Online business holds great promise for Canada. Part of the reason for that is we’re spread across such a vast country. We live in a world where you can have a thriving online business, even if you live in an remote Arctic hamlet. All you need is an internet connection and suddenly you have access […]
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 […]
Freelancing has always been around, but it has exploded online in the past decade. This evolution of self-employment is often referred to as the “Gig Economy” or “Freelance Economy”, with both the freelancers and businesses of all sizes embracing it. Specialized freelancers can earn serious money, depending on the demand and level of competition in […]
Most aspects of affiliate marketing are the same no matter what country you live in. There are unique challenges that Canadians face, however. Actually finding Canadian brands and businesses with affiliate programs is one of them.
The industry has been quick to blame eCommerce for the closing of brick & mortar (offline) stores, but in reality that view is grossly over-simplified. It would be more accurate to say the demise of some retail stores has been due to their ineffective use on the Internet, crippling their ability to remain competitive in […]
It doesn’t seem like too long ago that digital marketing priorities consisted of a website, email marketing, banner advertising and maybe some ads in a search engine. Now there is a long list of marketing tactics and strategic planning involved in every effective online campaign.
Canadians are among the most active eCommerce consumers, with statistics indicating 76-80% of us shop online. Excluding travel, eMarketer estimates $38.74 billion will be spent online by Canadian consumers in 2017 and sales are expected to reach 43.95 billion in 2018. Of those sales, Internet Retailer estimates $17.97 billion will be spent at Canadian online […]
With the widespread Ransom.WanaCrypt0r. (WanaCry) attacks in the news, the world has become painfully aware of the havoc encrypted ransomware can cause. It has infected the PC’s, Macs, mobile devices, networks and servers of both individuals and businesses of all sizes. There are many versions of ransomware, including Jaff, Locky, Sage, Cerber, Spora, Cryptoblock, SamSam, […]
Online marketing is in a perpetual state of evolution. What works this week may not work next week. However, influencer marketing has grown consistently over the past several years and its projected growth is astounding. Consumers look to the Internet for guidance in virtually all of their buying decisions, but they’ve grown immune to traditional […]
There has been much concern about Canadians cross-border shopping in the U.S. since the World embraced eCommerce. More than 90% of Canadians shop across the border these days, justifying that concern, but it’s not so bad compared to the 82% global average. It’s important to note that Americans and those residing in other countries also […]