The Russian online consumer shopping holding eHouse has acquired 003.ru, online shop that sells consumer electronics and home appliances, from Marta holding, reported CNews. Through the acquisition, eHouse becomes the leader in online shopping in Russia. According to analyst estimates, the deal is valued at $10 million.
Founded in 2000, 003.ru is Russia’s second largest online shop after Ozon.ru. Its sales were estimated at $65 million in 2007. Marta acquired the online shop in 2005. eHouse operates 25 online shops that sell about anything, from books to consumer electronics.
The recent consumer shopping study found our that 85 percent of Russian internet users shop online.