Three e-tailer tips for Cyber Monday success

If you're a Canadian e-commerce retailer and you're not holding a Cyber Monday sale next week, you're losing money.That's according to Geoff Henshaw, Canada country manager for ClearlyContacts.ca. Based in Vancouver, the company

Published on: November 20th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Shopify deal reaches 27 million new potential customers

A build-your-own Web site tool and a create-your-own online store service are combining forces to offer a complete self-service package to small businesses.A deal announced today will see Ottawa-based Shopify’s e-commerce service being

Published on: November 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canadian e-tailers trade tips on wooing online consumers

Run with this Goldilocks and the three bears analogy for Canadian e-commerce: the consumer is Goldilocks and three different e-commerce sites represent her options in the bear’s home.Goldilocks has them open in three

Published on: November 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Anonymous claims PayPal hack on Guy Fawkes Day

Update: PayPal has responded to the alleged breach by saying an internal investigation finds no evidence to support Anoymous' claim of stolen passwords. Other reports on the Web now indicate a different payment

Published on: November 5th, 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

Published on: October 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

Wizard of Oz tickets for sale on Facebook

Toronto-based AudienceView Ticketing is working with Mirvish Productions to sell tickets to The Wizard of Oz over Facebook and will be announcing a full self-serve ticket platform for reserve seating and general admission

Published on: October 11th, 2012 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: October 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

CloudFlare opens new data centre to grease pipes on Canadian Web traffic

Content delivery network CloudFlare announced the opening of its first Canadian data centre in Toronto yesterday, placed to address the growing amount of Web traffic seen originating from Canada.CloudFlare offers Web site performance

Published on: July 31st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canada Post announces e-commerce awards

Canada Post has launched an e-commerce contest it says will stimulate growth in Canada’s Internet economy. The national postal service announced its E-commerce Innovation Awards today, which are intended to  help close the

Published on: July 12th, 2012 Brian Bloom

Google rolls out Trusted Stores program

Google launched a Trusted Stores program on Thursday that will provide online shoppers with customer satisfaction scores for participating merchants, according to a company blog post. Google will serve a Trusted Store badge

Published on: June 8th, 2012 Cameron Scott

Startup news round-up: May 18, 2012

Could he be Canada’s next successful entrepreneur? Congratulations to Nicholas Schiefer, 17, of Pickering, Ont., who a received $50,000 for winning the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award.Search engines Schiefer and other youths from

Published on: May 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

4 cool tools for building your Facebook storefront

As giant retailers such as Gamestop, JC Penney, and Nordstrom opened--and quickly shuttered--Facebook storefronts over the past six months, many analysts declared Facebook's e-commerce effort to be a failure. People come to Facebook

Published on: May 11th, 2012 Angela West

Canada’s e-commerce sector still underdeveloped, report says

Although Canada's consumers are among the most connected in the world, our businesses lag behind their U.S. counterparts in fully harnessing the power of e-commerce, a federal government report suggests.Smartphone use penetration shouldreach

Published on: May 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup TO: Why should you care about startups?

by Ashley Huffman If you’ve never worked in a startup company, it’s hard to imagine what it’s like to be in one. The way it’s portrayed in the media is fairly chaotic and

Published on: May 4th, 2012 Ashley Huffman