BERLIN, August 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
As young students Robin Behlau and Mario Kohle started the website Käuferportal.de - today they connect online customers to thousands of local businesses and facilitate products for one billion euros per year. Now the young founders want to build up their company as a global player. By 2016 Käuferportal will expand to ten countries - beginning with the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland.
The idea is quite simple: Käuferportal helps consumers to compare various offers for an upscale purchase. The results are impressive: Facilitated products for one billion euros, 300 employees and more than two million incoming customer inquiries. Käuferportal is one of the success stories of the fast-growing Berlin start-up scene. "Currently, 100,000 people visit our website every day to find a new kitchen or windows. This is quite a big deal for us, especially because nobody knows our brand," says co-founder Mario Kohle. On http://www.kp-global.com consumers enter their product request and receive a call from Käuferportal to specify their needs. Local businesses can make an offer and compete for the prospective customer. Käuferportal does not charge any fees to the consumer - the companies are local businesses and were pre-screened. "Some people thought we were crazy, but today in Germany, almost every second stairlift and one in ten solar systems is facilitated by our website," says co-founder Robin Behlau. After the great success in Germany Käuferportal now wants to offer its services abroad. As 'KPglobal' the young founders will start their services in ten countries by the end of 2015 - beginning with the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland. In these countries, the services will be launched this summer.
"In five years time, everyone facing an upscale purchase will go to Käuferportal"
On the couch of their living room Behlau and Kohle started the website http://www.käuferportal.de - without any money or business contacts, just before the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2008. Only three million euros were invested in the young start-up - little capital compared to international standards. Nevertheless Käuferportal is profitable and is still growing strong, even seven years after its launch. "In the beginning nobody wanted to give us money," says Mario Kohle. "We are quite proud that the situation now has changed." For the next five years, the young founders have a clear vision. Behlau: "Everyone who searches the internet goes to Google. Everyone who shops on the internet goes to Amazon. And in five years time, everyone facing an upscale purchase will go to Käuferportal."
SOURCE Beko Käuferportal GmbH