Canada E Commerce

Canada's Top Entrepreneurs Reflect On Their Challenges

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 04.10.2017 | Canada Business
Christine E. Laprade

Nothing is harder than being an entrepreneur: self-sacrifice, countless hours, true diligence and undying commitment. I interviewed the following accomplished entrepreneurs, who excel at what they do and have been handpicked by the media as ones to watch. Here, they reflect on their past mistakes and share some of their insights with their B2B counterparts when it comes to e-commerce, IT, funding, delegation, sales and scaling too fast.

Female Online Entrepreneurs Share Their Career Stories

Andrea Stairs | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Business
Andrea Stairs

One of the things that comes to mind on International Women's Day is the opportunities e-commerce creates for passionate female entrepreneurs. Recently, I connected with three exceptional female eBay sellers who've taken charge of their own paths to success by harnessing the power of the Internet.

Transparency Helps Customers Get The Most Out Of Online Shopping

Dale Turken | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Business
Dale Turken

Sites like Google and Amazon have blazed a path for consumers' high expectations around information access and transparency, generating consumer demand for transparency around pricing and other factors involved in the purchase decision. This demand for transparency is now transforming entire industries.

The Economic Tide Makes It Right For Canadian SMBs To Venture Online

Cameron Schmidt | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Business
Cameron Schmidt

In Canada, less than 20 per cent of small and medium businesses (SMBs) have an online retail presence. The reality is that many SMBs are so busy working to keep their businesses running that they have only ever given a brief thought to going online. It's a "nice-to-have," but not a "must-have."

After 10 Years, What's Next For Digital Commerce?

Cameron Schmidt | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Business
Cameron Schmidt

The smartphone is not only becoming our primary source for Internet use -- it's dramatically changing money, and how we transact. What we're seeing today is a fundamental change in the evolution of money, driven by mobile that has -- and will continue to have -- major implications for retail and digital commerce.

Amazon Wants To Replace Passwords With Selfies

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Business

Selfie pay could be coming to the e-commerce giant.

5 Food Trends Millennials Are Developing A Taste For

Jamie Shea | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Jamie Shea

Millennials didn't grow up in an environment where they sat beside mom while she made dinner, so many don't have the skills and confidence to prepare delicious and nutritious meals themselves. That means that an entire generation picked up food skills from alternative sources, with delicious results. The rising creativity from Millennials is not only inspired by DIY cooking shows but also an unfettered access to global cuisine, which is constantly inspiring them to try something new and push boundaries in the kitchen.

Welcome to Social Commerce

Jordan Whelan | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Business
Jordan Whelan

We will all make thousands of recommendations over our lifetime. Statistics and experience show word-of-mouth is the number one purchase influencer with 70 per cent of our brand mentions coming with a recommendation. After all, how did you meet your hairdresser, your dentist or find the perfect restaurant on your last jaunt?

Shop Online to Help the Environment

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Impact
Ian Lifshitz

As retailers expand their online sales capabilities in response to consumer demand, there are five key ways they can educate their customers in understanding the reduced environmental impact from shopping online.

WATCH: Consumers Are Wary of Big Data

Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Business

According to Scott Suthren, senior director of digital strategy at Aimia Inc., says the days when consumers would freely hand over data to marketers w...

WATCH: Consumers Are Wary of Big Data

Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Business

According to Scott Suthren, senior director of digital strategy at Aimia Inc., says the days when consumers would freely hand over data to marketers w...

WATCH: Digital Innovation is Part of Canada's DNA

Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Business

Canada is producing some of the most intellectual and creative digital start ups in the world, says BNOTION's Paul Crowe. It's something that he says ...

WATCH: Seize The Brand Essence And Tell That Story

Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Business

Mitch Joel of Twist Image doesn't hedge when he speaks about the most important challenge facing companies in the digital space. If you want a relatio...

WATCH: Canada's Digital Borders Continue To Blur

Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Business

Michael MacMillan knows what people mean when they insist that Canada's digital landscape is breaking boundaries. There is no doubt that the country's...

WATCH: Canada Needs More Risk Takers

Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Business

UPDATE: Matt Di Paola is the senior vice-president, General Manager at Critical Mass Canada’s startup community needs more risk takers, according...

WATCH: Canada Won't Suck at E-Commerce Much Longer

Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada Business

Matt Bertulli says Canada's e-commerce should be better than it is. The good news is that it won't stay this way for long. The co-founder and CEO o...

WATCH: Lisa Delorme On Targeting Online 'Window Shoppers'

Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Business

Lisa Delorme is betting that Canada's highly engaged Internet users are ready to morph into Internet consumers. The catch? There isn't enough product ...

WATCH: Build Your Brand With Social Media

Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Business

Social media is tool that allows businesses to show their authenticity, says Ed Lee, but to do that, a company must first know who they are, says Ed L...

Watch: Connected Consumers Are Forcing Retailers To Innovate

Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Business

Darrell MacMullin has seen the rise of a empowered consumer marketplace that is emboldened by all the tools at their disposal. The challenge for retai...

WATCH: Time For Marketers To Change Mindset

Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Business

The biggest challenge for marketers in this digital age is to get inside the heads of their customers, said Marketing Profs chief content officer Ann ...

WATCH: Advertisers Need to Think Beyond Banner Ads

Posted 09.01.2013 | Canada Business

There is a real demand by consumers for online content, whether it is accessible by phone, computer or other devices. However, according to social med...

WATCH: Everything You Know About Shopping Is Changing

Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Business

If you are running a retail business and you are not actively seeking to improve your digital capabilities, you get run over by what CEO Ali A...

WATCH: Online Video Opens Up Dialogue With Customers

Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Business

There has been a movement away from large production houses to a smaller more niche approach in the world of online video, says Ian Buck. Technolog...

WATCH: Technology is changing the customer experience

Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Business

The customer has never been more empowered thanks to the technological changes sweeping the retail experience, says Salesforce's vice-president of mar...

Altering Your Business to Fit the Ups and Downs of Life

Krizia | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Business

Diane Kroe is a Toronto-based designer who had a store on one of the premier locations in the city. She was serving clients on upper Avenue Road and business was booming until she was faced with a tragic and life altering event.