5 Online Business Startups for People in Rural Canadian Communities

5 Online Business Startups for People in Rural Canadian Communities

Online business holds great promise for Canada. Part of the reason for that is we’re spread across such a vast country. We live in a world where you can have a thriving online business, even if you live in an remote Arctic hamlet. All you need is an internet connection and suddenly you have access […]

Should you Register a .ca Domain for your Canadian Business?

Should you Register a .ca Domain for your Canadian Business?

One of the first decisions you have to make when starting your online business in Canada, is whether or not to use a .ca domain name.  Even if you’re not ready to go live with a website, your own domain name can be used for secure, custom eMail, redirecting to your social media or other […]

Start Holiday Online Marketing While Respecting Remembrance Day ©

Start Holiday Online Marketing While Respecting Remembrance Day ©

Most of us are aware of how Canadian consumers feel about beginning Christmas holiday promotions too early.  We do have a good reason for early promotion online, however, since our season ends earlier due to shipping.  While we can be forgiven for that, we still have an obligation to respect our fallen heroes, and those […]

Top 8 Ecommerce Platforms for Digital Product Downloads

Top 8 Ecommerce Platforms for Digital Product Downloads

Digital products have been a popular source of revenue for online businesses for a couple of decades now, and for good reason. You can create virtually any digital product and then profit from it for as long as it is current and fulfills a market demand. The popularity of downloads continues to grow in Canada […]

Online Marketplaces for Canadian Sellers

Online Marketplaces for Canadian Sellers

Seventy-six percent of Canadians are purchasing online, and will be spending 39 billion by the end of 2019, according to a 2017 eTail Canada report. The 2018 Online Marketplaces Report by Internet Retailer found that 96% of online shoppers in Canada have made an online marketplace purchase. Online marketplaces offer a way to reach online […]

Wholesale Drop Shipping for Canadian Online Sellers

Wholesale Drop Shipping for Canadian Online Sellers

Drop shipping is a simple enough concept. You make arrangements with a wholesale supplier, manufacturer or distributor to sell their products direct online, as opposed to having an inventory of products in your physical location. You can offer these products on your own website, or via online auctions like eBay, or through a sellers’ market […]

GoDaddy and Hockey Legend Doug Gilmour Inspire Canadian eCommerce

GoDaddy and Hockey Legend Doug Gilmour Inspire Canadian eCommerce

TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2018 /CNW/ – GoDaddy, the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced it is teaming up with Toronto hockey legend Doug Gilmour to inspire Canadians to bring their ideas to life online. To do that, GoDaddy helped Doug Gilmour launch his latest venture, a lifestyle apparel collaboration with FLi, by building a website on its Managed WordPress […]

The Best eCommerce Software Platforms for Drop Shipping ©

The Best eCommerce Software Platforms for Drop Shipping ©

When I first started working online way back in the 90’s, getting a fully-featured online store meant hiring a programmer (or a team of programmers) to build one. Additionally, you would need a designer because the programmer would only focus on the store functionality. The overall launch expense was enormous, but it only began with […]

Top 5 Drop Shipping Product Suppliers for Canadians

Top 5 Drop Shipping Product Suppliers for Canadians

Many Canadians are interested in selling products online, either with their own website or through eBay and Amazon.  Drop shipping provides a low-risk option for starting an online business in Canada.  Today’s supplier portals (gateways) make it really easy to find and sell millions of products globally.   The most difficult part is choosing the best […]

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