Canadian Tire opened this new Edmonton location, its largest store ever, in June.
Canadian Tire opened this new Edmonton location, its largest store ever, in June.

Published: July 29th, 2015


PayPal brings ‘One Touch’ payments to Canada for faster checkouts

Following its debut in the U.S. last month, PayPal is promising faster checkouts for Canadian web consumers by bringing One Touch for Web to Canada. OneTouch for Web allows consumers, after they’ve made

Published on: June 10th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Canada Post just made shopping online a bit easier for everyone

Canada Post is hoping to spur more online shopping among Canadians with the introduction of its new FlexDelivery service, the postal organization announced on Wednesday. FlexDelivery will allow customers to have the packages

Published on: May 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

NetSuite point of sale system unifies in-store, online shopping experience

SAN JOSE – Omni-channel is the buzzword du jour this week at NetSuite’s annual user conference – getting to one view of the customer whatever channel they come to you through. The cloud-based

Published on: May 6th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

NetSuite buys cloud-based email marketing vendor

Cloud-based financials, enterprise resource planning and omnichannel commerce vendor NetSuite is burnishing its marketing platform with the $200 million acquisition of Bronto Software. NetSuite announced a definitive agreement on Thursday to acquire Bronto,

Published on: April 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Vancouver firm raises $50 million to create ‘iTunes for home renovation’

Anyone that's had a home renovation that went on well beyond the projected completion date and ran over budget will find it easy to relate to the problem that motivated Jeff Booth to

Published on: December 18th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How Parllay is using ‘relevance’ to bridge the gap between doing marketing and making sales

If there’s one thing social media marketers can learn from search engine marketers, it’s this: Relevance. So says Tarek Najm, CEO of Parllay Inc., a new startup based in Kirkland, Wash. Najm spent

Published on: December 12th, 2014 Candice So

Square and SumAll team up to help small businesses boost their sales and marketing efforts

Square Inc. is bringing its partnership with SumAll to Canada, giving businesses and marketers access to SumAll’s data analytics through Square’s dashboard. In September, Square announced it'd be teaming up with SumAll, a

Published on: December 9th, 2014 Candice So

Do consumers finally get that online shopping beats crowded malls?

Despite a decline in Black Friday weekend sales in the U.S. at physical retail locations, e-commerce sales were better than ever and Canadians continue to plan shopping online in the lead-up to Christmas,

Published on: December 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Got some customer love on social? Kudobuzz can help you plug that into your ecommerce storefront

For any online storefront owner, getting some good feedback and honest praise is a huge boon to their business. However, trying to display every tweet or post from social media users is difficult

Published on: December 2nd, 2014 Candice So

How Canadians plan to nab deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Americans won't be the only ones deal-hunting on the weekend that marks the beginning of the Christmas consumer frenzy, according to eMarketer - Canadians are planning their shopping strategies too. Research from IPG

Published on: November 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Twitter’s got a new offer for marketers in the works

Twitter Inc. announced on Tuesday that it's expanding its commerce offerings with a new product called Twitter Offers. Companies that are advertising on Twitter can use Offers to attach cashback rewards to their

Published on: November 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

If you’re in e-commerce, Twitter and Facebook probably aren’t enough

Posting and interacting with your followers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and other social media platforms can be a lot of work. But if you're a brand in e-commerce, maybe there are other

Published on: November 21st, 2014 Candice So

Canadians wield smartphones in hunt for best Cyber-Monday deals

With the American Thanksgiving coming up Nov. 27, the accompanying consumer frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber-Monday are poised to kick off the holiday shopping season - and more shoppers than ever will

Published on: November 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Here’s why you should give away free stuff to make sales

Giving away stuff for free might seem counterintuitive – but for Marie Chevrier, it’s actually a practical business strategy that carries big payoffs in the long run. Chevrier is the founder and CEO

Published on: November 20th, 2014 Candice So