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Small Business Stories | Challenges, wins and going digital

Tuesday, October 13

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Small Business Stories | Challenges, wins and going digital

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 -
Tuesday, Oct 13th, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Online Webinar - access from anywhere
Digital Main Street, Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada
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Small Business Stories | Challenges, wins and going digital

Saturday, September 19

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Small Business Stories | Challenges, wins and going digital

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Saturday, September 19th, 2020 -
Saturday, Sep 19th, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Online Webinar - access from anywhere
Toronto, ON, Canada
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Shopify Presents: Offline to Online

Friday, April 03

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Shopify Presents: Offline to Online

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020 -
Friday, Apr 3rd, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where
Online Webinar - Access from anywhere
Toronto, ON, Canada
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eCommerce 101: What, why, and how.

Thursday, April 02

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eCommerce 101: What, why, and how.

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 -
Thursday, Apr 2nd, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where
Online Webinar - Access from anywhere
Toronto, ON, Canada
News

Independent Retailers in Canada Struggle for Survival

August 22, 2019

Independent Retailers in Canada Struggle for Survival

August 22, 2019

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Future Proofing Your Business: Why Digital is The Way to Win in Canada

July 08, 2019

Future Proofing Your Business: Why Digital is The Way to Win in Canada

July 08, 2019

The opportunity is there for the taking — and there’s room for all businesses and retailers to thrive whether they’re traditional, pure play, or brand-focused.
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Retail isn’t dead, it’s just changing: Shopify’s Shimona Mehta on the future of e-commerce

November 02, 2018

Retail isn’t dead, it’s just changing: Shopify’s Shimona Mehta on the future of e-commerce

November 02, 2018

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30 Billion Reasons to Accept Mobile Payments

January 22, 2018

30 Billion Reasons to Accept Mobile Payments

January 22, 2018

The Canadian mobile payments market was $30 billion in 2015, with researchers predicting significant growth by 2020.* That’s more than 30 billion reasons to grow your customer base by accepting mobile payments and offering the latest and safest technology. Data can be protected with encryption and tokenization so that your business doesn’t need to store your customers’ sensitive financial information.
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These international shipping must-knows make it easier to grow your cross-border e-commerce sales

January 04, 2018

These international shipping must-knows make it easier to grow your cross-border e-commerce sales

January 04, 2018

Modern technology allows even the smallest e-commerce retailer to reach the entire world. Still, instead of pursuing an entire planet of potential customers, many small to medium sized businesses don't sell beyond their own borders. Some are deterred by the belief that international sales are too complex, while others feel it's beyond the capacity of their business. In truth, the processes and regulations involved in growing your business through international shipping aren't as complicated as you might think. Here's a look at some of the high-level issues to consider.
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Making the move from storefront to eStore

November 30, 2017

Making the move from storefront to eStore

November 30, 2017

Ask anyone in retail: transitioning a physical retail location online is an attractive proposition. With the world as your customer, there’s a real opportunity for significant growth.
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Delivering smiles and growing exponentially online

November 16, 2017

Delivering smiles and growing exponentially online

November 16, 2017

Sometimes you’ve got to know when to fold. Kim Gans had been selling scrumptious cookies from her gourmet retail store Sweet Flour Bake Shop in Toronto's Bloor West Village for six years. She loved her store, and even aspired to open a second, but the time had come to close its doors.
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The power of compromise: why free returns aren’t always realistic

October 30, 2017

The power of compromise: why free returns aren’t always realistic

October 30, 2017

Over the past few years, Canadian e-commerce merchants have been taking steps to improve their returns experience by enhancing the clarity, simplicity and convenience in their returns policies.
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Digital Main Street Launches Retail Times Newsletter with BetaKit

October 23, 2017

Digital Main Street Launches Retail Times Newsletter with BetaKit

October 23, 2017

BetaKit and Digital Main Street are launching R|T: The Retail Times Newsletter, a weekly newsletter focused on covering retail news from across Canada and around the world.
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Today's e-commerce returns experiences impact tomorrow's customer loyalty

September 21, 2017

Today's e-commerce returns experiences impact tomorrow's customer loyalty

September 21, 2017

Canadian businesses of all sizes invest a great deal of time, money and energy into attracting browsers, and converting them into buyers.
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Selling on Shopify? Here are the Canada Post features available to you

September 15, 2017

Selling on Shopify? Here are the Canada Post features available to you

September 15, 2017

Canada Post has partnered with Ottawa-based Shopify, one of the most widely used e-commerce platforms in the market. The partnership gives merchants with Shopify-powered online stores access to discounted shipping rates and easy-to-integrate features.
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Try our recipe for a five-star returns experience for your online store

August 31, 2017

Try our recipe for a five-star returns experience for your online store

August 31, 2017

In an ideal world, your customers would be satisfied with every product you deliver, the first time you send it to them. But sometimes clothing doesn’t fit, electronic devices don’t work properly, or furniture clashes with a consumer’s decor.
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Canadian retailers: Are you realizing the full value of your online advertising?

August 30, 2017

Canadian retailers: Are you realizing the full value of your online advertising?

August 30, 2017

Today, 77% of in-store purchases are influenced by digital. That raises the question, “What’s the offline value of an online ad?” Here, we look at how one of Canada’s leading retailers uncovered the answer by using store visit conversion data to understand the omnichannel impact of its digital ads.
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Why it’s not too early to get your online store ready for back-to-school shoppers—and 5 strategies to school-proof your site!

August 24, 2017

Why it’s not too early to get your online store ready for back-to-school shoppers—and 5 strategies to school-proof your site!

August 24, 2017

Research indicates that back-to-school shoppers are turning online earlier than ever to start their research and purchasing.
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2017 Holiday plan: Even out peaks and valleys to maximize sales

August 17, 2017

2017 Holiday plan: Even out peaks and valleys to maximize sales

August 17, 2017

Online retailers, regardless of their size, are often so busy handling day-to-day details of the business that holiday preparations can get pushed aside. While key selling periods like Cyber Week and Boxing Week can feel far away, early planning goes a long way towards attracting more customers, and finishing the year with a bang.
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Find the picking method that’s right for your e-commerce store

July 14, 2017

Find the picking method that’s right for your e-commerce store

July 14, 2017

You’ve got your e-commerce warehouse set up and the orders are rolling in. Or maybe you’ve been operational for a while and you’re looking to make some changes
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2017 Holiday Survival Guide

July 12, 2017

2017 Holiday Survival Guide

July 12, 2017

Did you know that Canada Post saw e-commerce holiday volumes nearly double in 2016 since 2012? With such high stakes, the holiday season can be a “make or break” period for merchants. The Holiday Survival Guide is based on proprietary research and provides insights and important tips to help you maximize this key selling season.
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How to know it's time to quit your day job to start your small business

July 03, 2017

How to know it's time to quit your day job to start your small business

July 03, 2017

If you’re an eager entrepreneur who has toyed with the idea of launching a small business, or wondered whether to take your side project full time, deciding if and when to leave your day job can be difficult.
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Canadian merchants should look to the U.S. for new business

May 31, 2017

Canadian merchants should look to the U.S. for new business

May 31, 2017

Canadian companies sitting atop the world’s largest consumer market should view cracking that market as an opportunity rather than a daunting challenge, according to a leading business strategist.
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The best way to set-up your ecommerce shipping warehouse

May 12, 2017

The best way to set-up your ecommerce shipping warehouse

May 12, 2017

Learn the best way to set up your ecommerce store’s warehouse and shipping stations. Advice and tips from Aaron Rubin, ShipHero’s founder and CEO.
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Looking to attract the Canadian millennial shopper? Get to know them first.

April 27, 2017

Looking to attract the Canadian millennial shopper? Get to know them first.

April 27, 2017

Nearly every retailer today is making millennials — the first truly digital generation born between 1982 and 2000 — their priority, working hard to understand what interests, drives and delights this influential group.
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Technology solutions help small businesses stand out among e-commerce giants

March 28, 2017

Technology solutions help small businesses stand out among e-commerce giants

March 28, 2017

Canadian retailers need to differentiate themselves from the world’s largest e-commerce business in terms of service and delivery times, says Robert Gilbreath, vice-president of marketing and partnerships with e-commerce software provider ShipStation.
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Tips and tricks for efficient packing and shipping

March 16, 2017

Tips and tricks for efficient packing and shipping

March 16, 2017

Whether your business ships several hundred packages a month or just a handful, there's value in making sure you're doing it properly. Avoid spending too much money, wasting time on fulfillment, or failing to protect the products you send by following these simple tips and tricks.
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E-commerce returns: from costly complication to competitive advantage

March 16, 2017

E-commerce returns: from costly complication to competitive advantage

March 16, 2017

Did you know that one-third of Canadian shoppers identify the ease of making a return as a critical factor in their decision to purchase?
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Canada Post joins Digital Main Street to support small businesses in Toronto

March 14, 2017

Canada Post joins Digital Main Street to support small businesses in Toronto

March 14, 2017

New collaboration will help 35,000 businesses use technology solutions to improve e-commerce shipping and direct marketing.
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Get ahead: parcel pickup helps your online store operate more effectively

January 19, 2017

Get ahead: parcel pickup helps your online store operate more effectively

January 19, 2017

Small and medium businesses that tapped into Canada’s e-commerce boom – online sales are expected to reach $40 billion by 2019 – know the importance of fulfilling orders as quickly as possible. But, as you grow, balancing the volume of orders and the expectations of savvy Canadian online shoppers can make speedy fulfillment challenging. How can you keep up?

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