E-commerce trends in Canada are in for 2015 are in, and they show that the domestic trends are looking up year-on-year. We have reached a point in online retail sales that should make Canada proud; the national infrastructure for e-commerce delivery is now in place end-to-end with $1.2 Billion raised in capital flowing into startups and services.
The prime example of success in Canadian e-commerce startups is Shopify, which integrates payment feature directly into client websites and leads e-commerce globally. Shipping companies in Canada also have ample capacity to support e-commerce domestically and internationally.
A recent report by Canada Post breaks down the rates of growth for e-commerce nationally. The report reveals that in 2015 e-commerce grew by an annual rate of fifteen percent overall. E-Commerce Growth By Sector
Canadian consumers are increasing their purchases of retail merchandise, which breaks down by segment to show sporting goods in the lead:
- Sporting goods – up 31%
- Fashion – up 22%
- Consumer mass merchandise – up 17%
- Housewares and furnishings – up 7%
E-Commerce Growth By Region
While growth was the order of the day throughout the provinces, the most rapid growth occurred in Southern Ontario, Halifax NS, Vancouver and Victoria in BC.
- Edmonton – 12%
- Halifax – 18%
- Kitchener – 21%
- London – 23%
- Montreal – 12%
- Ottawa – 12%
- Quebec City – 13%
- Saskatoon – 15%
- Toronto – 18%
- Vancouver – 19%
- Victoria – 17%
- Winnipeg – 13%
The Resources That Deliver Products and Experiences
Customers are becoming more comfortable making purchases online and more sophisticated about finding bargains and expect excellent service. The need for a great customer experience has never been more urgent. Fortunately, Canadian e-commerce companies can look to courier services and international shipping companies in Canada for fulfillment and shipping services. If you have an e-commerce business in Canada, contact us to learn about our end-to-end fulfillment and delivery solutions.