Shopify Becomes First Commerce Platform to Integrate with Facebook Messenger

Shopify has become the first commerce platform to integrate with Facebook Messenger.

Amazon is Now Selling Men’s Suits on It’s Own Private Label

Amazon has recently launched 7 new fashion brands, in a new foray into selling its own private-label clothing.

Canada’s New Retail Trend: Shopping on the Bus

A new study reveals that Canadians would shop more on their smartphones while commuting, if better connectivity was available on transit systems.

RONA Launches New Website & Mobile App

Home improvement retailer, RONA has just unveiled a brand new website and mobile application to provide customers with a more user-friendly shopping experience. The new rona.ca also attempts to be more interactive and informative while guiding customers through their renovation or decoration projects. RONA’s shoppers also have a chance to evaluate, comment and share experiences […]

Kobo Owner, Rakuten Takes $100M Stake in Pinterest

Japanese eCommerce leader, Rakuten, owner of e-reader company Kobo, said it plans to invest $100 million in the trendy social media site, Pinterest. Pinterest, which allows users to ‘pin’ images and follow other people’s images in an online scrapbook framework, is enjoying a tremendous surge in popularity having leaped from less than one million users […]

Four out of five Canadians went on-line for personal use in 2010

The following statistic might surprise some readers of Digital Home but a Statscan report released yesterday found that 80% of Canadian aged 16 years and older used the Internet for personal use in 2010.

In its 2010 Canadian Internet Use Survey, the federal reporting agency found the largest percentage of non-user were seniors and households in the lowest income quartile.

Most Americans research products and services online before buying

A majority – 58 percent – of Americans now say they go online to learn more about the products and services they are considering buying according to a new report about online product research by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

In addition, the number of adults who research new products or services on any given day has jumped from 15% of adults in September 2007 to 21% in September 2010.

Canadians still concerned about security of mobile banking

According to a recent worldwide survey by KPMG, only 19 percent of Canadians feel comfortable using their mobile phone for financial transactions, compared to 34 percent of global respondents.

When asked 63% of Canadian said they were very concerned about privacy while 58% were very concerned about security when using mobile devices for purchasing and banking.