Dragons’ Den UK (BBC) is the gift that just keeps going. With a staggering 16 series [seasons] since 2005, there has been an enormous number of high-profile investments that have gone on to become household brands that we know and love today – but which were the most successful?
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.
Online sellers are always looking for deals on products, be it at the wholesale level, retail arbitrage, or auctions. Recent news reports covering the lifecycle of returned products from companies like Amazon and Walmart, have inadvertently generated a lot of interest from resellers. Businesses of all sizes and individual sellers would like to know if […]
There are countless opportunities to sell custom products online. Whether it’s a funny t-shirt, a magazine, or a phone case sporting your original artwork, the demand can be consistently high for anything remotely original. You can have a third party apply your own original designs to a wide range of products, but it will mean […]
One of the biggest challenges for Canadian small businesses is the high cost of shipping. It’s expensive to ship within Canada and it’s even more expensive to ship outside of this country. That makes it very tough to compete in the online world.
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 […]
Ecommerce is the fastest-growing segment in Canada’s digital economy. Eighty-two percent of Canadians shopped online in 2020, spending $84.4 billion online. Canadian sellers who want to meet this demand with profitable products, must consider everything from the wholesale price to market saturation. A little inside knowledge can further ensure success in online retail.
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 […]
Virtually any Canadian can sell used goods online. It’s often an introduction and gateway into ecommerce. Individuals are motivated by concerns for the environment, powered by a desire to earn more money, and inspired by hobbies.
Predictive personalization in ecommerce (and multi-channel retail) refers to how a user’s experience on a website is personalized using predictive technology, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI).