It has taken a long time for Canadian businesses to start selling online and even longer for most to fully embrace it as a way of life. We face unique eCommerce obstacles in Canada, from a lack of local Internet expertise to high postal shipping rates and inferior (yet expensive) Internet access. More Canadian retailers […]
Canadian businesses have struggled with eCommerce in general, which in turn has left many of them overwhelmed by the omni/multi-channel experience today’s consumers want. 2015 statistics from a survey done by Deloitte and Tulip Retail, indicate a storefront is still a popular purchase point, but shoppers also want digital options. This data suggests that while […]
The fact that Canadians are shopping online isn’t news, but details are scarce. The more insight we can gain regarding how and why Canadians shop online, the better we can serve them and ultimately gain their business.
Canadians are increasingly enthusiastic about their Smartphones, with 67% of us owning one and 38% of us admitting we can’t imagine leaving home without it. 49% of Canadian grocery shoppers would also like to use their Smartphone to save money at the store with app’s, according to research by Mintel, but only 13% actually do […]
The 2014 FedEx Express Canada Online Shopping Intentions Survey (Angus Reid) indicates the West has been won by the Internet in Canada. British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan are expected to show double-digit growth in online numbers, and most of them intend to shop online this holiday season. Other Provinces aren’t too far behind, as Canada […]
As Canadian businesses begin to focus on the 2014 holiday season, Halloween is often overlooked. It’s a lucrative holiday that warrants more attention than theme sales, however. The opportunities presented by Canadians searching the internet for Halloween topics can make it well worth promoting online, and the earlier the better. Just about 78% of Canadians […]
The latest Ipsos Canadian Inter@ctive Reid statistics indicate that 82% of all online Canadians have shopped online in the past year, spending an average of $954. Older Canadians are joining the younger generation in online shopping, but young Canadians are more likely to use mobile devices. The report brings encouraging news for eCommerce in this […]
In their 2014 benchmark merchant data for Q1, Demac Media included an interesting comparison between mCommerce performance and traditional desktop eCommerce in Canada. The data in the report was obtained from participating Shopify Canada and Magento merchants.
The Canadian portion of the Total Retail: Global Survey of Online Shoppers report provides valuable insight about online shopping in Canada. Probably the most important take-away for marketers is in regards to Personalization VS Privacy. Canadians love the idea of personalization, a fact that has been demonstrated by other studies as well. However, we aren’t […]
Canadians love Facebook, with some 14 million logging in every single day and 19 million logging in at least once per month. Those numbers have remained steady for the past year, but how we access Facebook has changed significantly. Jordan Banks, Managing Director at Facebook Canada, reports a 15% increase in Canadian Facebook users who […]