Making e-commerce accessible to small businesses

Making e-commerce accessible to small businesses

With the launch of a new back-end tech service called Services, Canadian e-commerce leader says it hopes to make e-commerce solutions more accessible to small and medium-sized businesses by providing e-commerce solutions flexible enough to scale to meet the needs of each specific client.

Developed with another Canadian vendor, e-commerce solution developer Demac Media, Services offers three service options for businesses looking to get started in e-commerce: Marketplace Integration: Helps businesses who already have an online platform partner with to assist with cataloguing products and integrating into “Supplier World” to swiftly add products to the Shop.Ca Marketplace.

eCommerce Implementation: For businesses who don’t have an online presence and want to learn how to establish an e-commerce channel to sell their products through a digital platform.

Agile Merchant Partnership: A combination of above services but includes an online business strategy.

Just last month, was front and centre at the IBM Connect conference in Orlando, where company president Trevor Newell discussed how IBM’s WebSphere Commerce solution helped the company scale quickly into an e-commerce leader. is currently selling more than 15 million different products.


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Jeff Jedras
Jeff Jedras
Jeff Jedras is a technology journalist with IT World Canada and a member of the IT Business team. He began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada and the channel for Computer Dealer News. His writing has also appeared in the Vancouver Sun & the Ottawa Citizen.

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