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New Irish website to buy local products online launches today

A new online market will be launched today which will allow people to buy local products online, while staying at home during the coronavirus emergency.

More than 120 small, independent Irish companies have already registered for the Doorstep Market, which was created by volunteers as a one-stop shop in response to the the COVID-19 crisis.

The market will be launched today, (Monday), with the website www.thedoorstepmarket.ie  going live at 12pm, and it will offer a free e-commerce platform so Irish businesses can get online and start trading quickly and easily.

Businesses can also use the site to collaborate on offers and deliveries.  Consumers can browse a wide variety of Irish products on a single site, while buying from multiple different suppliers in a single transaction.

Despite the current restrictions making it impossible to meet in person, co-founders Grace Tallon and Joe O’Connor have been working closely together to develop the project over the past week, mostly using video conferencing technologies.

“We’re really excited about the ambitious virtual shopping experience that The Doorstep Market will offer Irish consumers, with a huge and growing selection of Irish products and services,” said Grace Tallon, co-founder of The Doorstep Market. “We’re encouraging people to stay home, and shop local.”

Joe O’Connor added: “Irish people want to help support their small, independent businesses get through this crisis in whatever way they can. With The Doorstep Market, they can now do that in a single place, from the comfort and safety of their own homes.”

Michael Malone
Email me at editor@galwaydaily.com

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