Since its inception in 2012, The Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC) has been at the forefront of eCommerce industry efforts to promote fair competition, innovation and the positive development of the industry in Russia. Мajority of Russian online-retail companies of all sizes benefit from membership of AITC as well as large European retailers, like MediaMarkt and Otto Group.
The ways in which AITC has fostered a better environment include:
Work with government
AITC and its members contribute to a variety of Government of Russian Federation and parliamentary initiatives and are regularly approached by Government for help and advice and to effect better policy. AITC represents the views of members, bringing together officials, parliamentarians and eCommerce industry to effect better policy.
AITC is active in promoting consumer rights protection and AITC Trustmark allows Russian consumers to find reliable and trustworthy merchants. Compliance with the EMOTA European Trustmark is mandatory for all AITC members and is viewed as a mark of good business practice.
AITC support a range of industry and member events conferences. Bringing together the biggest players from Russian ecommerce industry AITC organize its own events and promotions.
Understanding Russian ecommerce market is a complex process, however, AITC publish reports and analysis to help industry develop it growth strategies.
AITC is an important driving force in promoting collaboration and constructive dialogue between cross-border ecommerce. Special attention is paid to the development of interaction with other countries.
At the moment, AITC has built partnerships with a wide range of organizations, for example “Belt and Road” ECommerce Strategic Alliance; Ecommerce Foundation under Ecommerce Europe; The European eCommerce and Omni Channel Trade Association.
Download the reports by AITC here