Shopify brings POS to Canada, offers offline-only option

Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. is bringing its point-of-sales (POS) hardware and service to its native country of Canada after a successful launch in the U.S. and is also making a bricks and mortar-only Shopify

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 2nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

The next trend in retail: Digital disruption

Earlier this month, Canada’s brightest and most curious minds in digital came together in Toronto at Dx3Canada’s third annual conference for agencies, brands, publishers and retailers. Featured speakers came from companies such as BuzzFeed,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 26th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Less than half of Canadian businesses online, CIRA report finds

While Canada logs more hours online than almost any other country in the world, just under half of Canadian businesses have a website – and that could make them lag behind their competition,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 18th, 2014 Candice So

Thirdshelf’s luxury shopping experience of the future

Last week, we had a chance to tour the Retail Collective, a set of startups and technologies for retailers looking to lure consumers back to physical stores, instead of losing sales to e-commerce

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 17th, 2014 Candice So

How Hointer brings e-commerce into physical stores

Last week, we had a chance to tour the Retail Collective, a set of startups and technologies for retailers looking to lure consumers back to physical stores, instead of losing sales to e-commerce

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 14th, 2014 Candice So

iQMetrix using touchscreens to get customers to explore products

Last week, we had a chance to tour the Retail Collective, a set of startups and technologies for retailers looking to lure consumers back to physical stores, instead of losing sales to e-commerce

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 13th, 2014 Candice So

Touring the “mobile innovation store”

Last week, we had a chance to take a look at how stores can bring mobile technology into a physical store. The idea is for retailers to give their consumers more of an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 12th, 2014 Candice So

Hointer bringing ‘efficiency of the digital world to the physical world’

Two years ago, Nadia Shouraboura was out shopping with her teenage daughter when they spotted a QR code in a store. Shouraboura recalled how her daughter pulled out her cellphone, raising it to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 12th, 2014 Candice So

Touring “the store of the future”

Last week, we had the chance to tour the Retail Collective, a prototype of what a physical store might look like someday, using interactive technology to draw customers in and to give them

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 11th, 2014 Candice So

iQmetrix using touchscreens to get customers to tap, swipe, and buy

It’s not easy to create a good store display. Products have to be arranged in such a way that they catch customers’ eyes, draw them in, and encourage them to shop around a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 6th, 2014 Candice So

Nomi making physical stores ‘clickable’ for retailers and customers

It’s a scenario lots of retailers can understand – after helping a customer in-store, the customer leaves without making a purchase -and there’s no way to know why, or how to change that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 6th, 2014 Candice So

ThirdShelf giving SMB retailers an end-to-end mobile experience

Two years ago, Antoine Azar was working at the mobile strategy company he founded and headed, Mobilogie Inc., when he saw a gap in what was available for marketers and retailers working for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 5th, 2014 Candice So

Retail to go from ‘distributing product to distributing experiences’

Last week, The Atlantic ran a story about how the traditional, brick and mortar store is now dead, pointing to former gadget giant RadioShack as the perfect example of what happens when retail

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 5th, 2014 Candice So

France’s ‘Anti-Amazon’ law takes the wrong approach

By Hugo Beniada, Fueled After taking aim at U.S. Internet giants, including Yahoo Inc. and Google Inc., France’s new target is the online retailer Amazon.com Inc. Last month, the French Senate has approved the so-called

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2014 Fueled