Private individuals will soon no longer be able to sell stuff via bol.com.

The company reports on Monday that it wants to focus entirely on business sales, because there is more growth in it.

Since 2007, people have been able to sell second-hand items through bol.com, for example books, films and games.

The site is a kind of intermediary between both parties;

it collects the payment from the buyer and pays the amount to the selling party.

In a statement on the site, the company writes that it now wants a fully business environment and that the second-hand sales will therefore disappear on May 3.

Anyone who still wants to sell their belongings via bol.com afterwards must register as a dealer at the Chamber of Commerce.

Bol.com does not believe that the move goes against the company's sustainability ambitions, the statement says.

"We still think it is important that items get a second chance and that is why we do not stop selling second-hand items."