An innovative B2B marketplace for electric vehicles and service providers has officially been launched by Papaya.
London-based Papaya Technologies is a platform for fleet operators to streamlining communications and workflow, and has now expanded with an industry-first marketplace for a wide range of vehicles, from e-cargo bikes to vans.
The marketplace aims to act as a centralised hub, connecting fleet operators with service providers, allowing companies to discover new sustainable vehicles and partners, compare prices, and conveniently allowing them to explore electrification of their fleets.
Papaya co-founder and CEO Santi Ureta said: “I experienced first-hand the challenges of electrifying and managing a fleet and it was a really painful experience.
“That’s why I wanted to build a simple platform to help others throughout the whole process. With the marketplace, Papaya is becoming a real ecosystem.
“Fleet managers and service providers can easily plug in and interact with each other. They source and manage fleets from a single platform and they can achieve all their operational and decarbonisation objectives faster.”
Papaya’s main aim is to solve the opaque supply chains and fragmented market in the fleet operating industries.
The brand said there is no common operating system, which means limited visibility of a fleet’s current status resulting in enormous inefficiencies. Geographical barriers compound the challenge, with fleets having to find regional and local solutions in each market they operate.
Papaya said its newly launched marketplace complements its existing vehicle management platform, enabling operators to optimise costs, collaborate with multiple suppliers, mitigate supply chain risks, and expand operations on a geographical and operational scale.
A number of leading brands are already available through the marketplace, including Vok, Askoll, EAV and Fettle.
Papaya has also previously served industry leaders including GoPuff, Foodora, and Zedify ,and the company is live in the UK, Spain, France, and Germany, and has plans to continue expanding throughout Europe.
Find out more about the Papaya marketplace here.