Canada’s e-commerce managers not feeling executive love

Canada is trailing behind other G20 countries when it comes to e-commerce because managers face significant challenges that are unique to this country, according to a new survey. Canadian companies feel they can’t

Published on: April 30th, 2013 Candice So

Winning a big online distribution channel

The market for vacation rentals -- homes, chalets, cottages and condos that owners put up for short-term rent as an option to hotels -- is a relatively new one in Canada, says Mark

Published on: April 25th, 2013 Dave Webb

4 e-commerce lessons to learn from Buytopia

We all know that running a retail business is a little bit different today than it was last millennium. While your grandmother may have pushed a cart around the aisles of Woolworth's and picked

Published on: April 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Top 7 ways to secure your Web site

Pleasing customers is a top priority for business owners, and building trust is a large part of that. When an e-commerce Web site gets hacked or compromised, customers are at risk of identity

Published on: March 31st, 2013 Sean Forkan

Toronto vendor brings big data to smaller retailers

Toronto-based secure payment solutions vendor Tender Retail is launching a reporting component for its new centralized platform for payment transactions that promises to bring big data to small and medium-sized retailers. Tender Retail,

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Now you can pay your taxes with your credit card

An online payment processor based in Boston and with offices in Toronto has received approval from the Canada Revenue Agency to let Canadians pay their taxes by credit card – adding to the

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Canada Post will provide shipping, returns for eBay subsidiary

TORONTO -- As much as e-commerce is taking North America by storm, sometimes a few bricks can help the clicks and mortar run a little smoother. That’s the thinking behind a new agreement

Published on: March 6th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

5 ‘tech couture’ Toronto fashion startups

Published on: March 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Trust tool helps e-tailers separate good customers from bad

E-commerce retailers looking to separate the good customers from those with a less than stellar online shopping past (say, a history of fraudulent transactions) are getting some help from Iovation. The Portland, Or.-based

Published on: March 5th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Making e-commerce accessible to small businesses

With the launch of a new back-end tech service called Shop.ca Services, Canadian e-commerce leader Shop.ca says it hopes to make e-commerce solutions more accessible to small and medium-sized businesses by providing e-commerce

Published on: February 15th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

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

Published on: February 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Small businesses offered easy e-commerce options

Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. started because founder Tobias Lutke wanted to sell snowboards online. Finding he could either list them on eBay or a similar service, with little ability to build a brand, or

Published on: January 31st, 2013 Grant Buckler

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

Published on: December 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

See a picture of clothing, click to find where to buy it

See a picture of someone wearing an item of clothing that you've just got to have? Well, as long as the picture is on Pintrest, it's woman's clothing, and you're browsing with Chrome,

Published on: December 18th, 2012 Jeff Jedras