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Keep up to date with the latest Mercury Order news and online developments

Charity shops embracing e-commerce for a future online

Charity retailers have an imminent need to to adapt, survive and sell online, with many charities largely dependent on their survival. Covid-19 restrictions have resulted significantly reduced footfall and repeated closures of brick-and-mortar charity stores nationwide as case numbers continue to soar. The shift towards a digital world has been greatly accelerated, with the strong likliehood of lasting effects when society returns to normal. This offers a unique chance for charities to recoup losses accumulated over closures and pave the way for improved operations with an increased volume of sales through e-commerce. Charity retailers must not be overlooked, although their ...

Funding available for Irish retailers to go digital 

Retailers have the opportunity to adapt to online selling in an effort to recoup their losses. Grow your business online with help of the Trading Online Voucher Scheme. Funding support is available to help retailers strategically enhance their online sales capabilities. Successful applicants will be awarded financial assistance of up to €2,500 with co-funding of 50% from the business along with training and advice to help your business trade online. Businesses that have already received a Trading Online Voucher can now apply for a second voucher. Funding can be used towards adding payment facilities or booking systems to your website or developing new ...

Retailers must compete for online trade as Covid restrictions tighten

Local retailers are moving online to compete with the ecommerce giants and save their Christmas trade, according to digital growth agency, Grofuse.   Amazon and other ecommerce sellers have done significantly well out of this pandemic, and in order to compete with the ecommerce giant and keep their customers, smaller retailers must be selling online, says Grofuse Director Ian Cullen. He adds: “Black Friday is just one week away and with Christmas fast approaching retailers can capitalise on increasing online demand to compensate for the decline in footfall. The trade of local retailers who are not already selling online is ...

Consumer spending online remains high despite Level 5 restrictions

Spending for Christmas continues at a steady pace despite Level 5 restrictions, as consumers revert to shopping online. As footfall remains low and uncertainty of when restrictions will be eased remains high, retailers are moving to mitigate lockdown measures by implementing click and collect and delivery services. According to the latest spending analysis from e-money provider Revolut - which is based on data from over one million Revolut customers in Ireland - the majority of purchases in Ireland are now made online. The figures offer an insight into how the latest level of restrictions has impacted on consumer spending. The biggest ...

Online selling ‘a lifeline’ for retailers as 18,000 high street stores face closure

Traditional brick and mortar stores continue to struggle with the potential for thousands of high street units to be left empty by the end of this pandemic year. The Covid-19 fallout is rewriting the rules of retail and it’s believed that many shoppers who have switched to buying online may keep doing so long after the coronavirus threat has passed. According to research from the Local Data Company another 18,000 high street units could be left empty this year, almost double the number in 2019 as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect trading. The research states that the closures would ...

Which online ordering platform is best for your retail business?

Consumer demand for home delivery and click and collect services is soaring, and as retailers seek out solutions many are confused as to which online ordering system is best for their businesses. Mercury Order has compiled a table to compare multiple features such as software integration and pricing to help you determine the best online ordering system for you and your customers as the winter lockdowns continue to take their toll. The Mercury Order Story Mercury Order was created during the Covid-19 crisis to help protect staff and customers of small retailers while promoting responsibility around social distancing. The software was born out a ...

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