How Real Retailers Are Using Digital Tech to Beat the Pandemic

How Real Retailers Are Using Digital Tech to Beat the Pandemic

As the entire world is scrambling to come back to normalcy under the COVID-19 pandemic-induced social distancing guidelines, brick-and-mortar retailers are shifting gears to rapidly embrace digital technologies to bridge the physical distance and navigate the crisis. With increased competition from e-commerce, reduced foot traffic and low consumer confidence, the need to build digital capabilities […]

How Should Returns be Handled for Drop-Shipped Products in Canada?

How Should Returns be Handled for Drop-Shipped Products in Canada?

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.

Finding Wholesale Suppliers for your Canadian Business

Finding Wholesale Suppliers for your Canadian Business

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 […]

Tap Into the Exploding Canadian eCommerce Market

Tap Into the Exploding Canadian eCommerce Market

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.  […]

2020 Study: Businesses Not Prepared for Supply Chain Disruptions

2020 Study: Businesses Not Prepared for Supply Chain Disruptions

PHOENIX, April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Prevalent, Inc., the company that transforms how you manage third-party risk, and Shared Assessments, the member-driven leader in third-party risk assurance, today announced a new report, Third-Party Risk Management: The 3rd Rail of Security & Compliance, which provides deep insights into current trends, challenges and initiatives impacting third-party risk practitioners.

Canadian Guide to the Best eCommerce Platform Software

Canadian Guide to the Best eCommerce Platform Software

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 […]

Start Holiday Marketing Online While Respecting Remembrance Day

Start Holiday Marketing Online While Respecting Remembrance Day

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 […]

Coping With Customs When Shipping Products From Canada

Coping With Customs When Shipping Products From Canada

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, […]