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 (based on 20+ years of experience). I’ve expanded upon that here in the hopes of […]

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, manufacturer or distributor 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 […]

2016 Holiday Season – Canadian Online Shopping Forecast Data

2016 Holiday Season – Canadian Online Shopping Forecast Data

Welcome to our annual compilation of Canadian holiday season online shopping forecast data and statistics. Sharing a combo of Canadian online shopping predictions in one place, allows our readers to quickly evaluate their marketing and sales strategies. As we update throughout the holiday season, you can make strategic adjustments to ensure a highly profitable fourth […]

New Cool Tool: Algopix Automated Market Research

New Cool Tool: Algopix Automated Market Research

Algopix is designed to automate the process of market analysis and product sourcing. The platform allows for Canadian or international research in virtually any product category. As a result, merchants can streamline the product selection process and make informed decisions to optimize sales and maximize profit. This tool is still in beta and only partially […]