How to benefit from the check for 500 euros announced in the support plan for online commerce? (France)

On November 9, 2020, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery, announced the implementation of four measures to support traders “who wish to go digital”.


In order to accelerate the modernization actions planned by France Relance, the DGE (General Directorate of Enterprises) entrusts the ASP with the measure which will allow all traders, artisans, hotel and restaurant professionals, closed to slow down the circulation of the virus, to equip itself with distance selling solutions and develop an online activity.


A check for 500 euros was announced in the e-commerce support plan.


Who will be able to benefit from this subsidy of 500 euros?

Companies with a workforce of less than or equal to 10 employees in the sectors:

  • Trade, crafts and restaurants which have an establishment open to the public and which were forced to close during the 2nd lockdown
  • The hotel industry


What counts as eligible expenses?

The check for 500 euros announced in the e-commerce support plan will partially reimburse certain costs linked to the launch of an online activity, such as:

  • Creation of a website
  • Membership in an online platform
  • Acquisition of software or remuneration of a support service

The list of eligible expenses will be clarified shortly.


How to benefit from it?

  • By submitting a request via the teleservice currently being set up by the Service and Payment Agency
  • By producing one or more receipted invoices dated between October 31, 2020 and March 31, 2021

The aid will take the form of a direct payment into the beneficiary’s account.


From when ?

  • The decree will be published in early 2021
  • The teleservice should be operational at the end of January 2021
  • The first payments should be made in early March

Sources: l’ASP – l’Agence de services et de paiement, France Num – le portail de la transformation numérique des entreprises and Daily Motion.

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