Trading Online Voucher Scheme
Updated: Sep 11, 2020
With support from the Government's National Digital Strategy, expand your company online. The expanded online trading voucher scheme is designed to help small businesses with up to 10 employees trade online, boost sales, and reach new markets. Participating in this scheme will make things far simpler for you to transact online..
It offers financial support of up to €2,500 with 10 percent co-funding from the company along with training and advice to help your business online. Cutting up to 90 percent of the cost of building the online trading capability will render this project really accessible for many small businesses out there.
It is vital for all business to make informed decisions, so the free assistance and training provided by your local business office in delivering this scheme will enable you to decide what's best for your business. The training sessions cover a variety of topics, including website development , digital marketing, business social media, and search engine optimisation. The information given is unbiased and can help you determine the choices are correct for your company to transact online.
Companies who have already earned a Trading Online Voucher will now qualify for a second voucher which includes improvements.
Funding can be used to attach payment services or booking mechanisms to the website, or to create innovative user applications. The voucher can also be used to subscribe to low-cost online retail platform solutions to help businesses set up a retail presence online quickly.
The vouchers are targeted at 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.
Previous voucher recipients may apply for a second voucher