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

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 Inc. Last month, the French Senate has approved the so-called

Published on: February 27th, 2014 Fueled

Infographic: What consumers think when they shop online

I never understood why some of my friends would spend 30 minutes-plus on their laptops, poring over the shoes at or checking out the books on Indigo. After minutes of agonizing indecision

Published on: January 27th, 2014 Candice So

Extreme Startups’ Candid crowdsources photos for e-commerce

Where everyone else sees a picture of shoes as just a picture of shoes, Nariman Haghighi sees possibility. As co-founder and CTO of, a B2B marketing startup, he’s always believed there’s a

Published on: January 16th, 2014 Candice So

3 predictions for B2B e-commerce in 2014

For any businesses doing commerce with other businesses, 2014 is the year to get fully engaged – at least, that’s according to Basware Corp., a company providing software to organizations that want to

Published on: January 3rd, 2014 Candice So

6 tech predictions for 2014 – apps, the cloud, and telecommuting

In 2013, we watched as Twitter went public, Netflix’s original series House of Cards won an Emmy, Tumblr was purchased for $1-billion and consumers overwhelmingly favoured smartphones and tablets over PCs. Here’s what

Published on: December 24th, 2013 Shawn Freeman acquires Incubes graduate

Calgary-based startup has just announced it’s acquiring, a graduate of the Incubes accelerator here in Toronto – and the first startup coming out of Incubes to be acquired. The terms of

Published on: December 4th, 2013 Candice So

Four tips for small businesses in e-commerce, according to PayPal Canada

Small businesses in smaller, farther-off regions of Canada, fear not – PayPal Canada has just released a list of the 10 cities who have processed the most amount of money through their system,

Published on: November 20th, 2013 Candice So

MasterCard partners with Basware for new e-payments service

A partnership between Basware's Commerce Network and MasterCard's global payment network is promising to deliver businesses payments on their electronic invoices more quickly while giving buyers a longer time to square up, the

Published on: October 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Marketers lack confidence in their digital marketing skills, Adobe survey finds

Digital marketing has exploded in the last few years, with more tools out there than ever thanks to advances in tech. But many marketers lack confidence in their abilities - with some saying

Published on: September 24th, 2013 Candice So

BevyUP boosts e-commerce conversion 37 per cent with social embedding

BevyUp, a U.S. company serving online retailers by giving them insights on social media, has just added two fashion retailers to its roster of customers – Amrita Singh, a jewellery designer, and Vanessa

Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Candice So

Shopify launches payment processing and point-of-sale system

Merchants using Shopify Inc. to power their storefronts are now getting two big changes to how they run transactions – they can now directly charge online customers through Shopify instead of using a

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Candice So

Shopify acquires design and UX agency Jet Cooper

Shopify, Inc., the e-commerce platform headquartered in Ottawa, has acquired Toronto-based company Jet Cooper, a user experience and design agency, for an undisclosed amount. Jet Cooper, which reached its fourth birthday in May

Published on: August 1st, 2013 Candice So

Brika connects shoppers and makers through e-commerce

Startup name: Brika Co-founders: Kena Paranjape, crafter of brand; Jen Koss, builder of business Offices: BRIKA, 500 Sherbourne St, Ste 2109, Toronto, Ontario Funding: $500,000 secured out of $1 million Startup premise:   Touted

Published on: June 13th, 2013 Candice So