Eco-store, Purchase.ie has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2012 Green Awards in Ireland.
In all six companies have been shortlisted in this category including Green Gorgeous, Musgraves (Crowley Carbon), SVP Dublin Region, the Happy Pear and the Secret Garden Centre.
“It is an honour to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award” according to Colm Griffin of
Purchase.ie. The business has been going for over two years now and getting shortlisted is simply a testimony to the hard-work that has gone in”
The Purchase.ie website was redesigned in June 2011 so as to cater for International transactions. The business is now sell their product range into over 30 countries around the world and have a dedicated Irish product section on the website.
“One of the goals of the business is to help Irish innovators in the green sector to reach a global audience and achieve export sales. At this point the majority of orders still come from the domestic market however International orders are growing at a steady rate. In the last few days for example orders were sent off to Finland, South Africa and even Sri Lanka.”
Purchase.ie are in the process of developing the website further and will be introducing a green news section to the website later this year.
“We don’t really have a big advertising budget so most of the people that arrive on the site are finding it through search engines by insert relevant keywords. Purchase.ie even ranks number 1 on google.ie and in the top 5 on google.com for search terms such as ‘Irish products’ SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is hard work but it is reaping rewards and other businesses will be able to benefit from this once the news section is launched”
Purchase.ie were a finalist for the 2011 Dublin Living Awards in the best green contribution to Dublin Life category.
The Green Awards are devised and organised by Event Strategies. The awards ceremony will take place at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin on April 19th. Over twenty awards will be presented on the night including the Green Building Award, the Green Leader Award and the Overall Green Business Award.