BitGold’s Business Accounts lets merchants get paid in gold

Toronto-based BitGold Inc. launched its Business Accounts and merchants processing service today at the Money 20/20 Europe conference in Copenhagen. The service gives ecommerce merchants a modern option to accept a currency that

Published on: April 6th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Square pushes new online store and API support in Canada

Square, the San Francisco-based firm best known for enabling merchants to accept credit card payments with their smartphones, is expanding its business into the ecommerce space, it announced on Wednesday. The company's new

Published on: March 31st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Banks could soon verify credit card transactions with location-tracking smartphone apps

Canadian banks may soon be deploying a new tool in response to rising credit card fraud - geo-location data from your smartphone - with at least two major financial service providers preparing to

Published on: March 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

How mobile sales are changing the face of retail in 2016

Too often, digital technology has been seen by the retail industry as disruptive, but the increasing demand for mobile shopping, combined with a growing number of online retailers opening bricks-and-mortar stores, points to

Published on: January 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

When ‘showrooming’ is a good thing: Top 5 retail tips from Indochino’s new CEO

Indochino Inc. is one of Canada’s fastest-growing ecommerce businesses. So why the heck is it opening up bricks-and-mortar stores? It’s a fair question given that some retailers like Grand & Toy have shuttered

Published on: January 18th, 2016 Christine Wong

PUDO aims to make delivery less costly for online retailers this holiday season

PUDO, a service that lets retailers and customers pick-up and drop-off packages at local locations, is enabling parcels to move as fast as Canada Post's courier service - at up to 30 per cent less. This service

Published on: November 27th, 2015 David Hamilton

Canadian SMEs still behind in adopting ecommerce: study

New research shows that small- and medium-sized businesses in Canada are still lagging behind the curve when it comes to integrating ecommerce into their operations. The study commissioned by UPS Canada shows the

Published on: November 23rd, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Lightspeed POS buys Dutch ecommerce provider SEOshop

Lightspeed POS, a cloud POS platform for retailers and restaurants, has bought Amsterdam-based eCommerce software company SEOshop, which it will use as the basis of its new ecommerce platform. Montreal-based Lightspeed, which provides sales

Published on: November 23rd, 2015 David Hamilton

SAP keeps talking about new SMB solution that’s only available in China

NEW YORK, NY – Something big seems to be coming from SAP. At its SME (small-medium enterprise) summit in New York City, the German software vendor spent much of its time discussing, yet

Published on: November 11th, 2015 Dave Yin

Shopify wants to bring Twitter’s ‘buy now’ button to Canada

Social media giant Twitter launched its 'buy now' button for retailers on Wednesday but, as usual, Canada will have to wait. Shopify is looking to change that though. Twitter first dipped its virtual

Published on: September 30th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Rare.io launches automated predictive email marketing solution

Rare.io of Ottawa is targeting retailers looking to make better use of email marketing to drive repeat business with a new automated predictive email marketing solution. According to the vendor, the solution uses

Published on: September 25th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

E-tailing tale: How an outdoor outfitter overhauled its ecommerce site

Can you really call your company ‘Canada’s outdoor outfitters’ when you’ve got no stores east of Winnipeg? Yes, if you build out your presence online. Based in Calgary, Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters (WSOO)

Published on: September 11th, 2015 Christine Wong

Canadian Tire adds digital notes to its bricks-and-mortar playlist

At a time when many retailers are downsizing stores or going completely virtual, Canadian Tire is trying to weave some digital reinforcement into the foundations of its physical stores without shutting them down.

Published on: July 29th, 2015 Christine Wong

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