Save up to €2,500 growing your business online

Local Enterprise Office

Trading Online Voucher Scheme

Growing your business online

With help through the Government’s National Digital Strategy. The Trading Online Voucher Scheme is designed to assist small businesses with up to 10 employees to trade more online, boost sales and reach new markets. Participating in this scheme can make the process of trading online much easier for you.

It offers financial assistance of up to €2,500 with co-funding of 50% from the business along with training and advice to help your business trade online. Cutting the cost of developing your online trading capacity by up to 50% can make this investment very affordable for many small businesses out there.

Who is eligible to apply for the Trading Online Voucher Scheme

  • Small businesses with less than 10 employees
  • Limited or no e-commerce presence
  • Turnover less than €2m
  • Applicant business must be trading for at least 6 Months

Funding can be used towards adding payment facilities or booking systems to your website or developing new apps for your customers. The voucher can also be used towards subscriptions to low cost online retail platform solutions, to help companies quickly establish a retailing presence online.

How can we help you ?

Website Design

Premium Website which will be fully responsive across all devices

Website Redesign

Redesign or update your existing website

Website Maintenance

Peace of mind with weekly/monthly maintenance of your site

To find out how Xpand Web Design can help you with your Trading Online Voucher, get in touch today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I avail of a second Trading Online Voucher?

Yes, Businesses that have already received a Trading Online Voucher can now apply for a second voucher, where upgrades are required.

What can I use the trading online voucher for?

The Trading Online Voucher can be used for one or more of the following:

  • IT consultation
  • Development or upgrade of an e-commerce website
  • Implementing Online payments or booking systems
  • Purchase of Internet-related software
  • Purchase of online advertising (this purchase cannot make up any more than 30% of approved Voucher costs and can only be drawn down in one payment phase)
  • Developing an app (or multiplatform webpages)
  • Implementing a digital marketing strategy i.e. Social media marketing;
  • Consultation with ICT experts for early-stage adopters of online strategy
  • Training/skills development specifically to establish and manage online trading activity

How do I qualify for the TOV?

To be eligible for the TOV, you business must have:

  •  Limited Online Trading presence
  • 10 or less employees
  • Turnover less than €2m
  • Applicant business must be registered and trading for at least 6 months
  • Business must be located in the area covered by this phase of the scheme i.e. within the remit of the participating LEOs.

How do I apply for the trading online voucher?

You will need to get in touch with your Local Enterprise Office and they will assist you with the process.