Statistics

Canada in the World View of eCommerce (Statistics) ©

Canada in the World View of eCommerce (Statistics) ©

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 […]

Canadian Digital Advertising Trends for 2016 (Statistics)

Canadian Digital Advertising Trends for 2016 (Statistics)

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.

Canadians and the Digital Economy (Infographic)

Canadians and the Digital Economy (Infographic)

Online businesses need more insight into how Canadians use the Internet. A new Ipsos syndicated study, Participation in the Digital Economy, examines Canadian Internet use at home and what prevents them from participating in the digital economy.

Affiliate Marketing Benchmarks

Affiliate Marketing Benchmarks

The 2015 Global Affiliate and Advertiser Research Report conducted by Affiliate Benchmarks has revealed an interesting snapshot of the international affiliate marketing industry. Canadian respondents are included in the results. The data is useful as a benchmark for affiliate marketers, while also providing valuable insights to merchants that have (or plan to start) an affiliate […]

Canadian Holiday Shopping Data: Who, What, Where, Why and How ©

Canadian Holiday Shopping Data: Who, What, Where, Why and How ©

Everyone is wondering if Canadians will be doing more of their holiday shopping online this year, along with what they’ll be buying, where they’ll be buying it, and how they’ll be doing so in 2015. Statistically, it depends on who you ask. To provide a broader picture of this year’s predictions for those who sell […]

Halloween a Real Treat for Canadian eCommerce in 2015 ©

Halloween a Real Treat for Canadian eCommerce in 2015 ©

Online shopping for Halloween is expected to grow in Canada for 2015, if last year’s statistical trends are anything to go by. We spent more than 380 million dollars on candy alone, according to Statistics Canada. You still have time to lure people to your website as consumers become nervous about US shipments arriving too […]

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 […]