Trump-induced NAFTA renegotiations could be a boon for online businesses, eBay says

Donald Trump's protectionist rhetoric over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - which in the past he threatened to "rip up" and called "the worst trade deal in history" - could deliver

Published on: July 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

News flash: everyone is using their smartphone all the time

Smartphones have become integral to everyday life, and more consumers are using the devices for a wider variety of activities than ever before, according to new research from New York-based Fluent. The people-centric marketing

Published on: January 26th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

E-tailers got a better deal from Cyber Monday than Black Friday, Adobe finds

Black Friday might get the lion's share of press, but this year's Cyber Monday was the better deal for online retailers, Adobe Systems Inc.'s marketing research division has found. Data collected by Adobe

Published on: December 2nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Thanks to PayPal, your customers can now return online purchases for free

If you've ever had a customer complain that the product they ordered online didn't match what they received, PayPal Holdings, Inc. would like to help you out. The e-commerce giant officially launched its

Published on: May 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CMO Digital: Black Friday versus Cyber Monday 2014

This week Jim Love & Fawn Annan talk about Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2014. Why did Black Friday flop? Why did Canadian online shoppers order from the U.S. for Cyber Monday? Tune in

Published on: December 10th, 2014 ITBusiness Staff

If you’re in e-commerce, Twitter and Facebook probably aren’t enough

Posting and interacting with your followers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and other social media platforms can be a lot of work. But if you're a brand in e-commerce, maybe there are other

Published on: November 21st, 2014 Candice So

Why you should ask your customers to do a good deed and pass your business on

It’s a conventional piece of marketing wisdom: Make your customers happy, and they will share your business with their friends and family. That sounds great, but the only trouble is ensuring people will

Published on: November 18th, 2014 Candice So

This startup can help you shop online for the things you actually want

With the holidays just weeks away, one of the first places many people will go to for gifts are online stores and e-commerce websites. But if you ask Charles Benaiah, online stores are

Published on: November 18th, 2014 Candice So

Retailers give individual shoppers different prices

When you go online and check out the various online bazaars displaying their wares, what you may not know is e-retailers sometimes 'personalize' their pricing. That means person X might get a different

Published on: November 11th, 2014 Candice So

How SMBs can win e-commerce sales during the holidays

Halloween had just barely wrapped up when the pumpkins were whisked away, the candy all eaten, and stores started putting up trees and tinsel ahead of Christmas. It may seem a little early,

Published on: November 4th, 2014 Candice So

PayPal launches site of tips and tricks for global e-commerce

PayPal has launched a new site aimed at helping small businesses looking to sell internationally, finding customers outside of Canada. Earlier today, PayPal announced it was launching PassPort, a site meant to educate

Published on: October 24th, 2014 Candice So

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

Responsive sites score more sales than mobile apps, report finds

Here’s a question for you – does it make more sense to build a mobile app for your business, or should you create a responsive website instead? There are arguments going both ways,

Published on: August 20th, 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