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Are you a small Irish retail business owner who’s been on the fence about creating an eCommerce website? Well, it’s time to jump off that fence and dive into the online world! Here are five reasons why an eCommerce website could benefit your customers, and how the Online Retail Scheme from Enterprise Ireland can help you make it happen.

  • Convenience: With an eCommerce website, your customers can shop from the comfort of their own homes. They can browse your products, compare prices, and make purchases with just a few clicks. Plus, they can shop at any time of day or night, which is especially handy for busy people or those with non-traditional work schedules.
  • More variety: With an online store, you can offer a wider range of products than you might be able to in a physical store. You can showcase all your inventory, no matter how large or small, without worrying about the constraints of shelf space. This means your customers will have more choices and can find exactly what they’re looking for.
  • Lower prices: By selling online, you can save on overhead costs such as rent, utilities, and staff. These savings can be passed on to your customers in the form of lower prices, which can help you stay competitive in the market.
  • Better customer service: An eCommerce website can offer a range of customer service features such as live chat, email support, and detailed product descriptions. This means your customers can get their questions answered quickly and easily, and can make informed purchasing decisions.
  • Increased accessibility: For customers with disabilities or limited mobility, an eCommerce website can be a game-changer. They can shop from home without worrying about navigating a physical store, and can use assistive technologies to make their experience easier and more enjoyable.

Now, we know that creating an eCommerce website can seem daunting, but that’s where the Online Retail Scheme from Enterprise Ireland comes in. With this scheme, you can get up to €25,000 in funding to cover up to 50% of eligible costs for your eCommerce website development, to help you develop a more competitive online offer, increase your customer base, and build a more resilient business both online and offline. can help you with the application process and guide you through the steps of creating an eCommerce website that works for you and your customers.

To qualify, you need more than 10 full-time employees, and more than 50% of your business must be B2C.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get your small Irish retail business online and watch your customer base grow!


If you’re interested, contact Stephen or Finbarr us at 0818 345 345, send an email to, or schedule a call using the website

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