Canadian digital retail (eCommerce) is growing as more stores recognize the Internet as a necessary tool for success. Unfortunately, local stores continue to fall short of global standards, often with fatal results. A recent Ipsos Yellow Pages study has examined retail behaviour (both online and offline) in Canada, resulting in an insightful statistical snapshot of […]
Canadian businesses are thoroughly convinced of the benefits of digital marketing in 2016. Their budgets are expanding to include a full range of advertising across all digital platforms, from social media to search engines. Canadian marketing strategies have fully evolved to include content, social and mobile, in addition to more traditional online marketing like eMail.
Canadians love using social media in 2016 and Facebook continues to be the social network they use most, a new survey from InsightsWest has determined. Facebook, YouTube and Instagram use is still growing at a healthy pace overall in Canada, while Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Reddit usage has slowed down a bit. A […]
Contributed by Greg Shepard It’s no secret; Canada is making up serious ground in the online marketing space. For much of the internet age, Canada has remained several years behind the U.S. in the area of eCommerce. Much of this stemmed from the high costs of less-than-ideal internet services and product shipping. Despite that, things […]
Canadian small businesses have struggled to keep up with eCommerce and multi-channel customer management. In fact, a 2015 Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) report found that 40% of Canadian small businesses didn’t have a website at all. Meanwhile, consumers in this country have fully embraced online shopping and product research.
The success of multi-channel retail revolves around one thing: the customer. The customer experience has always been an important part of retail success, it has only evolved to include today’s technology. The Internet and eCommerce, along with mobile devices, have caused an accelerated evolution of customer expectations, from transparency to personalization. Meeting the multi-channel demands […]
Digital marketing has become one of the most important tools in Canadian business promotion. Email was one of the original online marketing tools and it has continued to play a powerful part in any digital strategy. eMail marketing has become more challenging in recent years, however, with marketers scrambling to keep up with everything from […]
Working with any technology places us in a state of constant evolution. We have to master the ability to think on our feet and adapt accordingly. As consumers demand more technology integration, smart retailers have scrambled to accommodate them, with the ultimate goal of being proactive rather than reactive.
Nielsen’s new data from their survey, Global Connected Commerce 2016, covers the evolving online ecosystem, online shopping behaviour, and the drivers and barriers for online shopping success. It offers insight into the global market that has been opened to us by the Internet, while also providing a snapshot of online Canadian consumers. Canada is tied […]
The majority of Canada’s top advertisers will increase their digital marketing activities and budget in 2016, according to new statistics from AdGear by Ad Hoc research. While amazing progress has been made in recent years and growth has accelerated, this data indicates that digital advertising has yet to fully mature in Canada.