The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), which manages the .ie web address, has launched an e-commerce website development fund worth €100,000 in total for Irish SMEs. The OPTIMISE fund will let 10 Irish SMEs implement fully featured transactional functionality into their existing online presence, allowing them to sell their goods and services online 24/7 globally.
The French website vente-privee.com, a leader in online clearance sales, will be unveiling a project to establish itself in the United States “in partnership with a company of a global scope,” according to an invitation sent to the press on Monday. According to rumors, Vente-privee.com had reached an agreement with American Express.
Online sales in the UK grew by five per cent in March, to register a 14 per cent rise in the first quarter of the year, the fastest rate of increase for this time of year since 2008.