Study: Omni-Channel is the Key to Success in Retail Today ©

Study: Omni-Channel is the Key to Success in Retail Today ©

Working with any technology places us in a state of constant evolution. We have to master the ability to think on our feet and adapt accordingly. As consumers demand more technology integration, smart retailers have scrambled to accommodate them, with the ultimate goal of being proactive rather than reactive.

Canada in the World View of eCommerce (Statistics) ©

Canada in the World View of eCommerce (Statistics) ©

Nielsen’s new data from their survey, Global Connected Commerce 2016, covers the evolving online ecosystem, online shopping behaviour, and the drivers and barriers for online shopping success.  It offers insight into the global market that has been opened to us by the Internet, while also providing a snapshot of online Canadian consumers. Canada is tied […]

The Best eCommerce Software Platforms for Drop Shipping ©

The Best eCommerce Software Platforms for Drop Shipping ©

When I first started working online way back in the 90’s, getting a fully-featured online store meant hiring a programmer (or a team of programmers) to build one. Additionally, you would need a designer because the programmer would only focus on the store functionality. The overall launch expense was enormous, but it only began with […]

Canadian Online Holiday Shopping Records Broken in 2015

Canadians were spending much more online during the 2015 holiday shopping season, reports MasterCard SpendingPulse. Both November and December 2015 broke online sales records, claiming the highest percentage of all retail sales. November brought the highest eCommerce sales ever in Canada, at 9.7%. December broke that record when online sales rose to 9.9% of all […]

Top Online Business and Marketing Books of 2015 ©

Top Online Business and Marketing Books of 2015 ©

Online business is in a state of perpetual change. It requires a high level of passion and dedication to keep up with the latest information. That’s why it’s important to hire people who absolutely love what they do. If they don’t love it, they’ll never be dedicated enough to follow the endless learning curve. That […]

Top 10 Earning Affiliate Programs for October, 2015

Affiliate marketing is one of the oldest ways of making money online in Canada and it can be very lucrative if you focus on the right programs. Merchants may have an in-house affiliate program or join networks like Share-A-Sale, where thousands of website owners may partner up with them for a percentage of sales they […]

Canadian Holiday Shopping Data: Who, What, Where, Why and How ©

Canadian Holiday Shopping Data: Who, What, Where, Why and How ©

Everyone is wondering if Canadians will be doing more of their holiday shopping online this year, along with what they’ll be buying, where they’ll be buying it, and how they’ll be doing so in 2015. Statistically, it depends on who you ask. To provide a broader picture of this year’s predictions for those who sell […]

5 Ways to Promote the Holidays Without Disrespecting Remembrance Day ©

5 Ways to Promote the Holidays Without Disrespecting Remembrance Day ©

Online marketing for the Holiday season has to start early due to shipping time. However, many Canadian consumers don’t understand that and may find it disrespectful when they see Holiday promotions before Remembrance Day. The last thing we want to do is upset shoppers, but what is an online business to do?

Halloween a Real Treat for Canadian eCommerce in 2015 ©

Halloween a Real Treat for Canadian eCommerce in 2015 ©

Online shopping for Halloween is expected to grow in Canada for 2015, if last year’s statistical trends are anything to go by. We spent more than 380 million dollars on candy alone, according to Statistics Canada. You still have time to lure people to your website as consumers become nervous about US shipments arriving too […]

Canadian Teens Rule Back-to-School Online Shopping in 2015 (Statistics) ©

It comes as no surprise that Canadian teens are taking over back-to-school online shopping in 2015, according to Ernst & Young forecast statistics. This generation has grown up in a digital shopping era where an eCommerce option is as natural as going to the mall. It changes the shopping dynamic when teens hold the credit […]