Canada Post 2013 eCommerce Leadership Awards Open for Entries ©

Canada Post is giving away one million dollars in shipping and marketing prizes to Canadian eCommerce leaders.  All you have to do to enter is tell them how you deliver an excellent online customer experience. To be eligible, you must sell and ship to Canadian customers via the Internet.  Judging for all except the Consumer […]

Online Shopper Statistics Reveal Issues with Canada’s E-Retailers ©

Online Shopper Statistics Reveal Issues with Canada’s E-Retailers ©

Canadian online retailers have improved but online shoppers indicate they have a long way to go, a survey by Forrester Research Inc. has concluded. The survey was conducted in partnership with Canada Post to understand why 25% of Canadian online consumers are still shopping internationally. Forrester Research surveyed 1,103 Canadian online shoppers for their State […]

Best Alternatives to Google Affiliate Network for Canadians ©

Canadian merchants (advertisers) and affiliate publishers will be left with one less option when Google Affiliate Network closes on July 31, 2013.  It’s not the heartbreak the Internet is making it out to be, considering the number of options available.  The choices can be overwhelming, however, so we’ve decided to share our  top affiliate network […]

15 Easy Ways to Let Search Engines Know Your Business is Canadian

15 Easy Ways to Let Search Engines Know Your Business is Canadian

Some of the most commonly used search words by Canadian shoppers are Canadian, Canada, and/or the name of a province, such as “buy business supplies Alberta Canada”. This is also true of shoppers searching for local stores, restaurants, etc.  Search engines use keywords and other methods to determine the location of business websites, be that […]

Canadian Online Retail (eCommerce) Statistics & Tips ©

ComScore 2013 Canada Digital Future in Focus statistics indicate a growing number of Canadian online shoppers in 2012 over 2011. Most notable though, is the huge movement towards multi-platform usage and marketing. 62% of Canada’s mobile phone users have a Smartphone, and 43% of them also own another mobile device (tablet, laptop, etc.).

2012 Canadian Holiday Sales Down, Online Shopping Up (Statistics) ©

Statistics Canada has released a discouraging report of December, 2012 retail sales in Canada, which declined 0.9% (excluding motor vehicle and parts dealers). Sales fell 1.6% in volume, with most merchants reporting less sales in December. All provinces reported a decrease in retail sales. RBC reported this month that 69% of Canadian shoppers stayed within […]

Internet and Tech Companies Top List of Canada’s Most Influential Brands (Statistics)

Results of an Ipsos Reid / Institute of Communication Agency poll indicates Canadians are heavily influenced by Internet and Tech companies.  Five of their top 10 choices fell into these categories, including the top four.  That’s fabulous news for existing Canadian web-based businesses and future ‘netpreneurs’.

Monday Motivation: Make Money While You Sleep (With Digi-poster)

If there is one claim that has perpetuated through my many years in online business, it’s the “make money while you sleep” claim.  It’s true that I make money while I sleep, but it didn’t happen overnight (so to speak) and I still work hard for that money.

LinkShare Launches Global Deal Dispatcher for Canadian Affiliates

The Rakuten LinkShare affiliate network has launched ‘Global Deal Dispatcher’, which targets affiliates in specific countries. The broadly geo-targeted deals and promotions are compiled monthly, allowing Canadian publishers to quickly find affiliate promotions that are either in Canada or available to Canadians.

HootSuite gets Owly at ClickBank Affiliate Links ©

ClickBank affiliates who have been using the Ow.ly URL shortener received a nasty surprise from HootSuite recently.  Vancouver’s social media management giant is now blocking all ClickBank affiliate URL’s through Google Safebrowsing.  Attempting to submit a ClickBank affiliate URL now results in the message, “Submitted URL has been blocked.” ClickBank affiliate links set up prior […]