Feb 07, 2005
Working with @UK Plc, the London Borough of Newham has set up www.eastlondononline.co.uk, a virtual marketplace and directory of supplier details that has the benefit of linking visitors to real websites for East London suppliers featuring items that are purchasable online.
Consumers can search by product/service name, or company name, and where applicable can view a full online catalogue from which they can make purchases.
Suppliers benefit by being able to register their details on this marketplace which is part of a nationwide @UK directory of suppliers. The solution also provides a very low cost mechanism by which suppliers can purchase a full ecommerce website capable of taking orders from councils, other businesses and consumers.