‘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

How Shop.ca tapped an enterprise solution to sell more SKUs than Wal-Mart

On stage at IBM Connect, Big Blue’s marquee social enterprise conference in Orlando, Sandy Carter presents success stories from large enterprise customers using IBM’s WebSphere Commerce solution – the most-used e-commerce platform of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Fashion Forward hones in on used clothing in online classifieds market

A Toronto-based business is trying to provide an online solution for those with overflowing wardrobes that is more specific than hocking stuff on Craigslist. Fashion Forward offers free accounts to Canadians and Americans

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Mountain Equipment Co-op takes Xtreme approach with mCommerce app

Outdoorsy types who shop at Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) can do so from their iPhone this holiday season, thanks to the work of Toronto-based Xtreme Labs that helped develop the app. MEC has 16

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canada Post delivers new online tools for e-tailers

Canada Post continues its push into the digital realm with the launch of some new e-commerce tools. The Canada Post Web Services tools are aimed at retailers and designedto be integrated into their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

Delvinia extends customer mapping into digital space

The design of many modern retail stores have been partly informed by cybernetics theory. No, that doesn’t mean they have been designed for futuristic robot shoppers – it just means a simple stimulus-response

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Popular Canadian Web sites leaking personal information, Privacy Commissioner says

Some of Canada's most-visited Web sites operated by large corporations are giving away user information – without their consent or knowledge – to third party advertisers, the Privacy Commissioner reports.Jennifer Stoddart and her

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canadians slow to buy into mobile shopping, IDC says

Despite many new advancements in mobile retail technology, Canadians haven't fully embraced e-shopping on-the-go just yet, a new IDC Canada study has found.Though almost half (44 per cent) of Canadians surveyed now usesmartphones,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

What kind of shopper are you?: New database tracks consumer habits

What kind of shopper are you?Canada's retailers want to find out, and a new database has beencreated to help them tap into the mindset – and habits – of Canadianconsumers. The database, dubbed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Shoppers still prefer Web sites over mobile retail apps: Nielsen

Smartphone owners prefer to use retail Web sites, rather than retail apps, when researching products on the fly, comparing prices, finding retail locations, and redeeming coupons, according to a survey released today by

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 12th, 2012 John P. Mello Jr.

Canadians’ holiday tech shopping plans

Canadians who find their stockings stuffed with productivity-boosting electronic gadgets this Christmas are most likely to find a laptop, and equally as likely to find a desktop computer crammed in there as they

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 9th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Tweet your way to tech savings for work and play

Everybody loves a bargain, and some people can spend hours hunting for deals on sites like eBay, Overstock.com and Amazon. But did you know some sale makers are migrating to Twitter? United Airlines

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 2nd, 2009 Ian Paul

How to pump up your new BlackBerry Storm – accessory guide

Research In Motion's new touch screen BlackBerry Storm is no exception to the rule that top-of-the-line electronics rarely come cheap: at $250 with a new thre-year Bell Mobility or Telus Mobility service contract]--and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2008 Al Sacco

Gadget-lover gifts for less than $100

If you have from $13 to $80 to spend on your favorite tech geek, we've got ideas in the categories of fitness, music, travel, cool tools, unusual gift cards, and more. Let's go

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 5th, 2008 Anne B. MacDonald