The online store which now provides over 140 products to help customers save energy, conserve water and reduce waste has been shortlisted in the Best Green Retailer category.
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.”
Eventually Purchase.ie hope to represent Irish companies at relevant International Trade events and build partnerships with International Distributors and Wholesalers.
“ Attending trade events can be an expensive business for start-ups trying to bring a new product to the market. If Purchase.ie can represent a number of clients at any given event these costs can be shared and therefore having a presence at these events can be more feasible. Green Innovation is a huge growth area and Ireland needs to start taking it more seriously if we want to create jobs and counter unemployment”
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.
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Purchase.ie specialise in the provision of sustainable products enabling customers to save energy, conserve water and reduce waste. Purchase.ie also provide a growing range of colourful and innovative eco gift ideas.