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Grow Your Business Online With THe COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme From Enterprise Ireland

Madison Potter


17 September 2020 by Madison Potter

Help Boost Your Retail Business With The COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme With Enterprise Ireland

Contributing over 11% to the Irish economy, the Irish retail industry is directly responsible for generating over €7 billion over the past 3 years. The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) has therefore proposed this Scheme in response to the Covid-19 crisis and the urgent need for retail companies to achieve a step change in online capability.

This is a Competitive Fund which will be administered by Enterprise Ireland on behalf of DBEI with a total fund size of €5.5m.

How Can Web Bureau Help?

Web Bureau is a multi-discipline digital agency, set up to help maximise our clients' online presence and help them grow their businesses both domestically as well as internationally. We have been working with numerous clients within the Retail sector for over 15 years, developing new websites, implementing high turnover digital marketing strategies and continuously auditing online activity to ensure our clients are getting the most out of their digital profiles. 

To Find Out More, Speak To Us Today! 

What Assistance can You Expect?

We are able to assist you with any website or digital related projects, focusing on three core elements:

  • Research
  • Strategy
  • Implementation

For more information on the key elements - please click here.

Successful applicants will be awarded funding to support a maximum of 80% of the project costs. The minimum grant amount payable is €10,000 under this Scheme.

Over the past 15 years we have been working with numerous clients within the retail sector in Ireland. Whether it be a new website, e-commerce set up or some digital marketing activity to increase overall sales, we were there to help bring these client's visions to life:

- Harry Corry
- Candles Direct
- Gordon's Chemist
- Macblair 

How Can You Apply?

To take part in the programme visit the Enterprise Ireland site Here to check eligibility.

Grant close date: 3pm Monday 28th September 2020  

Who Can Apply for the Scheme:

To be eligible you must be Irish-owned retail business. An application must be submitted in the name of a company/entity registered with the Companies Registration Office and incorporated in the Republic of Ireland at the time of application. The business must also:

  • have an existing online presence (e.g. website or social media);
  • have a retail store on or before 29 February 2020 and derive the majority of company revenue from retailing products directly to individual consumers:
    • Where a company provides both products and services, the applicant must provide a breakdown of sales revenue showing that products account for more than 50% of total revenue for a recent trading period, which may be up to the call close date;
    • Where a company has a mixture of business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) operations, the applicant must provide a breakdown of sales revenue showing that sales from B2C activities account for more than 50% of total revenue for a recent trading period, which may be up to the call close date;
  • employ at least 10 employees in the Republic of Ireland (on a full-time equivalent basis on or before 29 February 2020);
  • previous applicants of the Online Retail Scheme who were unsuccessful will be eligible to re-apply with a modified proposal under this Call. Successful applicants in previous calls are eligible to re-apply under this call, once they have fully completed the project previously approved, fully claimed all eligible costs before this call close date and propose a clearly different project to that undertaken under previous calls. This completion criteria also applies where related companies within a group structure wish to make an application.


What Next?

Not sure what to do or where to start? Talk to us, we would be happy to help and give you support so you can start growing your presence online today! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to expand your business!

Speak to one of our digital experts today

Dublin +353 1 424 4443
Belfast +4428 9073 1190 

Email: 
info@thewebbureau.com

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