Statistics

Most Canadian Micro-Businesses Don’t Have a Website (Statistics & Infographic)

Most Canadian Micro-Businesses Don’t Have a Website (Statistics & Infographic)

The majority of Canada’s smallest business owners (under five employees) recognize the benefits of having a website, yet 59% of them don’t have one. Most say their business is simply too small to need a website, even though they understand the competitive advantage to having an online presence. The study, conducted by RedShift Research and […]

Canadian eCommerce Benchmark Data: Q2 2015 ©

The second quarter holds the most important data for many online merchants, mostly due to timing. By the time Q3 data is released, online retailers have already planned and executed their holiday shopping sales and marketing strategy. This year, the Magento Canadian benchmark data for the second quarter (April, May and June) of 2015 indicates […]

Canadian Online Sales Data for Q2 2015 (Infographic)

The Rakuten Linkshare Affiliate Network has released its online sales data report for the second quarter of 2015. The insights gained come just in time for us to tweak our websites and practices as holiday shopping begins. A number of Canadians have been known to start Christmas shopping online as early as August!

Spike in Canadian Online Sales and Marketing (Statistics) ©

It has taken a long time for Canadian businesses to start selling online and even longer for most to fully embrace it as a way of life. We face unique eCommerce obstacles in Canada, from a lack of local Internet expertise to high postal shipping rates and inferior (yet expensive) Internet access. More Canadian retailers […]

Canadian Retailers Facing Omnichannel Challenges (Statistics & Slides)

Canadian businesses have struggled with eCommerce in general, which in turn has left many of them overwhelmed by the omni/multi-channel experience today’s consumers want. 2015 statistics from a survey done by Deloitte and Tulip Retail, indicate a storefront is still a popular purchase point, but shoppers also want digital options. This data suggests that while […]

Top 13 Reasons Canadians Shop Online (Statistics) ©

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 […]

Listen Up, Brands: What Online Canadian Moms Want (Statistics)

A survey of 1674 Canadian Moms (including 5% dads and 8% “other”) has revealed some interesting insights into what they want from brands online, and how they want it. While respondents weighed in from across the country, the overwhelming majority (60%) were from Ontario. This group loves social media and social sharing, but most feel […]

Canadian Grocery Shoppers Hungry for Omni-Channel Savings and Convenience (Statistics) ©

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 […]

Is Canada’s Publishing Industry Headed for an “eBookalypse”? ©

Is Canada’s Publishing Industry Headed for an “eBookalypse”? ©

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.

Canadian Mobile eCommerce (mCommerce) to Grow in 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.