Google moves towards displaying pickup and delivery options, showing importance of online presence for stores

Google is set to release a number of new updates to Google Maps and Google My Business (GMB) which include new features for pickup and delivery options for online stores. Businesses will be able to show delivery fees, providers, order minimums and pickup and delivery options, further highlighting the importance of having an up-to-date online…

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Attracting customers online seen as the major challenge for small businesses in ecommerce

Statistics from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) show that small businesses see attracting customers as the main challenge to success online in 2021. This is as a third of all small businesses have moved to sell online, an increase of 152,000 new stores in the ecommerce market, with hospitality, retailers and arts and…

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Ecommerce accounted for 6.3% of all Canadian retail sales in the last 12 months

Canadian ecommerce sales saw a massive surge from previous years, fueled in part by lockdown measures, with retail sales up 83.6% year-over-year. This trend is expected to continue in 2021. In total, CA$39.5 million was made in ecommerce sales by Canadian businesses in the last 12 months, with $15.7 billion of that from brick and…

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Social commerce becoming a more popular choice for Canadian businesses as growth continues

Spurred by the effects of lockdown, social commerce, like the rest of ecommerce, has grown significantly in the last year, with ReportLinker.com projecting the global social commerce market to surpass CA$762 billion by 2027. With estimates seeing up to 94% of adult Canadians being active on at least one social network, it has become a…

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Video content for marketing and ecommerce continues to increase in usage

They say a picture says a 1000 words, so the next question is how much is a video worth? Video content requires followers to stop and look, generating more time that they are engaging with profiles. And for some social media platforms, video content is exactly what the algorithms are looking for. Video content is…

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