takes very few time

 

Can you describe IMN in 3 words?

Simple, unlimited opportunities, reactive.

 

How would you describe IMN to a partner seller?

One platform helps you to reach more than 230 million potential customers!

 

Can you share a website that you love / you have discovered recently ?

Not a new one, but TED (https://www.ted.com/)

 

What is the dish that you can cook very well?

Cantonese fried-rice and crêpe 😊

What is your mantra?

I enjoy whatever life gives me!

 

International Marketplace Network

Our timeline

07/2020

eMAG (Romania) is made available on IMN via automatic connexion

01/2020

Thousands of partners are now trusting IMN

09/2019

Launch of IMN

2019

Development of IMN platform

10/2018

Presence at ePrice Sellers Day. Immense interest in continuation of test/cooperation

09/2018

End of test period. 100 Merchants have joined the different marketplaces as part of the tests.

05/2018

Joint booth at real E-Commerce Day. Joint Registration form proves successful.

03/2018

Marketplaces present the test of a loose partnership on the Cdiscount Sellers Day. Joint registration form (Beta) goes live.

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