(Press Release New York, NY) — Following nearly 10 years of double-digit growth, ecommerce sales in Canada surpassed 10% of total retail sales for the first time last year, reaching 12.7%. Since 2019, ecommerce sales have nearly doubled their share, reaching $64.51 billion this year.
Drop shipping has become a very popular alternative to stocking inventory in Canada. From the smallest home business to huge retailers, drop shipping has helped businesses start, grow and expand domestically and globally.
Everyone is hyper-focused on the fourth quarter, as they fight hard to stay in the black for the year. That focus and drive seems to fizzle out in the first quarter, as retailers try to catch their breath and tackle the year ahead (usually beginning with Valentine’s Day).
Many small or home-based businesses in Canada plan to keep their inventory in whatever space they can find or afford. It might be in a garage, basement, self-storage, or leased space in a warehouse. You may sell products from this location, or process inventory before it’s shipped to a fulfillment centre.
It can be frustrating and time consuming to find wholesale product suppliers for your business in Canada, particularly in specialty niches. Whether you’re sourcing supplies to make your own products or stocking your virtual shelves, finding the right supplier is usually a long and involved process. Many factors are involved in the decision, from quality […]
Selling your products online comes with many opportunities to reach consumers in a global market. Many Canadian eCommerce businesses ship to the US and beyond. That said, Canadian small businesses have only recently begun to embrace eCommerce in general, let alone selling to international markets. Individual sellers often find it that much more intimidating. Sadly, […]
TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2021 /CNW/ – Retail Council of Canada’s (RCC) 4th annual Holiday Shopping Survey of over 2,500 Canadians from coast to coast shows that while COVID continues to impact our lives, people have adapted well and are looking forward to returning to their pre-pandemic holiday traditions wherever possible: in-person celebrations, shopping at brick-and-mortar […]
Busy Canadians often go online to find gifts, only to spend even more time wading through options and making comparisons. Websites that do everything they can to make the process more efficient and successful will often win the sale, but how do you do that?
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.
One of the most intimidating parts of online business and ecommerce is understanding how to accept payments, and finding the best online payment processors in Canada. As soon as you begin to research, you’ll be hit with unfamiliar terms and frightening legalities that can leave you feeling unqualified to navigate the process. Luckily, with a […]