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PayPal announces ‘Return Shipping on Us’ to help drive online retail in Canada

Majority (86%) of Canadians said free return shipping services would make them more likely to shop from a website TORONTO — Today, PayPal announced the launch of a new Return Shipping on Us service in Canada. By directly addressing a concern of online shoppers, this service aims to boost consumer confidence and …

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Shopper’s identify Canada’s most trusted retailers

BrandSpark International announces Canada’s most trusted retailers as voted by 7,500+ Canadians in a national shopper study PRESS RELEASE: TORONTO — Leading market research firm BrandSpark International today announced the 2016 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards winners for Retailers across Canada. The results were based on the annual BrandSpark Canadian Shopper Study. “Whether …

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Data AnalyticsRetail

Looking to enter the Quebec market? Consult the data first

  For most Canadians living outside the province, Quebec is both a source of pride and a bit of a mystery. Canadians like the fact that the country is home to two strong cultural groups that, for the most part, are able to live and work together harmoniously. But for …

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Home Hardware appoints new VP, marketing & sales

PRESS RELEASE: ST. JACOBS, ON — Home Hardware announced the creation of two new senior positions within their company in 2015. A single merchandise organization responsible for all product sourcing led by one vice-president and an integrated marketing and sales organization led by a vice-president, marketing and sales. Home Hardware Stores Limited …

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Industry NewsOperations and LogisticsRetail

Canadians break holiday online shopping records in 2015

Online shoppers click into the record books; 20% growth in online sales PRESS RELEASE: TORONTO — Canadians shopped online in record numbers during this year’s holiday shopping season. For the first time in Canadian eCommerce history, the combined online share of sales in November and December 2015 totalled 9.8%, according to …

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w.illi.am launchs connected-environment holiday shopping centre concepts

With the holidays approaching, w.illi.am/Valtech Group is launching two connected-environment concepts for real estate company Ivanhoé Cambridge, at Guildford Town Centre (One Stop Gift Shop) and Montreal Eaton Centre shopping centres to stimulate traffic to stores. Located in Vancouver and Montreal respectively, these properties are the first two shopping centres …

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Direct MailIndustry NewsRetail

Connected Canadians embrace new trend: Commuter commerce

14% of Canadian commuters are already engaged in this trend and 76% would consider it if mobile shopping options were easily available A new benchmark study from PayPal Canada and Ipsos reveals that Commuter Commerce, a new shopping behaviour where people shop from their mobile phones while on public transport, is …

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New SAS data shows Canadians plan to spend less this holiday season

Canadian shoppers plan to buy less this holiday season than they did in 2014, according to new research from SAS, the analytics leader. In its second year of holiday shopping research, SAS polled 3,458 consumers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand to uncover holiday …

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