The Most Environmentally-Friendly Website Hosts

The Most Environmentally-Friendly Website Hosts

Website hosting data centres use a large amount of energy to run their equipment and keep it cool. The high levels of power required to host websites and store their data, has inspired several providers to offset consumption with green initiatives.

How to Start an Affiliate Program for a Canadian Business ©

How to Start an Affiliate Program for a Canadian Business ©

The most powerful, effective, efficient and economical way to market your Canadian products or services online is through an affiliate program (also known as Associate Programs or Partner Programs). Affiliate programs are based on performance, allowing you to advertise on countless websites around the world, yet only pay for it when a sale is made. […]

Online Marketplaces for Canadian Sellers

Online Marketplaces for Canadian Sellers

76% of Canadians are purchasing online, and will be spending 39 billion by the end of 2019, according to a 2017 eTail Canada report. Online marketplaces offer a way to sell online with or without a website of your own. They also allow you to sell on some of the hottest online shopping sites in […]

How to Tap Into the Exploding Canadian eCommerce Market

How to Tap Into the Exploding Canadian eCommerce Market

The Canadian eCommerce market has grown 16.8% to 29.6 billion, according to a 2017 eTail Canada report.  Continued growth is expected at 14.8% in 2017.  76% of Canadians are purchasing online, and will be spending 39 billion by the end of 2019 (9.5% of all Canadian retail sales).  Online sales growth in this country has […]

10 Spring Cleaning Tips and Tools for your Website or Blog ©

10 Spring Cleaning Tips and Tools for your Website or Blog ©

There isn’t a site online that couldn’t use a little dusting off and reorganization. Spring is a wonderful time to have a close look at yours and do some cleaning. You can start by visiting your website like you would if it belonged to someone else. Better yet, have a friend or two visit and […]

Canadian Stores Can Grab Global Online Shoppers ©

Canadian Stores Can Grab Global Online Shoppers ©

There has been much concern about Canadians cross-border shopping in the U.S. since the World embraced eCommerce. More than 90% of Canadians shop across the border these days, justifying that concern, but it’s not so bad compared to the 82% global average. It’s important to note that Americans and those residing in other countries also […]

Hot Canadian eCommerce Market Captivates Merchants Globally

Hot Canadian eCommerce Market Captivates Merchants Globally

Data from a number of sources paints a bright picture of Canadian online retail. Sales and marketing insights, combined with Canadian web usage statistics, facilitate a sound strategy for 2017. An internet retail presence is more important than ever, as international retailers set their sights on the growing online shopping market in this country.

Checklist: Choosing a Website Host for your Canadian Business ©

Checklist: Choosing a Website Host for your Canadian Business  ©

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 […]

Drop Shipping and Wholesale for Canadian Online Sellers ©

Drop Shipping and Wholesale for Canadian Online Sellers ©

Drop shipping is a simple enough concept. You make arrangements with a wholesale supplier or manufacturer to sell their products direct online, as opposed to having an inventory of products in your physical location. You can offer these products on your own website, or via online auctions like eBay, or through a sellers’ market like […]

A Canadian Guide to Finding the Best eCommerce Platform Software

A Canadian Guide to Finding the Best eCommerce Platform Software

We have reached a point where it is no longer optional for businesses to sell online using professional eCommerce software. Thriving in today’s retail environment demands it and so do consumers.  Not only must you sell online (preferably as part of a multi-channel experience), but you also have to do so professionally and securely. The […]

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