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:
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.
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.