ChannelSight supports Irish Retailers to strengthen their online offerings and enable them to reach a wider customer base.

Dublin, 9th November 2020:  ChannelSight, the leading eCommerce Intelligence platform serving global brands, in Partnership with Tara Group an Irish furniture business in operation for almost three decades has supported three Irish retailers, namely, The King Oak, Ger Gavin Home Interiors and Hegartys Home Interiors in receiving the COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme in their eCommerce transformation journey.

About the COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme:

COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme is a programme released by Irish Government’s July Jobs Stimulus package wherein successful applicants will receive funding ranging from €16,000 to €40,000 to strengthen their online offering. The Online Retail Scheme was open to Irish-owned retailers with a physical store and a pre-existing online presence who employ 10 or more people who sell directly to consumers. A total of 145 retailers were granted this scheme with an announcement of €5.3 million in grant money. 

About the Irish Retailers that ChannelSight is supporting in this round of the COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme

The King Oak Store

The King Oak Store opened its doors in March 2019 and took over all the lighting and interiors from Castle paints and introduced lots of new giftware lines and a gourmet Cafe. The King Oak Store is situated in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. 

Ger Gavin Home Interiors

Ger Gavin Home Interiors was established in 1979 by Ger Gavin in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. They have developed an exciting interiors store, stocking leading brands and cutting edge products.

Hegarty’s Home Interiors

Hegarty’s Home Interiors provides an array of departments which include flooring, furniture, and giftware, and kitchenware, electrical and audio/visual equipment and is situated in Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

“As one of the country’s most established interiors suppliers, Tara Group believe in taking care of our customers – in being approachable, genuine and open. And by ensuring our products always represent style, value and quality, we also aim to enhance the reputation of those who do business with us.

We partnered earlier in the year with Channelsight in order to help transform and accelerate our own Omnichannel capabilities, so it made sense that we suggested  Channelsight as a partner to our reseller community as they looked to apply for the  COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme in order to support their own online transformation and acceleration efforts.” 

says Ian Brennan, Commercial Director, Tara Group.

“The COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme administered by Enterprise Ireland is a targeted response to the COVID-19 crisis and the urgent need for retail companies to achieve a step-change in online capability. Channelsight is proud to play its role in helping Irish retailers survive and thrive by leveraging this grant to build momentum in selling online.” 

says Niall O’Gorman, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Co-Founder.

About Tara Group

An Irish business in operation for almost three decades, Tara Group (formerly Tara Giftworks) supplies high-street retailers across Ireland with attractively priced, on-trend home interiors and furniture aimed at the style-conscious consumer who loves good yet affordable design. As one of the country’s most established interiors suppliers, we believe in taking care of our customers – in being approachable, genuine and open. And by ensuring our products always represent style, value and quality, we also aim to enhance the reputation of those who do business with us.

For more information, please visit www.taragroup.ie

About ChannelSight

ChannelSight enables global brands to improve conversion rates by optimising every stage of the consumer buying journey. Our eCommerce intelligence platform connects brands, retailers and the consumer in one end-to-end platform, delivering insights into how users are engaging with digital content and how this influences sales at partner retailers. Brands gain the ability to make data-driven decisions that maximise return-on-investment from future marketing activity across all digital channels. ChannelSight was founded by John Beckett and Niall O’Gorman in 2013 and have worked with hundreds of brands in over 65 countries. 

For more information, please visit www.channelsight.com

You can read the Enterprise Ireland Press Release here: https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/News/PressReleases/2020-Press-Releases/Minister-English-announces-euro-5-point-3m-in-grants-to-retail-sector-through-Covid-19-Online-Retail-Scheme-administered-by-Enterprise-Ireland.html