Hashtag Trending – Microsoft bets on education, Apple introduces new emergency feature, Google invests in Chinese e-commerce

Microsoft jumps headfirst into the education space, Apple will share your location when you call 911, and Google invests in Chinese e-commerce. First up from LinkedIn is news that Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid,

Published on: June 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Now retailers can use Instagram Stories as an ecommerce platform

Instagram wants to help businesses use its Instagram Stories feature as a new retail platform. This week the social media network unveiled a feature that adds shopping tags to Instagram Stories - shopping

Published on: June 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Shopify streamlining retail marketing and admin with Ping, secures payments with Fraud Protect

Shopify Inc. wants to make it easier for online retailers to market themselves and ensure their transactions are secure. To that end, among the numerous new and improved products announced Tuesday at the

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

The importance of optimizing your website for e-commerce [infographic]

No business wants to admit that its e-commerce website is letting its operations down, but it likely isn't working as hard as you are. Have you recently ramped up your marketing efforts only

Published on: April 17th, 2018 Joseph Stark

Shopify responds to critical take on drop shipping in Reply All podcast

Many Canadians might have heard of Ottawa-based Shopify as a successful ecommerce software startup that's attracted a large international client base, but the most recent episode of Gimlet Media's Reply All mentioned Shopify in

Published on: March 8th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Nearly 9 out of 10 consumers willing to give up more personal info for better online shopping experiences

Consumers are okay with companies knowing more about them if it leads to a better online shopping experience. Some, in fact, are willing to give up their social security number, according to a

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadian company becomes world’s largest Oracle ecommerce platform provider

Toronto-based Tenzing has become the world’s largest provider of Oracle Commerce solutions. The milestone is the result of a February merger between Tenzing, Thinkwrap Commerce, and Spark::red, creating a global commerce and information

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Sage Payment Solutions rebrands as Paya

What’s in a name, anyway? Sage Payment Solutions Inc. provides integrated payment processing and business solutions in North America, and as of Jan. 30, will operate under the new corporate name of Paya,

Published on: January 31st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Amazon boosts developer support in Canada following Alexa launch

Canadian developers no longer have to use American Amazon accounts to build an Alexa Skill or integrate Alexa into their smart home hardware. Following yesterday's announcement that it is bringing Alexa and several

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

The Business Leadership Podcast: Matthew Bertulli, CEO at Demac Media

Matt Bertulli is co-founder and CEO of Demac Media and co-founder of Pela Case. He’s also the author of best-selling book, Anything, Anywhere, a book on the future of retail and eCommerce. Matt

Published on: November 14th, 2017 Edwin Frondozo


Let your online customers check out in two steps with Shopify Pay

Few steps in the online shopping process annoy consumers more than the number of fields they need to fill out before confirming their order - so Shopify Inc. has decided to replace it

Published on: April 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Open your online store to international customers with Stripe’s new offering

Online businesses in Canada can now accept payments in more than 130 currencies from anywhere in the world, thanks to San Francisco-based fintech startup Stripe. Last week the company launched a multicurrency service

Published on: March 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

PayPal Canada head sees “opportunity” for us to become an ecommerce leader

TORONTO - Considering he graduated from the University of Guelph and serves as PayPal Canada's general manager, you could be forgiven for thinking that Paul Parisi has an ulterior motive when he says

Published on: February 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood