eBay launches program to help SMBs move their business online

By Catherine Morin   E-commerce giant eBay has launched a program to help small businesses and physical retailers keep their operations running during the COVID-19 pandemic. The $100 million initiative, called Up &

Published on: April 6th, 2020 ITBusiness Staff

Fast growing payments system Adyen expands to Canada

International payment processor Adyen, which boasts customers like eBay, and Microsoft has expanded its platform into Canada. The Amsterdam-based company announced on Tuesday it is bringing its full-scale unified commerce payment system to

Published on: October 31st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

E-commerce and online presence make SMBs more confident about growth

Small and medium businesses in Canada are more optimistic than last year, and companies with an online presence are most confident about continued growth according to eBay Canada's annual SMB Optimism Index report. Even

Published on: October 19th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Here’s how online retailers other than Amazon approached Prime Day

If you were an Amazon Prime customer, July 16, 2018 was the "Boxing Day of July." If you were an online retailer that wasn't Amazon? Not so much. Amazon's competitors made a greater

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Meagan Simpson



Trump-induced NAFTA renegotiations could be a boon for online businesses, eBay says

Donald Trump's protectionist rhetoric over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - which in the past he threatened to "rip up" and called "the worst trade deal in history" - could deliver

Published on: July 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Digital transformation is changing the relationship between businesses and customers

Customers are increasingly expecting businesses to have digital features, such as a website that’s also mobile-friendly, and a digital way to pay for products or services on any platform. But possibly more importantly,

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Twitter highlights 40 Canadian execs who stand out on social media – and how you can too

Social media can be a valuable tool for executives looking to boost their company's public profile - and Twitter Canada managing director Rory Capern has a list that proves it. In a June

Published on: June 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood


Why eBay’s leading the charge to increase Canada’s de minimis threshold

Note: Updated on Feb. 22 to incorporate comments from the Retail Council of Canada. Few business expenses annoy Sudbury, Ont.-based eBay store owner Christine Deslauriers more than the import fees she's forced to

Published on: February 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Square Canada appoints Silicon Valley veteran as new head

Square Canada has a new head after announcing the appointment of Cathy Vigrass, a veteran of Silicon Valley and most recently being based at Sosh, an online activity concierge. Vigrass has also worked

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Split means ‘more autonomy’ for PayPal, analyst says

Online commerce soulmates eBay and PayPal are splitting in 2015 after a 12-year relationship, CEO John Donahoe has announced. The news comes after a protracted battle with activist investor Charles Icahn over whether

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Dave Webb

Chekkt aims to be a new Amazon or eBay for B2B buyers

For B2B buyers on the hunt for a software solution, combing through technical manuals and wading through vendor websites can be tedious work – and for small businesses and startups, it’s often just

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Candice So