Start Holiday Marketing Online While Respecting Remembrance Day

Start Holiday Marketing Online 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 […]

Coping With Customs When Shipping Products From Canada

Coping With Customs When Shipping Products From Canada

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, […]

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 […]

20 Ways Canadian Online Retailers Can Win 2019 Back-To-School Sales

20 Ways Canadian Online Retailers Can Win 2019 Back-To-School Sales

The 2019 back-to-school shopping season is poised to be one of the most successful of recent years for Canadian eCommerce. Canadians are spending more online in Canada, and using the Internet as a tool for comparison shopping and bargain hunting.  In fact, 87 percent of Canadians made an online purchase in 2018, according to the […]

Checklist: How to Start an Online Store (eCommerce Business) in Canada

Checklist: How to Start an Online Store (eCommerce Business) in Canada

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.

Canadian Guide to the Best eCommerce Platform Software

Canadian Guide to the Best eCommerce Platform Software

We have reached a point where it is no longer optional for businesses to sell online using professional eCommerce software. Thriving in today’s retail environment demands it and so do consumers.  Not only must you sell online (preferably as part of a multi-channel experience), but you also have to do so professionally, securely, and in […]

Checklist: Choosing a Website Host for your Canadian Business

Checklist: Choosing a Website Host for your Canadian Business

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, […]

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