E-Commerce

2012 Canadian Holiday Sales Down, Online Shopping Up (Statistics) ©

Statistics Canada has released a discouraging report of December, 2012 retail sales in Canada, which declined 0.9% (excluding motor vehicle and parts dealers). Sales fell 1.6% in volume, with most merchants reporting less sales in December. All provinces reported a decrease in retail sales. RBC reported this month that 69% of Canadian shoppers stayed within […]

Internet and Tech Companies Top List of Canada’s Most Influential Brands (Statistics)

Results of an Ipsos Reid / Institute of Communication Agency poll indicates Canadians are heavily influenced by Internet and Tech companies.  Five of their top 10 choices fell into these categories, including the top four.  That’s fabulous news for existing Canadian web-based businesses and future ‘netpreneurs’.

Internet Mistrust Causes eGeneration Gap: Canadian Seniors vs Youth (Statistics) ©

Statistics Canada has reported that senior Canadians are steadily increasing their Internet usage.  What they’re doing online is often different than younger surfers, including listening to music or watching videos.  This data left us wondering why there is such an e-generation gap, so we followed up with an informal survey of our own.

LinkShare Launches Global Deal Dispatcher for Canadian Affiliates

The Rakuten LinkShare affiliate network has launched ‘Global Deal Dispatcher’, which targets affiliates in specific countries. The broadly geo-targeted deals and promotions are compiled monthly, allowing Canadian publishers to quickly find affiliate promotions that are either in Canada or available to Canadians.

The Most Anticipated Internet Business Book Releases of 2013 ©

Most successful Internet entrepreneurs (netpreneurs or netrepreneurs) in Canada and around the world, share the same New Year’s resolution every year: Increase our online business and marketing knowledge for a healthier bottom line. Netrepreneurs must be in a perpetual state of evolution to keep up with the ever-changing Internet and the people who purchase through […]

Updated: Online Canadian Businesses Need Easy, Affordable Shipping Options

Please see the update below original post. It has happened to most of us as consumers and businesses, that moment in the transaction when the shipping is calculated and the shopping cart is abandoned.  Whether it’s losing sales to high shipping rates, losing money from absorbing some or all of the shipping cost, or shocking […]

2012 Canadian Holiday Shopping Statistics and E-commerce Tips ©

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and the Bank of Montreal (BMO) have released Canadian holiday shopping survey statistics, adding their predictions to those made earlier by Ernst & Young and Deloitte.   While they don’t all agree on the level of frugality this season, it’s clear that it won’t be the most profitable holiday for […]

Canadian Retail Halloween Spending [Statistics] ©

Running Halloween promotions in Canada can pay off in a big way, according to predictions from The Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, and a recent survey from the Retail Council of Canada.  Be they your own products or an affiliate’s products, cashing in on the third most lucrative retail season can get the year’s […]

AvantLink Targets Canadian Market With New Affiliate Network ©

AvantLink Targets Canadian Market With New Affiliate Network ©

Update: Avantlink now requires copies of personal identification, business licenses etc. in order to pay affiliates.  This is completely unnecessary and your identity may be stolen. We strongly advise you to never provide this information and avoid any network that demands it. AvantLink celebrated its 7th anniversary by launching a new branch of its affiliate […]

Stripe Online Payment Processing Enters Canadian Market

Paypal’s latest US competitor, Stripe, extended its services to Canadian online businesses this month.  The expansion comes only one year after Stripe’s launch in the US. Canada has been suffering from limited options in online payments and is expected to quickly embrace Stripe.