Wednesday 28 September 2016

One in six small firms doesn't have a website

Published 16/06/2016 | 02:30

Over half the businesses without a website don't intend to build one in the near future.
Over half the businesses without a website don't intend to build one in the near future.

One in six Irish SMEs have no online presence, a survey has found.

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Among those without a website, over half - 55pc - said they had no intention of building one in the near future. Around 60pc of off-liners said there was "no need" to have a website within their industry, 35pc said that they didn't have enough time to build one and 9pc said they lacked the expertise to do it.

The survey quizzed 500 SMEs as part of research, commissioned by IEDR (IE Domain Registry Limited) and undertaken by Ignite Research in April.

EDR also surveyed 1,000 Irish adults and found that 90pc of consumers go online to find out more about a business. The majority said they were annoyed when a business does not have an online presence. About 79pc said it was "frustrating" while 71pc said it was "extremely frustrating".

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