WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6: There will be two eMondays this year after last year’s success, Patrice Minors announced today.
The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry held a press conference this morning where she made the announcement.
EMonday was first launched in November 2010 and it encouraged the community to shop local.
Ms Minors said: “The goal of the eMonday initiative is to support and encourage the development of local e-commerce business in Bermuda.
“The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation’s participation in eMonday is in line with the mandate of the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry.
“This initiative helps to promote economic empowerment, workforce development and sustainable development, by encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation.
She continued: “Since its start in 2010, the participation in eMonday has grown.
“Due to the success of last year’s eMonday, it was decided that there will be two this year.
“The first will take place on July 23 just in time for Cup Match.
“The second eMonday will be held on November 26 to coincide with Cyber Monday in the United States.”
Ms Minors encourages all etailers to sign up to participate in both eMondays.
“Partnering with the Ministry of Business Development and Tourism’s Department of Ecommerce to deliver this worthy initiative is one way in which we are encouraging Bermudians to think outside the box.
“Business is no longer done as usual and online business is now a viable option for many would be entrepreneurs in Bermuda.
“There were over 30 etailers that participated in eMonday last year.
“I know that more and more business owners are going online, so I again encourage all etailers to sign up to participate in eMonday.”