Mountain Equipment Co-op takes Xtreme approach with mCommerce app

Outdoorsy types who shop at Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) can do so from their iPhone this holiday season, thanks to the work of Toronto-based Xtreme Labs that helped develop the app. MEC has 16

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

See a picture of clothing, click to find where to buy it

See a picture of someone wearing an item of clothing that you've just got to have? Well, as long as the picture is on Pintrest, it's woman's clothing, and you're browsing with Chrome,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 18th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Two of Canada’s ‘most innovative’ startups partner for e-commerce win

Men's clothing e-tailer Frank & Oak may have been chosen as the “People's Choice” award winner in the digital media category at this year's Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX), but they didn't do it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 3rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Three e-tailer tips for Cyber Monday success

If you're a Canadian e-commerce retailer and you're not holding a Cyber Monday sale next week, you're losing money.That's according to Geoff Henshaw, Canada country manager for ClearlyContacts.ca. Based in Vancouver, the company

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 20th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Shopify deal reaches 27 million new potential customers

A build-your-own Web site tool and a create-your-own online store service are combining forces to offer a complete self-service package to small businesses.A deal announced today will see Ottawa-based Shopify’s e-commerce service being

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canadian e-tailers trade tips on wooing online consumers

Run with this Goldilocks and the three bears analogy for Canadian e-commerce: the consumer is Goldilocks and three different e-commerce sites represent her options in the bear’s home.Goldilocks has them open in three

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Anonymous claims PayPal hack on Guy Fawkes Day

Update: PayPal has responded to the alleged breach by saying an internal investigation finds no evidence to support Anoymous' claim of stolen passwords. Other reports on the Web now indicate a different payment

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canada Post delivers new online tools for e-tailers

Canada Post continues its push into the digital realm with the launch of some new e-commerce tools. The Canada Post Web Services tools are aimed at retailers and designedto be integrated into their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

Wizard of Oz tickets for sale on Facebook

Toronto-based AudienceView Ticketing is working with Mirvish Productions to sell tickets to The Wizard of Oz over Facebook and will be announcing a full self-serve ticket platform for reserve seating and general admission

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 11th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Delvinia extends customer mapping into digital space

The design of many modern retail stores have been partly informed by cybernetics theory. No, that doesn’t mean they have been designed for futuristic robot shoppers – it just means a simple stimulus-response

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

CloudFlare opens new data centre to grease pipes on Canadian Web traffic

Content delivery network CloudFlare announced the opening of its first Canadian data centre in Toronto yesterday, placed to address the growing amount of Web traffic seen originating from Canada.CloudFlare offers Web site performance

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canada Post announces e-commerce awards

Canada Post has launched an e-commerce contest it says will stimulate growth in Canada’s Internet economy. The national postal service announced its E-commerce Innovation Awards today, which are intended to  help close the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 12th, 2012 Brian Bloom

Google rolls out Trusted Stores program

Google launched a Trusted Stores program on Thursday that will provide online shoppers with customer satisfaction scores for participating merchants, according to a company blog post. Google will serve a Trusted Store badge

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 8th, 2012 Cameron Scott

Startup news round-up: May 18, 2012

Could he be Canada’s next successful entrepreneur? Congratulations to Nicholas Schiefer, 17, of Pickering, Ont., who a received $50,000 for winning the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award.Search engines Schiefer and other youths from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff