Seasonal & Holidays

2012 Canadian Holiday Sales Down, Online Shopping Up (Statistics)

2012 Canadian Holiday Sales Down, Online Shopping Up (Statistics)

Statistics Canada has released a discouraging report of December, 2012 retail sales in Canada, which declined 0.9% (excluding motor vehicle and parts dealers). Sales fell 1.6% in volume, with most merchants reporting less sales in December. All provinces reported a decrease in retail sales. RBC reported this month that 69% of Canadian shoppers stayed within […]

Shop Canada Online (Free Holiday-Theme Graphic)

Shop Canada Online (Free Holiday-Theme Graphic)

To celebrate Cyber Monday, we’ve designed a holiday-theme “Shop Canada Online” graphic that you are free to use on your website, share on social media, etc. Let’s keep those shopping dollars in Canada where they’ll benefit all Canadians, and let other countries know we’re open for business in the great white north.

2012 Canadian Holiday Shopping Statistics and E-commerce Tips

2012 Canadian Holiday Shopping Statistics and E-commerce Tips

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and the Bank of Montreal (BMO) have released Canadian holiday shopping survey statistics, adding their predictions to those made earlier by Ernst & Young and Deloitte.   While they don’t all agree on the level of frugality this season, it’s clear that it won’t be the most profitable holiday for […]

Thank You for the Freedom to do Business and Blog

Thank You for the Freedom to do Business and Blog

Yesterday, I read a disturbing article about an Iranian blogger, Sattar Beheshti.  He was arrested for blogging about human rights, specifically torture. His body was released on Wednesday and sources suspect he was tortured to death. His brutal death at the hands of authorities was a sober reminder of how fortunate we are to have […]

Canadian Retail Halloween Spending [Statistics]

Canadian Retail Halloween Spending [Statistics]

Running Halloween promotions in Canada can pay off in a big way, according to predictions from The Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, and a recent survey from the Retail Council of Canada.  Be they your own products or an affiliate’s products, cashing in on the third most lucrative retail season can get the year’s […]

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