e-Commerce in Ireland in 2023

In today’s digital age, e-commerce has become an essential part of the business landscape. E-commerce refers to the buying and selling of goods and services online. It has revolutionized the way we shop and has opened up new opportunities for businesses of all sizes. With the advent of online marketplaces and social media, businesses can now reach customers from all over the world and sell their products and services with ease.

In Ireland, e-commerce has grown rapidly in recent years, with more and more businesses turning to online platforms to sell their goods and services. The country has a vibrant e-commerce ecosystem, with many businesses leveraging technology to enhance their customer experience and streamline their operations. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the state of e-commerce in Ireland in 2023, including the benefits of owning an online store, the best platform for Irish businesses, and the pitfalls of selling online.
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Are online website builders a good or bad thing?

Over the past few years, the use of online website builders such as Wix, Squarespace, and Shopify has exploded in popularity. These web builders offer users an easy and affordable way to create a website without the need for coding or technical skills. However, there are potential dangers associated with using these platforms that should be taken into consideration. So, should you use Wix? Squarespace? Shopify? In this article, we’ll explore the problems associated with online website builders and introduce WordPress as a safer and better alternative for Irish business websites.
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LEO Trading Online Voucher Wexford 2023

The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Trading Online Voucher scheme is designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises in Wexford (and indeed all of Ireland) improve their digital capabilities and online presence. The scheme is part of the wider Trading Online Programme, which is supported by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. The purpose of the scheme is to enable businesses to sell products and services online, reach new customers, and expand their market reach. This blog post will cover the eligibility criteria, acceptance criteria, and application process for the LEO Trading Online Voucher scheme in Wexford.
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The importance of a website to your business

In today’s digital age, having a website for your business is more important than ever before. With the vast majority of consumers turning to the internet to find products and services, having an online presence is critical for businesses to succeed in Ireland in 2023. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of having a website for businesses in Ireland and discuss various topics related to website development, including how long it takes to make a website, the key success factors of a website, and the current state of website adoption among Irish businesses. Additionally, we will delve into the potential revenue opportunities for businesses that establish an e-Commerce presence and discuss the importance of website hosting, security, and site speed. By the end of this blog post, you’ll have a better understanding of why having a website is crucial for businesses in Ireland and how you can leverage the benefits of a website to grow your business.
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EnjoyEnniscorthy.com Launches

Enniscorthy is a beautiful town in Co. Wexford on the river Slaney. It’s a historic town with a castle, cathedral and very strong links to the 1798 rebellion.

There was a sense from the people in the town that Enniscorthy had fallen behind other towns in recent years and there was a need to promote the town and better tell it’s story.

EnjoyEnniscorthy.com is a brand new modern website that shows off the town, tells the story of the people of Enniscorthy, showcases the towns attractions and shares news on upcoming events.

See the result here.

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Fort Flowers Website Goes Live

This week we’re delighted to launch FortFlowers.com A brand new website for Gorey based flower wholesale company – Fort Flowers.

Their existing website was quite dated and they needed a fresher looking website, more inline with modern standards. The final design consisted of a one page website – with menu items linking to sections within that page. This is a super design concept for business that doesn’t need huge bodies of text on their site. It’s also extremely fast loading.

See the result here.

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Porter Park Civil Website Goes Live

Porter Park Civil Ltd. is a Rathdrum based construction & plant hire company. They didn’t have an online presence up until the launch of their new site this week.

We worked with the guys there to get a sense of what they needed from this project. They are a family run business and have delivered on some major projects around Wicklow and Dublin. We implemented a project portfolio for them to showcase their work. This projects page can easily be added to over the next number of years as they complete more projects.

See the result here.

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County Wexford Community Workshop re-launched as Reach Ability

In 2021 we worked with the folks in County Wexford Community Workshop based in Enniscorthy to launch cwcwe.ie (see article here). This week we implemented their new brand (logo, colours etc.) across the website and re-launched as ReachAbility.ie. As part of this process we carried out the following:-

  • Implemented new logos throughout
  • redesigned header
  • redesigned footer
  • updated colours for hyperlinks, buttons, navigation headings, badges
  • redirection of cwcwe.ie to reachability.ie
  • migration of licences
  • migration of all associated services

See the final result here.

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DJ Hanleys Waste gets a complete revamp

A couple of years ago we worked with one of our favourite clients – DJ Hanleys Waste. We created a new website for them (see article here).

The guys at Hanleys contacted us in the last while to see if we could freshen up their site for 2023 and beyond. They needed their services highlighted in a more clear and obvious way that more reflected their business in 2023. We agreed that we’d do a complete rebuild of the site, installing and configuring a new theme, implementing new plugins and adding new features. Some of the features we implemented are:-

  • Modern theme
  • Updated imagery
  • Call To Actions
  • Chat Bot
  • Recapcha
  • Google Reviews widget
  • Order forms
  • Blog
  • Newsletter signup
  • Google Map
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Refactored design throughout

See the final result here.

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JBCS.ie Website Goes Live

Just before Christmas we launched JBCS.ie for a Wexford based chartered surveyor. JBCS have over 30 years experience of surveying in the architecture, engineering and construction sectors.

JBCS did not have an online presence and wanted a simple and neat website that would show their services in an attractive way that would promote leads.

See the result here.

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