Vicinity makes it easier for SMBs to reward customer loyalty

If you’ve ever bypassed a business in favour of one that offers Aeroplan or Air Miles, you know how strong the lure of customer loyalty programs can be. Once the realm of large

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 29th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Beware of legal landmines when diving into online rental space biz

Online classified sites such as Craigslist and Kijiji have made it very easy for small entrepreneurs market goods and services on the Internet. These two very popular sites along with many others specifically

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 28th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Shop.ca updates storefront with IBM WebSphere

Online retailer Shop.ca has made a significant upgrade to its storefront, powered by an upgrade of its core consumer facing operating system to IBM WebSphere Commerce Server Feature Pack 5. According to the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 27th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Digital wallet showdown: MasterPass vs. V.me

Two major credit card companies, Visa and MasterCard, are offering consumers digital wallets to make their online shopping experience more convenient. From an SMB merchant perspective, however, the decision about which one to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 13th, 2013 Dave Webb

Canada’s e-commerce managers not feeling executive love

Canada is trailing behind other G20 countries when it comes to e-commerce because managers face significant challenges that are unique to this country, according to a new survey. Canadian companies feel they can’t

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2013 Candice So

Winning a big online distribution channel

The market for vacation rentals -- homes, chalets, cottages and condos that owners put up for short-term rent as an option to hotels -- is a relatively new one in Canada, says Mark

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 25th, 2013 Dave Webb

4 e-commerce lessons to learn from Buytopia

We all know that running a retail business is a little bit different today than it was last millennium. While your grandmother may have pushed a cart around the aisles of Woolworth's and picked

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Top 7 ways to secure your Web site

Pleasing customers is a top priority for business owners, and building trust is a large part of that. When an e-commerce Web site gets hacked or compromised, customers are at risk of identity

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 31st, 2013 Sean Forkan

Toronto vendor brings big data to smaller retailers

Toronto-based secure payment solutions vendor Tender Retail is launching a reporting component for its new centralized platform for payment transactions that promises to bring big data to small and medium-sized retailers. Tender Retail,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 27th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Now you can pay your taxes with your credit card

An online payment processor based in Boston and with offices in Toronto has received approval from the Canada Revenue Agency to let Canadians pay their taxes by credit card – adding to the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 27th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Canada Post will provide shipping, returns for eBay subsidiary

TORONTO -- As much as e-commerce is taking North America by storm, sometimes a few bricks can help the clicks and mortar run a little smoother. That’s the thinking behind a new agreement

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 6th, 2013 Jeff Jedras


Trust tool helps e-tailers separate good customers from bad

E-commerce retailers looking to separate the good customers from those with a less than stellar online shopping past (say, a history of fraudulent transactions) are getting some help from Iovation. The Portland, Or.-based

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 5th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Making e-commerce accessible to small businesses

With the launch of a new back-end tech service called Shop.ca Services, Canadian e-commerce leader Shop.ca says it hopes to make e-commerce solutions more accessible to small and medium-sized businesses by providing e-commerce

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 15th, 2013 Jeff Jedras