Whether you’re already selling online or just considering it, you should be aware of what your online competitors are up to. You can learn from them, analyze their strategies and come out on top if you play your cards right.
Search engine features, guidelines and rankings change on a regular basis. It has become almost impossible for the average person to comply with all of their demands and compete with not only other merchants, but also the search engine itself. They still serve up most of our organic traffic, but it seems wise to plan […]
Canadian businesses are finally embracing the internet as a sales and marketing tool. One of the first things that may come as a surprise in the digital world, are the differences between online and offline shoppers. That naturally extends to the profiles of their ideal customers.
I’m a Canadian affiliate marketing veteran, having started in the late 90’s. That means I was there when huge affiliate networks like Commission Junction, Linkshare/Rakuten and Clickbank were born in 1997 & 1998, and I’ve witnessed the rise and fall of many other well-known networks. I was one of the first members of many of […]
The buyer journey typically refers to the steps a buyer takes when ordering a product, and ideally well after the product is received. When the buyer is shopping for a gift, you can double leads and sales opportunities by bringing the gift recipient into the process. Content that is strategically distributed before, during and after […]
Social media contests are all about engagement and actionable data. They pack more punch than traditional social media marketing due to the sharing potential, which you can encourage with entry requirements and features like bonus entries. It’s also a brilliant way to score coveted User Generated Content (UGC), such as photos and videos. Additionally, expert marketers […]
For years now, many independent Canadian retailers have viewed the internet as a competitor. They blamed it for falling sales, then threw up their hands at the prices and selection that they couldn’t possibly compete with.
Bloggers can gain an impressive, loyal following on the social Web through excellent content, communication, and trust built through fellowship and familiarity. Their value to brands is in their influence over consumer purchasing, often in a very specific niche. A nod of approval from the right blogger can seriously increase sales, and having one as […]
Your Christmas eCommerce campaigns should launch by early October if you want to take full advantage of online shoppers. For the business-to-business (B2B) market, you should start even earlier. The online holiday season starts early because it ends early due to shipping time, and other factors can amplify the urgency (such as a pandemic). If […]
Online shopping for Halloween is expected to grow in Canada in 2020, thanks in part to the pandemic and more savvy online marketing. Canadians are taking enough of a currency exchange hit when ordering from the US to discourage it. Additionally, more and more Canadians are showing a preference for shopping in their own country […]