Short term rental sites tap $96 billion market

On your next vacation would you prefer to stay in a comfortable hotel room, or something different like a vintage Airstream mobile home in Austin, Texas, a luxury villa at the foot of

Published on: July 12th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

5 strategies for selling online to international clients

Despite the widespread of use of the Internet among local small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) there is a notable lack of enthusiasm within the sector for using the technology to reach foreign customers, according

Published on: June 20th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Video Rewind: How PayPal protects $2B in yearly transactions

With two in three Canadian online shoppers maintaining an a PayPal account (that's 8 million accounts), the e-commerce payment service is growing three times faster than e-commerce itself. Video rewind looks back at

Published on: June 2nd, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Fast 5: Quick ways to make money online

Who says you can't make money online? Prison guards at a Chinese prison camp are reportedly forcing inmates to smash rocks by day and play World of Warcraft at night. The purpose of the all-night

Published on: May 30th, 2011 Ian Paul

Video Rewind: Facebook wades deeper into group buying fray with ‘Social Deals’

It seems that every brand name with a large Web audience is launching its own group deals service, and now Facebook is no deal with the launch of Social Deals.The world's largest social

Published on: April 26th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Majority of Canadians want to get loyalty rewards through smartphones

Canadian shoppers love reward programs and are ready to receive such perks through their smartphones, according to a survey recently conducted by a Canadian consumer behavior research firm specializing in customer incentive and

Published on: April 11th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Ballet, Opera master the art of discount sales with PriceWhispers

Do you find tickets to the ballet gliding out of reach? Are seats to the opera slightly beyond your range? Wouldn't it be great if there were some way you could “negotiate” ticket

Published on: April 5th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

E-commerce players flocking to semantic Web systems

Despite the recession, luggage retailer Ebags.com enjoyed phenomenal 2010 holiday sales -- some 33 per cent higher than the previous year. (The online retail sector as a whole reported a 15 per cent

Published on: February 23rd, 2011 Elisabeth Horwitt

ContractTailor.com offers do-it-yourself legal documents

Making sense of legal contracts can be difficult, but one Vancouver-based company has just launched a new Web site, ContractTailor.com, aimed at helping users create customized legal agreements online.The site went live just

Published on: January 25th, 2011 Briony Smith

Group buying sites mature as huge market size becomes clear

As the packed-to-the-brim shopping malls on Boxing Day promise to remind us this weekend, shoppers love a bargain. That’s the crux of what’s inspired the many sites looking to cash in on the

Published on: December 21st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Mobile strategy now a must for retailers

Having a mobile strategy is becoming essential for retailers, as more and more shoppers use Web-friendly smartphones in stores and malls to compare prices, seek deals, read reviews and make purchases.Although still a

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

5 scary Groupon nightmares and how to avoid them

The Groupon coupon service is hot right now--not only with customers who love getting deep discounts, but also with businesses looking to appeal to the site's vast database of potential clients. Groupon and

Published on: December 7th, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Groupon groupies in Toronto

The social buying site Groupon is once more in the spotlight thanks to its recent purchase by search giant Google.ITBusiness.ca has been tracking Groupon and the group buying craze for some time. In

Published on: December 7th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Listening to clients is secret to Voices.com’s success

Listening to clients and paying attention to their concerns is top priority at Voices.com, a London, Ont.–based voice talent firm that works with producers such as DreamWorks and networks like NBC, ABC, and

Published on: November 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano