The next trend in retail: Digital disruption

Earlier this month, Canada’s brightest and most curious minds in digital came together in Toronto at Dx3Canada’s third annual conference for agencies, brands, publishers and retailers. Featured speakers came from companies such as BuzzFeed,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 26th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Less than half of Canadian businesses online, CIRA report finds

While Canada logs more hours online than almost any other country in the world, just under half of Canadian businesses have a website – and that could make them lag behind their competition,

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

How Hointer brings e-commerce into physical stores

Last week, we had a chance to tour the Retail Collective, a set of startups and technologies for retailers looking to lure consumers back to physical stores, instead of losing sales to e-commerce

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 14th, 2014 Candice So

iQMetrix using touchscreens to get customers to explore products

Last week, we had a chance to tour the Retail Collective, a set of startups and technologies for retailers looking to lure consumers back to physical stores, instead of losing sales to e-commerce

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 13th, 2014 Candice So

Touring the “mobile innovation store”

Last week, we had a chance to take a look at how stores can bring mobile technology into a physical store. The idea is for retailers to give their consumers more of an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 12th, 2014 Candice So

Hointer bringing ‘efficiency of the digital world to the physical world’

Two years ago, Nadia Shouraboura was out shopping with her teenage daughter when they spotted a QR code in a store. Shouraboura recalled how her daughter pulled out her cellphone, raising it to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 12th, 2014 Candice So

Touring “the store of the future”

Last week, we had the chance to tour the Retail Collective, a prototype of what a physical store might look like someday, using interactive technology to draw customers in and to give them

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 11th, 2014 Candice So

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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 5th, 2014 Candice So

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 Asos.com or checking out the books on Indigo. After minutes of agonizing indecision

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 27th, 2014 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,

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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 23rd, 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 1st, 2013 Candice So

Retailers ignore mobile device users at their peril

Consumers are increasingly looking to shop online and retailers must develop digital strategies based on how and where they want to buy, says a new report sponsored by software vendor Adobe Systems.The U.S.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 18th, 2013 Jeff Jedras