Online Trading Voucher or Trading Online Vouchers
What is the Online Trading Voucher?
To support small Irish businesses to enhance their online trading presence. TRADING ONLINE VOUCHERS to the value of €2,500 (50% of eligible costs up to the maximum of €2,500) are now available through a new programme under the National Digital Strategy funded through the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. The vouchers are delivered through each Local Enterprise Office across the country. The aim of the online trading voucher scheme is to help small businesses grow their sales, exports and ultimately jobs.
Who is eligible For An Online Trading Voucher?
The online trading voucher is targeted at businesses that have a limited online trading presence. They must have less than 10 employees and turnover less than €2million. Applicants must be registered in the County they apply for and trading for a minimum of 12 months.
Applicants for the Trading Online Voucher must attend the TOV Information Seminars at LEO offices which will be taking place across the country throughout 2017.
Note: ineligible projects include those with charitable status, commercial semi-state companies, ‘’not for profit’’ organisations, trade associations and company representation bodies such as Chambers of Commerce.
The next informative seminar takes place on Friday 8th September at Wicklow County Campus, Rathnew followed by an application deadline of Thursday 28th September 2017.
The Online Trading Voucher can be used for:
The Trading Online Vouchers can be used for the development or upgrade of an e-commerce website. Such as implementing online payments or booking systems. Other usage includes: the purchase of online advertising, implementation of a digital marketing strategy, consultation with experts for early stages of online strategy. The online trading voucher can also be used for training/skills development specifically to establish and manage an online trading activity.
The Online Trading Voucher cannot be used for:
- Development of brochure websites
- Purchase of non-internet related software
- Anything other than online trading related activity
Download A Brochure:> Online Trading Vouchers Detail
The team here at bbmm have been working with LEO as suppliers of ecommerce websites and facilitating Online Trading Vouchers since they were first introduced back in 2014. We have worked on over 20 local successful applicants websites so far and helped turned static websites into ecommerce stores in all cases.