Vincentian Entrepreneur, Mikhail Akers, has launched this country’s first ever online marketplace – Island Trade and Services.
A release from Island Trade and Service says the launch took place on social media site – Facebook, on April 2nd, in the form of a website unveiling.
According to the release, the initiative was well received by Vincentians online, ramping up 3,000 hits in its first two days.
The core purpose of the initiative is to provide a free platform for local entrepreneurs and persons in general, to expose their products and services.
The entrepreneurs are encouraged to use the platform to capitalize on social media as an avenue for promotion, while maintaining traditionally effective promotion avenues such as Television, Radio and Print.
According to the release, the launch brings St. Vincent and the Grenadines in line with other Caribbean countries such as Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago which already have such initiatives.
Persons can visit www.cariits.com to view the online platform.