Canadian Flash/Private Sales

Ecommerce Deals site Zulily files for IPO, publishes operational details, expanding to Canada

Ecommerce Deals site Zulily files for IPO, publishes operational details, expanding to Canada

Zulily, is a popular flash-sales site in the US focused on children’s items. Similar to Beyond The Rack or Gilt except the focus is on the kids industry. Earlier in October it filed for an IPO. In its Form S-1, […]

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HomeSav Acquired by Rebellion Media…Home Deals to continue

HomeSav Acquired by Rebellion Media...Home Deals to continue

HomeSav, the popular home furnishings private sale site has been acquired by Rebellion Media. For those not familiar with HomeSav, they operate similar to Beyond the Rack but for Home Furnishings (like One Kings Lane in the US) HomeSav has […]

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Launching Local Commerce Canada

Launching Local Commerce Canada

OVERVIEW Local merchants are the life blood of our economy. Their main concern has always been on finding and attracting local customers. Marketing and customer acquisition has gone through a metamorphosis for these local merchants and retailers over the past […]

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Startup community around North America in Montreal this week for International startup festival

Startup community around North America in Montreal this week for International startup festival

Yes, Montreal has a festival for everything, Jazz, Comedy, Beer, Food, Wine, and now in its 3rd year, the International Startup Festival.The Startup Festival, taking place in Montreal’s Old Port from July 10th to the 13th, is more than just […]

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Top 3 reasons why consumers engage with mobile ads, leading to local commerce

Top 3 reasons why consumers engage with mobile ads, leading to local commerce

Survey after survey have found similar results. Here are the top 3 reasons why consumers engage with mobile ads. See reason #2 for the purpose of our audience! 1. Locally relevant content/ad/information. Mobile consumers are more likely to buy from […]

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Ecommerce in Canada; new 2012 Stats Canada survey

Ecommerce in Canada; new 2012 Stats Canada survey

Stats Canada recently came out with their survey on e-commerce in Canada. The last time this survey was done was 5 years ago. A lot has changed in terms of online buying habits in the last 5 years; social commerce, […]

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Launching the Canadian Deals Association membership

Launching the Canadian Deals Association membership

The Deals industry around the world, not just in Canada, has gone through and still going through a renaissance of sorts. “Deals, coupons or promotional offers” as a marketing tool for retailers and as a business model for deal providers […]

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Beyond The Rack, significant growth in mobile deal commerce

Beyond The Rack, significant growth in mobile deal commerce

Beyond the Rack recently published their May revenues from mobile commerce.The growth in mobile continues for BTR and their news should help accelerate further mobile commerce investment in Canada from other ecommerce players. Here are the numbers: From Apple iOS: […]

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rDeals from Rogers gone, but The Shopping Channel has major deals, always has.

rDeals from Rogers gone, but The Shopping Channel has major deals, always has.

Last week we wrote about rDeals from Rogers shutting down. It has since done just that. We since had a little email exchange with Jason Tafler, Rogers Media’s’ Chief Digital Officer. During our exchange he wrote about something that he is […]

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rDeals from Rogers is probably shutting down!

rDeals from Rogers is probably shutting down!

UPDATE** May 22nd It has been confirmed based on communications I have received from Rogers Media directly that rDeals is in fact migrating to The Shopping Channel where its capabilities and product deals would be better suited. Given that the […]

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