Shopify’s ‘gangbusters’ growth draws international ecommerce developers

What was originally created  as a way to sell snowboards on the Internet is quickly becoming the go-to e-commerce solution for small merchants worldwide. As Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. passes the 100,000 merchant mark, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

6 signs your web host is hurting your business

If your business website isn't doing well, suffers from customer complaints, or doesn't work the way you envisioned, you shouldn't blame your design or even your web masters. It's possible that your web

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Joseph Stark

Twitter users combining business with social change #FollowFriday

So often in business, the almighty dollar is the bottom line. Private corporations are out to make a profit for their investors and operations are conducted with that at front of mind. Bigger

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Well.ca loses customer credit card data in security breach

Well.ca, a Canadian online retailer for health and beauty products, has suffered a data breach, losing the credit card information of "a few thousand" of its customers. In an email to its customers

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

Mind the App: Candid

As an online vendor, it’s up to you to convince your shoppers that your product is worth buying. Nothing sells a product quite like seeing someone else enjoy it. This app integrates a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 29th, 2014 Candice So

Micro-ecommerce solution Shoplocket acquired by Irish firm

Toronto-based ecommerce firm Shoplocket has been acquired by Cork, Ireland-based global product development and supply chain company PCH International, the two firms announced this morning. When the graduate of accelerator Extreme Startups launched

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

You can now send a Starbucks coffee through Twitter

The next time you want to buy someone a coffee as a thank-you, consider it doing it the digitally social way – by delivering it to them via a tweet. Starbucks Corp. and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 9th, 2014 Candice So

5 things digital marketers can expect in 2014

With digital marketing being an area of fast growth and quick change, for the third year in a row, CMO.com asked marketers to weigh in with their thoughts on what to expect. Here's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Shopify to expand POS platform, has raised $100 million

The Ottawa-based ecommerce platform that makes it easy for any business to launch an online store has raised $100 million to date, adding $22 million in a round led by OMERS Ventures and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Beau’s Brewery sees dot-ca address as branding tool

When Steve Beauchesne opened up Vankleek Hill, Ont.-based Beau's Brewery with his father in July 2006, they chose to bottle their marquee lugtread lager in big, 600 ml bottles rather than the industry

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Ingenico brings more mobile payment options to Canadian retailers

Mobile payments may have solidified themselves as an industry buzzword, but they won’t catch on with consumers until more retailers bring them into their brick-and-mortar stores, according to payment solutions provider Ingenico Corp.

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

Ebay acquiring Braintree, boosting mobile payments business

Ebay Inc., the e-commerce and online bidding powerhouse, is plunking down about $800 million in cash to acquire Braintree, a payment platform beloved among online and mobile-first startups. Under the deal, Braintree will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

Kijiji and StubHub unite for users buying and selling tickets

Online sellers Kijiji and StubHub Inc. have merged, now making it possible for Kijiji users to buy and sell tickets straight from the site. The two companies did not disclose financial details of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 17th, 2013 Candice So

‘Showrooming’ can be defeated by bricks-and-mortar retailers: report

As more than half of Canadians now carry around a smartphone in their pocket, many retailers have bemoaned the accompanying trend of "showrooming" - or checking out merchandise in a physical store, only

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 12th, 2013 Brian Jackson