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Why Irish Businesses Should Sell Online


The Internet has dramatically changed the way people buy products and services. It has revolutionised the way businesses operate and interact with their customers. With the click of a button, consumers can access an abundance of products and services from around the globe. The rise of online selling, known as eCommerce, has not only streamlined the shopping experience for customers but has also presented unparalleled opportunities for businesses to grow and thrive.

Why Irish Businesses NEED To Start Selling Online

Ireland, known for its vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and rich cultural heritage, stands at the crossroads of this digital transformation. As businesses worldwide embrace e-Commerce, Irish businesses must keep pace with these advancements to remain competitive in an ever-evolving marketplace. Failing to capitalise on the potential of online selling could lead to missed opportunities and limited growth prospects.

Consumers are increasingly searching for, and buying products online because it can be more convenient and quicker. It’s important for Irish businesses to develop their online presence, and present their goods and services to potential customers. Failing to build and continuously improve your online presence is a costly mistake, as your competitors, both local and abroad, are probably seizing this opportunity to gain valuable customers. 

Customers in your local vicinity are most definitely searching online for products they are thinking about buying. Although most people would prefer to shop local, if it’s inconvenient or too costly, they will often choose to purchase online from the likes of Amazon and other various e-Commerce platforms. 

It’s essential you provide your customers and potential customers the option of buying online.

Why Don’t Many Irish Businesses Sell Online?

When a business considers the benefits of selling products online, the answer may seem simple. Yes, the benefits far outweigh the negatives of setting up a website and selling my products online. However, a considerable amount of technical knowledge and initial investment can be a tough hurdle for many Irish business owners to overcome.

Many business owners across Ireland are neglecting selling online because they believe they will not generate the revenue needed to cover the initial costs of setting up a website.

That’s why we launched ShopNearBuy.

What Is ShopNearBuy?

ShopNearBuy is an exciting new online marketplace where consumers can find & buy a wide range of products from local retailers. is a digital store where consumers can discover a wide selection of everyday products such as food, fashion, home and gifts sold by retailers in their local vicinity. Customers can search for companies closest to their location, and choose to support local businesses and local people.

ShopNearBuy enables businesses across Ireland to list, advertise and sell their products to local customers, without having to worry about steep costs or technical skills. For businesses who do not currently sell products online, they can now advertise and start selling their products to local customers.

ShopNearBuy is now inviting retailers to utilise this opportunity to freely advertise their products on the website, and consumers are welcome to browse these deals and support local retailers.

….it’s like a local shopping centre in the cloud with the difference being that consumers can buy items from their favourite Irish stores all on 1 order with 1 payment.

Alastair Roe, Commercial Director at ShopNearBuy

ShopNearBuy was founded with a clear mission — to empower local retailers in boosting online sales, providing customers with better value, and supporting the local economy.

Join this worthy initiative today and start supporting local businesses by visiting

If you want to learn more about ShopNearBuy and start selling your products to local customers, contact us today by emailing or calling +353 872425593. Together, we can make a difference by supporting local people, local businesses and the local economy.

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