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Jun
27
Success Stories and Tips from Canadian eCommerce Businesses
Posted by [email protected] (Christianna Cannon) on 27 June 2019 10:00 AM

One of the biggest benefits of eCommerce has always been its ability to expand your business far beyond the local market. By building an online store, even the smallest garage-based startup can serve customers far outside its own neighborhood, across hundreds or even thousands of miles. Online retail makes the world a more accessible place.

Even better, if you choose to go international with your business, the tools exist today to make it possible even if you're still relatively small. International commerce no longer belongs exclusively to big businesses with huge budgets.

The United States possesses an enormous and varied market for all types of products and services. Running a business outside the US doesn't mean you can't tap into that market yourself. With the approach of Canada Day, we were interested in learning more about Canadian eCommerce businesses that maintain an American customer base. We reached out, and now three experts weigh in with their stories, viewpoints, and tips.


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Jun
11
The Best eCommerce Business Tips from Dads
Posted by [email protected] (Christianna Cannon) on 11 June 2019 10:00 AM

The idea of combining business ownership with fatherhood can be intimidating, but dads everywhere are making it work. How? To celebrate Fathers' Day this year, we put out a call to Papa-preneurs of all types to come forward and tell us their stories, share their experiences, and enlighten us with all their favorite eCommerce tips. We have to say we received some great responses from successful dads eager to share with us — and with you!

Several hard-working dads chimed in with actionable strategies and advice to help guide aspiring Papa-preneurs (and Mom-preneurs too) toward success in both family and business. If you're seeking great tips on balancing business with parenthood, this article is for you. Let's see what the experts have to say!


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Jun
7
How to Write The Best Replatforming RFP for your eCommerce Business
Posted by Alina Terebetska on 07 June 2019 10:00 AM

If you were perfectly happy with your current eCommerce platform, chances are you wouldn’t have started reading a post with this title. Therefore, you weren’t brought here aimlessly, so we are duty-bound to help you through the preparations for replatforming. Looking for a top-tier, enterprise-grade eCommerce software for your online store requires a few crucial questions to be answered upfront.

When it comes to the RFP (Request for Proposal), views vary on whether this document ought to be integral to evaluating potential vendors or not. Since we have found out what good looks like in terms of an RFP, let’s clarify how it can affect the selection process.


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Jun
4
Ecommerce Growth Statistics That Affect Your Business
Posted by Danish Wadwa on 04 June 2019 10:00 AM

For all businesses professionals, it’s necessary to be aware of the current market conditions. Many things are drastically disrupting the business arena, and one of those things is the rise of an eCommerce industry.

You must have heard of how Amazon is a threat to many businesses. Some of the top companies that went out of the market due to the rise of eCommerce are SEARS, American Apparel, Toys “R” Us, and so on. If you’re unaware of what’s going on in an eCommerce industry, your business might take a huge blow.

However, being aware and preparing for a change can help you reap a lot of benefits from changing trends in the eCommerce industry. In addition to being aware of the current growth statistics, using tools like HubSpot CRM  can help you understand your customers better.

Tools like this let you track your customers’ behavior and maintain a healthy relationship with them. You can enjoy the fantastic features of HubSpot for free and upgrade to a paid plan after the growth of your business.


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Jun
3

World Environment Day is an annual holiday created by the United Nations, in which participating countries come together to discuss and implement solutions for environmental issues affecting the Earth. However, you don't have to have global reach to start helping the environment — in fact, the biggest difference always starts on a local level, among homeowners, and of course, small businesses!

We know millions of business owners worldwide are seeking ways to reduce their environmental impact while still successfully building and growing a brand. That's why we've once again reached out to experienced environmentally-conscious businesses to learn their stories and find out their strategies for bringing sustainability into the workplace, reducing waste whenever possible, and much more. Let's hear what they have to say!


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May
31
5 eCommerce Trends That Will Drive Sales in 2019
Posted by Craig Lebrau on 31 May 2019 10:00 AM

Commerce is an ever-changing industry due to the nature of innovation that surrounds it – from traditional brick-and-mortar storefronts to door to door sales tactics or promoters hounding consumers at malls, commerce has evolved into an omnipresent entity, present in all forms and on all platforms, both online and off.

From the clothes you wear to the devices you choose to purchase, it is all influenced in one way or another by marketing, mainly through technology – the social media platform you’re on, down to the newsletters in your inbox. Some tech trends that involve sales will take off in 2019, with a high predicted trajectory of success. With the development of the internet, there are tons of small ways to direct traffic online into a spending customer. Here are some of the eCommerce trends that we’ll see more of moving forward:


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