The 2021 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 and bargain hunting. In fact, 88 percent of Canadians made an online purchase in the past year, according […]
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 […]
TORONTO, June 29, 2021 /CNW/ – The excitement for technology continues to rise among Canadians, as 35% of households say they are more likely to buy tech products due to the pandemic, according to new research from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®.
TORONTO, June 23, 2021 /CNW/ – Even as Canadians emerge from lockdown, the shift to online shopping is dominating consumer trends. A new survey from PayPal Canada shows Canadians have overall increased their monthly online shopping spend by more than $2 billion compared to pre-pandemic.
Online sales of secondhand fashion have been growing for a number of reasons, with the most common being the environment and saving money. Environmentally-conscious consumers want to say goodbye to fast fashion. Recent events accelerated recommerce market growth, as consumers sought out ways to save and earn money.
By Josh Walter To put it mildly, 2020 was an interesting year. With the sudden impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, business as usual was anything but. Stay-home orders and social distancing meant traffic to brick-and-mortar stores decreased — and in some cases disappeared entirely. Yet, commerce always finds a way, even if that means shifting […]
TORONTO, May 10, 2021 /CNW/ – The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Canadians live, work and socialize, accelerating demand for innovation as retailers, consumer goods, and travel companies shift from reacting to the crisis to reinventing products and services, according to findings of a new global survey from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
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 over 20 years of experience and learning the hard way). I’ve expanded upon that here, […]
Fraudulent online transactions are the dark side of ecommerce. The Internet is the “wild West” of fraud, in a world that has otherwise become more secure at the offline payment level. It has become a point of easier access, without signatures, PIN numbers and chips. While security measures are beginning to catch up, the dynamic […]
Canadian sales on Amazon.ca have exploded in recent years and sellers are taking notice. It’s hard to ignore over a billion dollars in Canadian third-party seller sales in this country alone (more than $2 billion globally). An impressive growth rate of 40 percent YOY confirms that selling on the marketplace is a sound decision.