It’s going to be a record-breaking year in online sales again 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.
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 […]
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 […]
Online shopping for Halloween is expected to grow in Canada in 2022 (by share of online vs. offline purchases), thanks in part to the pandemic and more savvy online marketing. Participation in the creepy holiday is expected to be near normal this year.
Canadians have fully embraced Black Friday, a previously-American promotional event following Thanksgiving in that country. The internet can take most of the credit for its universal acceptance. Before online shopping was a common occurrence, Canadians usually travelled across the border to grab Black Friday deals but you probably wouldn’t find anything in Canada.
Victoria Day (Fête de la Reine) is officially celebrated in Canada as the birthday of our sovereign (initially, in celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday). It falls on the last Monday before May 25th. While we do have a large number of royal fans in this country, more often than not they’re celebrating the federal holiday […]
Your Christmas ecommerce campaigns should be in full swing by 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 […]
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.