26 Jun, 2014

Canadian online sales growing rapidly

Statistics Canada have reported that Canadian businesses sold more than $136 billion worth of goods and services online in the last year, a significant increase (11%) on the previous year.

Just under 50% of small-medium Canadian companies now have an online presence, rising to slightly over 90% of large companies. However, just 20% of companies have optimised their website for mobile device use. (Read why a responsive website can benefit your business, then talk to us about how to achieve it).

Online sales can now be the make or break point of a business. Traditional bricks and mortar businesses are finding that an online presence, with e-commerce, can contribute a large proportion of their gross annual sales. Not something to be sneezed at in this incredibly competitive search for consumer $'s.

So how can your business take a slice of the online sales pie? You need an e-commerce website.

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If you are considering moving into e-commerce then now is a great time to do so. Canadian consumers are losing their inhibitions over online buying, the stats don't lie. The e-commerce pie is huge, your goods and services could be available to anyone with a computer or mobile device. Isn't it time you decided to carve yourself a slice of the online action?

Source: Statistics Canada report