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Post offices say they're overwhelmed by how many packages they're getting.
The new service goes live in 37 U.S. locations this November.
Canadians overwhelmingly choose to buy things the old-school way.
Thank "intense competition" for lowering shopping bills.
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After a decade in the U.S., ThredUp is heading north.
Unlike Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente, I don't believe that everything could, or should, be ordered online.
Olivia Skuce thought she was getting a cute top at a killer price.
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"... the results are either quite fascinating or mildly disturbing."
The new year has only just begun, but it's already proving to be another interesting one for Canadian small and medium businesses (SMBs). While economic uncertainty and the changing political landscape are making it difficult to understand the challenges that lie ahead, one thing remains clear: Canadian entrepreneurs who are embracing technology -- and ecommerce, in particular -- are more diversified and feel better equipped to face 2017.
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It's hard to believe that Christmas is only a few days away. The holiday season is just around the corner. This means spending some wonderful times with friends and family. Also, finding some amazing buys after the holidays!
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As it turns out, not all holiday shoppers are cut from the same cloth. Some savour the bricks and mortar experience while others cringe at the thought of stepping foot into a shopping mall. And no matter what kind of shopper you are, there are plenty of great tips and gift ideas to be had for every kind of shopper out there.
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A BNP Paribas global study finds that Millennials are starting more businesses, with higher headcount and targeting higher profits than Baby Boomers . In Canada, the allure of being your own boss is also strong with young adults: A study by Intuit shows that one quarter of Millennial-age entrepreneurs have never held a full-time job prior to starting out on their own -- nearly three times more than entrepreneurs ages 35-54.
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Three things retail stores need to do to remain relevant in a world of online shopping. From the AOL Partner Studio
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I love fall fashion and shopping online. The time I save shopping can be spent outdoors or doing fun things, like spending good times with friends and loved ones. Shopping online means you have endless options at your fingertips, so you can really find some fashion gems if you think beyond what you're currently seeing in store windows.
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Canadian online shopping is catching up to the rest of the world, and that may be bad for malls.
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There is little question that e-commerce is becoming more ingrained in the shopping habits of Canadian consumers. Yet in spite of the fact that 76 per cent of Canadians shop online, Statistics Canada'...
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If technology has become the greatest driving force behind how we consume fashion, these e-commerce brands are, without a doubt, in the driver's seat. With their commitment to free and fast shipping, flexible return policies, and a superior online experience, these Canadian companies are winning the virtual shopping game!
There has been some debate in Canada recently over the issue of sales taxes when making purchases on the Internet from abroad. Right now, when Canadians buy products and services, such as clothes or movie streaming subscriptions, from online vendors located abroad, it is the consumers who are responsible for declaring sales taxes.
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Do you watch Cityline as much as we do and wonder where on earth the show's hosts get their gorgeous outfits? Well, look no further, we have the inside scoop from TV personality and style icon, Tracy Moore. Tracy gives a behind the scenes look at where she shops, how she saves money and offers some great practical tips for the everyday shopper.
Summer -- generally a slow season for retail -- is becoming a popular time of year for deal events to catch consumers' attention and create urgency for purchases with seasonally-relevant, limited-time offers. A consumer may not have planned on opening their wallet, but if the deal is truly too good to pass up, then...
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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."
I love spring fashion and find shopping online so convenient. The time I save can be spent outdoors, or enjoying time with my friends or dining out. To find out the latest tips and tricks about how you can get the most out of your online shopping experience I spoke with Camille Kowalewski from eBay Canada.
The upcoming release of the Liberal budget has led to a renewed push on the issue by American officials and industry.
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With the rise of social networks and mobile devices, consumers are in the driver's seat and expect to connect with retailers seamlessly across every channel. Whether it's meeting a new customer or welcoming back an existing one, there's never been a better time to commit to nurturing your relationship with each one, this Valentine's Day and beyond.
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Skip the fuzzy bears and chocolates, and opt for something more thoughtful and original -- that they'll truly appreciate. From boyfriends and husbands, to dads and granddads, we've got you covered with a range of unique gift ideas that are sure to please, and help make Valentine's Day shopping stress-free.
The third Monday of January is said to be the most depressing day on the calendar, also known as Blue Monday -- coming right at you on January 18th, 2016. How can we avoid the post-holiday winter blues? Here are five tips for perking up this Blue Monday:
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Sales were up 40 per cent from the previous year.
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The countdown is on. But if going out for another extravagant and way-too-expensive New Year's Eve party with a bunch of strangers has lost its appeal or simply isn't your style, there's still time to pull off a fun evening at home.
Shopping doesn't end on December 25, nor do the deals. Most of us are planning to shop on Boxing Day. How do we navigate through the chaos of the best shopping day of the year, while still getting great savings? Consider these five tips for conquering the best deals this Boxing Day.
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Pay attention to product details. Photos are a great starting point, but be sure to read about the material, measurements, model number, etc. to ensure you really have a full picture of the product.
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With the holiday season in full swing, Facebook is a great way to share holiday spirit with friends and family. Not only does Facebook help users keep in touch and spread cheer, it is also a valuable resource to find the perfect gift for loved ones.
So you can shop from the comfort of your own home.