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.

Updated: Online Canadian Businesses Need Easy, Affordable Shipping Options

Please see the update below original post. It has happened to most of us as consumers and businesses, that moment in the transaction when the shipping is calculated and the shopping cart is abandoned.  Whether it’s losing sales to high shipping rates, losing money from absorbing some or all of the shipping cost, or shocking […]

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 […]

Should you Register a .ca Domain for your Canadian Business?

Should you Register a .ca Domain for your Canadian Business?

One of the first decisions you have to make when starting your online business in Canada, is whether or not to use a .ca domain name.  Even if you’re not ready to go live with a website, your own domain name can be used for secure, custom eMail, redirecting to your social media or other […]

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 […]

Stripe Online Payment Processing Enters Canadian Market

Paypal’s latest US competitor, Stripe, extended its services to Canadian online businesses this month.  The expansion comes only one year after Stripe’s launch in the US. Canada has been suffering from limited options in online payments and is expected to quickly embrace Stripe.

Canadian E-Commerce Sales Growth Will Outpace US [Statistics] ©

Canadian E-Commerce Sales Growth Will Outpace US [Statistics] ©

According to eMarketer research, Canadian online B2C (business to consumer) sales growth will exceed US e-commerce growth until at least 2016.

Affiliate Marketers Name Top 10 Affiliate Networks

Whether you’re joining affiliate networks as a publisher to make money from your website or newsletter, or considering an affiliate program manager for your own products or services, there is an overwhelming number of choices. Knowing which networks are most popular with affiliate marketers allows you to quickly narrow down your options. The 2012 Affiliate […]

Canadian Online Retail Sales Up Almost 25% in First Half of 2012 [Statistics] ©

Canadian web-based and e-Commerce-enabled retail stores are enjoying growth that brick & mortar establishments can only dream of, according to a MasterCard Canada SpendingPulse (TM) Report that “demonstrates e-Commerce is the shining light in retail”.  All indicators suggest retail establishments in Canada would be well-advised to set up online shopping if they want to thrive.

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