Trading Online During COVID-19

Does your business have an online presence?

During these uncertain times, many businesses have discovered that operating remotely and online is not only beneficial, but essential. Although many businesses may not be able to operate a physical store at this time, that does not mean that it should put a stop to you selling your products or services.

A website is a vital tool to a business as it not only assists with keeping your customers up to date with business activities, but it also grants you the opportunity and platform to sell your products/services without the necessity of a physical storefront. Unlike us, a website is working around the clock, 24/7/365, which means that it has the capability to service not only existing and potential customers within your area, but expands your reach on a global scale with very little overhead costs; meaning increased revenue and brand awareness for your business.

We at Bluescope Technologies create eye-catching websites at affordable prices. We work closely with each and every one of our clients, from project start to project finish, to ensure that you receive the website that you envisioned for your business. Most of our websites development projects are completed within 6 – 12 weeks on a best endeavor basis.

Visit our Portfolio to view some of our previous website developments.

Whether you are looking to develop a standard informational website (brochure website), an e-commerce website to sell your products/services online, a booking system to manage your business appointments, or bespoke solutions; we’ve got you covered.

Bluescope Portfolio

Did you know that the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) is offering businesses a grant of up to €2,500 towards your e-commerce website?

This grant is named the Trading Online Voucher, and the LEO is offering businesses the opportunity to apply for the voucher once you meet the below criteria:

  • You do not currently operate an e-commerce website, or you have limited e-commerce presence;
  • Your business has 10 or less employees;
  • Turnover is less than €2m;
  • Your business has been trading for at least 6 months;
  • Your business must be located in an area covered by the LEO in which you make your application.

If you meet the above requirements, your business is eligible to apply for the Trading Online Voucher. This voucher scheme, if approved, grants your business with *50% of the total website development cost up to the value of €2,500. Your business is required to pay 10% of the total cost.

As of recently, the LEO are allowing businesses who have previously received a voucher to apply for a second voucher, where upgrades for your website may be required.

Applications for this voucher are available from April 7th 2020 until September 30th 2020. You can learn more about the Trading Online Voucher on the Local Enterprise Office’s website.

*Correction 06/01/2021: LEO now provide 50% of the total cost up to the value of €2,500 instead of 90%.

If you are interested in developing a website for your business, a member of our team is available to answer your questions over the phone at (061) 513 290 or by email at