Amazon begins to offer monthly subscription service to Prime

Amazon Canada will now be offering a monthly subscription alternative to Prime, its exclusive service for video, music, and shipping for customers. An Aug. 28 press release said the monthly service will be

Published on: August 28th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

How Loblaws created an in-house ecommerce startup – and won an award along the way

After decades of establishing premium grocery stores across Canada, Loblaws Inc. is finally giving shoppers what they really wanted all along - getting groceries while wearing their pyjamas. The Brampton, Ont.-based supermarket chain,

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Ontario to begin legal marijuana sales with online-only model

Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative Ontario government announced this afternoon that it will be rolling out online sales of marijuana when it becomes legal in October. Finance Minister Vic Fedeli and Attorney General Caroline

Published on: August 13th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Prime Day brings in record sales for Amazon

Despite website struggles, this year’s Amazon Prime Day broke sales records around the world. Within minutes of the sale opening on July 16th, Amazon’s website crashed, with online shoppers unable to access the

Published on: July 18th, 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

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