By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson
Schild: ‘Detailed and Standardized Information’Latin America’s e-commerce platform Mercado Libre is becoming a client of MVB for its Metabooks metadata base and services in the Brazilian and Mexican markets.
The commercial agreement signed between the two companies is devised to optimize business processes, MVB says, related to the management of editorial metadata by using Metabooks.
In a comment on the news today (May 4), Ronald Schild, MVB’s CEO, says, “We’re very pleased that one of the leading marketplaces is working with our Metabooks database for its operation.
“This will enable users of their service to improve their buying and selling experience, thanks to detailed and standardized information on a large number of books.
“This is a milestone for our teams in Brazil and Mexico.”
Mercado Libre is actually an Argentine company headquartered in Montevideo, Uruguay and incorporated in the United States to operate online sales platforms, some with auction functionality.
It was founded in 1999.
The name Mercad0 Libre, in case you’re not familiar with it, is free market. Thus, as
As Publishing Perspectives readers will recall, Metabooks opened its operations in Latin America in 2017 with Metabooks Brasil. Within six months, the service had more than 50,000 titles’ metadata on its system, very fast start.
The Mexican installation was opened as Metabooks Mexico in late 2019. And by last month, Schild and MVB were announcing that Google has become a client, with the company becoming an official metadata supplier to Google.
More from Publishing Perspectives on MVB is here. More on Metabooks Brasil is here, and more from us on Metabooks Mexico is here. More on the Latin American markets is here. Publishing Perspectives is a brand of Frankfurter Buchmesse, operated through MVB US, Inc.