Michigan e-Store Gets a New Look

Government products, from a DVD about the Mackinac Bridge, to state park motor vehicle permits.

by / January 31, 2008
The Michigan Department of Information Technology (MDIT) yesterday announced the launch of a new and improved Web site, dubbed the Michigan e-Store. The Michigan e-Store has a new look and feel that will be more appealing to shoppers said the state in a release. Products have been reorganized into easy to find categories, with new featured products and sale items. The Michigan e-Store also provides several opportunities to make important tax deductible donations that support critical state programs and services. Gift certificates are also available.

"Shoppers will find it easier to find the government products they are searching for," said Ken Theis, director of the Michigan Department of Information Technology. "Whether it's a state park motor vehicle permit or a DVD about the Mackinac Bridge, they'll find it at the Michigan e-Store."

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) sells several books, patches, posters, prints and videos with proceeds going directly to the management, protection and research of Michigan's endangered, threatened and nongame species and their habitats. Proceeds from the sale of MDNR state park motor vehicle permits and boating access permits are the major funding source for operations, maintenance and improvements to those sites.

The Children's Trust Fund sells several products ideal for gifts, which support the important mission of child abuse prevention programs facilitated statewide. One of the e-Store's latest additions, the Michigan Department of Transportation's "Our Bridge at 50" DVD, celebrates the 50th anniversary of Michigan 's iconic Mackinac Bridge.

The Web site is secured by 128 bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. Information about the products and the causes they support is readily available on the e-Store site.