Rakuten To Shut Down Spain And UK Websites

Rakuten is axing less profitable arms of its business

Rakuten is continuing its global downsizing by announcing that it will be shutting down its Spanish and UK sites. After a decision at the start of this year to streamline the business by pulling out of South East Asia, the company is also closing down its offices in Cambridge and Barcelona. In a statement, the company said that “the cost of growth relative to the size of the businesses has led to plans to close these operations”. As Japan’s top e-commerce business, Rakuten will continue to focus its efforts on other nations such as Brazil and France, but will carry on its retrenchment in countries like Germany and Austria where a closure of offices there is expected to start in August. Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani announced that it will be looking to remove less profitable arms of the business and invest in new mobile opportunities, like the US discount store Ebates. 

The Movers And Shakers - Moving And Shaking

Search and discover everything we've reported on certain brands or industry topics. Follow the trends right before your eyes - and in the blink of eye you know.
Select Country

Individual BASIC

Free

Video Briefings,Catch Up TV
10 per month
Language Guides,Country Guides,How To Guides
2 per month
eLearning,eLearning Course,Quizzes
2 per month
Tools,Webcertain Events
Not Available
Lists,Benchmarks
Not Available
Access to Webcertain video Tutors.Extra fee applicable
Not Available
Access to Customised courses and Examinations.
Not Available
Attendance at Webcertain.TV Connect Events per year
Not Available
Subscribe

Individual PREMIUM

£25

per
month
Cancel Anytime
Video Briefings,Catch Up TV
Unlimited
Language Guides,Country Guides,How To Guides
Unlimited
eLearning,eLearning Course,Quizzes
Unlimited
Tools,Webcertain Events
Not Available
Lists,Benchmarks
Not Available
Access to Webcertain video Tutors.Extra fee applicable
Not Available
Access to Customised courses and Examinations.
Not Available
Attendance at Webcertain.TV Connect Events per year
1 per month
Subscribe

Team GLOBAL

£95

per
month
(up to5 users ) - additional users12.00
Video Briefings,Catch Up TV
Unlimited
Language Guides,Country Guides,How To Guides
Unlimited
eLearning,eLearning Course,Quizzes
Unlimited
Tools,Webcertain Events
Unlimited
Lists,Benchmarks
Unlimited
Access to Webcertain video Tutors.Extra fee applicable
Unlimited
Access to Customised courses and Examinations.
Unlimited
Attendance at Webcertain.TV Connect Events per year
3 per month
Subscribe

Individual PREMIUM Quarterly

£

per
month
Video Briefings,Catch Up TV
Unlimited
Language Guides,Country Guides,How To Guides
Unlimited
eLearning,eLearning Course,Quizzes
Unlimited
Tools,Webcertain Events
Unlimited
Lists,Benchmarks
Unlimited
Access to Webcertain video Tutors.Extra fee applicable
Unlimited
Access to Customised courses and Examinations.
Unlimited
Attendance at Webcertain.TV Connect Events per year
Unlimited
Subscribe