Start Holiday Online Marketing While Respecting Remembrance Day ©

Start Holiday Online Marketing While Respecting Remembrance Day ©

Most of us are aware of how Canadian consumers feel about beginning Christmas holiday promotions too early.  We do have a good reason for early promotion online, however, since our season ends earlier due to shipping.  While we can be forgiven for that, we still have an obligation to respect our fallen heroes, and those […]

Canada’s Shopify Powers Over 500,000 Businesses in 175 Countries

Canada’s Shopify Powers Over 500,000 Businesses in 175 Countries

Shopify has proven itself to be another Canadian tech success story. The leading multi-channel, cloud-based eCommerce platform rapidly grew its services to assist virtually any type of online business in every niche. You can easily build a website and accept payments both online and offline. They facilitate all types of marketplaces, including Amazon and social […]

Walmart Canada Launches Third-Party Seller Online Marketplace

Walmart Canada Launches Third-Party Seller Online Marketplace

Canadian companies wanting to sell their products online through hot marketplaces like Amazon, now have another option. Walmart has announced the expansion of its global online marketplace to Walmart Canada’s flagship online store, Walmart.ca. Access to their customers and increased visibility could help Canadian sellers level the playing field in a highly-competitive space.

20 Ways Canadian Online Retailers Can Win Back-To-School Sales ©

20 Ways Canadian Online Retailers Can Win Back-To-School Sales ©

The 2017 back-to-school shopping season is poised to be one of the most successful of recent years for Canadian eCommerce. Canadians are spending more online in Canada and using the Internet as a tool for comparison shopping. With the low loonie, you may even bring in some American back-to-school shoppers. eCommerce brings the World to […]

Top 8 Reasons Why We Use GreenGeeks to Host Our Websites

Top 8 Reasons Why We Use GreenGeeks to Host Our Websites

I’ve worked with many hosts in 20 years of owning and managing websites. Before the era of mass acquisitions, it was easy to find a decent host that you could stay with for years. These days, most good hosts have been acquired by a substandard provider who immediately brings the quality down to their level. […]

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.

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 […]

Mission Critical: Protect Your Business SmartPhone

Mission Critical: Protect Your Business SmartPhone

Canadian SmartPhone users account for over 50% of all mobile phone users in this country. That number increases dramatically for professionals and business owners. SmartPhone use is almost universal among those who own an online business or who conduct business online (such as eCommerce and marketing). For most of us, it is quite literally worth […]

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 […]

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 […]

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