HELP A LOCAL BUSINESS
HOW IT WORKS
The coronavirus will be devastating to restaurants, cafes, and other small businesses throughout Ireland unless we all help during their time of need. Restaurants that have been forced to close or have voluntarily shut down their businesses to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 are facing possible severe financial difficulties in the following months.
What can you do?
The easiest way to help these businesses is to buy a gift card or voucher to use in your favourite restaurant, coffee shop, deli, gym, or yoga studio once these establishments reopen. Everybody wins. The local business that you support will be better able to plan for the future. The cash injection at this critical time will help them manage rents, pay salaries, and meet other obligations.
If you don't want your local cafe to disappear, support it now. If you love to eat out at a restaurant in Dublin, Cork, Galway, or Limerick (or any other city in Ireland), help them while you can. If we wait until businesses are advised to reopen, it might already be too late.
How Can I Buy A Gift Card?
Check the list of local businesses that offer gift card, voucher, and pre-paid services and click the button to buy.
What Kind Of Businesses Can Get Listed?
Restaurants, eateries, Cafes, coffee shops, Delis, Greasy Spoons, small (non-chain) gyms and heath centres. Any business that depends on walk-in customers to survive and is closed during the pandemic is eligible.
Does This Website Make Money Or Accept Payments?
No. This website is a 100% non-profit, non-revenue generating venture. I built this website to help businesses in trouble. I do not generate revenue from the site. Due to the complications involved in handling money for other businesses capacity (not to mention the legal implications), this website does not take payments for small businesses.
I Can't Afford A Gift Card, Is There Anything Else I Can Do?
If you can't afford the expense of a gift card or voucher right now, please help by spreading the word. Contact your favourite restaurant and tell them about the site. Contact me on [email protected] or use the contact form here.
LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS
What can you do?
Start selling vouchers, gift cards, and pre-paid tickets for your products and services. Your loyal fan base and regular customers want your business to be around once restrictions are lifted. Make it easy for them to support you by having and easy to use place on your website (or a partner website) where they can purchase a voucher for future use.
I Don't Have A Voucher Card Page. What Can I Do?
Voucher Connect has kindly agreed with waive all transaction fees during the closure period for Irish businesses who would like to get involved. Sign up here or contact John on [email protected] or txt/whatsapp 0868295099. It should take just a few minutes to set up. Once you have an account, let me know and I will add your business to the list. [email protected]
LoyLap, another Irish company that helps cafes, restaurants, bars, and small businesses accept payments online, has kindly offered their services for free during the lockdown period for businesses. To get started, click here and watch this video. For more information, read this page of instructions. If you have any questions, get in touch with [email protected] and they will run you through the process.
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