Trading Online Voucher (TOV)
Are you a small business that wants to get your business online or do you want to increase your online presence? Having an operating eCommerce platform is the key to any modern business who wants to thrive in the current market where customers are seeking their products and services online. The Trading Online Voucher will provide you with everything you need to get online.
Whether you need to help to get your business online, or if you already have an online presence, but need to update it. Through Local Enterprise offices, the Irish Government are currently offering a Trading Online Voucher Scheme that can help you get your business and eCommerce platform online.
The submission date to complete their application process is Monday 28th September 2020 at 3:00pm.
**Update from October 2020 – The scheme is currently still running and may suit some companies to go for a second voucher!
Start Trading Online Today
The Government’s National Digital Strategy is here to help you grow your business online. This scheme is in place to assist small businesses with up to 10 employees to begin trading more online. This will allow these small businesses to boost their sales and to reach new markets. The aim of this online retail scheme is to make the process of trading online easier for small businesses.
The scheme usually offers financial assistance of up to €2,500 with co-funding of 10% from the business. Along with this, you will gain training and advice towards handling your business online. Under the scheme, small businesses can claim up to €5,000 in two grants worth €2,500 each. This funding will certainly reduce the cost online retail platform for your business.
This cost can only benefit small businesses who are seeking financial support towards growing their business online as this investment is very affordable for many small businesses out there.
Who Can Apply for a TOV?
The trading online retail vouchers can only be drawn by businesses with the following profile:
- Businesses with Limited or no e-commerce presence;
- If the company has 10 or less employees;
- The business should have a turnover less than €2m;
- Applicant business must be trading for at least 6 Months prior to application;
- Business must be located in the area covered by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) to whom they make their application i.e. LEO’s cannot accept applications from businesses located outside their jurisdiction.
- Businesses that have previously received a Trading Online Voucher can now apply for a second voucher, where upgrades and updates are required.
How Can The Trading Online Voucher Help My Business?
This scheme is funded by the department of communications climate action and environment in Ireland. The aim of the scheme is to quickly establish a retailing presence online and to provide training by your local enterprise office.
It is vital that you are making informed decisions for the success of your business. The free help and training provided by your local enterprise office in the delivery of this scheme allows you to decide what is best for your business.
The training sessions provided by the scheme covers various topics, including developing a website, digital marketing, social media for business and search engine optimisation. The information provided is impartial and will help you decide on what trading online options are right for your business.
What Agile Digital Strategy Can Provide
At Agile Digital Strategy, we offer a wide variety of services which will help you create or increase your online presence. Our aim is to create online retail platform solutions for your business.
Through our Web Design service, we can create a bespoke website for your customers to locate your website. Our web designs are modern, responsive and user friendly which will allow for your potential customers to easily interact with your site.
We have a wide variety of digital marketing services which include social media management, developing a digital strategy, pay per click advertising and search engine optimisation. Each of these services are used to highlight and promote your business online and to ensure that your target market easily finds your eCommerce site.
We’ve helped several businesses grow their online presence through developing and executing digital marketing strategies customised to their businesses goals and objectives. Check out our services page to see the wide variety of services that we provide. Feel free to get in contact with us today to find the best social media marketing plan for your business.
If you are looking to grow your business online with help through the Government’s National Digital Strategy, make sure you apply for a voucher before the deadline date at localenterprise.ie.