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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Did you know you could be in violation of privacy laws, simply by hosting your website on servers that are physically located outside of Canada? Do you really know where your website and customer data is stored?
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]