5 ways Canadian retailers can thrive in a digitally transforming world

Small and medium-sized retailers need to innovate if they want to not only survive, but thrive in the 21st century, according to a new report by the Canadian arm of accounting firm Binder

Published on: August 28th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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

Half of Canadians have abandoned a purchase at checkout, Payments Canada finds

A new survey by Payments Canada has discovered that just over half of Canadians have abandoned a purchase just before checking out. To be specific the survey, conducted on behalf of the Ottawa-based

Published on: August 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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

HP’s newest retail solutions are designed to Engage

HP Inc. really wants to help retailers Engage their customers. On Wednesday the company unveiled the latest devices and service offerings for its Engage line of retail solutions: Engage Go Convertible, which allows

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Meet Google Cloud’s 4 anchor tenants in Canada

SAN FRANCISCO - Google Cloud may have been a late arrival to the Canadian region among public cloud competitors, but that hasn't stopped it from winning some contracts with major Canadian brands. Google

Published on: July 26th, 2018 Brian Jackson

How one Toronto tech startup is using AI to improve management systems

Toronto based Tealbook is being recognized with a venture capital investment for its use of artificial intelligence (AI) in revolutionizing the world of supplier procurement. CEO and founder, Stephany Lapierre told IT World

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Former Canada Post CEO joins Drone Delivery Canada

The former Canada Post CEO who shepherded the crown corporation through a fruitful period of digital transformation has joined Canada's most well-known drone startup. On Monday, Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) announced that Deepak

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Walmart signs 5-year deal with Microsoft to accelerate its digital transformation

The digital era has left many a legacy retailer in the dust, and Walmart is determined to avoid the same fate. So on Monday, the U.S.'s largest retailer signed a five-year agreement with

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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

Chatbots to deliver $11B USD in annual savings for retail, banking, and healthcare sectors by 2023: Juniper

A recent study by Juniper Research has concluded that chatbots are one digital transformation investment that really pays off. According to the Hampshire, U.K.-based firm's July 3 research paper, "How chatbots will transform

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Google rebrands AdWords, Analytics 360, DoubleClick services

Google is revamping its advertising arm. In a blog post the company announced that it was retiring its AdWords, Analytics 360, and DoubleClick brands in favour of two new brands: Google Ads, which

Published on: June 28th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Shopify acquires ecommerce return solution Return Magic

Shopify has acquired another app for its ever-expanding portfolio. On Tuesday, the Ottawa-based ecommerce darling announced that it had acquired the Montreal-based developers behind Return Magic, an ecommerce return solution for Shopify that

Published on: June 26th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Shopify releases work chat app for online store owners

Shopify has officially released its mobile instant messaging app for business owners. Announced in May, Shopify Ping allows small business owners to communicate with employees and customers, run their businesses, and manage marketing

Published on: June 22nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood