Retail to go from ‘distributing product to distributing experiences’

Last week, The Atlantic ran a story about how the traditional, brick and mortar store is now dead, pointing to former gadget giant RadioShack as the perfect example of what happens when retail

Published on: March 5th, 2014 Candice So

Bitcoin gives small businesses ‘control of their own money’

Anthony Di Iorio collected his first Bitcoin back in the summer of 2012, when one Bitcoin was just worth $11. Now, at the time of this writing, the value of a Bitcoin is

Published on: January 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Shopify to expand POS platform, has raised $100 million

The Ottawa-based ecommerce platform that makes it easy for any business to launch an online store has raised $100 million to date, adding $22 million in a round led by OMERS Ventures and

Published on: December 12th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Groupon class action lawsuit ends in $500,000 settlement

Canadians using Groupon prior to March 8 were sent notice that the $500,000 settlement approval for the class action lawsuit against Groupon Inc. has gone through, giving an estimated 1 million daily deal

Published on: December 2nd, 2013 Candice So

Ingenico brings more mobile payment options to Canadian retailers

Mobile payments may have solidified themselves as an industry buzzword, but they won’t catch on with consumers until more retailers bring them into their brick-and-mortar stores, according to payment solutions provider Ingenico Corp.

Published on: September 30th, 2013 Candice So

MasterCard launches MasterPass with several Canadian e-commerce customers

MasterCard Canada announced the launch of its MasterPass digital payments platform that it hopes will eventually be used for both in-store purchases and online purchases alike. The digital wallet is being used for

Published on: April 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Group Buying: how your daily deal could succeed

Is group buying still a thing?The fad that Groupon started in 2008 inspired a flock of fast followers also getting in on the so-called daily deals business and soon enough inboxes everywhere were

Published on: January 31st, 2012 Brian Jackson

10 free e-commerce shopping carts for your online store

More and more companies have turned to the Web to transact business. And, of course, if you are going to sell on the Web, the right shopping cart can mean the difference between

Published on: January 23rd, 2012 Vangie Beal

Visa requires merchants to beef up wireless security

Beginning Sept. 30, Visa will require merchants and related businesses to conduct wireless security scans to prove compliance with version 1.2 of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) which is designed to

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Ajay Kumar

Online retailers, buyers win big time with ‘group buying’

There's power in numbers -- buying power that is.A new breed of Web retailers is using the collective buying power of hundreds of online consumers to sell their wares quickly and gain free

Published on: February 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How PayPal confounds cybercrooks and thwarts hackers

Having $2 billion a year in transactions doesn’t help matters if you want to avoid a cyber-criminal’s attention.But that’s the amount that PayPal Inc. processes in Canadian purchases alone each year, and it’s

Published on: November 26th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canadian retailers have 3.6 billion reasons to battle tech-enabled theft

A broad range of criminal activities are eating away at retail profits and causing Canadian merchants to lose as much as $3.6 billion each year, according to a recent survey. While employee and

Published on: June 9th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Credit cards “won’t be” dominant payment mode in few years

Retailer dismay over increasing transaction costs and several new emerging technologies could soon disrupt the dominance of credit cards as a payment mode, say e-commerce specialists. A report titled: Disruption of the Payment

Published on: May 12th, 2008 Nestor Arellano