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    Online Trading Vouchers Scheme

    What Are Online Trading Vouchers

    The Online Trading Voucher Scheme offers small businesses the opportunity to develop their website or digital marketing strategy by availing of vouchers of up to €2,500 or 50% of eligible expenditure (net of VAT).

    Your Digital Economy Starts Here

    In value terms, the digital economy is now worth about 6% of Ireland’s GDP and every indication is that its growth will continue to outpace total GDP growth over the rest of the decade.

    Some 94% of Irish internet users now shop online with average adult online spending per month rising by 13% since 2014, from
    €71 to €80 per month per person. Overall consumer spending grew by just 9% over the same period.

    The share of Irish consumer spending accounted for by the digital economy is expected to grow from 7.7% in 2016 to 12.4% by 2021. (source)

    The Digital Economy is now worth about 6% of Ireland’s GDP


    Scheme Overview

    There is now a need to encourage small Irish businesses to develop their digital presence to avoid missing significant commercial opportunities. In order to support this goal, the National Digital Strategy aims to get an additional 2,000 businesses trading online by the end of 2015. To this end, the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources (DCENR) has launched an Online Trading Voucher Scheme and has teamed up with with Local Enterprise Offices to deliver this Scheme to Irish businesses at local level. (source)

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    The average adult online spend per month has risen by 13% over the 2014 level. That’s considerably ahead of the overall 9% growth in total consumer spending over the same period.






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