E-Commerce

Tap Into the Exploding Canadian eCommerce Market

Tap Into the Exploding Canadian eCommerce Market

The Canadian eCommerce market is exploding.  E-commerce is the fastest-growing segment in Canada’s digital economy, going from $4.2 billion in 2010 to over $13.6 billion in 2017, according to Statistics Canada. Online sales growth in this country has surpassed the US, to a point that American companies are being encouraged to target the Canadian 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 […]

2020 Report: Amazon Seller Benchmark Data

2020 Report: Amazon Seller Benchmark Data

Many Canadians are interested in starting an online business selling products on Amazon, and with good reason. Over 30,000 Canadian small-medium businesses made more than $900 million in sales on Amazon.ca in 2018, according to Amazon. Sellers on the marketplace boast of reaching profitability in record time, intriguing online entrepreneurs around the world.

Checklist: How to Find the Best Website Host for your Canadian Business

Checklist: How to Find the Best Website Host for your Canadian Business

I did a lot of research as I prepared to move to a more robust, reliable host for our Canadian websites. In doing so, I came up with a list of considerations involved with reviewing each hosting option (based on over 20 years of experience and learning the hard way). I’ve expanded upon that here, […]

10 Hot Online Product Niches for Canadian Sellers – 2020

10 Hot Online Product Niches for Canadian Sellers – 2020

It’s time to update this list of our hottest online niches for 2020! One of the most challenging parts of starting an online business in Canada is choosing a profitable niche. We have less competition within our borders than we would in large markets like the US. However, we still need to select products that […]

2020 Multi-Source Report: The Canadian Online Shopper

2020 Multi-Source Report: The Canadian Online Shopper

Understanding the Canadian online shopper is critical in attracting new customers and encouraging repeat purchases through customer loyalty. Canadian businesses rely heavily on customer loyalty because our population is small, but we also enjoy an advantage in how spread out and rural the population is. When there’s less available locally, shoppers are more likely to […]

Canadian Guide to the Best eCommerce Platform Software

Canadian Guide to the Best eCommerce Platform Software

We have reached a point where it is no longer optional for businesses to sell online using professional eCommerce software. Thriving in today’s retail environment demands it and so do consumers.  Not only must you sell online (preferably as part of a multi-channel experience), but you also have to do so professionally, securely, and in […]