Borders Enters Ireland

Borders continues its global expansion with its first store in Ireland and certainly not the last.

Borders now does business in six countries outside the US. Earlier this year, the company announced plans to enter the Middle East.

As for the Borders Web site, I suspect that it is just a matter of time before the company abandons its partnership with Amazon and goes it alone. Localized Web sites for these markets would only help Borders — and Amazon offers no specific Web site for Ireland. But it is early yet and Amazon may still rise to the occasion.

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John Yunker
John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.
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