Canadians love to shop online buying everything from day-to-day home uses items to fancy cars and even homes online. As per an independent survey by Statista, over 22 million people are active online shoppers in 2018 up from 19.5 million users in 2013. Consumers have access to a greater variety of goods and with online retailers offering more options, the online shoppers are definitely on a roll spending over $30 billion dollars on online purchases. It is estimated that by year 2019, Canadians will buy goods and other items worth roughly $39 billion which is double what was spent in 2016. In Canadians love to shop with Canadian retailers instead of their US counterparts. With amazing deals, online shopping sites are definitely overselling the retail stores. This article list some of the top online shopping cart sites in Canada.
Amazon Canada: Amazon Canada is the number one e-commerce site in Canada offering millions of products including electronics, home and kitchen items, books, healthcare and personal care items, , toys and much more. Amazon Canada is growin we g at an exceptional rate and has recently opened multiple warehouses in the city of Brampton, Milton, Vancouver and other locations. Amazon was recently ranked the fourth most desirable employer in Canada by LinkedIn.
Ebay Canada still rules the shopping scenario in Canada when it comes to overall sales. Although much charm is lost, Ebay still manages to hold it’s dominant position as Canada’s leading shopping site. Ebay like Canada sells everything but also offer several options including auction and bidding sales.
Ebay was founded in 1995 in San Jose, California and is a global commerce platform and payments leader connecting millions of buyers and sellers. eBay also owns PayPal, the leading online payment solution and off course classified website Kijiji.ca. EBay operates in several countries around the world and in Canada it operates by the domain ebay.ca. The website is free to use for buyers, but sellers are charged fees for listing items after a limited number of free listings, and again when those items are sold. EBay connects Canadian buyers to sellers from around the world. You can either commit to buy or by through auction style buddings.
Bestbuy is the default choice if you’re looking to buy any kind of electronics or appliances. Such is the clout of Best Buy. Best Buy Co., Inc. is an American multinational consumer electronics retailer headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota. It was originally founded by Richard M. Schulze and James Wheeler in 1966as an audio specialty store called Sound of Music. In 1983, it was rebranded under its current name with more emphasis placed on consumer electronics.
In Canada, Best Buy operates under the domain bestbuy.ca, and sales everything from electronics to computers and household devices. In March 2001, the U.S. electronics store chain Best Buy acquired Future Shop for CDN$580 million and Future shop was finally merged into Best Buy in year 2015., making way for Best Buy Canada. Bestbuy Canada made an impressive turnaround after completely renovating all their electronic stores, restructuring the business, cutting costs and cleaning up the balance sheet. This has enabled Best Buy to compete with the likes of Amazon and other emerging online stores.
Walmart Canada is slowly and steadily making gains in the already crowded e-commerce business in Canada. Walmart is the world’s largest retailer and has a significant presence in Canada through over 400 Retail Stores in Canada that includes 334 supercentres. Walmart is investing a fortune in the e-commerce business to compete with Amazon and other emerging online stores. Walmart sells all types of day to day household products including grocery, clothing, health and pharmacy, pet products, office furniture, electronics, automotive parts, home appliances and more. Walmart has launched an app where its customers can shop groceries online and pick up at a retail store of their choice. Walmart Pickup is FREE for orders over $25. For orders under $25, there is a small $5 handling fee.
IKEA is Canada’s number one furniture website selling affordable ready to assemble furniture items and other home décor products. In Canada, IKEA has 11 stores nationwide which sell bulk of furniture items and it sells online through its popular website IKEA.ca. Ikea business idea is “to offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them”. Ikea is known to design innovative urban chic furniture designs popular amongst homeowners especially residents in the high-rise and downtown area.
Who doesn’t like Shopping at Costco, the only catch is you need to have a lot of money as it’s hard to resist the temptation to buy at Costco. Costco is trying to emulate the same formula through it’s website at costco.ca. The sells wholesale items at its warehouse locations all across Canada and now trying to leverage the faithful buyers to shop at it’s webstore.
The Hudson’s Bay
Real Canadian SuperStore
Shopper’s Drug Mart