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 apps for your customers. The voucher can also be used towards subscriptions to low cost online retail platform solutions.

Who can apply?

The vouchers are eligible for businesses with the following profile:

  • Limited or no e-commerce presence;
  • 10 or less employees;
  • Turnover less than €2m;
  • Applicant business must be trading for at least 6 Months**;
  • Business must be located in the area covered by the LEO to whom they make their application i.e. LEOs cannot accept applications from businesses located outside their jurisdiction.

How to apply

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

It is certain that this pandemic is going to lead to long-lasting changes in consumer behaviour. Those previously not accustomed to online shopping have, through necessity, shifted to online selling. This could see some areas of retail experiencing a greater shift into e-commerce than ever before.

While traditional bricks and mortar retailers are suffering major losses, those who have an online presence are well placed to benefit or – at the very least – maintain their business. 

High street stores have suffered a steep decline as footfall remains low. While retailers have experienced 4 years online revenue growth in 4 months!

Why use Mercury Order? 

Thankfully, this software as a service is an ideal solution for many business owners to convert their sales from instore, to online. Investing in an online ordering service – such as Mercury Order – deems retailers eligible for the grant. Mercury Order acts as an online store or easily links with your existing website for click and collect and delivery services.

Contact our team today to request a FREE demo and FREE setup: NI: +44 28 7122 8820  UK: +44 333 241 44 22 ROI: +353 1 247 5294