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Cookies on Websites

Cookies are used on websites to help the site function, collect statistical information, track usage etc. Cookies are text files that store small bits of data which helps recognise your computer when it revisits a website. Typical ecommerce website have a cookie function to add to cart, other examples of cookies would be a 3rd party such as Google Analytics 3 which is not required for the functioning of the website but do track usage for statistical purposes. Google has

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Google Analytics 4 – To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade…

Google Analytics has been about since 2005 – the advantage of a quick Google search! It is a detailed tool which allows you to track behaviour on your website. There is a lot of information available on Google Analytics. You can delve down and do comparisons, put in secondary dimensions to compare traffic by device used etc. For the most part and at a top level most businesses are interested in the following:   How many people visited their website

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Enterprise Ireland Digitalisation Voucher

Enterprise Ireland currently have a digital voucher €9000 available to SMEs who would like to develop a plan for the adoption of digital tools and techniques across your business. This is open to companies who are currently Enterprise Ireland clients. Projects being accepted for the voucher must  include one or more of the following activities: Internal Process Optimisation (Lean-Digital-Automation) Enhancing Customer Digital Experience (Product, Service, Route to Market, Channels) Becoming a Data-Driven Business To apply click here and sign up if

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Tips for Selling Online in Ireland

Find a Web Development Company If you are new to selling online and not sure where to start looking for a website development or ecommerce company to work it, do as we do with most things Google it! Search for ‘Web Developers’  ‘Web Designers’ and if you really want to narrow it down add your area or county to the search such as ‘Web Site Developers Dundalk’, ‘Website Designers Monaghan’. This should show you a list of companies in your

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TOV 2021

The Trading Online Voucher is still available in 2022. However, it has been scaled back to a 50% grant to a maximum of €2500 net of vat.  So if you spend €5000 net of vat you will receive the maximum €2500, assuming all criteria and conditions are completed. The Local Enterprise Boards had some discretion in terms of the types of companies who could apply for the TOV grant. This has changed in 2021 and they are now very specific

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Shop Online Websites

As we have finally seen the impact of shop online in Ireland we would like to mention a few websites we have worked on that have gone live in the last couple of months. ShopCarrickmacross – a platform for online retailers in Carrickmacross Nami Naturale – 100% organic natural sking products GarrettMallon.com – hand crafted jewellery Carlingford Churchview Flowers – Online flower store of Churchview Flowers in Castleblayney and Carrickmacross BrehonBrewHouse.ie – a craft beer brand inspired by history ElegantGems.ie

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Shopping on UK ecommerce websites

Since Brexit has come in to place on the 1st of January some changes are now applying to products purchased from UK based companies. Amazon has  said that deliveries may take longer and some items may not be available for delivery to the Republic of Ireland. The following will also apply according to Amazon: ‘VAT AND IMPORT FEES For deliveries of goods sold or fulfilled by Amazon to the Republic of Ireland, Amazon.co.uk will calculate the applicable VAT and Import

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Selling Online Update – Buy Local Online, Buy Irish Online in 2020

Selling Online It has and continues to be a strange time for many. However, the one thing lock down did show was the demand for online buying. We saw a significant increase in online sales across a number of product and service ecommerce websites since April 2020. Along with an increase in demand for buying local online – your customers want to support you online and offline in 2020 so make sure you are selling online! If you are not

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eCommerce – Trading Online Voucher 90% Funding

Minister Heather Humphreys today announced new funding opportunities for companies who want to sell online. The Trading Online Voucher is for small companies who want to develop an ecommerce website. Funding of 90% is available up to a maximum value of €2500 net of VAT Companies who have previously received the Trading Online Voucher will also be able to apply for this new funding. Email claire@aura.ie for more information Terms and conditions do apply. For example you must be 6

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ICT/ Web Development Support

As part of the governments response to the COVID-19 virus. The government has implemented a number of programmes including the Business Continuity Voucher for SMEs. The voucher is worth up to €2,500 in third party consultancy costs and can be used by companies and sole traders to develop short-term and long-term strategies to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic including ICT/website/Online Marketing. The goal is to help companies make informed decisions about what immediate measures and remedial actions should be taken,

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