Canadians are world leaders in love and sentimentality, and the amount we spend on it is growing five times faster than our international counterparts. Naturally, we’ll be buying Valentine’s Day gifts for our sweethearts, family members (including pets), and also ourselves.
The buyer journey typically refers to the steps a buyer takes when ordering a product, and ideally well after the product is received. When the buyer is shopping for a gift, you can double leads and sales opportunities by bringing the gift recipient into the process. Content that is strategically distributed before, during and after […]
Experts agree that 2020 will be a record-breaking year for online sales. The entire customer journey has gone digital, from marketing to direct sales.
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 […]
Your Christmas eCommerce campaigns should launch by early October if you want to take full advantage of online shoppers. For the business-to-business (B2B) market, you should start even earlier. The online holiday season starts early because it ends early due to shipping time, and other factors can amplify the urgency (such as a pandemic). If […]
It’s going to be a record-breaking year in online sales this holiday season. From research to purchase, most of the customer journey will be online. Thirty-two percent of Canadians said they plan to buy more online this year, according to Canada Post, and that survey was conducted before the pandemic hit. We now know online […]
Online shopping for Halloween is expected to grow in Canada in 2020, thanks in part to the pandemic and more savvy online marketing. Canadians are taking enough of a currency exchange hit when ordering from the US to discourage it. Additionally, more and more Canadians are showing a preference for shopping in their own country […]
The value of content marketing for both Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) companies has been proven to a point of universal acceptance, yet it is still underutilized in Canadian eCommerce. Using content to its fullest extent and developing a working strategy is even more rare. The holiday season offers plenty of […]
Eighth annual holiday shopping survey shows budgets are flat; consumers focused on responsible retail
Most of us are aware of how Canadian consumers feel about beginning Christmas holiday promotions too early. We do have a good reason for early promotion online, however, since our season ends earlier due to shipping. While we can be forgiven for that, we still have an obligation to respect our fallen heroes, and those […]