On 30th November 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland the first meeting within the project BOOST4Shoes (Boosting Online crOss-border sales of Shoes Through e-Commerce coaching for SMEs from the shoe industry), was held. The meeting was hosted by CIVIC Computing, which is also the project coordinator.
BOOST4Shoes will develop the European Footwear Sector through development of the Online Sales Manager profile, a professional capable of devising e-Commerce strategies for increasing revenues from cross-border sales through utilisation of the Internet as a sales channel. The project targets SMEs from the footwear industry as it is a dynamic sector retaining a high number of jobs and needs to be supported and boosted. The profile and consequent competences in Europe are still underestimated, while the present e-Commerce environment can facilitate substantial growth.
The partners distributed tasks and were trained on the use of Admin Project as the basic tool for project management. The date for the next meeting, which will take place in Poland, was set.