A new all-Irish online marketplace launches this November, and it sounds like it’s going to be a fantastic way to support Irish businesses during this tough time.
Croía Ireland is a new one-stop shop for buying Irish brands and Irish-made products. The online trading platform — where Irish businesses can connect with a targeted online community — launches this November with one goal in mind: to give back. To mark the launch, Croía Ireland is offering free membership to suppliers for November and December, the perfect time for brands to get out there ahead of the Christmas season.
Founded this year by young entrepreneur Ciara Hennebry, Croía Ireland saw a gap in the market and set up an online platform to support the growth of Irish brands and businesses. Due to the impact of Covid-19, consumers are shopping online more than ever before, and Irish brands need more support to boost their businesses where they can.
Croía Ireland is more than just a marketplace. It is firstly an online store that provides quality high-end Irish products to environmentally conscious spenders, sourced nationally from the small and large business owners of our Emerald Isle. It aims to connect the best Irish businesses with consumers both at home and worldwide.
However, it is also a platform to help develop Irish brands from the inside out. In addition to the online marketplace, where brands and suppliers can sell their products and connect with their customers, Croía Ireland also offers membership to its suppliers. This means that they receive marketing and business development advice to develop their brands, increase sales and reach a wider audience. This also includes public relations advice, helping brands to tell their stories online, and opportunities to be featured on the Croía newsletter and social media channels.
Joining the Croía community will help your brand to flourish while you remain fully in control and will allow you to grow your business to its full potential.
Croía Ireland founder Ciara Hennebry said, “Shopping locally and supporting Irish talent has always been a huge passion of mine, and so the Croía journey began in 2020 as I saw this as the perfect opportunity to give back to Irish businesses and provide to them not just a selling platform, but an empowering and encouraging community to become part of. Our vision is to become the go-to online store for high-quality Irish goods that are fashionable and made with love. We want to promote longevity and durability in online purchases; a piece from Croía is something to have in your heart always. 2020 has been a tough year for us all, especially for our homegrown businesses. This is why we are offering free membership for November and December to suppliers to market on our site to help grow their businesses.”
For more information, visit croiaireland.com