The most exciting and intimidating thing to happen in retail in the past couple of decades, is eCommerce. Canadian businesses and individuals now have the opportunity to sell online to a national or global market. The internet offers endless opportunities to start, grow and market at the retail level.
Staples Canada has always been a leader in eCommerce and has made progress in their multi-channel experience as well. Their new site and behind-the-scenes procedures will continue to impress shoppers and inspire Canadian retailers. Canada’s Shopify Plus is the perfect partner for this digital journey because it’s a versatile, user-friendly platform with a myriad of […]
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 […]
I did a lot of research as I prepared to move to a more robust, reliable host for our Canadian websites. In doing so, I came up with a list of considerations involved with reviewing each hosting option (based on 20+ years of experience and learning the hard way). I’ve expanded upon that here, in […]
There are countless online opportunities for Canadian entrepreneurs. Our country is large and its population is scattered, which creates a unique demand. While many products are available in the US there is a strong preference to buy Canadian whenever it is feasible to do so if for no other reason than the low Canadian dollar, […]
Contributed by Tom Buckland Whether through affiliate marketing or by selling goods yourself, there are many lucrative ways to make money through Amazon. Arguably, one of the easiest and best ways is to become an Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) seller. FBA gives you the opportunity to grow and scale to a substantial ecommerce business, […]
Drop shipping is a hands-free, wholesale fulfillment option available to online sellers of any size, working under a variety of business models. In short, the manufacturer fulfills orders on behalf of the retailer and ships them directly to the customer. Arrangements are usually made to make it appear that the order has come directly from […]
One of the most daunting tasks in online retail is deciding what products to sell. When you use drop shipping the pressure is far less than if you had to order hundreds of items for in-house inventory, but can still be a massive undertaking. Experts have ways to take the pain out of the product […]
The Canadian eCommerce market is exploding. Canadians will be spending $39 billion by the end of 2019 (9.5% of all Canadian retail sales), according to an eTail Canada report. E-commerce is the fastest-growing segment in Canada’s digital economy, going from $4.2 billion in 2010 to over $13.6 billion in 2017, according to Statistics Canada. Online […]
19.8 million Canadians shop online, and they’re expected to spend $39 billion online in 2019 (nearly double what was spent in 2016). While businesses in this country have improved their online presence, they continue to struggle with grabbing online shoppers, convincing them to buy, and turning them into loyal customers.