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WHAT IS A PILLAR

The Six Pillars of eCommerce

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The Six Pillars of eCommerce are the bedrock of the eCAI.

Each Year, the eCAI is seeks six founding Pillars of eCommerce, to share knowledge cooperatively and support the foundation of the Association.

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A competition is opened each year to seek the best eCommerce companies to share knowledge and support our Association.

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Entrees undergo an Audit by an independent auditor.

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Six companies are awarded Pillar awards.

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Pillars write content on the eCAI site to share knowledge.

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The process is repeated

The eCAI is a fully voluntary, non - profit organisation run by a team of dedicated eCommerce professionals dedicated to the advancement of the industry in Ireland.

The eCAI was set up to fill the gap for eCommerce representation for all types of eCommerce companies and traders in Ireland. We set out to find out if there was a need and we were overwhelmed at the response.

To date the organisation is 100% voluntary. We have got to where we are with the good will of our dedicated volunteers and companies who have donated services along the way.

In 2019 the decision was made to fully monetise the Association to pay for full time staff and premises. The development of this unique Business Network Platform was central to the development strategy for the Association.

Structure

Each Associate Member elects a representative to sit on the eCAI board to represent their members in policy and strategy decisions.

The board is advised by a Pillar Panel and the eCAI management team.

Together the representatives develop

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Independent and Fair

It is important your eCommerce Association is free and independent of influence. Although the eCAI seeks Pillar sponsorship to finance the daily management of the organisation, it is given freely by sponsors and without promise of influence.

The Pillar program is open to competition, meaning any company can challenge for the position.

European Representation

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The eCAI is a member of EMOTA a Brussels based policy group representing 22 eCommerce Associations and business organisation throughout Europe.

Because many policies effecting eCommerce are made by the EC, you need to have your say. The eCAI consults members on all such matter throughout the year.

Membership Benifits

We create a space of knowledge sharing. From the very experienced to the novice.

Membership Benifits

We create a space of knowledge sharing. From the very experienced to the novice.

Membership Benifits

We create a space of knowledge sharing. From the very experienced to the novice.

eCAI Team

The eCAI is a volunteer organisation. Everyone involved constibutes free of payment. Lets give a big hand to...

eCAI Charter

"..to promote the use of eCommerce, best practice and standards for the betterment of business and consumer alike."