Most SMBs still terrible at developing an online presence despite obvious benefits, BDC study says

An online presence becomes all the more vital as more people shop on the web every year, but a recent study from The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) says, despite the obvious

Published on: July 11th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Shopify Unite Day 1: New languages, currencies, POS, and Shopify Plus

Shopify Inc. kicked off its Shopify Unite event today in Toronto, where it recently opened a new office, with announcements about updates to its Shopify Plus platform and point of sale (POS) system,

Published on: June 19th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Best Buy Canada continuing to thrive through an eCommerce revolution

Amidst Amazon's exploding eCommerce business, Best Buy Canada has continued to not only survive but also thrive. In recent years, the company has put a much heavier focus on its eCommerce platform and

Published on: April 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Mastercard acquires Toronto-based Ethoca to improve fraud detection

In an effort to step up its security for digital commerce fraud, Mastercard has acquired Toronto-based company Ethoca. Ethoca uses collaboration-based technology to bring together card issuers, ecommerce merchants, and online businesses to

Published on: March 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Google relaunches Test My Site, its mobile web page speed tool

Time is money when it comes to doing business on the internet, with sluggish sites often meaning the difference between getting that sale and not. And with a reported half of all web

Published on: February 25th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

NexTech Solutions launches a 3D ad platform for Facebook

Toronto-based NexTech AR Solutions Corp. announced today that it will be offering its ecommerce customers a new platform allowing users to publish 3D advertising to Facebook. The innovative company, whose lineup of augmented

Published on: February 13th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Helpful.com founder Daniel Debow and team join Shopify

Canadian e-commerce company Shopify has been making headlines recently, with the announcement, last week, of its new TV and video production house Shopify Studios. Then yesterday the hits kept coming with the news that former

Published on: January 29th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Instacart Toronto taps former Wealthsimple CTO Karney Li as VP of Engineering

Same-day grocery delivery service Instacart has announced that former Wealthsimple CTO Karney Li has joined the Instacart team as VP of Engineering, based in the Toronto offices and reporting to CTO Mark Schaaf.

Published on: January 22nd, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Dollarama’s new online store offers products by the case

If you love prowling the aisles of Dollarama for all of life's knick-knacks but often find yourself wanting an entire case of, say, essentials such as bathroom cleaner, then you're in luck. The

Published on: January 22nd, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Shoppers Drug Mart launches medical marijuana ecommerce platform

Shoppers Drug Mart took its first step into the cannabis industry on Tuesday, officially launching its ecommerce platform for medical cannabis. As of today, residents in Ontario can now log in and purchase

Published on: January 8th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

NexTech wants to “AR-itize” ecommerce, integrates IBM Watson

Augmented reality (AR) is a growing trend in ecommerce and one Toronto company wants to lead the way and "AR-itize" the industry, recently announcing it's integrating IBM Watson's machine learning algorithms with its AR platform.

Published on: January 2nd, 2019 Meagan Simpson

The Avon lady gets a digital makeover for the Instagram era

You may remember the Avon lady knocking on your door selling her makeup products, now that Avon lady is getting a makeover of her own - and it's a digital one. Avon Canada

Published on: December 20th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

E-commerce startup names Windsor as new global headquarters

Windsor, Ont. isn’t usually a name that comes to mind when thinking of technology hubs, but a new ecommerce platform has named the city as its global headquarters. Shopivo Inc., a newly created

Published on: November 9th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: More robots less workers; Secretly rating shoppers; MacBook microphone detaches

Automation may be replacing human hires at Amazon, companies are secretly rating shoppers and the newest MacBook’s microphone detaches for privacy, but is it useful? Listen to the latest Hashtag Trending HERE! First

Published on: November 6th, 2018 Meagan Simpson