Toronto startup helps brides find the perfect dress, by fit and fabric

For some brides-to-be, wedding dress shopping might be exhilarating – but it also takes a lot of time and patience to find the perfect-fitting dress. Enter Wedding Reality Inc., a Toronto-based startup aiming

Published on: September 5th, 2014 Candice So

Moms to look for mobile coupons while doing back-to-school shopping

With just a couple of weeks left until the start of a new school year, a lot of moms are out in force to get their kids’ back-to-school shopping done. But while they

Published on: August 15th, 2014 Candice So

SecureNet brings PayOS platform to Canadian merchants

A U.S.-based payment processor is landing in Canada, as well as in about 24 other countries around the world. On Wednesday, SecureNet Payment Systems announced it was making its foray into the north,

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Candice So

Visa Checkout to simplify e-commerce and mobile payments

SAN FRANCISCO - Visa Inc. has launched its answer to online shopping woes for consumers and merchants alike - Visa Checkout, a new product that’s geared towards making e-commerce and mobile payments quicker

Published on: July 16th, 2014 Candice So

#FollowFriday – 3 people pushing e-commerce forward

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the ‘follow’ button. This week, we’re focusing on three Twitter

Published on: May 22nd, 2014 Candice So

LemonStand and Payfirma team up to cover e-commerce bases

Two Vancouver, B.C. startups have teamed up to launch a platform giving retailers an e-commerce oriented-website, as well as the ability to take credit and debit payments both online and with mobile devices

Published on: May 10th, 2014 Candice So

Thirdshelf’s luxury shopping experience of the future

Last week, we had a chance to tour the Retail Collective, a set of startups and technologies for retailers looking to lure consumers back to physical stores, instead of losing sales to e-commerce

Published on: March 17th, 2014 Candice So

Nomi making physical stores ‘clickable’ for retailers and customers

It’s a scenario lots of retailers can understand – after helping a customer in-store, the customer leaves without making a purchase -and there’s no way to know why, or how to change that

Published on: March 6th, 2014 Candice So

ThirdShelf giving SMB retailers an end-to-end mobile experience

Two years ago, Antoine Azar was working at the mobile strategy company he founded and headed, Mobilogie Inc., when he saw a gap in what was available for marketers and retailers working for

Published on: March 5th, 2014 Candice So

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

Well.ca loses customer credit card data in security breach

Well.ca, a Canadian online retailer for health and beauty products, has suffered a data breach, losing the credit card information of "a few thousand" of its customers. In an email to its customers

Published on: February 18th, 2014 Candice So

Mind the App: Candid

As an online vendor, it’s up to you to convince your shoppers that your product is worth buying. Nothing sells a product quite like seeing someone else enjoy it. This app integrates a

Published on: January 29th, 2014 Candice So

Infographic: What consumers think when they shop online

I never understood why some of my friends would spend 30 minutes-plus on their laptops, poring over the shoes at Asos.com or checking out the books on Indigo. After minutes of agonizing indecision

Published on: January 27th, 2014 Candice So

Extreme Startups’ Candid crowdsources photos for e-commerce

Where everyone else sees a picture of shoes as just a picture of shoes, Nariman Haghighi sees possibility. As co-founder and CTO of Candid.io, a B2B marketing startup, he’s always believed there’s a

Published on: January 16th, 2014 Candice So