Ecommerce continues to help steady retail regrowth following early year fall

  Retail sales continue to steadily grow in Canada, thanks in part to the huge success of ecommerce, with new statistics from August showing another rise Growing 0.4%, to C$53.2 billion, retail saw goods such as building materials, gardening equipment and food and drink provide the largest sales, whilst apparel sales are still 12% down…

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Payments Canada sees record growth in electronic payments

  In a report by Payment Canada, looking at spending habits of Canadians in 2019/2020, contactless, ecommerce and in-app purchases have risen drastically Analysing the 22 billion transactions made in 2019, which totalled C$9.9 trillion, it saw a drastic rise in online payments, with predictions that the further growth of ecommerce in 2020 will see…

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New PayPal study shows acceleration of ecommerce among small Canadian businesses

  A study conducted by PayPal has shown the rapid rate of ecommerce growth in Canada and how it has accelerated with small businesses across the country Titled ‘Business of Change: PayPal Canada Small Business Study’, the findings show that two in three (67%) surveyed accept payment online, and just under half (47%) have only…

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Tablet advertising drops dramatically as strategies shift amid falling sales

  Advertising on tablet devices has dropped, going from a 5% growth in the 3rd quarter last year to a 22% decrease at the start of 2020 The statistics, collected by Tinuti advertisers, show that the decrease has only escalated since March of this year, going down to a 45% decrease in the 2nd and…

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Online shopping set to break record in 2020, according to new data

Statistics Canada’s new data shows that ecommerce doubled between February and May of this year, though growth has slowed since reaching CA$4 billion in May Despite slowing, it is still estimated to beat 2019’s total ecommerce sales of $305 billion. This figure includes business-to-business sales as well as retail purchases Last year, online sales made…

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