A whopping 22% of all Irish SMEs do not have an online presence, according to new figures released today by IE Domain Registry (IEDR). Even more concerning, 66% have no intention to get online in the future, according to IEDR’s dot ie Domain Profile Report.
If you own a business but have no intention to get online, these stats below might make you reconsider.
- 63% of people look for prices when searching online for local information.
- 29% search for the location of a business.
- 73% of customers lose trust in businesses because of inconsistent information published online.
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If your business doesn’t evolve with your customer’s digital needs, then your competitors business will. The IEDR report shows that the number of .ie domains registered internationally was up 4% compared to last year while there was a 2% decrease in the number of domains registered in the Republic of Ireland.
It’s said that by 2020 Ireland’s digital economy will be worth more than €21billion.
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