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 […]
Seventy-six percent of Canadians are purchasing online, and will be spending 39 billion by the end of 2019, according to an eTail Canada report. The 2018 Online Marketplaces Report by Internet Retailer cites a UPS study that found ninety-six percent of online shoppers in Canada have made an online marketplace purchase.
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 […]
There are two questions that we hear most often from retailers who are exploring multi-channel and omni-channel retail: What’s the difference? Which one is the best fit for my store?
The 2019 back-to-school shopping season is poised to be one of the most successful of recent years for Canadian eCommerce. Canadians are spending more online in Canada, and using the Internet as a tool for comparison shopping and bargain hunting. In fact, 87 percent of Canadians made an online purchase in 2018, according to the […]
Contributed by Tom Buckland Whether through affiliate marketing or by selling goods yourself, there are many lucrative ways to make money through Amazon. Arguably, one of the easiest and best ways is to become an Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) seller. FBA gives you the opportunity to grow and scale to a substantial ecommerce business, […]
One of the most daunting tasks in online retail is deciding what products to sell. When you use drop shipping the pressure is far less than if you had to order hundreds of items for in-house inventory, but can still be a massive undertaking. Experts have ways to take the pain out of the product […]
Online marketplaces are huge in Canada, even though we have less of them. While Amazon Canada is the one most frequented, Canadian online shoppers love having a few other choices available to them as well (such as Walmart Canada). A UPS study found ninety-six per cent of online shoppers in Canada have made an online marketplace […]