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The online store of the Finnish Museum of Glass will open on May 28, 2024 – The online store of the city of Riihimäki will be launched in the fall

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The city of Riihimäki is running an extensive e-commerce project, the pilot of which is the Finnish Glass Museum, which will launch an online store under its own brand on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The online store will be delivered by CPU Oy, and the implementation project will be implemented in cooperation with the Finnish Glass Museum, the system supplier, ICT service provider Tiera, and the information management services of the city of Riihimäki.

In the beginning The online store of the Finnish Glass Museum the product selection includes publications and postcards, and the selection is updated regularly. Event tickets and admission fee products will be available in the future. The selection of the museum shop, which continues to operate in connection with the museum, is wider, and it includes a diverse selection of glass-related literature as well as glass and decorative objects.

"The expansion of the museum shop online enables national and international product sales. We are very pleased to be the trendsetter of the Riihimäki city's e-commerce project", Hanna Mamia-Walther, director of the Finnish Museum of Glass, is happy.

In August 2024, the construction of the general online store of the city of Riihimäki will start. The online store, which will be established in the same system as the glass museum, is intended to serve all industries, and its launch will take place later in the fall. Through the city's online store, you can initially pay for, among other things, sports places managed by sports services, one-time reservations for school halls, sports equipment, and Riihimäki civic college courses. Later, the selection of the online store will be expanded with timeless and stylish utility products from the city's R product family, such as earrings and t-shirts.

In the background of online shopping is the goal of developing electronic services

In Riihimäki, there has already been a longer focus on the development of electronic services, and the city's participation For the Open municipality project has been part of this development. The project identified needs for the maintenance of the municipal residents' own data, industry-specific electronic transactions, functionalities aimed at inclusion, and targeted information for those municipal residents who do not have a constant need to deal with the city's services. Various service portal options were proposed as a solution.

"At the beginning of 2024, the information management of the city of Riihimäki surveyed the needs of online shopping and space reservation functionalities. It was decided for the city to introduce its own online store in order to provide a modern payment interface to the citizens, as the first step in digital services. By developing the online store and expanding the range of services, we can move towards a wider range of electronic services in the future," says Maria Pohjanvuori, information management manager of the city of Riihimäki.

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