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We host the largest online trading platform and payments ecosystem in Latin America located at www.mercadolibre.com. We are present in 18 countries including: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru. Based on unique visitors and page views we are market leaders in each of the major countries were we are present.

Through our online commerce platform and related services, we provide our users with robust online commerce and payments tools that not only contribute to the development of a large and growing ecommerce community in Latin America (a region with a population of over 605 million people and one of the fastest-growing Internet penetration rates in the world), but also foster entrepreneurship and social mobility. Our main focus is to deliver compelling technological and commercial solutions that address the distinctive cultural and geographic challenges of operating an online commerce and payments platform in Latin America.

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We offer our users the following services:

·        The MercadoLibre marketplace: The MercadoLibre marketplace is a fully-automated, topically-arranged and user-friendly online trading service. It offers buyers a large selection of new and used items that are often more expensive or otherwise hard to find through traditional offline sellers, such as brick-and-mortar retail establishments, offline classified advertisements, community bulletin boards, auction houses and flea markets. This service permits both businesses and individuals to list items and conduct their sales and purchases in the largest marketplace in Latin America.

·        The MercadoPago online payments solution: To complement the MercadoLibre marketplace, we developed MercadoPago, an integrated online payments solution. MercadoPago is designed to facilitate transactions on the MercadoLibre marketplace by providing a mechanism that allows its users to securely, easily and promptly send and receive payments online. MercadoPago is available in our marketplaces in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Uruguay.

MercadoPago is also available for purchases of goods and services outside the MercadoLibre Marketplace, as an open on-line payment service in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay. The off platform service is designed to meet the growing demand for Internet-based payments systems in Latin America. Users are able to transfer money to other users with MercadoPago accounts and to incorporate MercadoPago as a means of payments on their independent commerce websites. MercadoPago allows merchants to facilitate checkout and payment processes on their website and also enable users to simply transfer money to each other either through the website or using the MercadoPago App available in iOS and Android. MercadoPago allows merchants who are not registered with the MercadoLibre Marketplace to receive payments as long as they register with MercadoPago. It also allows consumers to pay MercadoPago registered-merchants either by registering with MercadoPago or by providing their credit card information as a “guest user”.

MercadoPago also offers a mobile point of sale service in Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico which allows merchants or individuals to process physical credit and debit cards, either by reading the chip and entering the personal identification number, or PIN, of the card or by swiping it, depending on the type of card.

·        MercadoEnvios shipping service: MercadoEnvios is a shipping solution for marketplace users, available in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, and Chile. MercadoEnvios achieves economies of scale through integration with local carriers driving down shipping costs and eliminating friction our buyers and sellers.

·        The MercadoLibre Classifieds service: Enables users to list their offerings related to vehicles, vessels, aircraft real estate, and services outside the Marketplace platform. Classifieds listings differ from Marketplace listings, as they only charge optional placement fees, and never final value fees. Our classifieds pages are also a major source of traffic to our website, benefitting both the Marketplace and non-marketplace businesses.

·        The MercadoLibre Advertising service: The MercadoLibre Advertising platform enables large retailers, small and medium brands and various other consumer brands to promote their products and services on our marketplace or in the internet by providing branding and performance marketing solutions.

 

 

 

We generate revenues from the MercadoLibre marketplace final value fees, as well as through non-marketplace revenue streams by delivering value added services in payments processing, shipping, classifieds, online advertising, and storefront solutions.

                    

 

Percentage of Consolidated Net Revenues*

Monetization

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Transactional Marketplace

              60%

Transaction Fees

Sellers pay commissions on successful transactions, equal to a percentage of value sold (or GMV).

 

Payments Platform

 

             23%

 

Processing Fees

 

 

Financing Spread

          

Sellers (or payment receivers) pay a fee for payments processed through our gateway, equal to the percentage of the payments value processed (TPV).

Buyers who choose to finance their transaction pay a spread built into the value of their product over the selected installment period.

Consumer credit not kept on balance sheet for long as it is either securitized or sold, allowing for positive working capital and minimal exposure or default risk.

 

 

Shipping, Classifieds, Ad & Others

                 17%

Diversified and fast growing revenue streams

 

Sellers pay for optimal payment on classified listings.

Sellers pay for shipping integrated to their product offerings.

Clients bid for keywords, paying on a CPC basis (cost per click).

Sellers pay set-up and maintenance a fee on storefronts and ERP’s powered by us.

 

*Total Net revenue share in FY 2015

Over 4000 employees in 2016. 

We are led by a team of highly qualified management and information technology professionals who run our business and websites from our offices in Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Mexico City, Caracas, Santiago, Bogotá, and Montevideo. Seven out of ten of our most senior management officers and our four most senior technology professionals joined our team in 2000 or before, which provides us with a stable and seasoned leadership. The commitment, knowledge and track record of both our management and technology teams are valuable assets to our company. We believe that our corporate culture contributes to the high level of satisfaction of our employees and to the retention and commitment of our team.

MercadoLibre's year-end is December 31st of every calendar year. Reporting quarters correspond with calendar quarters.

MeracdoLibre's  auditor is Deloitte & Co. S.R.L. 

MercadoLibre Inc went public on August 10th, 2007 at an IPO split adjusted price of $18.00 per share

MercadoLibre Inc is traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol MELI.

You can purchase shares of MercadoLibre Inc stock through a brokerage or a stock purchase service of your preference.

No, MercadoLibre Inc does not have a direct purchase plan. Shares of MercadoLibre Inc can be purchased through a broker or stock purchase service of your preference.

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Yes, the company pays a quarterly cash dividend.

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