“The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring Scotland has a vibrant digital economy, with digital trade and ecommerce key to achieving this goal. As outlined in ‘A trading nation - an export plan for Scotland’, we support ecommerce programmes which improve productivity, increase competitiveness and allow businesses to reach their full potential in a digital world.
“The Institute of Ecommerce, and its work on analysing data, providing digital skills and building capacity amongst businesses, is helping Scotland achieve our ambition of becoming a leading digital nation.”
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes MSP
Initially taking a focus on Scotland to gain estimates of turnover, jobs, e-exports & online balance of trade (all currently unavailable).
Identify a wide range of successful Scottish ecommerce businesses. Create stories and widely disseminate to inspire others.
To provide an online hub to help create a focus for our embryonic ecommerce community.
Courses & Certifications
As far as we are aware, there are no dedicated ecommerce University/college courses available in Scotland. We will fill the gap.
Workshops & Clubs
Create a network of small self-help get-togethers twinned with talks from hands-on practitioners.
Scotland is the only part of the UK not to have an annual ecommerce event. Our goal is to launch Ecommerce Scotland, creating a place for ecommerce practitioners to interact.