Shopify and QuickBooks join forces with new integration

A pair of technology companies focused on supporting the small business sector will now be doing so together. Ottawa-based ecommerce platform Shopify and Mountain View, Calif.-based Intuit have announced plans to integrate Shopify,

Published on: December 9th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian tech companies more concerned about talent than economy: study

New research from BDO Canada shows that it isn’t the lagging economy that’s keeping tech companies up at night — it’s the country’s talent pool. The second annual report, titled “BDO Canada Technology

Published on: November 25th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

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

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

Why you should ask your customers to do a good deed and pass your business on

It’s a conventional piece of marketing wisdom: Make your customers happy, and they will share your business with their friends and family. That sounds great, but the only trouble is ensuring people will

Published on: November 18th, 2014 Candice So

Canadian cloud services with skyrocketing revenue

Published on: November 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How SMBs can win e-commerce sales during the holidays

Halloween had just barely wrapped up when the pumpkins were whisked away, the candy all eaten, and stores started putting up trees and tinsel ahead of Christmas. It may seem a little early,

Published on: November 4th, 2014 Candice So

4 web infrastructure tools to boost your online business

Reliable web hosting is essential for businesses and serious website owners. Choosing a superior web hosting provider can make your website less vulnerable to security issues, prevent down times in the server, and

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Joseph Stark

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

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Try it all until something sticks – plus 3 other tips for startup marketers

There’s almost a weird kind of tension between tech startups and marketing – after all, marketers are focused on promotion, while some startups just want to crank out the best products possible and

Published on: May 29th, 2014 Candice So

LemonStand and Payfirma team up to cover e-commerce bases

Two Vancouver, B.C. startups have teamed up to launch a platform giving retailers an e-commerce oriented-website, as well as the ability to take credit and debit payments both online and with mobile devices

Published on: May 10th, 2014 Candice So

Follow Friday – e-commerce, marketing, and mobile apps

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button. This week, we're focusing on people who

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Shopify brings POS to Canada, offers offline-only option

Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. is bringing its point-of-sales (POS) hardware and service to its native country of Canada after a successful launch in the U.S. and is also making a bricks and mortar-only Shopify

Published on: April 2nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: January 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson