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Through the “Trade and Technology Empowerment for the Earthquake Region” Program, Hepsiburada Contributed to a TRY 3.5 Billion Trade Volume in the Region During the First Year After the Earthquake

ISTANBUL, Türkiye, Feb. 06, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- D-MARKET Electronic Services & Trading (d/b/a “Hepsiburada”) (NASDAQ: HEPS), a leading Turkish e-commerce platform (referred to herein as “Hepsiburada” or the “Company”), on the first year anniversary of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck eleven cities in the southeast Türkiye on February 6, 2023, today announces the eleven months' results of its “Trade and Technology Empowerment for the Earthquake Region” program (the “Program”) for the period from March 6, 2023 to February 1, 2024.

Since the Program's launch in March 2023:

  • The total number of active merchants operating in the earthquake region has reached approximately 16,400 with over 2,800 new businesses selling their products online through Hepsiburada.
  • Active sellers in the earthquake region sold a total of 6.9 million products through 4.4 million orders, generating a trade volume exceeding TRY 3.5 billion.
  • The trade volume generated by 3,299 women entrepreneurs and women's cooperatives reached TRY 272 million.
  • In addition to its E-Commerce Specialization Centers in Adana and Hatay, Hepsiburada plans to open its third center in the first half of 2024. Through the E-Commerce Specialization Centers, Hepsiburada supports existing merchants and organizes training courses and programs for those who are new to the e-commerce market. Over a thousand merchants from the region have benefitted from such training courses.
  • The Company has reached more than 4,000 children in the region through the Program's social responsibility activities.
  • Hepsiburada, in association with the “Promise for Tomorrow Training Program”, organized “E-Commerce, Entrepreneurship and Marketing” courses for third and fourth year university students in the provinces affected by the earthquakes. To date, one hundred young people participated in the training program to commemorate the centennial of the Republic of Türkiye.

The Program is expected to last for two years as of its inception. 

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These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations. However, it is not possible for our management to predict all risks, nor can we assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements we may make. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors and circumstances that may cause Hepsiburada’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from its expectations expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including conditions in the U.S. capital markets, negative global economic conditions, potential negative developments resulting from epidemics or natural disasters, other negative developments in Hepsiburada’s business or unfavorable legislative or regulatory developments. We caution you therefore against relying on these forward-looking statements, and we qualify all of our forward-looking statements by these cautionary statements. For a discussion of additional factors that may affect the outcome of such forward-looking statements, see our 2022 annual report filed with the SEC on Form 20-F on May 1, 2023 (Commission File Number: 001-40553), and in particular the “Risk Factors” section, as well as the other documents filed with or furnished to the SEC by Hepsiburada from time to time. Copies of these filings are available online from the SEC at www.sec.gov, or on the SEC Filings section of our Investor Relations website at https://investors.hepsiburada.com. These and other important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Any such forward-looking statements represent management’s estimates as of the date of this press release. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Hepsiburada’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information currently available to Hepsiburada, and Hepsiburada and its authorized representatives assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in light of new information or future events. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.

About Hepsiburada

Hepsiburada is a leading e-commerce technology platform in Türkiye, connecting over 61 million members with approximately 211 million stock keeping units across over 30 product categories. Hepsiburada provides goods and services through its hybrid model combining first-party direct sales (1P model) and a third-party marketplace (3P model) with over 101 thousand merchants.

With its vision of leading the digitalization of commerce, Hepsiburada acts as a reliable, innovative and purpose-led companion in consumers’ daily lives. Hepsiburada’s e-commerce platform provides a broad ecosystem of capabilities for merchants and consumers including: last-mile delivery and fulfilment services, advertising services, on-demand grocery delivery services, and payment solutions offered through Hepsipay, Hepsiburada’s payment companion and BNPL solutions provider. HepsiGlobal offers a selection from international merchants through its inbound arm while outbound operations aim to enable merchants in Türkiye to make cross-border sales.

Since its founding in 2000, Hepsiburada has been purpose-led, leveraging its digital capabilities to develop the role of women in the Turkish economy. Hepsiburada started the ‘Technology Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs’ programme in 2017, which has supported over 47.5 thousand female entrepreneurs throughout Türkiye to reach millions of customers with their products.

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