Ecommerce businesses now benefit from Governments Help to Grow scheme

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From today, ecommerce businesses will benefit from the Governments Help to Grow scheme. Up to 1.2 million UK businesses are now eligible for the scheme, that slashes the price of leading software, helping business owners adopt the latest digital technology.

Ecommerce businesses will be happy to know that this latest update is one that suits them very well. Not only has the scheme reduced the employee requirement from 5 to 1, a range of ecommerce software has also been added. This includes solutions to help them manage their inventory, take payments and gather data and insights on customers’ needs. Names like BigCommerce, GOb2b, ShopWired, Comgem and EKM are all participating to offer discounts on their services. You can take a look at the specifics here.

Businesses can now access a £5,000 discount on 30 software solutions from 14 leading technology suppliers for eCommerce, Digital Accounting and CRM software.

Additionally, the government has announced that Help to Grow: Digital will support one-to-one advice for SMEs on how best they can adopt digital technology. The government will be launching applications for advice platforms to partner with the scheme from today, and the advice service will go live later this year.

This is extremely welcome news for a significant number of the 300,000 small businesses who use eBay every day to grow their business. Many of our commercial sellers are micro-businesses who are extremely entrepreneurial but inevitably time poor.

“Being able to purchase e-commerce and other productivity-enhancing software at a discount could really help give rocket boosters to what are already fast-growing businesses. And given that three quarters of our small businesses are based outside London and the South East, this also has the potential to boost the government’s Levelling Up agenda.

– Murray Lambell, Vice President and General Manager, eBay UK 

Learn more about Help to Grow Digital here.

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