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ClickandCollection partners with Visa to get more small businesses online as 26% admit technological barriers

By Business & Finance
10 March 2021 has teamed up with Visa to help more businesses grow their online offering – an Irish start-up which provides small businesses with tools to sell online – has today announced a partnership with Visa to help more independent businesses take online orders and continue serving their communities.

Founded in April 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, enables businesses to set up an online storefront in a matter of minutes, with or without an existing website. In the nine months since launch, has helped over 250 Irish businesses get online, driving almost EUR 6 million in sales to a range of companies, from ice cream parlours to fine dining restaurants.

Thanks to support from Visa, will:

  • Waive the first three months of ‘Starter Subscription’ fees for the first 500 small businesses who join the service as first-time customers, enabling those small businesses to join the platform and start selling online.
  • Provide a dedicated support line for businesses once they’ve signed up to, to help sustain their businesses during this difficult time.

Recent Visa research found 26% of small business owners surveyed said the biggest challenge facing their business was technological barriers. aim to help small businesses with this challenge, making it easier for them to continue serving their customers.

Mark Hooper, Co-Founder of said: “We are delighted to be working with Visa to bring this opportunity to more local businesses and helping them thrive during this challenging time. There is a real and growing sense of community in Ireland where people want to support their local businesses. Now, thanks to, they can.”

Dominic White, Acting Country Manager, Ireland, Visa said: “Small businesses are the backbone of the Irish economy, and their ability to continue serving their communities is crucial to the economic recovery. We’re proud to be working with to give small businesses the tools and resources they need to continue supporting their local communities through the current situation, and beyond.”

To sign up to and see if your business is eligible to receive a three months’ free subscription, click here.