According to a recent retail forecast from The Centre for Retail Research, online shopping via mobile device (tablets and smartphones) will increase in Canada to 16.2% in 2015, up from 11.3% in 2014. Read more »
2015 North American eMail Marketing Trends ©
eMail marketing continues to be one of the most effective ways to reach consumers online, in spite of the countless social marketing options available today. Inbox Marketer, a Canadian eMail marketing company, has published a new report summarizing the latest trends and benchmarks for North American eMail marketing based on their B2C and B2B clients. […]
2015 Top CPS and CPA Affiliate Networks
Revenue Performance Magazine has named its top affiliate networks for 2015 in the Cost per Sale (CPS) and Cost per Action (CPA) categories. The ranking is based upon their Blue Book survey of thousands of active performance marketing industry professionals and a panel of performance marketing industry experts. The top 10 CPS affiliate networks are:
2015 Canadian Social Media Usage Statistics
A 2015 study conducted by Forum Research indicates that Facebook is still the top social network in Canada, followed by LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. The statistics include satisfaction ratings with each network, lead by Instagram. LinkedIn and Instagram usage is increasing, while Facebook and Twitter growth has virtually leveled off. 2015 Canadian Social Media Usage […]
Canadians Now Use Mobile More Than Computers (Statistics & Tips) ©
Mobile devices are winning the Internet race by a nose, according to ComScore. Their data indicates Canadians are accessing the Internet using their tablet or smartphone 51% of the time, slightly passing computer/laptop access at 49%. Approximately 5% of Canadians only use mobile devices. Not surprisingly, mobile is expected to continue leading the pack by […]
Canadian eCommerce and Website Marketing Statistics ©
Canadian businesses are getting ready to take on eCommerce but the majority of them aren’t there yet. According to Statistics Canada, only 13% of Canadian companies sold goods and/or services online in 2013, totaling about $136 billion (up from $122 billion in 2012). 64% of those companies were larger enterprises, which sold about $87 billion […]
Of all the things the Internet has done for society, changing the image of the workplace is one of the most exciting. Canadian businesses are embracing the idea of remote workers, due to increasing evidence of the many benefits of a flexible workforce. Research and guidance is also increasing in Canada as more businesses explore telecommuting and virtual commuting. Organizations like WORKshift are expanding to provide guidance on a national level.
The number of benefits companies enjoy with a remote workforce are impressive and far-reaching. Read more »
Leadership for Einsteins: How Smart Leaders Bring Out The Genius In People
By Canadian Author, Dr. Jim Sellner, Subject2Change.ca
There is no industry more in need of unique, effective leadership skills than Internet technology, and it can be the defining factor between success and failure for Canadian businesses. Leaders and managers in this sector are often expected to inspire and nurture an introverted, analytical, yet creative personality. However, management doesn’t know what they do or how they do it, and they just don’t get them on a personal or professional level. The personality group is largely their complete polar opposite and they are notoriously difficult to reach even by their peers.
Yet it’s this group that a company must nurture and encourage most if they are to have any hope of competing in the online world. These are the employees who are often disengaged and untapped, leading to high turnover rates instead of the anticipated innovation and competitive advantage. This is the group with the most potential to be a valuable asset to your company, if only you can bring out their inner Einstein.
The beauty of the techniques in this book, though, is they can be applied to anyone so they too can reach their full potential. It might be your eCommerce Specialist or the Administrative Assistant – virtually everyone has an inner genius just waiting to be discovered, appreciated, and converted into profit. Read more »
There has been much concern about Canadians cross-border shopping in the U.S. since the World embraced eCommerce. More than 90% of Canadians shop across the border these days, justifying that concern, but it’s not so bad compared to the 82% global average. It’s important to note that Americans and those residing in other countries also cross-border shop online and much of it is done in Canada. We’re not a leading online destination today, but we could be tomorrow. Read more »
Adobe has released the 2015 Digital Trends report, published in cooperation with eConsultancy. Out of 6333 marketers who participated in the 2015 survey, 847 were North American respondents (including Canadians). Marketers have their digital priorities straight, according to this data, which indicates Customer Experience and Content Marketing are where they’ll find the biggest opportunities this year. Read more »
Many Canadians are interested in selling products online, either with their own website or through eBay and Amazon. Drop shipping provides a low-risk option for starting an online business in Canada. Today’s supplier portals make it really easy to find and sell millions of products globally. The most difficult part is choosing which ones to deal with, and it’s a question we’re asked on a regular basis. Read more »
A 2015 Ipsos / Readers Digest poll surveyed Canadians about the most trusted professions. Canadians gave bloggers 3.2 out of 5 on the trust scale. Traditional journalists were given 4.2.
The fact that none of us should trust everything we read online almost certainly impacted this number. If Canadians were asked how much they trust their favourite bloggers, the number would be significantly higher. When these influential bloggers speak, we listen like they’re a trusted friend. Read more »