Toronto startup helps brides find the perfect dress, by fit and fabric

For some brides-to-be, wedding dress shopping might be exhilarating – but it also takes a lot of time and patience to find the perfect-fitting dress. Enter Wedding Reality Inc., a Toronto-based startup aiming

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

Canada Post lists 25 nominees for innovation in e-commerce

Canada Post has released its list of finalists for its E-Commerce Innovation Awards, naming 25 contenders with a shot at winning almost $1 million in prizes. Divvying up its finalists into seven categories,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 27th, 2014 Candice So

Slyce and PDN allow shoppers to snap pics, find deals, and do groceries

The next time you’re running low on milk, you could jot down a reminder to pick up more – or instead, you could take a picture of the milk jug with your smartphone

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 24th, 2014 Candice So

Askuity launches platform to bridge gap between suppliers and retailers

When Eric Green co-founded Planet People Co., a company creating and packaging eco-friendly cleaning products, he learned very quickly how difficult it is to get information from the retailers selling his products on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 28th, 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

Video: Nomi bringing e-commerce insights into physical stores at Dx3

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 12th, 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

Target data breach pushes banks, retailers to update security measures in U.S.

The fallout from the late 2013 security breach that compromised the credit and debit card data of nearly 40 million Target customers is playing out in both the courts and the court of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 10th, 2014 Joseph Stark

iQmetrix using touchscreens to get customers to tap, swipe, and buy

It’s not easy to create a good store display. Products have to be arranged in such a way that they catch customers’ eyes, draw them in, and encourage them to shop around a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 6th, 2014 Candice So

Nomi making physical stores ‘clickable’ for retailers and customers

It’s a scenario lots of retailers can understand – after helping a customer in-store, the customer leaves without making a purchase -and there’s no way to know why, or how to change that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 6th, 2014 Candice So

ThirdShelf giving SMB retailers an end-to-end mobile experience

Two years ago, Antoine Azar was working at the mobile strategy company he founded and headed, Mobilogie Inc., when he saw a gap in what was available for marketers and retailers working for

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