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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
It’s been 20 years since the first Canadian eCommerce transactions, but it has only been in the past five years or so that Canadian consumers and businesses have really embraced it. As their online shopping increased, so did their demands. Fortunately, it isn’t difficult to meet those demands when we know what they are. This […]
Digital wallets (also known as mobile wallets or eWallets) usually refer to an online service that provides a secure, virtual storage space to facilitate point-of-sale (POS) transactions and access related information. They store encrypted information, such as credit cards and reward cards, and often perform tasks like automatically filling out online order forms. Most can […]
To maximize sales, you have to know what your customers want and expect from you. Unfortunately, that’s getting more and more difficult for online businesses to pinpoint. Just when we think we have it figured out, technology changes or new trust issues arise. Further complicating matters is that the scope of customer expectations has broadened […]
A recent comScore/UPS survey provided some interesting insights that may be strategically applied to both online and offline sales. Retailers of all sizes can benefit from a plan that allows their digital and ‘brick and mortar’ presence to compliment each other for increased conversions. That can be as easy as focusing on how and why […]
By Jake Rheude We learned a lot in 2017 about where eCommerce is headed and what will impact its path. As a whole, eCommerce is losing much of its innocence and becoming a mature market that must act appropriately. Here are seven eCommerce trends to watch in 2018, based on what we learned last year.
The industry has been quick to blame eCommerce for the closing of brick & mortar (offline) stores, but in reality that view is grossly over-simplified. It would be more accurate to say the demise of some retail stores has been due to their ineffective use on the Internet, crippling their ability to remain competitive in […]
It’s no secret that Canadian businesses have been slower to embrace eCommerce than some other countries. One reason they give for this is being intimidated by competitors, not the least of which are huge marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. Additionally, they’re intimidated by eCommerce and entering an entirely different sales environment.