Alibaba-linked Alipay platform expands its Canadian footprint

TORONTO - Alipay has significantly expanded its Canadian footprint, thanks to a new partnership with SnapPay Inc. that the Chinese online payment platform, related to but separate from Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, announced

Published on: September 26th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood


Online retailers can now reach millions of Chinese consumers through Stripe

Canadian retailers who use the Stripe platform to conduct their business online now have a greatly expanded customer base. The San Francisco-based business software developer recently announced partnerships with Chinese digital payment providers

Published on: July 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

PayPal and Canada Post partnership launches integrated payment and shipping solution

Anyone who’s ever sold something online knows how painful the process can be: from receiving the order, to manually calculating and writing the label, and finally, visiting a Canada Post location to drop

Published on: June 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian SMBs not adopting e-commerce and suffering because of it: PayPal

Canadians are generally known for being more conservative when it comes to trusting and adopting new technology, but a new study by Ipsos and commissioned by PayPal Canada reveals just how far behind

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadians are keeping their e-commerce dollars in the country, PayPal says

The “buy local” mentality is not only benefitting bricks-and-mortar shops in Canada, according to research from PayPal Canada, but e-tailers and their social media marketing departments too. The digital payments company conducted its

Published on: December 2nd, 2016 Gary Hilson

Black Friday is for the kids, SAS Canada finds

It looks like most Canadians are still doing a lot of their Christmas shopping in-store, but digital technology is shaping the expectations they have for their bricks-and-mortar experiences, a new report by SAS

Published on: November 24th, 2016 Gary Hilson

PayPal announces support for Facebook ecommerce platforms

First it was Shopify Inc.; now PayPal Holdings Inc. will be adding its services to Facebook Inc.'s e-commerce platform, the company announced Monday. Effective immediately, U.S. PayPal customers will be able to link

Published on: October 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Salesforce announces Community Cloud buy-button functionality

Cloud-based customer relationship management vendor Salesforce says its Community Cloud offering will enable enterprises to embed buy buttons in their online communities. This will allow customers to research, discuss and buy products from

Published on: August 14th, 2015 Dave Webb

Millennials aren’t shopping enough with their smartphones

You young people are doing a lot of shopping with your smartphones - but you should be doing more. That’s one of the conclusions drawn from new research by PayPal and Ipsos examining

Published on: February 18th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Retailers give individual shoppers different prices

When you go online and check out the various online bazaars displaying their wares, what you may not know is e-retailers sometimes 'personalize' their pricing. That means person X might get a different

Published on: November 11th, 2014 Candice So

Canadian SMBs know their e-commerce, but struggle with CASL

Small businesses in Canada may have figured out that online commerce is important to them – but when it comes to online communications, they’re still at a loss, according to a new survey.

Published on: October 6th, 2014 Candice So

TeamBuy and Dealfind near bailout acquisition while merchants seek answers

The largest Canadian-owned daily deals site is looking to finalize its acquisition by an Atlanta-based firm after filing for a legal and financial restructuring process, according to legal documents from MNP Ltd. Meanwhile, some

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Twitter jumps into commerce with the ‘Buy Now’ button

Twitter Inc. has launched a new feature for e-commerce, sticking a big "Buy" button next to an image within a tweet. It's simple, it's straightforward, and it might give the social platform a

Published on: September 8th, 2014 Candice So