Posted by Melody McKinnon on May 19th, 2015
The fact that Canadians are shopping online isn’t news, but details are scarce. The more insight we can gain regarding how and why Canadians shop online, the better we can serve them and ultimately gain their business.
Statistics from the Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) 2015 Total Global Retail Consumer Survey, indicate Canadians embraced online shopping in a big way in 2014. 54% bought something online at least once per month, and 78% of online shoppers in Canada have been doing so for at least three years. Read more »
Posted by Melody McKinnon on April 30th, 2015
Canadians are increasingly enthusiastic about their Smartphones, with 67% of us owning one and 38% of us admitting we can’t imagine leaving home without it. 49% of Canadian grocery shoppers would also like to use their Smartphone to save money at the store with app’s, according to research by Mintel, but only 13% actually do so. Just 12% of Canadians have shopped for groceries online, even though 71% are experienced online shoppers. Grocery stores will have to work slowly and steadily to improve the internet shopping experience and educate consumers. Read more »
Posted by Melody McKinnon on April 22nd, 2015
I’ve been doing a lot of research into website hosting lately, as I prepare to move to a more robust, reliable host. In doing so, I have come up with a list of considerations involved with reviewing each hosting option. I’ve expanded upon that here in the hopes of helping more Canadian companies find hosting that will provide a solid foundation to build their internet business on. Read more »
Posted by Melody McKinnon on April 14th, 2015
Print book sales revenue is on the decline. That has many Canadian publishers, book retailers, and even literacy advocates in a panic. The good news, however, is that people aren’t reading less, they’re just reading differently. Read more »
Posted by Melody McKinnon on March 28th, 2015
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 »
Posted by Melody McKinnon on March 7th, 2015
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 »