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As consumers gear up to spend billions this holiday season, only 3 in 10 SMEs can take sales orders online

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by on December 3rd, 2018

…While Irish consumers continue to spend into Christmas and the New Year, just 30%, or 3 in 10 Irish SMEs with websites, can take sales orders online, according to our SME Digital Health Index 2018 research. Our CEO David Curtin has warned Irish businesses that they will lose their customers to their competitors who are…

6 in 10 people have used an emerging digital technology – Internet Day survey

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by on October 25th, 2018

…love. “E-commerce is worth €12.3 billion to the Irish economy[1], but our SME Digital Health Index research shows that just 3 in 10 Irish SMEs can take sales orders online. This is despite the fact that Irish consumers are patriotic and want to support their local business more: two in three consumers would happily buy from…

Internet Day 2018 – new ‘Digital Town’ initiative to combat low rates of e-commerce in Irish towns

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by on October 2nd, 2018

…Irish towns to begin their journey to becoming fully digital. Bringing local towns online New findings from our SME Digital Health Index 2018—research conducted among 1,000 SMEs—show that Irish SMEs are not maximising their full e-commerce potential. Ireland’s e-commerce economy is worth €12.3 billion, but just 3 in 10 SMEs (30%) can take sales orders, and…

Digital activation campaign required to help SMEs maximise their digital presence

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by on September 20th, 2018

…We are proud to present the SME Digital Health Index 2018, an annual survey of 1,000 Irish SMEs that measures attitudes to and use of digital assets. In the report, we  recommend a national Digital Activation Campaign, to help online SMEs maximise their digital presence, as well as government funding and support programmes, to be…

OPTIMISE Programme partnership with Retail Excellence

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by on August 30th, 2018

…Phelans Pharmacy, Cork; The Family Pharmacy, Tullow, Co Carlow; and McFadden’s Pharmacy, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7. David Curtin, CEO IE Domain Registry and Lorraine Higgins, CEO Retail Excellence The value of e-commerce Despite the fact that e-commerce is worth €12.3 billion to the Irish economy, figures from our latest Digital Health Index (Q4 2017) indicate that only…

Key milestone reached as 250,000th .ie domain registered

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by on August 16th, 2018

…reality is that if you can’t provide what customers want through your website then customers will look elsewhere.” David Curtin, CEO IE Domain Registry and Rasa Levinaite, owner of The Wicklow Street Clinic Importance of having a .ie Statistics from our Digital Health Index (Q4 2017) show that buying Irish is important to almost three-quarters (73%)…