“Ecommerce will save small businesses” says Spotify VP of product

  Writing in Toronto Life, Satish Kanwar, vice-president of product for Spotify said that ecommerce is the best chance for small businesses not just to stay alive, but to also improve how they serve customers “Since the onset of lockdown, we’ve seen a decade’s worth of e-commerce growth happen in a few short months, as…

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Hamilton’s brick and mortar business shift to ecommerce scheme

  Business across the city have joined up to HometownHub.com, 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 HamiltonRising.com and ShopEatPlay.com, 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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Shopify partners with Canadian government for ‘Go Digital Canada’ campaign

  The Government of Canada has launched the campaign to help support small business move and adapt to online operations in the wake of Covid-19 Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Mary Ng said “Our government is working hard to harness this entrepreneurial spirit and help Canadians turn their innovative ideas into…

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