E-Commerce In Canada: Pursuing the Promise
May 22, 2012
Did you know that...
- Only 1% of our retail expenditures are from online transactions in Canada compared to 8% in the United States
- Although 71% of connected Canadian SMEs reported making online purchases, only 18% reported making online sales. Even among larger SMEs (between 100 and 499 employees), only 30% reported online sales.
- Among Canadian SMEs selling online, 72.5% indicated that the share of their online sales represented 25% or less of total sales.
For more information take a look at the recent report on ecommerce released by the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology here.