Technology

How to Compete with U.S. Retailers Online

Canadian shoppers are being lured to American sites with perks, and domestic companies are stuck playing catch-up.

6 Dos and Don’ts for Working Well with Software Developers

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You can’t run a business these days without software. Here’s how civilians can work with programmers and maintain everyone’s sanity

Don’t Pick a Mobile Payment Provider Just Yet

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As paying for purchases with smartphones becomes more popular with consumers, services are battling for their business. Why you should wait and watch.

How to Win the Biggest Investment in Dragons’ Den History

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Morgan Carey of Nanaimo's Real Estate Webmasters on his business strategy and post-Den plans

The Future of E-Commerce is Physical

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Companies that trade in information have dominated the first round of the digital economy. In the emerging second phase, businesses must combine digital disruption with real-world infrastructure.

The Technology Saving In-Store Shopping

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More and more retailers are using beacons to merge in-store shopping with mobile access to information—and data shows they work

Can Science Make Your Brand Cool?

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By watching what people click online, market researchers are harnessing the power of big data to spot trends before they happen. At least, that's the pitch

Infographic: The Problem with E-Commerce in Canada

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As Cyber Monday approaches, too few Canadian retailers know how to satiate growing demand for online shopping

The Real Reason Canadians Dislike Mobile Payments

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It has nothing to do with discomfort with the technology: the truth is, there are too many alternatives that work

Why Canadians Don’t Love Mobile Payments—Yet

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Despite all the buzz surrounding smartphone-enabled shopping, the public still finds the technology clunky and risky

The Bold New Frontier of Vending Machines

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Smart brands have discovered that kiosks can be used to sell a lot more than cans of pop

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