About 2Merkato.com


2Merkato™ is the biggest Ethiopian business portal. You can use 2merkato.com to access tender/bid notices from all over Ethiopia; post tenders/bids; find businesses and create a B2B linkage; access construction input prices; and find info on business in Ethiopia. 2Merkato™ is owned by eBiz Online Solutions PLC. It seeks to provide technology-based, online solutions to the business community in Ethiopia.

As a shopper has to find a smart route and good guide to go to Merkato, the business center of Ethiopia and once the biggest open-air market in Africa, and shop there, 2Merkato will provide online solutions and serve as a smart route and good guide to business in Ethiopia. Our goal is to be a dependable, accurate Ethiopian business portal so that every business owner and executive in Ethiopia uses 2merkato.com to grow their business. 2merkato is among the digital economy pioneers in Ethiopia. 


Access to Tender/Bid Notices from All Over Ethiopia:

It is a service provided on tender.2merkato.com. We collect tender/bid notices from all the major newspapers, organization websites, and organizations that post directly and sometimes exclusively on 2merkato. We organize the announcements and sort them by category, company, newspaper, and region before we post it on our website. Users can access the tender service using username and password provided by us; they can receive email alerts of tenders which correspond to the category of their choice; they can download the mobile app '2merkato Tenders' from Google Play Store and access the tender/bid notices, etc. In a nutshell, it is a service designed to make your life easier and your business more successful so far as tenders/bids go.

Post Tenders/Bids

2merkato’s tender service has an excellent reach and is an ideal medium for those organizations who seek to post their tender/bid/EOI/RFQ notices on 2merkato.com – we beat any competition. Advertisers will reach vendors in every corner of the country and international vendors as well.

We have tens of thousands of registered vendors who rely solely on our tender service. There are nearly 2,100,000 (2.1 million) page and screen views across the tender and mobile app per month. 


2merkato has a B2B platform in the form of Business Directory. It is used by tens of thousands of businesses in Ethiopia and abroad who wish to establish a Business to Business contact with the businesses listed in the directory. Businesses can feature their businesses and get leads.

Construction Portal

2merkato’s construction portal was started 7 years ago with the aim of providing updated construction input prices to the construction industry. Users can follow the latest retail prices of construction materials and labour wages by visiting the web app or by downloading the mobile app '2merkato Construction' from Google Play Store. It has grown in the last seven years and has become the market leader in providing construction prices information. 

Business Information

It contains virtually every important information a businessperson or a potential investor needs while doing business in Ethiopia or trading with businesses located in Ethiopia. The information is provided in easy to navigate formats and contains the regulations, procedures, incentives and statistics of Business Startup in Ethiopia, Investment in Ethiopia, Import to Ethiopia, Export from Ethiopia, Shipping, Ethiopian Tax System and Ethiopian Customs. 2Merkato also serves as a launch pad for people who want to start business in Ethiopia. 

There is also an Ethiopian Business News section which has been indexed by Google News.


A company that wishes to advertise its business on the website can contact us or check this. If you wish to access our tender ads/notices fully, you can go to http://tender.2merkato.com or call us at the address mentioned below.

eCom Advertising was established as per Ethiopian Laws in February 2009. It's been incorporated as eBiz Online Solutions PLC in December 2013/January 2014. It’s located in Addis Ababa at the following address:

The 2merkato Team
Mega Building (Bole Road), 1st floor, Office No. 102
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Phone: +251 11 5548939, +251 11 5545696
Mobile: +251 901 313131, +251 930 105437 (Support Line)
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Registration, Licenses and Certificates

License Type

Issued By
Commercial Registration
Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration
Business License
Addis Ababa City Administration Trade Bureau
Business License
Addis Ababa City Administration Trade Bureau
Telecommunications VAS License
Ethiopian Communications Authority
Trade Mark
Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office
Competency Certificate
Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority
Taxpayer's Identification Number (TIN)
Ministry of Revenues (formerly ERCA)
VAT Registration Number
Ministry of Revenues (formerly ERCA)