Introducing the Localisation Shop
Michael Bourke talks about the newly created localisation shop.
Originally published in December 2004 issue of Localisation Focus. To learn more about Localisation Focus, click here.
Where do you go if you want to buy the latest localisation publications?
What site allows you to advertise specifically to a localisation audience?
Where can you find and register online for localisation related events?
The answer is Localisation Shop (www.localisationshop.com) the new
website created and run by the Localisation Research Centre (LRC). As the name suggests, the Localisation Shop is dedicated to all things localisation, all of which can be purchased online instantly. It sells
goods and services produced by the Localisation Research Centre (LRC)
and select third-party affiliates.
The site is essentially made up of five different areas, detailed below.
With the Localisation Shop (see Fig. 1), services such as banner advertisements
and job advertising can be purchased and set up online. With banner
advertisements, customers can purchase advertising space, specify a
banner of their choice to run, and see their advertisement up and running
within minutes. The Localisation Shop allows users to submit job advertisements
to the LRC’s jobs section, a localisation specific job advertising
section with very high exposure. The Localisation Shop helps you to target
localisation professionals with focused advertising, and find the cream
of the industry for your job vacancies.
Want to subscribe to important industry magazines and periodicals? You
can do so immediately with the Localisation Shop. Delivery details and
payment are all handled online, so now you have no excuse for not keeping
up with the latest industry developments with magazines such as the
LRC’s Localisation Focus.
There are a growing number of organisations and industry groups of interest
to localisation professionals. The Localisation Shop will soon allow
individuals to join such groups online. The shop automates the details
gathering process and supports immediate online payment of registration
These are magazines, books, papers and other items for sale that do not
fit into the other main categories. Following online payment, each item
is immediately dispatched to customer. Also available are items that
can be downloaded following purchase – the customer does not have to
wait for delivery. Such items include PDF versions of magazines and
Often event organisers require attendees to print out a form, complete it
and post it along with payment. It’s an old and outdated method in today’s wired world and with the
Localisation Shop, registration for a localisation event can be completed in minutes. Each event listing includes detailed information about the
event, including location, duration and agenda.
Purchasing goods online with credit cards is now standard everywhere,
and the Localisation Shop is no exception. It supports online credit card
payments allowing all goods and services to be purchased immediately –
there are no annoying invoices or lengthy registration processes to deal
with. The Localisation Shop’s payment system is secure and private, using
industry standard encryption to keep customer details safe.
The Localisation Shop mainly sells items and services produced by
the Localisation Research Centre. We will soon begin selling items
produced by third-parties and services offered by affiliated organisations
and we are currently looking for suitable organisations to work with.
The shop will handle payment and details gathering on behalf of the
affiliate. For instance, the site would offer registration and payment
facilities for an upcoming conference on behalf of another organisation.
If you or your organisation would be interested in becoming an
affiliate, please contact us for more information (see below for contact
When we were creating the Localisation Shop we wanted to create a
system that was useful for localisation professionals and easy to use.
We hope we have achieved that goal. You’ll be able to peruse the comprehensive
list of products for sale and read through the services offered. We
are also keen to receive feedback and suggestions from the industry, so
visit the Localisation Shop soon and see what it can do for you.
About the author
Michael Bourke is a research associate at the Localisation Research Centre. He can be contacted at michael.j.bourkeNOSPAM@ul.ie (remove NOSPAM to email).