January Marketable Holidays & Observances (Canadian & Global) ©

A Canadian holidays and observances calendar is a useful tool for marketing or for inspiring blog post, newsletter content and social media ideas. Traditional holidays have been joined by many observances in Canada and internationally, all of which now enjoy more exposure via the Internet. Combined with famous Canadian birthdays and historical events, there is […]

Cyber Monday 2013: 49% of Canadians will Shop Online ©

The Bank of Montreal surveyed 1215 Canadians about their 2013 online shopping plans for the Monday after Black Friday (Cyber Monday).  This BMO Report indicates Cyber Monday will lure 49% of online Canadians in 2013, up 11% from 2012. This prediction is comparable with the 50% of online Canadians who plan to do some holiday […]

Grabbing the Guys as they Holiday Shop Online ©

In most Canadian shopping circles, women rule. They’re a huge target market as the person in the household who does most of the shopping, both for themselves and their families. Internet shopping is a bit different though, especially when it comes to holiday shopping online. For example, a recent Ipsos holiday shopping survey found Canadian […]

Canadians Spending More Online Than Ever (Stat’s & Infographic) ©

Canadians are some of the most enthusiastic Internet users in the World, but we were always a little more hesitant than other countries when it came to purchasing online.  That’s changing quickly as we get more comfortable with online shopping.  The 2013 eCommerce Special Feature Report just released by Ipsos, indicates Canadians are spending more […]

Visa 2013 Data and Online Holiday Shopping Survey Results ©

Visa’s Holiday eCommerce survey indicates Canadians will do more of their holiday shopping online in 2013, compared to previous years.  Hardly a seasonal phenomena, Canadians have been shopping online more all year. Visa’s network data revealed that online shopping in Canada exceeded one hundred million dollars on 233 days in the last 12 months.  With […]

Connected Canadians: eCommerce and Internet Use Statistics ©

Connected Canadians: eCommerce and Internet Use Statistics ©

With probably the largest sample size in Canada (approximately 22,615 individuals aged 16+), Statistics Canada’s data provides us with a reasonably accurate look at Internet usage and online shopping. Their Internet usage and eCommerce statistics for 2012 were released October 28th, 2013. The last survey was conducted in 2010. Growth is evident in virtually all […]

More Canadians will do 2013 Holiday Shopping Online (Statistics) ©

The first Canadian statistical predictions for the 2013 online holiday shopping season are beginning to roll in. All statistics this year point to the necessity of an online presence for Canadian businesses, preferably with eCommerce options. While statistics show most Canadians still prefer to shop from their desktop, SmartPhone usage of over 50% of mobile […]

Canadian Online Shopping and Digital Demands (Statistics) ©

Canadian Online Shopping and Digital Demands (Statistics) ©

Comscore and UPS have released the results of the Canadian UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper survey, just in time for the 2013 online holiday shopping season. All Canadian shoppers surveyed had to meet the criteria of making at least two online purchases in a typical three month period. The survey was conducted in March […]

CFIB Launches Canadian Small Business Directory ©

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has launched a new Canadian small business directory and deal-finder.  Shop Small Biz is an online, Canada-wide search tool dedicated exclusively to Canadian independent small/medium/home-based businesses.  It is free for both businesses and consumers to use. The site explains, “Shop Small Biz is an initiative to empower small […]

Finding Wholesale Suppliers for your Canadian Business ©

Finding Wholesale Suppliers for your Canadian Business ©

It can be frustrating and time consuming to find wholesale product suppliers for your business in Canada, particularly in specialty niches. Whether you’re sourcing supplies to make your own products or stocking your virtual shelves, finding the right supplier is usually a long and involved process. Many factors are involved in the decision, from quality […]