Northern Ireland Retail Ecommerce Grants 2021 - Start Selling Online

Northern Irish retailer? Get funded to get online with AirPOS and the COVID-19 Micro-business E-commerce Grant from Invest NI.

Martin Neill
Martin Neill
2 min read

At AirPOS we've been helping independent retailers across the UK and Ireland to sell in their shops and sell online for more than a decade right here from our home in Belfast.

As Northern Ireland's only ePOS and e-commerce software company our product is uniquely eligible for full support through Invest NI's COVID-19 Micro-business E-commerce Grant (MBEG).


The purpose of the Grant

The COVID-19 MEBG is a £3 million fund to help micro retail businesses to grow their businesses by selling online. It can be used for the following things:

  • Review current digital marketing capabilities and online sales channels.
    Develop a digital marketing / e-commerce strategy to drive sustainable growth in online sales.

  • Implement an enhanced online e-commerce system or improvements to your existing e-commerce solution for the business.

  • In-house training and knowledge transfer to develop the digital marketing and e-commerce capability of the employees for the business.

  • Improve integration and automation with existing e-commerce systems.

The Micro-business e-commerce grant is now open via an open call for applications. The call for applications will close at 6pm on 12th March 2021.

Find out if your business is eligible here.

How AirPOS can help

AirPOS services are eligible with the grant, and our team is available to help consult you on the best options to grow your retail business into an ecommerce business.

Get in touch today to find out how AirPOS and our partners can help you to:

  • Sell online and implement click and collect with our integrated partners at Shopify

  • Get your business setup with a modern cloud POS system

  • Take integrated contactless card payments through our partners at iZettle, Paypal, SumUp and Worldpay

  • Simplify inventory management across your sales channels and also across multiple outlets

  • Get completely free hardware for your ePOS setup with our multi-year subscription options

  • Modernise your accountancy with Xero and much more...

The AirPOS Ecommerce Bundles

In order to help you with this process we have created the AirPOS Ecommerce Bundles, designed to either create or upgrade your online offering. The Bundles on offer with AirPOS are:

  • The Ultimate Ecommerce Bundle

  • The Enhanced Ecommerce Bundle

  • The Basic Ecommerce Bundle

Each these offerings create the unique opportunity to transform your Ecommerce store while saving 80% with the MBEG. For more information regarding the specifics of each Bundle visit our dedicated page for the grant.


Michael Jenkins from Pure Running in Belfast has been an AirPOS customer since the beginning, selling in his shop and online with AirPOS and Shopify. Check out their online store

Pure Running Use AirPOS and Shopify to Sell Online

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