E-Commerce

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 […]

Featured Canadian Company: TDOT Performance Parts

Featured Canadian Company: TDOT Performance Parts

This feature is sponsored by TDOT Performance. TDOT Performance was founded in 2009 by Charith Perera & Mubin Vaid in Toronto, Ontario. They provide a truly vast selection of automotive performance parts, interior and exterior accessories, lighting, wheels and tires. The company has proven that eCommerce can work well in Canada, even for products often […]

2020 Top 4 Drop Shipped Product Suppliers for Canadians

2020 Top 4 Drop Shipped 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) and apps make it really easy to find and sell millions of products globally.  The most difficult part is choosing […]

Coping With Customs When Shipping Products From Canada

Coping With Customs When Shipping Products From Canada

Selling your products online comes with many opportunities to reach consumers in a global market. Many Canadian eCommerce businesses ship to the US and beyond. That said, Canadian small businesses have only recently begun to embrace eCommerce in general, let alone selling to international markets. Individual sellers often find it that much more intimidating. Sadly, […]

Canadian Third Party Logistics (3PL) for Online Sales and Ecommerce

Canadian Third Party Logistics (3PL) for Online Sales and Ecommerce

As online sales and eCommerce continue to grow in Canada, products and services offering to support that growth have also popped up across the country. Third party logistics (3PL) companies have recognized the challenges that come with the exponential growth of online sales, and jumped on the opportunity to help meet the fulfillment demands of […]