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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Hamilton’s brick and mortar business shift to ecommerce scheme

  Business across the city have joined up to, a ecommerce platforms that allows stores from around Hamilton to sell online. Many traditional brick and mortar business had struggled due to effects of Covid-19. The scheme is aiming to boost trade and keep stores connected with customers. Created by and, the free…

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“We discovered being Canadian helps” Ebook seller Rakuten Kobo points international success to home

  Michael Tamblyn, president and chief executive officer of Kobo said that the company has benefitted selling online to an international market from being a Canadian company “We leveraged being Canadian as a way to international success” the CEO said, when talking about the company’s choice to market internationally then just focus on Canada and…

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Canadian Tire sees 400% increase in ecommerce but records second quarter loss

  The company recorded online sales up 400% to C$600 million, beating the entire total ecommerce sales for all of 2019 Canadian Tire also recorded increased retail sales for the second quarter of this year, up 1.7% to nearly C$4.4 million. Excluding petroleum sales, overall retail sales rose 9.3% Despite this though, the company suffered…

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