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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Canadians Want To Shop, But Spend Less, And More Online

TORONTO, ON–The COVID-19 pandemic and with it the economic uncertainties will likely lead to less holiday spending this year. But Canadians are still planning to get into the festive spirit, though with other spending priorities. And they will do so with eCommerce but at the same time shop more locally …

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Cybercrime Report Reveals New Opportunities, Risks for Canada, U.S. During Pandemic

First half of 2020 findings highlight overall decline in human-initiated attacks, growth in bot attacks targeting financial services organizations LexisNexis Risk Solutions released its biannual Cybercrime Report, which tracks global cybercrime activity from January through June 2020. The report dives deep into how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the global …

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Sleep Country Canada launches revamped ecommerce sites, strengthening omnichannel approach

New transactional platform making a great night’s sleep more accessible to Canadians nationwide TORONTO, ON–Sleep Country Canada is excited to announce the launch of its transformed SleepCountry.ca and Dormezvous.com ecommerce websites, making it easier for Canadians to research and purchase Sleep Country Canada’s extensive lineup of brand name mattresses and …

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Survey: Shopping in peace, time savings driving more Canadians to turn to online shopping

Yet 7 in 10 are worried about stolen packages delivered to their home MISSISSAUGA, ON–Forty per cent of Canadians say they are more likely to shop online for holiday gifts this year compared to last year. Among those shopping online, time saving (62%), better stock and selection (59%), and the …

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