Canadian Demand for Online Business Experts to far Exceed Supply ©

Every statistic and guru prediction has told us Canada is ready to rock online business. They’re slowly putting eCommerce in place, utilizing online marketplaces, participating in online marketing, and getting a grip on multi-channel retail.  Businesses are embracing eCommerce with good reason.  At the Retail Council of Canada’s STORE 2014 conference, Keith Anderson, VP & […]

Canadian eCommerce May Finally Escape Canada Post ©

eCommerce has been proven time and time again as the future of business, but there has been a huge barrier in Canada that prevented us from competing with other countries. Canada Post has continued to gouge Canadian businesses, refusing to entertain any feasible ideas to make shipping affordable. Their consistent answer to losses is to […]

Test eCommerce Waters with Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) ©

Fulfillment by Amazon.ca is a relatively new option for Canadian sellers, having been launched at the end of 2012. You may have noticed “Fulfilled by Amazon” tagging some items within the massive sellers’ market, indicating the item will be sent from Amazon. The most important thing it tells shoppers is the item is included in […]

Mobile Commerce vs. eCommerce in Canada

In their 2014 benchmark merchant data for Q1, Demac Media included an interesting comparison between mCommerce performance and traditional desktop eCommerce in Canada. The data in the report was obtained from participating Shopify Canada and Magento merchants.

Personalization VS Privacy for Canadian Consumers (Infographic)

The Canadian portion of the Total Retail: Global Survey of Online Shoppers report provides valuable insight about online shopping in Canada. Probably the most important take-away for marketers is in regards to Personalization VS Privacy. Canadians love the idea of personalization, a fact that has been demonstrated by other studies as well. However, we aren’t […]

Canadian Internet Shoppers Spend More, Both Online & Offline ©

J.C. Williams has taken an interest in where and how Canadian online shoppers purchase, committing to quarterly Canadian E-tail Shopping reports. The first of those reports, based on a survey of 1000 Canadians, was released in 2014.  The surprising statistic that arose from their research is Canadian online shoppers spend more in almost every category, […]

Tech and Social Web Dominate the Most Influential Brands in Canada ©

Ipsos has released the results of its study, The Most Influential Brands in Canada 2013. The data is from a December, 2013 survey of 5,008 adult residents of Canada. Tech companies, including social media, make up half of the brands that most influence Canadians overall. Canadian Millennials are the most influenced by the Internet, while […]

Mobile Payment Processors Have Big Plans for Canada in 2014 ©

Online and offline commerce are coming together in a big way in Canada in 2014 through mobile payment processing. Several companies are racing to corner the Canadian mobile payment market this year, including Shopify Canada and Moneris Solutions Payd Pro. Mobile payments can be a wonderful asset to your business, especially if you do business […]

January Marketable Holidays & Observances (Canadian & Global) ©

A Canadian holidays and observances calendar is a useful tool for marketing or for inspiring blog post, newsletter content and social media ideas. Traditional holidays have been joined by many observances in Canada and internationally, all of which now enjoy more exposure via the Internet. Combined with famous Canadian birthdays and historical events, there is […]

Cyber Monday 2013: 49% of Canadians will Shop Online ©

The Bank of Montreal surveyed 1215 Canadians about their 2013 online shopping plans for the Monday after Black Friday (Cyber Monday).  This BMO Report indicates Cyber Monday will lure 49% of online Canadians in 2013, up 11% from 2012. This prediction is comparable with the 50% of online Canadians who plan to do some holiday […]