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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 Visa processing 48% of all online transactions globally, we can safely assume their data reasonably reflects the popularity of eCommerce.

Statistical Snapshot of 2013 Online Holiday Shopping in Canada

Visa is currently promoting the use of their Visa Debit Card, which allows Canadian consumers to purchase online using their bank account instead of a credit card or other payment option.  With Canadians shying away from increasing their debt load and focusing on a tight budget, the option to use existing funds online is appealing.  It hasn’t quite caught on yet, however.  Be it due to security concerns or lack of awareness (48%), only 32% of Canadians plan to use their Visa debit card for online shopping.

There has never been a more opportune time to implement eCommerce or start a web-based business in Canada. Do you have a Canadian eCommerce store?  Please tell us about it in the comments below.

Source: Visa

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