The Organization of Economic Cooperation and
Development (OECD) in Paris, a source of comparable international economic
and social statistical data, launched an online bookstore based on INTERSHOP e-commerce technology.
Hosted by AT&T, the site offers visitors direct access to OECD’s printed and
electronic publications as well as the opportunity to purchase them online by
credit card via Payline, a secure payment system developed by SG2.
Online bookshops will also be launched for each of the OECD centers in
Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United States. These stores will be
the specific needs of these individual markets.
“It is certain that the emergence of electronic commerce heralds a major
structural change in the economies of the OECD member countries” said John
Dryden, head of the Information, Computer and Communications Policy Division
of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry.
“Market-driven e-commerce holds the prospect of economic growth,
productivity and job
creation in enterprises as well as greater consumer choice and purchasing
power. It has become a key part of the day-to-day work of our organization as
well as the subject of some of its most visible conferences. By opening the
online bookstore, the OECD has integrated this dimension into its marketing
The OECD brings together 29 countries in a structure that offers governments
the opportunity to debate, share experiences, and find solutions to common
problems arising in their national contexts.
The fundamental mission of the OECD is creating an opportunity for its
members to consult and cooperate with each other in order to increase
economic growth and social well-being for their populations.