Canadians have fully embraced online shopping. Many Canadian businesses fear they can’t compete with international eCommerce, but 65% of Canadians have shown a clear preference for shopping online within Canada, at least when the option is available to them.
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.
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 […]
A recent Ipsos poll done in cooperation with the BC Association of Integrated Marketers, reached into the minds of British Columbia marketing professionals. The resulting statistics provide insight into the practices, concerns and information sources of these Canadian experts.
The latest Ipsos Canadian Inter@ctive Reid statistics indicate that 82% of all online Canadians have shopped online in the past year, spending an average of $954. Older Canadians are joining the younger generation in online shopping, but young Canadians are more likely to use mobile devices. The report brings encouraging news for eCommerce in this […]
The Canadian portion of the Total Retail: Global Survey of Online Shoppers report provides valuable insight about online shopping in Canada. Probably the most important take-away for marketers is in regards to Personalization VS Privacy. Canadians love the idea of personalization, a fact that has been demonstrated by other studies as well. However, we aren’t […]
Social media engagement can benefit Canadian businesses in a myriad of ways. We have the highest social media network penetration in the World, with 82% of Canadians using a social network. 55% of online Canadians (19,000,000+) are active on Facebook, 46% have a Twitter account, 45% have a Google+ account, 30% have a LinkedIn account […]
By Emma-Julie Fox The search engine optimization (SEO) community may be abuzz about content marketing today, but not everyone is convinced they should also join the bandwagon. To be fair, it is not easy to pursue such a campaign. It’s almost impossible to do it single-handedly because of the amount of work involved. Unless you’ve […]
We focus primarily on the economic advantages of online business in Canada, but the Internet technology industry as a whole has a significant impact on the Canadian economy. Part of that industry is the digital platform sub-sector. The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has published the 2013 Canada’s Digital Imperative: Measuring Digital Platforms’ Labour […]
If you’re going to work at home, you’ll be spending a lot of time in your home office. It’s important that your work space(s) be functional and pleasant for your own benefit and for your visiting clients. Susan Varano offers tips for designing a home office that will increase the success of your Canadian home-based […]