Online shopping for Halloween is expected to grow in Canada in 2019, thanks in part to more savvy online marketing. While the Canadian dollar is slightly higher, Canadians still take enough of a hit when ordering from the US to discourage it. Additionally, more and more Canadians are showing a preference for shopping in their […]
So you’ve decided that drop shipping will be part of your Canadian online store, but how do you make it happen?
Drop shipping is a simple enough concept. You make arrangements with a wholesale supplier, manufacturer or distributor to sell their products direct online, as opposed to having an inventory of products in your physical location. You can offer these products on your own website, or via online auctions like eBay, or through a sellers’ market […]
The 2019 back-to-school shopping season is poised to be one of the most successful of recent years for Canadian eCommerce. Canadians are spending more online in Canada, and using the Internet as a tool for comparison shopping and bargain hunting. In fact, 87 percent of Canadians made an online purchase in 2018, according to the […]
The most exciting and intimidating thing to happen in retail in the past couple of decades, is eCommerce. Canadian businesses and individuals now have the opportunity to sell online to a national or global market. The internet offers endless opportunities to start, grow and market at the retail level.
We have reached a point where it is no longer optional for businesses to sell online using professional eCommerce software. Thriving in today’s retail environment demands it and so do consumers. Not only must you sell online (preferably as part of a multi-channel experience), but you also have to do so professionally, securely, and in […]
I did a lot of research as I prepared to move to a more robust, reliable host for our Canadian websites. In doing so, I came up with a list of considerations involved with reviewing each hosting option (based on over 20 years of experience and learning the hard way). I’ve expanded upon that here, […]
I prefer to shop online so I’ve been on the receiving end of many customer support scenarios. I’ve never once dealt with a small business that wouldn’t bend over backwards to make me happy, not only to get that particular sale but also to ensure future sales. It works every time. I’ll gladly pay a […]
There are countless online opportunities for Canadian entrepreneurs. Our country is large and its population is scattered, which creates a unique demand. While many products are available in the US there is a strong preference to buy Canadian whenever it is feasible to do so if for no other reason than the low Canadian dollar, […]
Dropshipping is a method of order fulfillment used by online sellers, without keeping physical inventory. Orders are placed in your store and sent to the supplier, who ships it directly to the customer while making it appear to have come directly from your store. Dropshipped fulfillment has grown in popularity as businesses navigate eCommerce and […]