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.
TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU), the global financial technology platform that makes TurboTax, Credit Karma, QuickBooks, and Mailchimp, today announced the findings from a new global survey by QuickBooks uncovering 2022 holiday shopping trends in Canada. The survey reveals that shopping local could make or break the holiday season for small business retailers, with 72 […]
Most small businesses in Canada are now convinced they need a website, but tackling the details can be overwhelming. Choosing the wrong website host is one of the most frequent, and biggest mistakes small business owners make when they begin their digital journey.
One of the most wonderful things about having an online business is you can operate most of them on a budget from anywhere. There are legitimate, online business opportunities that can work for almost any situation. If you’re one of the many who will be setting up an office for your online business operations, this […]
Canadian consumers who frequently purchase online indicate their favourite places to do so are online marketplaces, according to a recent survey by GetApp. Fifty-nine percent of Canadians surveyed said they shop online markeplaces often, and another 29 percent said they shop there sometimes.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day and the entire holiday season can be a challenge, especially when you aren’t sure what to expect. Fourth quarter online transactions are expected to skyrocket this year, but how will it impact your sales specifically?
The internet has made it much less expensive to reach and engage consumers and increase sales overall, but most Canadian small businesses aren’t using it to its full potential. Economic challenges motivate people to find ways to trim their budget, however, and smart entrepreneurs are doing just that.
Recent events have shown us how important it is to have a backup plan, especially when it comes to our business and income. Established Canadian small businesses and home business owners naturally coped better with multiple revenue streams and digital options to serve consumers. Others did a massive pivot and managed to remain profitable.
Many people who start a small business online in Canada are new to dealing with wholesale suppliers. Sadly, this can result in expensive, bad decisions or frustration levels that make Canadian entrepreneurs give up entirely. It isn’t difficult to master, however, if you’re armed with accurate information.
The most exciting and intimidating thing to happen in retail in the past couple of decades, is ecommerce. Canadian businesses and individuals now have the opportunity to sell online to a national or global market. The internet offers endless opportunities to start, grow and market at the retail level.