More than ever, online commerce continues to grow. According to study of the BPFI, the Irish make, on average, 44 purchases a year over the internet. And with the pandemic, the trend is for the number to increase.
More than ever, it is important to encourage local commerce, helping small producers and business owners to recover the losses caused by the crisis. That’s why we’ve selected some amazing brands from Ireland that sell their products over the internet. Check it out:
1) Olly’s Farm
This brand sells 100% pure honey, handcrafted by beekeepers in the Dublin and Wicklow region. The products have already received several awards, such as the gold medal at the Irish Food Awards in 2017. One of the highlights is the heather honey ( heather honey), which is famous for its many health benefits. Honey pots range from €7.50 to €15. Shipping costs €5.50 to Dublin, or €6.50 to the rest of Ireland.
This chocolate factory is among the smallest and most remote in the world, located in the Burren Mountains of County Clare. It is possible to visit the factory and follow the entire production process closely, but it is also possible to buy the delicious products through the online store. Among the products are fine chocolate bars, cocoa tea and even chocolate scented candles. Some products are quite exotic, like this chocolate with coconut and mango pieces and this one with lavender and blueberry.
This brand produces completely gluten-free sauces and seasonings, suitable for celiacs. Among the products are: tomato sauce, pepper sauce and a spice blend, all for €3.50. There is also the option of the kit with the 3 condiments for €9, perfect as a gift.
This store, which has a branch in Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, sells toys and board games for all ages. The difference lies in the selection of products, which are all handpicked and tested by the team. There are from educational toys to adult games. Gift seekers can use the Gift Guide, which gives suggestions according to age.
This is Ireland’s most famous cheese shop. In addition to the units in Dublin, Meath, Galway and Waterford, it is possible to buy through the online store. There are cheeses, wines, jams and other delicacies, plus gift kits. But the most interesting is the Cheese Club, a membership plan where the customer receives at home, every month, a kit with cheeses for tasting, hand-picked by the specialists. Subscription costs €45 per month, or €420 per year.
This shop sells scented candles made with 100% natural ingredients, free of chemicals such as parabens and phthalates, which are harmful to health. Part of the proceeds from sales is donated to cancer research and combat institutions. There are several flavor options, such as coffee + oats + honey and raspberry + prosecco + vanilla. In addition, the store offers an membership plan that includes one different candle per month for just €18.50.
This is one of the best stores to buy posters and posters. The designs are made by independent artists and are sold at very affordable prices. There are very Irish pieces, like this Dublin-inspired poster collection and another Cork-inspired. The brand has two branches in Dublin: one on Patrick Street and one on Temple Bar.
This family-owned factory produces items made from slate, a dark rock that was used to make blackboards in the past. Items are completely handcrafted and can be personalized with names or messages, for example. The store sells items such as cutting boards, coasters and trays, all handcrafted.