Covid-19 Micro-business E-commerce Grant

Trading Online Voucher Scheme For Businesses In Ireland

Businesses that may be eligible are encouraged to apply for the ‘trading online voucher scheme’ to assist in digitalising their business and develop a sustainable strategy to increase sales.

Businesses Offered Up To €2,500 To Assist In selling Online

The scheme helps small businesses with up to 10 employees trade more online, boost sales and reach new markets. There is up to €2,500 available through local enterprise offices with co-funding of 10% from the business – cutting the cost of developing your online trading capacity by up to 90%.

An extension has been granted to businesses that have already received a voucher. This allows you to upgrade your sites, build a new platform, or use the fund for digital marketing. Local enterprise offices also provide training and further business supports.

Funding can be used to add payment facilities and booking systems to your website or develop new apps for your customers. The voucher can also be used towards subscriptions to online retail platform solutions to help companies establish a retail presence online.

How to apply – E-mail or telephone your local enterprise office to find out more.

  • The vouchers are targeted at businesses with the following criteria:
  • Limited to no e-commerce presence.
  • 10 or fewer employees.
  • A turnover of less than two million.
  • The applicants’ business must be trading for at least 6 months.
  • Business must be located in the area covered by your local enterprise office applications.
  • Applications received outside of their jurisdiction cannot be accepted.

As many small businesses are closed, the trading online voucher’s value will benefit your company for years to come, boost your revenue, and help you sustain and create jobs in the future. Amid this rapid surge of digital commerce as a result of Covid-19, business owners must realise that to recoup losses, they must establish and improve their online presence before their competitors do.

Contact our team of experts at Grofuse to see how we can help your business flourish today. NI/GB: +44 2871 228820 ROI: +353 1 247 5294.

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