Trading Online Voucher
Up to 50% of €2,500 covered for e-commerce projects.
What is it?
Trading Online Voucher
Government in Ireland gives website grants for small businesses. That means, if you want an online shop or to boost your online marketing, you can get up to 50% of €2,500 for your web project covered while co-funding it with a Local Enterprise Office.
How can you spend "Trading Online Voucher"?
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Common questions about Trading Online Voucher
Search for web developers on Google and email them asking for an ecommerce website quote. If you attach a list of what needs to be done on your website and a deadline, you will get a more specific quote faster. If not sure of what you need, give a web developer a call to clarify your needs.
All websites have common features like a clear navigation, fast loading, being all devices friendly, SEO friendly design, etc. But you may need website features specific to your business, for example, you may want to sell online courses and not physical products; or to have a gallery on your website or an Instagram feed. Talk to your web developer to explore what kind of website is best for you.
You attend a webinar with Local Enterprise Office (LEO), fill out an online application and submit 3 quotes from your web developers. If you get a yes from LEO, you choose one web developer to do your web project. Their quote works like a checklist of what needs to be done. It’s common to pay 30% deposit when the service begins. When all items from the quote are completed, you make the final payment to your web developer. You get a receipt. You bring this receipt to LEO. They ask you to fill out one more form. You get 50% of €2500 spent back from LEO.
Think about a website project quote as a checklist of what needs to be done on your website to help your business improve online trading.
But before asking for a quote, think about your business situation right now and where you would like to be instead. Reflect on your goals. What kind of customers would you like to serve? How many and when? How would you like to sell to them? And what kind of products? Maybe some new products and services? Where are your customers physically and online? What could be interesting ways to reach them? How’s your business different and appealing to your customers?
And here’s where your website comes in. A website is just a tool to help you reach business goals. If you reflect on your goals, then a web developer will help you get web tools together to reach those goals.
Have a phone call with a web developer when asking for a quote. Have a video call when starting a project. In your emails, use bullet points (web developers are rational people :). When you’re not sure about something, simply ask a web developer to clarify it for you and to explain things simpler. Have weekly video calls to checkin on the progress. Use your quote for guidance on what needs to be done to finalise the project. Stay friendly and human, and your project will go great.