E-Commerce

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 a 2017 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 […]

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 […]

20 Ways Canadian Online Retailers Can Win Back-To-School Sales ©

20 Ways Canadian Online Retailers Can Win Back-To-School Sales ©

The 2018 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. The low Canadian dollar, coupled with the “buy Canadian” mindset of late, is expected to keep more retail […]

Report: Connected Canadian Customers on Tech, Trust and Experience

Report: Connected Canadian Customers on Tech, Trust and Experience

To maximize sales, you have to know what your customers want and expect from you. Unfortunately, that’s getting more and more difficult for online businesses to pinpoint. Just when we think we have it figured out, technology changes or new trust issues arise. Further complicating matters is that the scope of customer expectations has broadened […]

How to Choose the Best Products to Sell or Drop Ship Online in Canada ©

How to Choose the Best Products to Sell or Drop Ship Online in Canada ©

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 […]

Canadian Online Business Niche Idea – Bulk Candy ©

Canadian Online Business Niche Idea – Bulk Candy ©

Have you ever been searching for something in Canada and thought, “Somebody should start a business in that”?  It happens to me all the time!  I’ll be sharing these niches with you as they come up, in the hopes of inspiring a business idea or two.  We begin this series with a quick guide for […]

Canadian Shopping Data Reveals How to Capture Sales Online & In-Store

Canadian Shopping Data Reveals How to Capture Sales Online & In-Store

A recent comScore/UPS survey provided some interesting insights that may be strategically applied to both online and offline sales. Retailers of all sizes can benefit from a plan that allows their digital and ‘brick and mortar’ presence to compliment each other for increased conversions. That can be as easy as focusing on how and why […]