The rapid growth in online sales around the world presents a major challenge for governments—how to ensure that taxes on the profitable sector are collected and sent to tax authorities. Some countries, including the U.K., Germany, and India, are increasingly leaning on online marketplace platforms such as Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. to take [...]
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Under 2015-2019 strategy, Ireland has managed to exceed targets and have added two and a half times more jobs compared to previous strategy 2010-2014, says Martin Shanahan, CEO - Industrial Development Agency, Ireland. Some of India’s best-known global companies like TCS, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, NIIT, Wipro, Unichem, etc. have their operations and research centers [...]
What is Geo-blocking? Geo-blocking refers to practices used by online traders to restrict online cross-border sales based on nationality, residence or place of establishment. Geo-blocking practices include: denying access to websites from other Member States, and/or situations where access to a website is granted, but the consumer from abroad is prevented from finalising the [...]
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is an independent statutory body with a dual mandate to enforce competition and consumer protection law in Ireland. The CCPC’s mission is to use its statutory powers, knowledge and skills to promote competition and enhance consumer welfare. The ultimate aim is for open and competitive markets where [...]
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Dollar for dollar, email marketing is one of the most effective channels at your disposal for making sales and generating repeat customers. Email is the backbone of customer retention, and a highly effective channel for connecting with your customers even after they’ve left your website. A welcome email is one of the more important [...]
1. Countries with the highest internet access Around 1 in 3 people in the world has internet access, but which countries in Europe are at the higher and lower ends of this spectrum? According to Eurostat, internet penetration in Europe is steadily increasing, with 13% growth in the last 5 years. Northern Europe leads the way [...]
Choosing a country in which to base your business, whether a fully-funded multinational or a seeded start-up, inevitably comes down to numbers. There’s no one formula that can be applied to every business and no single calculation that can make the decision simple. But, while you break down your numbers, let us show you [...]
I used to dread the word “inventory”. As a part-time cashier in high school, the word inventory only meant one thing: lots and lots of counting. It’s common for businesses to reconcile their inventory at the end of the year by counting up all their physical product and making sure it matches what's on [...]