Small Karelian companies interest in online sales
On Friday 24th February LOGOKA -project held a webinar concerning possibilities of e-commerce: “Using e-commerce tools and promotion of goods and services in Russia, Finland and other countries of the European Union” The webinar highlighted the features of e-commerce and oline shopping in Russia and Finland.
For example, Entrepreneurship Support Center of JSC “Development Corporation of Republic of Karelia” is supporting small Karelian companies to enter e-commerce marketplaces like wildberries.ru and ozon.ru. Evgenia Chebotareva told us how she is selling gingerbread products (prjanik) online via wildberries.ru.
Mikael Krasnov from Finnish company Growthsulting that helps Finnish companies to enter Russian e-commerce markets, highlighted the ways of doing business online and the challenges of cross-border trade.
We got good ideas from the discussions and despite all the uncertainties, the work will continue on the project.