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Online retail sales doubled as Canadians turned to e-commerce during first months of pandemic [Video]

Amazon Prime boxes are loaded on a cart for delivery in New York on Oct. 10, 2018.

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Canadian consumers flocked to online shopping as the measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic were enacted, according to a Statistics Canada report.

A new report from the agency found that total retail sales fell by 17.9 per cent as Canadians increasingly sheltered in place between February and May and brick-and-mortar stores closed their doors.

Even so, shoppers rushed to make online purchases, with sales surging 99.3 per cent during the period.

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Statistics Canada says e-commerce sales hit a record $3.9 billion in May, a 2.3 per cent increase over April and 99.3 per cent increase over February.

E-commerce sales more than doubled year over year, with a 110.8 per cent increase compared with May 2019.

Kostya Polyakov, partner and national industry leader for KPMG’s consumer and retail practice in Vancouver, says that “the …

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Rachel Tipograph Wins The PWI Next Gen Woman Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2020-21 [Video]

American entrepreneur Rachel Tipograph is the co-founder of MikMak, one of the fastest-growing woman-led startups of 2020-21.

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Former Bachelorette Angie Kent and her Gogglebox partner Yvie Jones star in Ebay’s latest ad, which sees Kent video chat Jones for advice on which clothing items to buy from the platform. CHE Proximity, which was appointed to Ebay’s creative roster a year ago, and 72 And Sunny were not involved with the campaign, which […]