A variety of events have threatened the Canadian economy lately, from the pandemic to trade agreements. The resulting economic spiral has left Canadians scrambling to secure an income, and businesses desperately trying to remain profitable.
Ecommerce is the fastest-growing segment in Canada’s digital economy. Eighty-two percent of Canadians shopped online in 2020, spending $84.4 billion online. Canadian sellers who want to meet this demand with profitable products, must consider everything from the wholesale price to market saturation. A little inside knowledge can further ensure success in online retail.
Amazon provides a platform to quickly and profitably turn Canadian ecommerce dreams into reality, even if they’re new to online business. According to Amazon, in 2021 Canadian sellers sold almost 110 million products (209 every minute). More than half of them were fulfilled by Amazon (FBA). Close to 4000 Canadian sellers had over $100,000 in […]
People are seriously considering a move to a rural area now more than ever, and more who are born there are staying. Mostly because they can.
I did a lot of research as I prepared to move to a more robust, reliable host for our Canadian websites. In doing so, I came up with a list of considerations involved with reviewing each hosting option (based on over 20 years of experience and learning the hard way). I’ve expanded upon that here, […]
Many small or home-based businesses in Canada plan to keep their inventory in whatever space they can find or afford. It might be in a garage, basement, self-storage, or leased space in a warehouse. You may sell products from this location, or process inventory before it’s shipped to a fulfillment centre.
As online businesses become aware of their legal responsibilities in regards to privacy, we’ve received more and more questions about Data Sovereignty. Following are the most frequently asked questions to date.
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, […]
People who are able to work remotely will often do so from their own home. Others take their option to be mobile to the extreme, traveling the world and living in different countries while they operate their business from their laptop. These travelling entrepreneurs are often referred to as ‘Digital Nomads’.
It’s going to be a record-breaking year in online sales again this holiday season. From research to purchase, most of the customer journey will be online. Thirty-two percent of Canadians said they plan to buy more online this year, according to Canada Post, and that survey was conducted before the pandemic hit.