E-Commerce

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Your Unique Selling Proposition for Online Business and eCommerce

Your Unique Selling Proposition for Online Business and eCommerce

Even if you have an offline store, your online unique selling proposition (or unique selling point) can be different from your offline USP. Your target market can be entirely different online, including age, education level, location, and so on. Online shoppers also have unique concerns and objections that you can address. It isn’t necessarily what […]