The E-Commerce Association of Ireland (eCAI) today launched TurboVoucher, website packages and other offers which effectively double the value of the government’s Trading Online Voucher value from €2500 to €5000.
The market conditions from Covid-19 has resulted in a sharp increase in companies seeking the governments Trading Online Voucher scheme. “The good news is, the government is serious about eCommerce. Selling online is now an urgent strategy for many businesses reacting to Covid market conditions”, explains Niall Bodkin, head of the eCommerce Association of Ireland. “Demand far exceeds supply. We estimate 10,000 businesses are seeking the Local Enterprise Office grant. It’s important they do not rush and seek professional advice”.
Companies “with or without” the Local Enterprise Office Trading Online Voucher grant can avail of TurboVoucher offers and seek the guidance of 200+ mentors who have volunteered to walk them through the process of creating an online business. eCommerce TaskForce is a co-operative initiative backed by ISME, Guaranteed Irish, the eCommerce Association of Ireland and Buymediahq and developer participants.
“Pivoting to online sales gives businesses a bright window of opportunity through these uncertain times and will be an asset to growth when normal business resumes”, comments Neil McDonnell, CEO of ISME.
“We are delighted to see such support being made available to businesses based here in Ireland who support jobs, local communities and the Irish economy. The Pandemic has forced people who procrastinated about e-commerce to go online to survive. Guaranteed Irish has encouraged their small members to continue to trade and to reach out to Irish companies to help them engage online” adds Brid O’Connell, CEO of Guaranteed Irish.
All companies signing up to the scheme will also receive membership to the eCommerce Association of Ireland for the year.
To register and for more information go to www.ecai.ie or contact info @ecai.ie