Don’t expect workers to be productive on Cyber Monday, Robert Half says [infographic]

Canadians might have officially celebrated Thanksgiving in October, but that doesn't make them immune from the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales that accompany Turkey Day south of the border - and Robert

Published on: November 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New POS terminals help business owners improve customer service with touchscreen-based apps

By Aaron Broverman It may not be long before payment terminals have more in common with smartphones than card readers. The newest addition to TD Merchant Solutions’ point-of-sale (POS) portfolio, Paris-based Ingenico Group's

Published on: November 1st, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Hashtag Trending – Russia reached 126M Facebook users, Shopify CEO responds to pundit’s claims

Facebook reveals just how many Americans were reached by Russian content during last year’s U.S. election. Bell and Virgin are already shipping unlocked iPhone X-es. And Shopify CEO Tobias Lutke responds to a

Published on: November 1st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Interac adds money request, auto-deposit features to e-Transfer platform

The Interac Association has just given Canadian retailers and other small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) two new ways to send and receive money. On Tuesday, the financial transaction network announced the release of

Published on: October 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian retailers aren’t meeting shopper expectations fast enough, Salesforce finds

Canadian shoppers want a more personalized experience, and according to Salesforce.com Inc., retailers aren't listening. For its third annual Connected Shopper report, the customer relationship management (CRM) giant interviewed more than 1000 Canadians

Published on: October 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Mastercard and PayPal expand digital partnership to Canada

The Canadian arms of Mastercard Inc. and PayPal Holdings Inc. will now be giving each other a leg up after their parent companies extended their partnership north this week. The partnership, revealed Thursday,

Published on: October 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Looking for new markets? Consider China, Jack Ma and Justin Trudeau tell businesses

TORONTO – Canadian businesses – small, medium, and enterprise alike – looking for new markets should consider the 300 million middle class Chinese eager to purchase high-quality products from the Great White North.

Published on: October 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Alibaba-linked Alipay platform expands its Canadian footprint

TORONTO - Alipay has significantly expanded its Canadian footprint, thanks to a new partnership with SnapPay Inc. that the Chinese online payment platform, related to but separate from Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, announced

Published on: September 26th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood


Sunwing travel store implements multi-touch display

Have you ever gone to a travel store? Not many people do anymore. According to a TrekkSoft research report, mobile bookings in travel have grown by a whopping 1,700 per cent between 2011

Published on: September 25th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Mobile key to reaching customers during holiday season, Google tells retailers

It's never too early for retailers to start planning for the holiday shopping season, and Google Inc. wants to help. During an Aug. 16 presentation organized by the Mountain View, Calif. search giant's

Published on: August 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Synerion helps SMBs automate their employee scheduling and payroll

Digital transformation is as essential a pursuit for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as enterprises, if not more so. It's also expensive, a challenge Synerion North America Inc. would like to help them

Published on: August 3rd, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Lowe’s ‘Holoroom How-to’ pilots seek value of VR for bricks-and-mortar retail

I've never installed shower tiles before, but I'm going to try now. I'm looking at the shower with its exposed, grey, bare wall. On the floor next to the drain sits a bucket

Published on: August 3rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

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