E-commerce platforms

According to studies, 87% of shoppers start searching for goods on digital channels first. We can see an increase in demand for online shopping activities in recent years. (Source: Statista)

E-commerce is becoming a very viable option for many businesses because consumers' habits have changed. It’s no wonder that more and more companies move their businesses online to meet the market demand in a timely manner. 

There are a number of benefits that industries can enjoy from an e-Commerce platform. Some of these advantages include the following:

  • There is no geographical limitation, you can sell your products or services across the world.
  • One of the most positive benefits is the lowered cost: you eliminate costs for advertising and marketing, personnel and real estate.
  • You remain open all the time, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • You expand your market and reach new customers with Search Engine Visibility.
  • You have the ability to compete with much larger businesses.
  • You provide additional information about your products and services to your customers (Content Marketing Strategy).
  • You have a complete range of analytics and data and you can easily create targeted communication and sales offerings.

E-commerce Grant Scheme

The e-Commerce Grant Scheme seeks to support small and medium-sized companies through a grant to part-finance investment for the development or upgrading of an existing e-Commerce website and/or mobile application.

The focus on e-Commerce through this scheme is to encourage SMEs and start-up companies to increase their competitiveness and reach new markets through online sales. The maximum grant under this scheme is that of 5000€ from the government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020.

In fact, in Malta, only 14% of businesses conduct online sales. Local businesses could take advantage of this opportunity to transition to e-Commerce which enables SMEs extensive possibilities such as reaching new clients and markets.

Incredible Web is an approved service provider in the e-Commerce Grant Scheme which finances up to 50% of eligible expenditure in developing an online selling. We can help you to improve or build your e-Commerce platform accessible via a website or a native mobile application.

Eligible costs include:

  • Domain name registration 
  • Hosting fees
  • The development, customisation and design of the e-Commerce website and/or mobile application
  • The integration of intelligent shopping cart and payment system
  • Costs related to setting up and configuration of the Content Management System (CMS) software
  • The implementation of the required security features, testing and go-live.     

If you would like to know more about this e-Commerce Grant Scheme, do not hesitate to contact us, we would be happy to help you.