2014 Online Shopping for the Holidays in Canada (Statistics) ©

The data is flowing in for the 2014 holiday season and we’re seeing more numbers for Canada than ever before. For this article, we’re focusing on which Canadians are buying what. How important are these insights into Canadian holiday shopping habits? VERY important, when you consider Canadians spent $2.8 billion online in December 2012, and […]

Get Halloween Website Traffic (Plus 2014 Canadian Statistics)

Get Halloween Website Traffic (Plus 2014 Canadian Statistics)

As Canadian businesses begin to focus on the 2014 holiday season, Halloween is often overlooked. It’s a lucrative holiday that warrants more attention than theme sales, however. The opportunities presented by Canadians searching the internet for Halloween topics can make it well worth promoting online, and the earlier the better.  Just about 78% of Canadians […]

The Top 8 Pages to Optimize on B2B Websites

Business to Business (B2B) marketing is challenging.  As Canadian businesses bring their companies online, many struggle to reach their business target market on the Internet.  That makes each and every website visit a precious accomplishment.  The last thing we want to do is lose these elusive buyers to a bad website experience. In a new […]

Free eBook: Let’s Get Digital – How to Sell Online ©

Each month we offer you a new free guide, report, whitepaper or eCourse. This month we bring you Let’s Get Digital: How to Sell Online, a free eBooklet by expert, Madison Jacobs. Small businesses in Canada are seriously lagging behind in selling online. They’re either too intimidated due to lack of knowledge, or they’ve tried […]

82% of Online Canadians Shopped Online Recently ©

The latest Ipsos Canadian Inter@ctive Reid statistics indicate that 82% of all online Canadians have shopped online in the past year, spending an average of $954. Older Canadians are joining the younger generation in online shopping, but young Canadians are more likely to use mobile devices. The report brings encouraging news for eCommerce in this […]

September Marketable Holidays & Observances (Canadian & Global) ©

A Canadian holidays and observances calendar is a useful tool for marketing or for inspiring blog post, newsletter content and social media ideas. Traditional holidays have been joined by many observances in Canada and internationally, all of which now enjoy more exposure via the Internet. Combined with famous Canadian birthdays and historical events, there is […]

Canadian Back to School eCommerce (Statistics and Tips)

The Bank of Montreal focused on students seeking a secondary education in their 2014 Post-Secondary Student Survey. The bank also revealed that total retail sales are expected to climb 3.5-4% this back-to-school season, making it one of the most busy times of year for retailers.  Last year, the estimated average amount spent on school supplies […]

The Latest in Online Retail: 3D Product Printing from Amazon ©

3D (three dimensional) printing has a Star Trek feel to it that grabbed consumers’ attention from day one. Visions of saying “Computer, tea, black” and having it appear in a “replicator” at home seemed magical back in those days. Today, 3D printing has brought us closer to it being reality than we ever thought possible. […]

Canadian Omni-Channel Panel Shares Insights ©

“Omni-channel” or “multi-channel” retailing refers to a seamless shopping experience with in-store, mobile device, computer, catalogue, flyers, etc. Implementing a fully omni-channel environment involves special supply chain software with universal inventory and pricing control, which may be maintained in-house or through a partner marketplace.

Canadian eCommerce and Website Marketing Statistics ©

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 […]

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