Retailers urged to avail of funding to enhance online presence

The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment (DETE) has launched a further call for Online Retail Scheme aiming to encourage the retail sector in Ireland to develop a more competitive online offer that will enable an increase in their customer base and build a more resilient business in the domestic and global marketplace both online and offline.

This is a Competitive Fund which will be administered by Enterprise Ireland on behalf of DETE with a total fund size of €3.4m.

The Online Retail Scheme closes on 3rd May. Applications for funding are invited through a public call for submission of projects. The applicant must be an Irish based enterprise that has ten or more full-time employees.

For smaller retailers looking to develop their online presence, the Local Enterprise Offices operate a Trading Online Voucher scheme (TOVS).

For more information, criteria and how to apply, please see here.