Golden Pages opens Shop Now online storefront for SMEs

Golden Pages has launched a new online storefront to help SMEs move easily into online sales and promoting their services digitally.

Originally planned for Q3, the Goldenpages.ie team fast tracked this service in light of Covid-19 as many SMEs pivot to online selling in order to survive.

The Shop Now platform is available free until 31 July. After that plans will range from €18 to €36 per month including VAT.

“There are 248,344 small medium enterprises active in Ireland and only 32pc can take an online sale”

The Shop Now platform includes an easy set-up for online storefronts and includes social media and Google Shopping capabilities as well as the ability to add products, manage inventory, conduct live chats with customers and integrate Stripe and PayPal payment services.

Opening a new chapter in Irish business history

golden pages showing fitness service.
 

In 1999, Goldenpages.ie launched Ireland’s first comprehensive online directory of business and residential telephone listings.

The physical book  was discontinued but the growing necessity of having an online presence has resulted in over 145,000 local Irish businesses listed on Goldenpages.ie with contact, web and service details. 

Today it is a vital part of Ireland’s local search ecosystem and continues to innovate as search trends, devices and technology evolve. Nowadays, Goldenpages.ie is part of a product family offering a full service range of online solutions for small businesses, including, ecommerce and website solutions, search marketing, local search optimisation, 360 virtual tours and VR solutions.

But with the onset of the Covid-19 crisis, a new chapter in Irish business heralds an urgent transition to include online shopping capabilities.

Image of Shop Now service on Golden Pages.

“According to the latest figures from the CSO, there are 248,344 small medium enterprises active in Ireland and only 32pc can take an online sale,” said Jade O’Connor, vice-president of Product & Marketing of FCR Media Ireland, the firm behind Goldenpages.ie.

“The ability to trade online is becoming increasingly important with the impact of Covid-19 as customers change how they interact with businesses across Ireland. We are proud to be able to launch a new initiative to support Irish companies as they deal with the current restrictions and question how they will operate going forward as we come out of lockdown. Our business is committed to backing local businesses in Ireland,” said O’Connor.

Written by John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 26 May, 2020