E-Commerce

2019 Multi-Source Report: What Canadian Online Shoppers Want

2019 Multi-Source Report: What Canadian Online Shoppers Want

It’s been 20 years since the first Canadian eCommerce transactions, but it has only been in the past five years or so that Canadian consumers and businesses have really embraced it. As their online shopping increased, so did their demands. Fortunately, it isn’t difficult to meet those demands when we know what they are. This […]

15 Ways to Make Men Merry as they Holiday Shop Online ©

15 Ways to Make Men Merry as they Holiday Shop Online ©

In most Canadian shopping circles, women rule. They’re a huge target market as the person in the household who does most of the shopping, both for themselves and their families. Internet shopping is a bit different though, especially when it comes to holiday shopping online. For example, an Ipsos holiday shopping survey found Canadian men […]

Top 7 Ecommerce Platforms for Digital Product Downloads

Top 7 Ecommerce Platforms for Digital Product Downloads

Digital products have been a popular source of revenue for online businesses for a couple of decades now, and for good reason. You can create virtually any digital product and then profit from it for as long as it is current and fulfills a market demand. The popularity of downloads continues to grow in Canada […]

Canadian Small Businesses Grow Over 20x Faster With eCommerce

Canadian Small Businesses Grow Over 20x Faster With eCommerce

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2018 /CNW/ – Canadian small- and medium-sized businesses leveraging e-commerce are growing significantly faster than their offline counterparts, reveals new proprietary data from PayPal, the global digital payments leader. Small businesses that sell online through PayPal grew 22 per cent year-over-year in 2017, in sharp contrast to offline small businesses, which saw less than […]

Online Marketplaces for Canadian Sellers

Online Marketplaces for Canadian Sellers

Seventy-six percent of Canadians are purchasing online, and will be spending 39 billion by the end of 2019, according to an eTail Canada report. The 2018 Online Marketplaces Report by Internet Retailer cites a UPS study that found ninety-six percent of online shoppers in Canada have made an online marketplace purchase. Online marketplaces offer a […]

Wholesale Drop Shipping for Canadian Online Sellers

Wholesale Drop Shipping for Canadian Online Sellers

Drop shipping is a simple enough concept. You make arrangements with a wholesale supplier, manufacturer or distributor to sell their products direct online, as opposed to having an inventory of products in your physical location. You can offer these products on your own website, or via online auctions like eBay, or through a sellers’ market […]

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 & Online Retailers are Embracing Digital Wallets

Canadian Consumers & Online Retailers are Embracing Digital Wallets

Digital wallets (also known as mobile wallets or eWallets) usually refer to an online service that provides a secure, virtual storage space to facilitate point-of-sale (POS) transactions and access related information. They store encrypted information, such as credit cards and reward cards, and often perform tasks like automatically filling out online order forms. Most can […]

Top 5 Drop Shipping Product Suppliers for Canadians

Top 5 Drop Shipping Product Suppliers for Canadians

Many Canadians are interested in selling products online, either with their own website or through eBay and Amazon.  Drop shipping provides a low-risk option for starting an online business in Canada.  Today’s supplier portals (gateways) make it really easy to find and sell millions of products globally.   The most difficult part is choosing the best […]