Grow your business with the Trading Online Voucher Scheme
Written by Deirdre Keon on 1st June 2017
The Trading Online Voucher Scheme has proven to be a huge success for small business across Ireland. Local Enterprise Office’s across the country continue to provide small businesses with grants of up to €2,500, to help develop their digital presence. Presenting a unique opportunity for Irish retailers and small firms to avail of online support for businesses, this innovative scheme gives small businesses the opportunity to develop an e-commerce solution and digital strategy, helping to expand their business and reach new audiences. A grant of up to €2,500 (based on 50% of eligible expenditure) is available.
The benefits of the Trading Online Voucher Scheme
The success of the Trading Online Voucher Scheme has been phenomenal, according to research that was conducted by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. Over 2,600 businesses have already benefited from the scheme. The research that was conducted, with over 800 companies that had actively participated in the Government’s Trading Online Voucher Scheme, found the following:
- 21% was the average increase in sales
- 84% experienced an increase in customer enquiries
- 73% said that the new online business was additional and did not displace existing sales
- Growing businesses expected to recruit on average 1.4 more employees
- 3 out of 5 businesses began to export
- 89% said that the trading online component of their business will become more important in the coming months
How can your business avail of the Trading Online Voucher Scheme?
It is a requirement by the Local Enterprise Office that applicants attend an information session prior to submitting an application. This ensures that applicants are aware of how the scheme works, what the grant covers and how to apply etc. Please contact your Local Enterprise Office for meeting dates and times.
Why partner with FCDM for your Trading Online Voucher?
At FCDM, we have partnered with numerous businesses in Ireland, who have availed of the scheme and have a proven track record in delivering award winning marketing solutions for them in return.
Custom Cuts – Development of an e-commerce website
True Fitness – Implementing Online payments and booking systems
Mimi Toys– Upgrade of their e-commerce website to a powerful Magento CMS system and training and skills development specifically to establish and manage their on-line trading activity.
Walker Recycling – Development of a digital marketing strategy
Physio Plus – Development of an e-commerce website
Get in touch…
Are you looking for an experienced and reputable Trading Online Voucher digital partner? At FCDM, our experienced team can provide advice on how to take advantage of your Digital Voucher to increase your online presence and start generating sales. We have offices in both Dublin and Westmeath and provide a full set of digital marketing services that qualify for the programme. Contact our experienced team today and discover how we can take your business to new heights!