The leading Russian online shop, Ozon.ru, reported sales of $45 million in 1H 2008, up 78% from 1H 2007, says Prime-TASS BIT. The sales breakdown is books (36%); consumer electronics, cameras, and mobile phones (30%); movies on DVDs and CDs (14%), rare books and items (5%), music (3%); and others (12%).
Ozon.ru had 2.4 million registered users in mid July. 44,000 new users registered every month. The site reports 2.7 million monthly visitors who generate 30 million page-views.
In June 2008, Ozon.ru started selling digital content – electronic books. The company, which has over 375,000 sale items, began construction of a new logistics facility in the Tver region of Russia.
In April 2007, Ozon. ru raised $18 million from Index Ventures, Holtzbrinck Ventures and Cisco Systems. The round was organized by the existing investor Baring Vostok Capital Partners (BVCP).
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