Visa 2013 Data and Online Holiday Shopping Survey Results ©

Visa’s Holiday eCommerce survey indicates Canadians will do more of their holiday shopping online in 2013, compared to previous years.  Hardly a seasonal phenomena, Canadians have been shopping online more all year. Visa’s network data revealed that online shopping in Canada exceeded one hundred million dollars on 233 days in the last 12 months.  With […]

Connected Canadians: eCommerce and Internet Use Statistics ©

Connected Canadians: eCommerce and Internet Use Statistics ©

With probably the largest sample size in Canada (approximately 22,615 individuals aged 16+), Statistics Canada’s data provides us with a reasonably accurate look at Internet usage and online shopping. Their Internet usage and eCommerce statistics for 2012 were released October 28th, 2013. The last survey was conducted in 2010. Growth is evident in virtually all […]

More Canadians will do 2013 Holiday Shopping Online (Statistics) ©

The first Canadian statistical predictions for the 2013 online holiday shopping season are beginning to roll in. All statistics this year point to the necessity of an online presence for Canadian businesses, preferably with eCommerce options. While statistics show most Canadians still prefer to shop from their desktop, SmartPhone usage of over 50% of mobile […]

Canadian Online Shopping and Digital Demands (Statistics) ©

Canadian Online Shopping and Digital Demands (Statistics) ©

Comscore and UPS have released the results of the Canadian UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper survey, just in time for the 2013 online holiday shopping season. All Canadian shoppers surveyed had to meet the criteria of making at least two online purchases in a typical three month period. The survey was conducted in March […]

CFIB Launches Canadian Small Business Directory ©

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has launched a new Canadian small business directory and deal-finder.  Shop Small Biz is an online, Canada-wide search tool dedicated exclusively to Canadian independent small/medium/home-based businesses.  It is free for both businesses and consumers to use. The site explains, “Shop Small Biz is an initiative to empower small […]

Grab a Bigger Share of 2013 Canadian Halloween Sales (Statistics) ©

As Canadian businesses begin to focus on the holiday season, Halloween is often overlooked.  It’s a lucrative holiday that warrants more attention than theme sales, however. The opportunities presented by Canadians searching for Halloween topics can make it well worth promoting online. Halloween is a Big Deal in Canada “Halloween has quickly become one of […]

Canadians Love Small Businesses, Gen Y Wants E-commerce (Statistics)

The majority (85+%) of Canadian consumers agree that personal service and convenience are the number one reason they support small businesses, according the 2013 Rogers Small Business Research Report. They shop at small businesses to support their local economy and 62% are proud to shop local. Statistical snapshot of Canadian consumers who shop most often […]

Winning Canadian Back-to-School Sales Online (Statistics) ©

The Bank of Montreal (BMO) released its Back-to-School Survey results last week, concluding spending will be up by 18.2% (totaling $428) in 2013 by comparison to 2012.  Canadian parents will still be frugal, however, with 95% planning to limit spending on back-to-school items and 35% will have a firm budget.  Quebec will spend the most […]

Canadian SmartPhone Shopping and Ad Response (Statistics) ©

A whopping 89% of Canadian SmartPhone users have purchased something online in the past year, according to new research from Leger and SAS Institute.  Merchants offering a personalized experience enjoy a much higher rate of sales and engagement.  In fact, more than half of SmartPhone users regularly click on personalized ad’s compared to a third […]

Most Anticipated Internet Business Book Releases: 2nd half of 2013

In January, we brought you The Most anticipated Internet Business Book Releases of 2013 for the first half of the year. The post includes instructions for searching Amazon for upcoming releases to pre-order, allowing us to get our hands on the latest information before it becomes obsolete. Knowing what’s coming also allows us to select […]