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 […]
Online marketing for the Holiday season has to start early due to shipping time. However, many Canadian consumers don’t understand that and may find it disrespectful when they see Holiday promotions before Remembrance Day. The last thing we want to do is upset shoppers, but what is an online business to do?
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 […]
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 […]
It comes as no surprise that Canadian teens are taking over back-to-school online shopping in 2015, according to Ernst & Young forecast statistics. This generation has grown up in a digital shopping era where an eCommerce option is as natural as going to the mall. It changes the shopping dynamic when teens hold the credit […]
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 […]
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!
The low loonie should make this a very lucrative back-to-school “season” for Canadian retailers offline and online. In fact, it’s possible you could bring in some American shoppers and turn them into loyal customers. eCommerce brings the World to our doorstep and the low Canadian dollar invites them in.
The low Canadian dollar is such great news for businesses in this country, and online retailers are no exception. It encourages Canadians to shop at home instead of running to the US for everything, but the benefits don’t stop there. You now have a rare opportunity to lure American shoppers to your online store.
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 […]