Us canucks are a funny bunch. We are one of the more massive users of the internet. We use it more often then most other countries, yet we haven't warmed up to buying online yet. Though things are improving significantly, we're not there yet.
We are a worldwide leader in most areas that has to do with online activity. We are #1 in the world when it comes to amount of users online (almost 68%), number #1 in terms of percentage of Canadians on Facebook and of course, #1 for spending the most time online per month (2nd is the USA with 38.6 hours).
So with all these #1 positions, you'd think Canadians are #1 when it comes to e-commerce? Not so fast. We're not so highly rated when it comes to e-commerce. Canadian's are a couple steps behind the 8-ball in terms of e-commerce. Infact, we're still years behind however that places us behind countries like China, South Korea, the UK, the USA and even Mexico.
Some retailers are jumping on board and noticing the benefits. For local retailers Bill & Wanda Watters, they adopted e-commerce 5 years ago through their nwkntiwear.com website. And in the past few years has been nominated for many awards that include:
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