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 […]

WordPress Blog Plugins That Pay for Themselves (Many Times Over) ©

WordPress Blog Plugins That Pay for Themselves (Many Times Over) ©

One of the most important reasons Canadian businesses choose WordPress for their domain blog, is the many choices of quality plugins. Plugins can add a vast array of features to your blog, including those that facilitate monetization and overall business success. While there are many free WordPress plugins, it’s important to choose the ones you […]

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 […]

10 Spring Cleaning Tips and Tools for your Website or Blog ©

10 Spring Cleaning Tips and Tools for your Website or Blog ©

There isn’t a site online that couldn’t use a little dusting off and reorganization. Spring is a wonderful time to have a close look at yours and do some cleaning. You can start by visiting your website like you would if it belonged to someone else. Better yet, have a friend or two visit and […]

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 […]

A Canadian Guide to Finding the Best eCommerce Platform Software

A Canadian Guide to Finding the Best eCommerce Platform Software

We have reached a point where it is no longer optional for businesses to sell online using professional eCommerce software. Thriving in today’s retail environment demands it and so do consumers.  Not only must you sell online (preferably as part of a multi-channel experience), but you also have to do so professionally and securely. The […]

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 Consumers Seeking Small Businesses Online (Statistics) ©

Canadians consumers are more likely to do business with small businesses if they can easily do so online, a new TD Canada Trust survey concludes. Consumers want to interact with small businesses through user-friendly websites with eCommerce capabilities, backed by social engagement. It’s clear that Canadians want to support small businesses, but they’re not willing […]