Easier Cross-Border eCommerce: PUDO, Frontier Distributing partner on 3PL

TORONTO, ON—Cross-border eCommerce, particularly returns promises to be easier as a result of a new agreement between PUDO and Frontier Distributing of Fort Erie, ON and Buffalo, NY. It will utilize Frontier’s warehouse space and customs-clearing expertise to expedite eCommerce parcel traffic, most particularly returns, crossing the Canada-U.S. border in …

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Staples Canada Survey Unwraps How Canadians are Planning Their Holiday Season

RICHMOND HILL, ON–A recent survey conducted by Maru/Blue and commissioned by Staples Canada revealed that Canadians will be seeing less family and friends in-person this holiday season, opting instead to have their gifts shipped this year, among other shifts in behaviour to help them stay safe. Canadians are looking for …

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Canadians Plan to Shop Locally and Online: Visa

TORONTO, ON– Just in time for the season, the Visa Back to Business Study, Holiday Edition has been released and outlines key Canadian consumer and small-midsized business (SMB) trends. These include: –More than four in five (85 percent) Canadians will be shopping this holiday season and the majority (51 percent) …

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Hudson’s Bay and PayBright Team For Buy Now, Pay Later Option

TORONTO, ON–Hudson’s Bay customers shopping the latest apparel, accessories, home and beauty on thebay.com now have the option to buy now and pay over time in four easy, interest-free, biweekly installments, thanks to the retailer’s partnership with PayBright. This new payment method is launching just in time for the holiday …

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Canadian SMB Amazon Sellers Achieve Strong Growth

TORONTO, ON—The 30,000 Canadian sellers on Amazon, many of which are small and medium-sized businesses, and from all across the country, have been growing strongly. They grossed more than CAD1 billion on Amazon.ca in 2019, growing 40 percent year-over-year, and brought in more than CAD2 billion on Amazon’s stores around …

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Small Businesses Make It Easier, Safer to Shop Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

TORONTO, ON—86 percent of small businesses say that it is critical for small business survival that people make an extra effort to shop local this year, according to the latest survey data by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). According to CFIB’s estimates, Canada could lose nearly 24,000 retailers …

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Heyday Launches Shopify App: in Time for Holiday Shopping (and Store Closures)

MONTREAL, QC–Heyday has launched its self-serve Sales & Support Chat application on the Shopify App Store. It is a code-free starter version of Heyday’s full suite of features, built to help merchants sell and support their customers online. It includes an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered Product Search for customers to browse …

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GoJava Rebrands, Launches theGoodGrocer.ca

TORONTO, ON–GoJava has launched the GoodGrocer.ca, the company’s rebranded and updated home grocery delivery service. In March of this year, when the pandemic hit and lockdowns began, GoJava rolled out GoJavaGrocery, a home grocery delivery service. Since then the company has been busy improving the experience and setting a new …

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Canadians’ Holiday Shopping: Naughty or Nice? In-Store or Online?

TORONTO, ON–Are Canadians’ holiday spending plans going to be naughty, or nice i.e. spending less or more? And will they flock to the stores or let their fingers do the shopping, online? COVID-19 may unfortunately have moved Canadians to the latter with arguably country’s largest retail market: Toronto and the …

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Driven By COVID-19, More Canadians Will Shop Online: JLL

TORONTO, ON–With the COVID-19 pandemic now in the feared second wave Canadians are increasingly likely to shop more from home than in the store. A recent JLL study, 2020 Retail Holiday Survey – Canada, shows Canadians are more selective about going to physical stores. And as a result, 37 percent …

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