Canadian Online Retail (eCommerce) Statistics & Tips ©

ComScore 2013 Canada Digital Future in Focus statistics indicate a growing number of Canadian online shoppers in 2012 over 2011. Most notable though, is the huge movement towards multi-platform usage and marketing. 62% of Canada’s mobile phone users have a Smartphone, and 43% of them also own another mobile device (tablet, laptop, etc.).

Help for the 54% of Canadian Small Businesses Without a Website (Statistics) ©

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 […]

2012 Canadian Holiday Sales Down, Online Shopping Up (Statistics) ©

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 […]

Internet and Tech Companies Top List of Canada’s Most Influential Brands (Statistics)

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’.

Internet Mistrust Causes eGeneration Gap: Canadian Seniors vs Youth (Statistics) ©

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.

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 […]

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 […]