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Trading Online Voucher Scheme – How Best to Apply and How to Answer

Trading Online Voucher Scheme – How Best to Apply and How to Answer

Trading Online Voucher Scheme – First of all, in order to best answer and complete the Trading Online Voucher Scheme application form you must understand and appreciate what the voucher can be used for, once you know these facts you can best position your answers and the application.  So, what can the trading online voucher scheme be used for….

But first, if you are interested in our services at Digital Sales, check out this quick video:

Trading Online Voucher Scheme – The Uses

  • 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 (can only make up 30% of approved Voucher costs)
  • Developing an app or multiplatform webpages
  • Development of a digital marketing strategy
  • Implementing a digital marketing strategy
  • Training/skills development specifically to establish and manage an on-line trading activity.

And conversely, you don’t want to answer questions within the trading online voucher scheme application that could rule your application out….The Trading Online Voucher Scheme is not for the:

  • Development of brochure website
  • Purchase of non-internet related software
  • Anything other than online trading related activity.

****This Trading Online Vouchers Scheme and Website Grant has just been updated (March 2020) where you apply for this website grant a second time up to September 2020 and also another important point, applicants can spend 2750 euro and get the grant for 2500.  This is a Covid 19 related initiative, read all about it here.  And if you need help with the answers for the questions on the Website Grant form, see this handy blog post.  Or just reach out to the Digital Sales team.

Trading Online Voucher Scheme – A Competitive Application Process

The Trading Online Voucher Scheme and application process for the Vouchers is a competitive process.  From our experience at some counties are more competitive than others, as in, some county LEO’s have more grants available.

Each Trading Online Voucher Scheme application is measured on a scoring system and applications with the highest score will qualify for the trading online voucher scheme.  The scoring factors are:

  • Value added potential/increased online sales
  • Export potential
  • Job creation potential
  • Financial Sustainability

So, when answering the questions within the form, think about the above four points.  Are you integrating a merchant process within your website? Is there export potential, even if your export potential or forecasts are down the road, do mention it in the application.  And be realistic with your job creation forecast, but do make sure you will be increasing your head count over the coming years.

Trading Online Voucher Scheme – Disqualification

Scores below the minimum required will be disqualified. When demand for the Trading Online Voucher Scheme exceeds availability, awards will be made to the highest scoring applications and may exclude even those applicants that have achieved the minimum score.  So, take notice of the requirements above and gear your answers based on what the Trading Online Voucher Scheme is for….

Trading Online Voucher Scheme – A Tip:

  • Answer Every Question on the Form and be sure to complete the entire form

Some of our Trading Online Voucher Clients

Trading Online Voucher Scheme
Need help with your application for the Trading Online Voucher Scheme?

At we have helped companies all over Ireland apply for the Trading Online Voucher Scheme, NOT ONE of our voucher applications have failed to qualify.  If you need any help completing the Trading Online Voucher Scheme application contact us today at 01 539 7207 or email we have pre populated Online Trading Voucher forms that have passed the selection criteria and we have delivered world class websites that help companies sell online.

Diarmuid Haughian – Business Development Director –

UX (User Experience) Post Grad Dip., Cert. Digital Marketing, MSc. BITS, Dip. International Selling

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