The E-Merge programme provides £2500/€2800 fully funded consultancy support to help businesses develop online sales and eCommerce solutions.

Support is provided in a range of areas including:

  • How to promote and sell online e.g. E-Marketing, Social Media
  • Website management
  • SEO optimisation
  • Identification of sectoral e-markets
  • E-commerce
  • Online payment systems/ billing/ security
  • Product listing
  • Product packaging & labelling
  • Pricing/price matching/batch offers/discounts
  • Secure logistics/ delivery methods
  • Customer service/ managing satisfaction ratings
  • Legal & Insurance implications

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be engaged in cross-border trade
  • Be a manufacturing or tradable service business registered on the island of Ireland (North or South)
  • Have a satisfactory trading history (min. 18 months & established turnover)
  • Have the capacity to deliver the project
  • Fewer than 250 employees and annual turnover of less than £40million (or Euro Equivalent)

Please note: Businesses involved in retail, distribution and agriculture are not eligible for assistance under this scheme. The funding is provided under the European Commission Regulation on De Minimis Aid as stated in the application for E-Merge. The business must provide InterTradeIreland with details of all other De Minimis aid which has been granted to the business within the past three years. It should be noted that a false declaration by a business resulting in the threshold of €200,000 being exceeded could later give rise to the aid being recovered with interest.

To apply for this programme click on the link below:

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