iiNet has joined the push to online retailing on the supply side by partnering with online shopping system creator, eCorner.iiNet, one of Australia’s biggest telecom companies, will provide mass hosting for eCorner’s ePages e-tail systems locally and sell the service to small businesses looking to gain an online presence.
“iiNet has recognised there are vast opportunities for SMEs [Small and Medium Enterprises] in Australia to start selling online now,” said John Debrincat, Managing Director of eCorner.
With e-commerce revenue expected to increase by at least $12 billion dollars in 2012 from 2009’s $24 billion threshold, online shopping cart software is increasingly finding demand.
Packages from eCorner, ranging from $39-$149 per month, have a localised Australian focus with services running through the likes of Australia Post, eWAY and TNSI payment gateways and Getprice. eCorner’s international contingent allows for international sales and language support, including tax and currency exchange support.