Selling eBooks and other electronic publications can be a lucrative online business in itself, or as part of a niche business. Virtually everyone has advanced expertise in something and often a business can be built around that knowledge. Blogs provide the perfect foundation for niche publications, but there’s also potential for them in niche retail. […]
An Ipsos survey for RBC has concluded that Canadians are becoming more frugal when it comes to buying food. 84% of those surveyed believe food prices are increasing and 91% are tightening their food budget.
Canadian online retailers have improved but online shoppers indicate they have a long way to go, a survey by Forrester Research Inc. has concluded. The survey was conducted in partnership with Canada Post to understand why 25% of Canadian online consumers are still shopping internationally. Forrester Research surveyed 1,103 Canadian online shoppers for their State […]
I can’t say I’m surprised, but I’m still shocked at the results of RBC’s 2013 survey of Canadian small businesses. Only 46% of those surveyed have a website, and 48% of those websites aren’t equipped for eCommerce. It’s statistics like these that motivated us to develop this website. It’s clear that Canadian businesses need a […]
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 […]
Results of an Ipsos Reid / Institute of Communication Agency poll indicates Canadians are heavily influenced by Internet and Tech companies. Five of their top 10 choices fell into these categories, including the top four. That’s fabulous news for existing Canadian web-based businesses and future ‘netpreneurs’.
Statistics Canada has reported that senior Canadians are steadily increasing their Internet usage. What they’re doing online is often different than younger surfers, including listening to music or watching videos. This data left us wondering why there is such an e-generation gap, so we followed up with an informal survey of our own.
eMarketer reports that display and search mobile advertising is skyrocketing globally, with Canadian growth second only to the US. All statistics point to that being a very smart marketing move, with mobile usage at an all-time high in Canada. eMarketer also predicts that over 50% of Canadian mobile users will have SmartPhones by the end […]
If you’re marketing to Canadian Moms, the social Web is where you should be, according to the “Canadian Digital Mom 2012 Report” published this month by Mom Central Consulting. The survey indicates the most popular activity for online Canadian Moms is social networking and related online activities.
Third quarter ‘brick and mortar’ book sales have dropped by comparison to this time last year, according to BookNet Canada. Data obtained from 665 Canadian retail locations indicate an overall 6.4% drop in dollar value and a drop of 9.5% in unit sales.