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?
Digital wallets (also known as mobile wallets or eWallets) usually refer to an online service that provides a secure, virtual storage space to facilitate point-of-sale (POS) transactions and access related information. They store encrypted information, such as credit cards and reward cards, and often perform tasks like automatically filling out online order forms. Most can […]
It comes as no surprise that virtually all Canadians with internet access use social media to one degree or another. The vast majority of us have a Facebook account, at the very least. Online marketers need more than a basic awareness of social media use in this country, however. Targeted campaigns require data pertaining to […]
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 […]
To maximize sales, you have to know what your customers want and expect from you. Unfortunately, that’s getting more and more difficult for online businesses to pinpoint. Just when we think we have it figured out, technology changes or new trust issues arise. Further complicating matters is that the scope of customer expectations has broadened […]
A survey of 1674 Canadian Moms (including 5% dads and 8% “other”) has revealed some interesting insights into what they want from brands online, and how they want it. While respondents weighed in from across the country, the overwhelming majority (60%) were from Ontario. This group loves social media and social sharing, but most feel […]
Statistics indicate YouTube is a favourite social network of online moms in Canada. A staggering nine out of ten Canadian moms visit YouTube at least once every month. Smart brands are following them there to engage them and ultimately win sales from these powerful shoppers. We’ve brought together recent Canadian statistics from Google and other […]
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 […]
In most Canadian shopping circles, women rule. They’re a huge target market as the person in the household who does most of the shopping, both for themselves and their families. Internet shopping is a bit different though, especially when it comes to holiday shopping online. For example, an Ipsos holiday shopping survey found Canadian men […]
Canadians have fully embraced online shopping. Many Canadian businesses fear they can’t compete with international eCommerce, but 65% of Canadians have shown a clear preference for shopping online within Canada, at least when the option is available to them.