Canadian eCommerce and Social Sales (Q1 2016 Data)

Canadian eCommerce and Social Sales (Q1 2016 Data)

Online sales in Canada are expected to be stronger than ever in 2016. eTail Canada predicts that eCommerce sales in this country will top $34.04 billion this year. In their Q1 report, Demac Media suggests the typically slow first quarter is the perfect time for businesses to focus on social sales and segments experiencing growth. […]

Canadian Growth of B2C and B2B Online Shopping Continues (Statistics)

Canadian Growth of B2C and B2B Online Shopping Continues (Statistics)

Canadian small businesses have struggled to keep up with eCommerce and multi-channel customer management. In fact, a 2015 Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) report found that 40% of Canadian small businesses didn’t have a website at all. Meanwhile, consumers in this country have fully embraced online shopping and product research.

Canadians Online: Statistics to Guide Your Multi-Channel Strategy

Canadians Online: Statistics to Guide Your Multi-Channel Strategy

The success of multi-channel retail revolves around one thing: the customer. The customer experience has always been an important part of retail success, it has only evolved to include today’s technology. The Internet and eCommerce, along with mobile devices, have caused an accelerated evolution of customer expectations, from transparency to personalization. Meeting the multi-channel demands […]

eCommerce and Online Sales Fraud Prevention in Canada

eCommerce and Online Sales Fraud Prevention in Canada

Fraudulent online transactions are the dark side of eCommerce. The Internet is the “wild west” of fraud in a world that is becoming more secure at the offline payment level. It has become a point of easier access, without signatures, PIN numbers and chips.

Top 10 Earning Affiliate Programs for January, 2016 ©

Top 10 Earning Affiliate Programs for January, 2016 ©

Affiliate marketing is one of the oldest ways of making money online in Canada and it can be very lucrative if you focus on the right programs.

Study: Omni-Channel is the Key to Success in Retail Today ©

Study: Omni-Channel is the Key to Success in Retail Today ©

Working with any technology places us in a state of constant evolution. We have to master the ability to think on our feet and adapt accordingly. As consumers demand more technology integration, smart retailers have scrambled to accommodate them, with the ultimate goal of being proactive rather than reactive.

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 […]

The Best eCommerce Software Platforms for Drop Shipping ©

The Best eCommerce Software Platforms for Drop Shipping ©

When I first started working online way back in the 90’s, getting a fully-featured online store meant hiring a programmer (or a team of programmers) to build one. Additionally, you would need a designer because the programmer would only focus on the store functionality. The overall launch expense was enormous, but it only began with […]

Canadian Online Holiday Shopping Records Broken in 2015

Canadians were spending much more online during the 2015 holiday shopping season, reports MasterCard SpendingPulse. Both November and December 2015 broke online sales records, claiming the highest percentage of all retail sales. November brought the highest eCommerce sales ever in Canada, at 9.7%. December broke that record when online sales rose to 9.9% of all […]

Top Online Business and Marketing Books of 2015 ©

Top Online Business and Marketing Books of 2015 ©

Online business is in a state of perpetual change. It requires a high level of passion and dedication to keep up with the latest information. That’s why it’s important to hire people who absolutely love what they do. If they don’t love it, they’ll never be dedicated enough to follow the endless learning curve. That […]