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NI Centre of Ecommerce Excellence
NI Centre of Ecommerce Excellence to the IRP

With transactions of over £2,000,000,000 to over 170 countries, IRP Commerce is working with key stakeholders to turn Northern Ireland into an "ecommerce free trade zone".

Northern Ireland was at the forefront of global commerce with shipbuilding. With Ecommerce, an opportunity to lead has arrived again.

Northern Ireland export business transacted on the IRP Commerce Cloud

The IRP Commerce Cloud is the major ecommerce platform designed and developed in Northern Ireland.

To date, the IRP ecosystem has securely transacted over £1.5 billion for NI businesses alone, in over 170 countries, using every payment type, in all major currencies and languages.

Some of the companies powered by IRP Commerce Cloud, delivering inbound money and creating new jobs, include:

The recent trading arrangements have gifted NI with a unique opportunity to become a world-leading centre in ecommerce.

Our mission is to work with an ecosystem of partners and stakeholders to develop NI as a centre of ecommerce excellence.

We are passionate about maintaining and extending NI’s reputation for innovation in ecommerce. Through NICEe, together we can empower the NI digital and business community by equipping them with the data and technology to succeed online.

Partnering with the digital community in NI

To develop ecommerce capability, NI companies need the tools and the data to succeed. We must collaborate in order to capitalise on each other’s strengths.

With the advantage of the trading arrangements, NI can become a centre of ecommerce excellence by sharing digital expertise, leveraging IRP statistical data and clustering around the proven IRP Commerce Cloud and IRP ecosystem as a common platform for shared success.

The objective is to greatly increase outbound ecommerce trade from NI. This means building the ecommerce logistics, technology and service industries, ideally all delivered by NI companies. Ultimately, NI can become UK and Europe’s ‘plug and play’ ecommerce location, with all services catered for in an ‘Ecommerce as a Service’ format. This will create jobs and expertise, ultimately leading to NI becoming a world-leading centre for ecommerce.

NI as a centre of ecommerce excellence will benefit the economy, outlive any trading arrangements and leave a legacy for the future.

Ecommerce involves a significant carbon footprint in transportation and packaging – NICEe must also address these issues with sustainability and environmental thinking at it’s core, and not as a side note.

Trading and transaction volumes will be the quantitative measure of NI’s ecommerce progression in what is one of the world’s largest and growing markets.

IRP ecosystem opportunities


1. Get in contact with us to discuss partnership opportunities:



2. Leverage IRP ecommerce market data:



3. Join the IRP World & connect with ecommerce experts:



4. Become an IRP Agency or IRP Service Provider:



5. Contribute an article for our Strategy Centre:



6. Refer a merchant to the IRP Commerce Cloud:


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