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?
Your Christmas eCommerce campaigns should launch by early October if you want to take full advantage of online shoppers. For the business-to-business (B2B) market, you should start even earlier. The online holiday season starts early because it ends early due to shipping time, and other factors can amplify the urgency (such as a pandemic). If […]
Eighth annual holiday shopping survey shows budgets are flat; consumers focused on responsible retail
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 […]
Google Canada’s 2014 Holiday Shopper survey found 4 hot holiday shopping trends and all of them revolve around eCommerce. Mobile shopping in Canada is expected to grow significantly, along with online shopping in general.
The 2014 FedEx Express Canada Online Shopping Intentions Survey (Angus Reid) indicates the West has been won by the Internet in Canada. British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan are expected to show double-digit growth in online numbers, and most of them intend to shop online this holiday season. Other Provinces aren’t too far behind, as Canada […]
The data is flowing in for the 2014 holiday season and we’re seeing more numbers for Canada than ever before. For this article, we’re focusing on which Canadians are buying what.
Visa’s Holiday eCommerce survey indicates Canadians will do more of their holiday shopping online in 2013, compared to previous years. Hardly a seasonal phenomena, Canadians have been shopping online more all year. Visa’s network data revealed that online shopping in Canada exceeded one hundred million dollars on 233 days in the last 12 months. With […]
The first Canadian statistical predictions for the 2013 online holiday shopping season are beginning to roll in. All statistics this year point to the necessity of an online presence for Canadian businesses, preferably with eCommerce options. While statistics show most Canadians still prefer to shop from their desktop, SmartPhone usage of over 50% of mobile […]
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 […]