Online sellers, be they individuals or larger companies, sometimes reject drop-shipped order fulfillment because they’re concerned about the management of returns. It’s becoming easier to process returned merchandise, as both the suppliers and sellers work towards simplifying the process. At this point, it’s not much more convoluted than handling returns from direct-to-consumer sales.
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 […]
The Canadian eCommerce market is exploding. E-commerce is the fastest-growing segment in Canada’s digital economy, going from $4.2 billion in 2010 to over $13.6 billion in 2017, according to Statistics Canada. Online sales growth in this country has surpassed the US, to a point that American companies are being encouraged to target the Canadian market. […]
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Many people who start a small business online in Canada are new to dealing with wholesale suppliers. Sadly, this can result in expensive, bad decisions or frustration levels that make Canadian entrepreneurs give up entirely. It isn’t difficult to master, however, if you’re armed with accurate information.
We have reached a point where it is no longer optional for businesses to sell online using professional eCommerce software. Thriving in today’s retail environment demands it and so do consumers. Not only must you sell online (preferably as part of a multi-channel experience), but you also have to do so professionally, securely, and in […]
Some of the most commonly-used search terms among Canadian shoppers are Canadian, Canada, and/or the name of a province, such as “buy business supplies Alberta Canada”. This is also true of shoppers searching for local stores, restaurants, etc. Search engines use keywords and other methods to determine the physical location of business websites, be that […]
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 […]
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, […]
Marketing to people who are shopping for gifts is a critical part of most product-based sales strategies. Self-gifting is often overlooked, however, unless the product revolves around self-indulgence. This poll suggests Canadian consumers are generous with themselves, especially the younger generation. What are Canadians buying for themselves? Clothing (especially women) Electronics (especially men) Dining out […]