SHOP.CA News & Press http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:18:00 GMT TECHCRUNCH.COM: GREYLOCK PROMOTES EIR AND FORMER EBAY MOTORS FOUNDER SIMON ROTHMAN TO PARTNER; COMMITS $100M TO INVEST IN MARKETPLACES http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/techcrunchcom-greylock-promotes-eir-former-ebay-motors-founder-simon-rothman-partner-commits-100m-invest-marketplaces Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:18:00 GMT <p> After promoting former Facebook and Twitter product lead Josh Elman to partner, Greylock is adding another consumer investing partner to its ranks from its existing team–executive in residence Simon Rothman. And as part of this move, Greylock is announcing a $100 million commitment to invest in marketplace entrepreneurs and companies, which Rothman will be managing.  </p> <p> Rothman, who will be on Greylock’s consumer investment team, is uniquely positioned to be leading this new initiative as he worked for a number of years at one of the original marketplaces, eBay. Rothamn joined eBay in 1999 when it was still a small, US collectibles auction business. He helped scale eBay to nearly 200 million users generating over $40 billion in merchandise sales. While at eBay, Rothman led US operations and also founded eBay Motors, which he built into a $14 billion a year global business. Following eBay he also founded Glyde, and ecommerce marketplace for for electronics and more. He also served as a board member of and advisor to Tesla Motors.  </p> <p> In 2011, Rothman joined Greylock as an Executive-in-Residence and ws helping advise a number of the firm’s network effects businesses, transaction-based startups, and mobile apps with a specialty around marketplaces, including Lyft, Wanelo, Poshmark, Tango, and others. He said he joined with the intention of finding a startup that he wanted to join, and help scale the company. But he began to enjoy actually helping individual startups and entrepreneurs. “I used to think that VC was more about money, but from an operators standpoint, being a VC is really about adding value to a startup,” he told us in an interview.  </p> <p> There are huge opportunities to build marketplaces with the current technologies available to entrepreneurs, including mobile platforms, hardware, and social identity, and more. But building lasting marketplaces is a challenge of itself, Rothman explains. These include creating content worthy of drawing a community and transactions, and long build cycles that often take many years.  </p> <p> As part of the new initiative, Greylock is forming an advisory network of executives and leaders in the space and will be organizing a marketplace conference to take place later this year in Silicon Valley. Speakers include: Airbnb CEO & co-founder, Brian Chesky; eBay CEO, John Donohoe & Linkedin co-founder and Greylock Partner, Reid Hoffman.  </p> <p> “We’re pleased Simon will continue on the Greylock team as a Partner,” said Hoffman. “His unique experience of helping to scale one of the most definitive marketplaces in the world has already proved to be invaluable to our entrepreneurs. Personally, I’m excited to support a new wave of innovative marketplaces. With Simon’s leadership and with guidance from committed speakers and friends like Brian and John, we believe we can build out a fantastic network in this space.”  </p> <p> As for the new initiative, Rothman says the $100 million is more of a focus than an actual fund. And the investments made will be stage agnostic, and across Seed, Series A & B and more.  </p> <p> “I believe marketplaces have the perfect business model,” says Rothman. “As they get bigger, marketplace grow stronger and more durable.” He thinks that in the next five years there will be more $1 billion dollar marketplaces than there were in the past 20 years, in areas like transportation, fashion, hotels, and more, with Airbnb kicking of this new generation of successful companies (at last count Airbnb was valued at $2.5 billion).  </p> <p> As for new areas where Rothman believes there could be growth, health care and education provide interesting opportunities for marketplaces. He acknowledges some of the complex regulatory environments and laws in these areas (especially health care), but says that eventually this frameworks will succumb to innovation.  </p> <p> Clearly, many marketplaces such as Airbnb, Uber, and others are flourishing, with multi-billion dollar valuations. It’s no surprise that Greylock is seeing the future potential of this business model, and wants to make a big bet on this. It’s similar in some ways to Kleiner Perkins’ iFund, which was created to spur and fund development around the iPhone.  </p> <p> <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/29/greylock-promotes-eir-and-former-ebay-motors-founder-simon-rothman-to-partner-commits-100m-to-invest-in-marketplaces/" rel="nofollow"><strong>Read the original article here: Greylock Promotes EIR And Former eBay Motors Founder Simon Rothman To Partner; Commits $100M To Invest In Marketplaces</strong></a></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:f680dd04-a0a6-4f63-8ce3-33e8ec04e912 FINANCIALPOST.COM: ONLINE RETAIL SALES TO HIT $40-BILLION IN CANADA BY 2018 http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/financialpostcom-online-retail-sales-hit-40-billion-canada-2018 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 01:43:00 GMT <p> Online spending will account for 8% of overall retail in this country in five years, but Canadians are still deterred by longstanding hurdles such as expensive shipping costs and a paucity of shopping choices, according to a new report from Forrester Research.</p> <p> The agency predicts online retail spending in Canada will climb to $33.8-billion in 2018 from a level of $20.6-billion this year.</p> <p> The news comes as many more bricks and mortar retailers, including those based in the U.S., set up a dedicated Canadian website or extend shipping to this country.</p> <p> High-profile U.S. department store chains such as Macy's, Bloomingdale's and J.C. Penney have started shipping to Canada this year, with easy-to-understand shipping policies and prices in Canadian dollars.</p> <p> Traditional bricks and mortar retailers have also been bulking up their online channels, eyeing rival Amazon Canada's entry into a slew of categories such as toys, electronics, health and cosmetics, entertainment and tools.</p> <p> "Although today Amazon.ca's online assortment still falls woefully short of that available on Amazon.com, things are slowly improving in Canada," the Forrester report said, based in part on an April survey of 61,000 U.S. residents and 5,800 Canadians.</p> <p> Amazon ranked as the most popular online website in Canada, with 40% of those surveyed having purchased a product or a service from the company in the prior three months, followed by eBay, iTunes, Best Buy/Future Shop, Chapters/Indigo and Sears Canada.</p> <p> Nevertheless, the business of online commerce in Canada still lags the U.S., with sales accounting for 5.7% of overall retail spending in Canada and 8.4% in the U.S. Canadians spend an average of $1,130 online per year compared with US$1,483 in the U.S.</p> <p> A key reason for the slower growth in this market is prohibitive shipping, the report said, adding 68% of Canadians are still concerned about shipping costs when shopping online despite the efforts of retailers to lower costs or offer in-store pickup of goods free of charge.</p> <p> Forrester compared the cost of shipping a six-pound box from Toronto to Vancouver, a distance of 4,370 km, using Canada Post's Xpresspost service against shipping the same parcel from New York to Los Angeles, a distance of 4,443 km, using the U.S. Postal Service's priority mail service. The U.S. shipment cost US$11.30; the Canadian shipment cost a whopping $40.63.</p> <p> Our relatively lower population spread out over vast distances is partly to blame. Few Canadian retailers generate enough volume online to justify operating separate fulfillment centres on the east and west coast of the country, and are therefore "powerless to lower free shipping thresholds or offer attractively priced expedited shipping," the report noted.</p> <p> That has driven 68% of Canadians to shop at international websites, said the report, which criticized homegrown retailers such as Shoppers Drug Mart, Hudson's Bay, Canadian Tire and Holt Renfrew for either failing to offer online sales or by flip-flopping on the issue by introducing a web sales channel and then closing it, confusing customers in the process.</p> <p> "Frustrated at the inability to find what they are looking for online in Canada and driven by the lure of cheaper prices south of the border, these Canadians are diverting online dollars into foreign markets, which fills the coffers of foreign online retailers rather than helping domiciled ones earn the much-needed revenues to expand their businesses."</p> <p> <a href="http://business.financialpost.com/2013/07/23/online-retail-sales-to-hit-40-billion-in-canada-by-2018/" rel="nofollow"><strong>Read the original article here: Online retail sales to hit $40-billion in Canada by 2018</strong></a></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:e8cac5d2-44de-4366-97b8-a61e699a7eb4 BLOGTALKRADIO.COM: #GIVESTARUPSACHANCE WITH DREW GREEN, FOUNDER SHOP.CA http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/blogtalkradiocom-givestarupsachance-drew-green-founder-shopca Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:52:00 GMT <p> "I am thrilled to have as my Guest Drew Green! Founder of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> In this interview, Drew shares his journey from concept to market in his launch of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA </a>and the kind of talent and culture that he has nutured to succeed. Join us to learn about his amazing road to startup success."</p> <p> Listen to the episode here: <a href="http://www.blogtalkradio.com/socialmediapearls/2013/07/16/givestartupsachance-with-drew-green-founder-of-shopca" rel="nofollow">#GiveStarupsAChance with Drew Green, Founder SHOP.CA</a></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:b4652ec3-c53c-4465-b063-b1b328679e28 THE HUFFINGTON POST CANADA: WHAT YOU CAN LEARN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL MEDIA http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/huffington-post-canada-can-learn-university-of-social-media Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:34:00 GMT <p> <strong>"What do you want to do with your life?"</strong> It's a question that almost every young adult is faced with after graduating college or university. For some, the answer is simple: grad school, medical school, travel or volunteer. For many, the answer is unclear.</p> <p> It's difficult to know what you want to do with your life without experience. For me, I tried as much as I could before I graduated university -- including running my own business, which I sold when university ended in order to live in Australia and Singapore -- and gained even more great experiences that shape much of what I have done in life. Today's young adults are tomorrow's leaders, a generation exposed to more information and resources than many of us thought possible. The Internet and social media offer more opportunities for self-education than ever. With this in mind, young adults are asking: Do I need higher education?<br /> <br /> <strong>(1) There are a lot of lessons that you won't learn in the classroom:</strong> A master's program is not an across-the-board answer for all; it really depends on your field of study. When it comes to something quantitative like accounting, an MBA will likely give you a high ROI. If you're going into a field that is more focused on coming up with creative ideas or sales pitches, hands-on experience may be a more effective teaching tool. Learning how to interact and collaborate with people is essential for success. Anyone who works in an office can attest to the fact that good people skills are a necessity.<br /> <br /> <strong>(2) Soft skills are essential to becoming successful:</strong> A broad knowledge is key when it comes to successful networking. It is life experience and self-education that develop these skills; for example, following key entrepreneurial influencers, or writing a daily blog to develop writing skills. Information is more readily available than ever; access to education is literally in the palm of your hand.<br /> <br /> <strong>(3) Customers want the best experience:</strong> When it comes to the market, your level of education becomes much less relevant. Higher education may look great on paper, but it's not going to guarantee that you can satisfy an unhappy customer. There are a plethora of websites and blogs dedicated to sharing knowledge about customer care, entrepreneurship, leadership and the like. I have found these types of resources to be very useful and informative. As a business owner, I actively keep myself informed and up-to-date with the industry. It also connects me to influential people that I can learn from.<br /> <br /> <strong>(4) When exploring career paths, ask yourself: What does day-to-day work look like?</strong> One thing people tend to overlook when pursuing a career is asking this simple, yet necessary, question. Business verbiage is very ambiguous; it's best to ask people working in the field or participate in an internship if you can. Look up blog posts on people's experiences in a given field or reach out to someone who inspires you. Connecting and engaging will help give you an inside look at a career experience.<br /> <br /> <strong>(5) Temporary work is somewhat of a "stepping stone": </strong>Consider this before committing to higher education. Entry jobs provide you the opportunity to get your feet wet and explore different types of work environments. How do you come across these job opportunities? Do your research. LinkedIn is a great tool that reveals people's backgrounds and career evolution and is a good gauge of what kind of experience you'll need.<br /> <br /> <strong>(6) Ten heads are better than one:</strong> If you're interested in entrepreneurship, the incubator model is something to consider. The latest learning experience offers a hub where like-minded individuals can come together, collaborate and learn from one another through hands on experience. Why not start up your own? Another great option is a post-secondary diploma or certificate; these are typically one year in length and often offer a co-op that provides hands-on work experience. There may be opportunities to complete the course online, giving you time to work in conjunction to achieving your degree.<br /> <br /> <strong>(7) Social media is an essential tool for exploring your passions and planning your future:</strong> There is a wealth of knowledge readily available, whether it be reading tweeted articles or watching educational videos like Ted Talks. The important thing is to expose yourself to as much as you can so that you can confidently decide your future endeavours.</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:fd0ce5fa-0162-4b39-884d-5613e2784ab4 PROFITguide.com: Ecommerce Explosion http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/profitguidecom-ecommerce-explosion Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:54:00 GMT <p> On this week's episode of the PROFIT BusinessCast, Drew Green, CEO and founder of <a href="http://www.shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a>, talks about where ecommerce is headed in Canada. A 15-year veteran of digital media and ecommerce, Green ran American shopping site shop.com until it was acquired, and then turned his attention to the underserved Canadian market. He couldn't understand why billions of dollars were being spent across the border online when that money could be staying in Canada. "About half of the purchases we make are on U.S. sites—that's about $11 billion last year," says Green. So he created a shopping site specifically for Canadians, mimicking the more transparent, straightforward design of American shopping sites.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.profitguide.com/businesscast/ecommerce-explosion-55186" rel="nofollow"><strong>Read full article here: Ecommerce Explosion</strong></a></p> <p>  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:ca4b3c7b-b105-43eb-9dd1-b96800750ae1 Forbes: The CMO-CIO Power Partnership: Part One http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/forbes-cmo-cio-power-partnership-part-one Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:34:00 GMT <div class="pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description"> <p> In 2012, Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, famously prognosticated that CMOs will spend more on IT than CIOs by the year 2017. Contrast this with a survey conducted by IBM which suggested that more than 70% of CMOs felt they were unprepared to handle the explosion of big data. Regardless of what will happen in the future, the importance of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) working together has never been more important. In fact, a recent study by the CMO Council suggests that 80% of marketers and 88% of IT experts believe that working together is critical to ensure customer centricity.<br /> <br /> To learn more, I’ve begun a series focused on understanding how firms can create a stronger CMO-CIO partnership. As part of the series, I will interview CMO-CIO pairs to get two different perspectives within the same firm, CEOs, and external experts such as IBM . To kick off the series, I interviewed Mark Daprato, the CMO for <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> , the largest online retailer in Canada and Gary Black, the CIO for <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>. I also interviewed Elana Anderson, VP of Enterprise Marketing Management for IBM, and Larry Bowden, VP of Web Experience Software for IBM.<br /> <br /> After extensive conversations with Mark and Gary, it’s clear that SHOP.CA is somewhat of a model regarding a truly connected CMO-CIO relationship.<br /> <br /> The <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Secret to a Strong CMO-CIO Relationship<br /> <br />     <u>Sit Together, Eat Together, and Work Together.</u> This may seem like a joke, but it isn’t. I interviewed both Mark and Gary independently and asked each to identify what seemed to make their relationship so strong. Both listed co-location at the top of the list and they didn’t mean the same building. Mark indicated: “Our relationship literally began in the same office. What is so powerful about working in the same room is that we quickly started sharing our work with each and built a trust that may be more difficult to achieve when information is less transparent.” Gary further suggested: “We eat together weekly, have coffee regularly, and talk first about the broad business issues before wrestling with tactical issues.”<br /> <br /> Larry from IBM suggested: “Some functions behave like cops. You simply can’t do this if trying to develop a collaborative relationship. In some industries and firms, the CIO behaves like the police, identifying what will and won’t be done. In other industries, CMOs behave like the police determining what they will and won’t do. This behavior prevents functions from collaborating effectively.”<br /> <br />     <u>Share – and Plan – Together: </u>What struck me from both interviews, despite being interviewed separately, was how aligned Mark and Gary were in their answers. When asked about how to build a strong relationship, both indicated that sharing and planning together was critical to driving alignment and buy-in. Said Mark: “Alignment is central to a strong relationship and it doesn’t happen when the two leaders are on islands operating in their own silos.” Suggested Gary: “While all people talk about collaboration, we really live it. We develop roadmaps, plans, and priorities together.” The only time they have issues is when they aren’t aligned, and that is unusual given the amount of time they spend together.</p> <p> <br />     <u>Take Responsibility: </u>I have to admit that what was so refreshing was that both Gary and Mark did not throw stones, blame or cast aspersions. Independently, they each focused on what their individual groups could contribute to building the firm. I finally asked Gary (CIO) why he didn’t blame marketing for issues that might have happened as a result of poor quality traffic from his CMO counterpart and Gary indicated: “It never occurred to me to do that. If we have a bad performance week, we go around the table and each leadership team member details how their own function contributed to any problems.” Suggested Mark: “When we have weekly business reviews, it’s imperative that you identify how your own function either contributed to success or failure. There is no blame game here – only accountability.”<br /> <br /> While both Gary and Mark individually took responsibility for their own successes and failures, they also indicated that they had very distinct measures for which they were held accountable. While Mark owns traffic, Gary owns conversion. Together they really own a significant amount of the firm’s business performance.<br /> <br />     <u>Business-First Mentality:</u> One of the things that is readily apparent when talking to Gary is that he is not a typical CIO. While his functional training is in technology, his managerial experience is much broader as he has been a general business leader. Both he and Mark view their functions as tools and levers to help drive overall business performance. As Mark indicated: “CIOs often can have a command and control approach to running the business. Gary doesn’t do that. He is transparent and a true partner. As a result, I tend to ask his opinion on a variety of topics, including things like advertising messages, even though they have nothing to do with his formative training. We are a team committed to driving the business and because he thinks like a business leader, I treat him like one.” Gary similarly suggested that: “Mark is an unusual CMO. He isn’t territorial and doesn’t hide what he is doing. He is open with his process and data so it makes it easier to help him achieve his goals.”<br /> <br /> Larry separately suggested that a strong CMO-CIO relationship can’t occur without the right type of CMO and CIO who have broad business skills. “The CIO of the future will be a business leader and not an operations risk manager. They will think of how to quickly and efficiently leverage technology to build the business. This requires a very different career path than many CIOs today have.”<br /> <br /> Elana suggested a similar reality for tomorrow’s CMO. “The future CMO can’t just be a promotions manager. They will need to be technology-literate, business-literate, and have more of a general manager sensibility to be an effective steward of an ever-increasing set of responsibilities.”<br /> <br /> While much has been written about how responsibilities are shifting from the CIO to the CMO, what probably matters more is determining how the two can effectively work together. As Elana indicated, “IBM has been bringing CMO-CIO pairs together in discussion and what often becomes a barrier to a strong relationship is a culture that doesn’t support it”. While Gary and Mark provide a roadmap regarding what can happen when the two people are aligned, trust one another, and plan together, the reality is that the firm’s CEO and President have established a culture where this behavior is rewarded.</p> <p> <strong>Read original article: <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/kimberlywhitler/2013/06/24/the-cmo-cio-power-partnership-part-one/" rel="nofollow">The CMO-CIO Power Partnership: Part One</a></strong></p> </div> <p>  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:3f3bca4f-8bcc-4592-9dce-a14b3670944b THE HUFFINGTON POST CANADA: FIVE TIPS TO SUCCEED AS A BUSINESS LEADER http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/huffington-post-canada-five-tips-succeed-business-leader Tue, 11 Jun 2013 03:16:00 GMT <p> "<em>...be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life's a great balancing act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed!</em>" - Dr. Seuss, <em>Oh, the Places You'll Go!</em></p> <p> I pulled this quote from a bedtime story by Dr. Seuss because it inspired me to think about my own path, where I started, where I headed and where I am now. It's even more inspirational and profound, as I read it to my sons Liam and Aidan, both already behaving like born leaders. The story's message of dreaming big and believing in yourself is so simple yet relevant to all of us. As our next generation of young professionals graduate from high school or university, depending on where they are in life, they will find themselves standing at a crossroad wondering which way to go. The possibilities are seemingly endless as business and life have limitless potential for greatness.</p> <p> Over the years, some people have come to me for professional insight over a coffee or a casual conversation. The question they posed was more often than not, "how did you know you wanted to be an entrepreneur?" My answer: "I just did."</p> <p> I was always keeping busy in high school, taking part in almost every extracurricular activity, sports at a very high level and eventually starting my own promotions company for weekend events and Caribana. It was my first go at running my own business and I loved it, I loved the freedom to create, fail, succeed and learn and be 100 per cent responsible for it. In University, I started a personal training business to help pay for my tuition and it was then that I met dozens of influential business owners, lawyers, doctors, entertainers and dreamers. The hidden benefit to running this business was the opportunity to talk to leaders for hours about their lives, their hard work, their mistakes, the sacrifices associated with success and for some, the Internet's potential, which quickly became a passion for me. Somewhere along the way, it just clicked. Fast-forward to present and my career has taken me to Australia, Singapore, New York, California, Chicago and now home again to Toronto leading the growth of Canada's largest online shopping destination, <a href="http://www.shop.ca/" target="_hplink">SHOP.CA</a>, and all before the age of 38.</p> <p> My journey has taken me everywhere, but one thing is for certain -- I always found myself doing what I wanted to do and more importantly, what I needed to do to get where I am. So, for those of you who are inspired to be a business leader or an entrepreneur, I leave you with some food for thought:</p> <p> <strong>(1) Take risks and don't be afraid to fail:</strong> Always remember that fortune favours the bold, so don't let the fear of failure keep you from realizing your dreams. Take every bump in the road as a learning opportunity. Steve Jobs is a great example of this. His career path took him from Apple to NeXT Computer and Pixar. Despite some near misses, he still found himself back at Apple with a creative vision that led the company into a revolution that would change the face of modern innovative technology for years to come.</p> <p> <strong>(2) Network and build relationships: </strong>Whether you're still in school or well into an established career, networking and relationship building is the key to professional development. You never know how this relationship can affect your life down the road, so be careful not to burn your bridges. Take my mentors for example. They all started off as a business relationship and later turned into friendships and people that would have a profound effect on my work life. Old connections could turn into future business opportunities and new acquaintances could open the door to an untapped network.</p> <p> <strong>(3) Don't do it alone:</strong> Success is so much more than just depending on your own brains, wit and savvy. It's also about knowing when to get some help. It takes more than a Prime Minister to run a country and the same goes for running a business. I have what I call my "dream team" at SHOP.CA -- a group of extremely smart and talented individuals who are all experts in their own fields. Every team member is considered a partner in the company. Without them, there would be no SHOP.CA and without their round-the-clock hard work, we wouldn't be the country's fastest growing Canadian online shopping website. So, find yourself a team you can trust, even if it's just a good friend who can lend an ear during the startup grind. You'll be better for it. Thanks Trevor Newell!</p> <p> <strong>(4) Keep yourself in check:</strong> Stare at a Word document for too long and you run the risk of getting "too close" to the writing; you miss the obvious typos screaming at you from the page. Running a business is similar. Even though you're the boss and you technically answer to no one, it's always good to take a step back from time-to-time just to keep yourself in check. Look at it from someone else's perspective, or bounce ideas off of a coworker for a fresh point of view. You'll be glad you did.</p> <p> <strong>(5) Be passionate:</strong> It's so important to love what you do. Nothing feels worse than waking up and dreading a day in the office, so if you're going to put it all on the line and start your own business, it better be something you're passionate about. To survive the grind and challenges ahead, you need to know that what you're pushing towards will be worth it in the end. I see SHOP.CA as the culmination of my life's work, something that I've been preparing for since the day I started thinking about business. Find this passion and success will follow.</p> <p> If there's anything I've learned it's that there's no single recipe for success; it's a combination of luck, intuition, a network of support, and your own hard work.</p> <p> To close, in the words of Dr. Seuss: "<em>You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who'll decide where to go.</em>"</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:43715a8b-1e77-4d85-a647-4d9763fae053 THE HUFFINGTON POST CANADA: SOCIAL MEDIA FOR RETAILERS: PINTEREST-ING RETAIL REVOLUTION http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/huffington-post-canada-social-media-retailers-pinterest-ing-retail-revolution Tue, 21 May 2013 20:00:00 GMT <p> Social media is a useful tool for driving brand awareness, consumer engagement and sales, which is why I believe that all businesses should know three things: 1) what major platforms are out there 2) which platforms are appropriate for your business goals and 3) how to leverage them to your full advantage.<br /> <br /> While my last two posts covered off veteran platforms like Facebook (here) and Twitter (here), I wanted this post to be about a fairly new kid on the block: Pinterest.<br /> <br /> The concept is simple: Pinterest is like an online bulletin board. Users can create an account for free and "pin" photos from the web or from other Pinterest users onto their own boards. The result is a catalogue style photo board with small key word captions or descriptions that are 100 per cent searchable. Rather than timeline-based categorization like Facebook or Twitter, user pins are grouped together by interests like home décor, fashion and DIY. But, the feature that has me the most excited? Images pinned can directly link back to its source, meaning for online retailers, you can pin images direct from your eCommerce site and have the image link back to exactly where consumers can buy this product. It's the ultimate opportunity to create a true window-shopping experience and to offer your products some increased exposure on a platform that according to Business Insider has 25-million users as of February 2013, many of whom are young, well-educated females with disposable income.<br /> <br /> The following retailers jump out as leaders on Pinterest and here's why:<br /> <br /> <strong>(1) eBay: </strong>Mainly featuring pins linked back to its marketplace in boards like "Gifts for Her," eBay mixes it up with a blend of inspirational photos and links back to blog posts with tips on how to sell successfully on the website.<br /> <br /> (2) Aritzia: This Vancouver-based clothing company is a Canadian success story. Aritzia has a fashionable cult-like following and its account showcases a blend of tactics that reflect its brand culture to a tee -- for example, pins feature products that link back to its eCommerce site, images of bloggers wearing the clothing, in-store displays, behind-the-scenes and ad campaigns.<br /> <br /> (3) Sephora: This beauty giant also features a blend of product links, inspirational photos and makeup tips, but what's most interesting is that according to Venture Beat, Sephora says per-capita, its Pinterest followers spend 15x more on Sephora products than its Facebook followers.<br /> <br /> So, knowing that these major retailers have joined Pinterest, why should you? Here are my Top 5 reasons why retailers should jump on board.<br /> <br /> <strong>(1) Pinterest is the ultimate window-shopping opportunity:</strong> It's a known fact that our eyes process images faster than words. For visual shoppers, Pinterest's catalogue-style photo boards are filled with shopping inspiration -- see, want, buy.<br /> <br /> <strong>(2) Images can link back to products online: </strong>Much like shopping in store, consumers see something they like and want to buy it. Pinterest streamlines and leverages this by letting retailers link back to the eCommerce page where shoppers can make their purchase.<br /> <br /> <strong>(3) Pinterest makes sharing easy: </strong>Pinterest has a "repin" option that allows users to share a different pinner's image on their own board, helping to increase your product or brand's visibility and exposure. There's also a built in search function that makes it easy for users to locate images based on key words, hash tags, categories or themes.<br /> <br /> <strong>(4) Tell your brand story in pictures: </strong>Aside from sharing retail product images, use Pinterest as a method to share your brand's story with your target audience. Create boards with behind-the-scenes photos that showcase your office culture and share images or inspirational quotes that represent your brand's DNA. By helping users relate and identify with your brand, you could in turn convert more followers.<br /> <br /> <strong>(5) Referral Traffic:</strong> According to an article by Forbes, Pinterest has the ability to generate more referral traffic than Google+, Youtube and LinkedIn combined. The act of pinning and repining by users will help increase visibility and generate traffic back to your website.<br /> <br /> To top this all off, Pinterest has done a great job of making it easy to sign up and start pinning. The whole system is intuitive and therefore extremely easy to use, so for those of you who are willing to put some time into curating a well-developed Pinterest board, this may certainly be the right platform for you.<br /> <br /> So, my question to you is this: are you on Pinterest yet and what do you think?</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:3f02f326-a200-4b8f-a39d-e7666aa2a8a9 SMARTER COMMERCE IN ACTION - A Q&A WITH SHOP.CA http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/smarter-commerce-action-qa-shopca Tue, 21 May 2013 17:39:00 GMT <p> <em>An interview with Trevor Newell, Co-founder and president, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>.</em></p> <p> <b>1. </b><b>What does Smarter Commerce look like at SHOP.CA?</b><br /> Smarter Commerce is integrated social-commerce at <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a>. As we are becoming Canada’s number one online shopping destination, helping Canadian consumers have fun with their friends while they shop, share and earn rewards.</p> <p> Customer Loyalty through the <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> Social Loyalty NetworkTM is powered by the key components of the <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> Marketplace-as-a-Service (MaaS) solution – and at <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a>’s MaaS centre, is IBM Smarter Commerce.</p> <p> The power of IBM’s Smarter Commerce allows <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> to focus on extending the core eCommerce feature-rich platform with ease and scalable integration to deliver SHOP HAPPY customers.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <b>2. </b><b>What new marketing trends are impacting your business?</b><br /> Everyday, Canadian consumers are looking at new ways to buy products and engage with brands.  Day-to-day Customer engagement and help through social channels is fast becoming the expectation of our customers.  As Canadian consumers become ever more social and take the mantle as global leaders in online engagement and social-sharing, marketers must be ready to provide products, support and fun through these channels.</p> <p> Online marketing through Apps, Search engine marketing and optimization and mobile are all beginning to witness a hockey-stick growth curve in terms of usage and sophistication.  The Canadian marketing experience is fast becoming one that is moving from push TV messaging, to one of online search engine marketing, social engagement and new generation media advertising.  Further to this changing landscape, <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> is leveraging emerging social media trends to empower <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> Members to benefit from taking their off-line discussions and taking them online to the <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> shopping community.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <b>3. </b><b>What is your definition of Smarter Commerce?</b><br /> Smarter Commerce for <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> is about creating relevance. Relevant customer experiences through personalization on the site and in off-site experience. <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> leverages IBM’s LIVEmail for personalization and segmentation to create more relevant and higher converting shopping experiences. With Coremetrics and ExactTarget integration of LIVEmail, <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> Members receive more relevant emails, automated cart-abandonment emails and product review requests. That’s smart.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <b>4. </b><b>How does your marketing and IT department work together?</b><br /> At <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a>, the CTO and CMO have among the closest working relationships in the organization. There is constant communication between the two.  The CMO and CTO do not implement any plans without consulting each other. Even when the CMO is producing new ad copy, he runs it by the CTO.</p> <p> As both leaders are steeped in customer data,  they continually share knowledgeable about the customers with each other, in order to improve messaging and the site experience. At <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a>, the CTO and CMO work in adjacent workspaces so if they want to talk to each other, they can literally just knock on the wall.”  Their working relationship starts at the executive level and works its way to people in both functional areas who take their queue from the senior executives. The data systems of the organization support a focus on the customer and that helps foster collaboration.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <b>5. </b><b>How are you navigating the Big Data challenge?</b><br /> <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a>’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are powered by big data throughout the end-to-end consumer and supplier experience within the <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> Marketplace-as-a-Service.</p> <p> <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> KPI’s like visits, add-to-cart, conversion, average order value, sales are powerful tool to manage forecasts. <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> manages KPI’s through MMC tracking by channel, user types and session flows in Coremetrics.</p> <p> All of these tools help <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> turn data into daily intelligence that drive business decisions that create a more relevant shopping experience to drive more revenues.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <b>6. </b><b>How are you embracing the mobile channel?</b><br /> Mobile and tablet at <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> is just beginning. Leverage the out of the box browser experience within Smart Commerce <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> is focusing on adding <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> Rewards and the <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> Social Commerce to the Smarter Commerce user experience. Mobile is not just another channel, but an amazing way <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> is embracing the connected-mobile shopper in Canada.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <b>7. </b><b>How does social media or social commerce play a role at your organization?</b><br /> <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> has been social-from-the-start. <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a>’s Members benefit from a Social Loyalty Network that rewards members for being social shoppers. At its core, <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a>s loyalty program is built on a philosophy of making online shopping fun and rewards its members with a program where they can Buy MORE, Earn MORE.  This allows members to earn rewards with every order they spend.</p> <p> The other pillar to this program is that they can also Share MORE, Earn MORE.  This part of the program embraces Canadians love of sharing and being social online, while rewarding them for their online engagement. Through gamification and badges, as members share more, the entire <a href="http://shop.ca/" target="_blank">SHOP.CA</a> community benefits from the social graph engaging together online.</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:aaa0f101-0251-4c78-8d72-867d98c0e3fe THE HUFFINGTON POST CANADA: CROSS-BORDER ONLINE SHOPPING EMBRACED BY CANADIANS AS HOMEGROWN SHOPS FALL BEHIND: REPORT http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/huffington-post-canada-cross-border-online-shopping-embraced-canadians-homegrown-shops-fall-behind-report Tue, 21 May 2013 17:37:00 GMT <p> TORONTO - Canadian retailers who have delayed launching a robust e-commerce website are running out of time and face "their last wake-up call," suggests a new report on the state of online shopping in Canada.</p> <p> The report by the U.S.-based Forrester Research, funded in part by Canada Post and Shop.ca, is based on surveys with 1,103 Canadian online shoppers and concludes that U.S. e-tailers are becoming better positioned to steal web revenues from homegrown companies.</p> <p> Read full article: Online Shopping: <strong><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/05/05/cross-border-online-shopping_n_3219242.html" rel="nofollow">Cross-Border Online Shopping Embraced By Canadians As Homegrown Shops Fall Behind: Report</a></strong></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:eeb81f9f-8f7a-47d9-8518-4310d0040655 SHOP.CA ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF 70,000 PRODUCT VIDEOS TO ITS MARKETPLACE. http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-announces-launch-of-70000-product-videos-its-marketplace Wed, 15 May 2013 13:02:00 GMT <p align="center"> <strong>NEW VIDEOS ENHANCE CANADIAN CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE<br /> FOR SOME OF THE PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a></strong></p> <p> <br /> <strong>(Toronto, ON May 15, 2013)</strong> – Canada's largest online shopping site has made another leap forward in its continuing effort to provide Canadians with the best customer experience in online Shopping.  By rolling out 70,000 product videos that show the key product attributes and the benefits of shopping Canadian, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> has made it even easier for Canadians to purchase the products that they want.</p> <p> To deliver a truly unique and happy shopping experience, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> focuses on bringing great content to its customer; and video is something Canadians expect.  “Our customers have told us with their clicks that they love our product videos, so we worked very hard to bring an unparalleled number of product videos to <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>,” says Drew Green, ceo and founder of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>.</p> <p> Managing Canada’s largest Shopping site means doing things on a large scale with every launch. This is a team rhythm at <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> associated with their mission statement.  “Whether we launch 25,000 products in a weekend or 70,000 product videos in one night, we make sure every day is focused on bringing a bigger, better customer experience for Canadian Shoppers to Shop in Canada,” says Green.</p> <p> With a mission to provide Canadians with a fantastic alternative to the U.S. powered online, big box and retail conglomerates storming Canada, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is continually building a site with the best product experience in the world to its storefront.  “Canadians are smart and they know what to expect from a great online experience. We get up every day focused on giving Canada the best built-in-Canada eCommerce experience – period," added Green.<br /> <br /> <strong>About </strong><strong><a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a></strong><br /> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that Rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.<br />  </p> <p align="center"> ###</p> <p align="center"> <strong>For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact:</strong></p> <p align="center"> Lisa Kwong | NKPR | <a href="mailto:lisa@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow">lisa@nkpr.net</a> | 416.365.3630 x242</p> <p align="center"> <em>Please visit </em><a href="http://shop.ca/"><em>SHOP.CA</em></a><em> and @SHOPdotCA for exciting, new updates</em></p> <p> <br />  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:53e998fa-ff6d-4a35-be8e-394722e49df2 SHOP.CA ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF ITS 27TH CATEGORY, OFFERING 100'S OF BRANDS AND OVER 12,000 UNIQUE PRODUCTS IN NEW OFFICE SUPPLIES CATEGORY. http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-announces-launch-of-its-27th-category-offering-100s-of-brands-over-12000-unique-products-new-office-supplies-category Wed, 15 May 2013 01:42:00 GMT <div> <p align="center"> <em><strong>New Category Covered by SHOP.CA’s Free Shipping, Free Returns and Loyalty Program</strong></em></p> <p> <strong>(Toronto, ON May 14, 2013) </strong>– <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>, Canada's largest online shopping destination, proudly announces the launch of its 27th category, Office Supplies. Online consumers across Canada can earn SHOP.CA Rewards of up to 2.5% on each purchase, get Free Shipping and Free Returns up to 365 days a year from top office product manufacturers like 3M, Avery, Rubbermaid, Lexmark and 100’s more.</p> <p>  </p> <p> While <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> adds thousands of new products every week, this launch is particularly special because it has opened up a new opportunity for both Canadian businesses and consumer to benefit from the <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> Marketplace.  SHOP.CA hopes Office Managers across the country will use <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> to procure everything from binders, sticky notes, pens and furniture, to the latest office technology, travel bookings and even toys for the office dog, all in one Shopping cart, through one account and collect one standard loyalty currency – <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> Rewards.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Drew Green, ceo and founder of <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>, is proud to announce the introduction of thousands of new office supply products to <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>.  "Providing Canadian business’s with the products they need to be more productive and giving them our Free Shipping, Free Return and Rewards benefits is an exciting launch for us" said Drew Green, ceo and founder of <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> invests weekly in product expansion to create an access point for all Canadians to shop across millions of products using a single destination. This access to product gives members the best opportunity to Shop and earn <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> Rewards on every purchase. Both guests and members get the benefit of a hassle free checkout experience, and Free Returns up to 365 days a year.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Continuing on its mission to provide Canadians with an alternative to the U.S. powered online, big box and retail conglomerates storming into Canada, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> and the hundreds of retailers and manufacturers they have partnered with are focused on ensuring all Canadians can buy the best products in the world, with Free Shipping, Free Returns from a company that is built, owned and operated 100% in Canada. “As a fast growing Canadian company, we know how important it is to make every dollar, and every second count.  We are very proud to offer Canadians a new place to shop for office products, and enjoy the benefits they deserve when they shop online,” added Green.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Below is a sample of the extensive list of office product brands <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> has added to Canada's largest online shopping destination:</p> <br /> <table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:213px;"> <p> ·  <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=3M&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%223M%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">3M</a></p> <p> ·  <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=ACCO&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22ACCO%2BBrands%2BCorporation%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">ACCO</a></p> <p> ·  <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=Avery&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Avery%2BDennison%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">Avery</a></p> <p> ·  <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=Colgate&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Colgate-Palmolive%2BCompany%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">Colgate</a></p> <p> ·  <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=Epson&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Epson%2BCorporation%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">Epson</a></p> <p> ·  <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=Fellowes&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Fellowes%2C%2BInc%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">Fellowes</a></p> <p> ·  <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=Genuine+Joe&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Genuine%2BJoe%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">Genuine Joe</a></p> <p> ·  <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=Hewlett+Packard&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Hewlett-Packard%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">Hewlett-Packard</a></p> </td> <td style="width:213px;"> <p> ·  <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=Lexmark&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Lexmark%2BInternational%2C%2BInc%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201#http%3A%2F%2Fwww.shop.ca%2Fwebapp%2Fwcs%2Fstores%2Fservlet%2FAjaxCatalogSearchResultView%3FsearchTermScope%3D%26searchType%3D1000%26filterTerm%3D%26orderBy%3D%26maxPrice%3D%26showResultsPage%3Dtrue%26langId%3D-1%26beginIndex%3D24%26sType%3DSimpleSearch%26">Lexmark</a></p> <p> ·  <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=Lorell&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Lorell%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">Lorell</a></p> <p> ·  <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=MeadWestvaco&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22MeadWestvaco%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">MeadWestvaco</a></p> <p> ·  <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=NatureSaver&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Nature%2BSaver%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">NatureSaver</a></p> <p> ·  <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=Newell+Rubbermaid&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Newell%2BRubbermaid%2C%2BInc%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">Newell Rubbermaid</a></p> <p> ·  <a href="http://www.shop.ca/SearchDisplay?sType=SimpleSearch&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Pentel+of+America%2C+Ltd%22&urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=10301&directoryTypeDisplay=brand&pageView=image&directoryQuery=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Pentel+of+America%2C+Ltd%22&beginIndex=0&langId=-1&storeId=10201">Pentel of America</a></p> <p> ·  <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=Pilot+Corporation&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Pilot%2BCorporation%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">Pilot Corporation</a></p> <p> ·  <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=procter+gamble&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Procter%2B%26%2BGamble%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">Procter & Gamble</a></p> </td> <td style="width:213px;"> <ul> <li> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/SearchDisplay?sType=SimpleSearch&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Safco+Products%22&urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=10301&directoryTypeDisplay=brand&pageView=image&directoryQuery=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Safco+Products%22&beginIndex=0&langId=-1&storeId=10201">Safco</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/SearchDisplay?sType=SimpleSearch&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Staedtler+Mars+GmbH+%26+Co.%22&urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=10301&directoryTypeDisplay=brand&pageView=image&directoryQuery=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Staedtler+Mars+GmbH+%26+Co.%22&beginIndex=0&langId=-1&storeId=10201">Staedtler</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?storeId=10201&catalogId=10301&langId=-1&pageSize=24&beginIndex=0&searchSource=Q&sType=SimpleSearch&resultCatEntryType=2&showResultsPage=true&pageView=image&searchTerm=Storex&categoryId=">Storex</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=Swingline&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Swingline%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">Swingline</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=The+Clorox+Company&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22The%2BClorox%2BCompany%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">The Clorox Company</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=Texas+Instruments&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Texas%2BInstruments%2C%2BInc%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">Texas Instruments</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=24&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=2&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=Verbatim&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Verbatim%2BAmerica%2C%2BLLC%22&minPrice=&categoryId=&directoryQuery=&directoryTypeDisplay=&storeId=10201">Verbatim</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/SearchDisplay?sType=SimpleSearch&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Zebra+Pen+Corporation%22&urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=10301&directoryTypeDisplay=brand&pageView=image&directoryQuery=mfName_ntk_cs%3A%22Zebra+Pen+Corporation%22&beginIndex=0&langId=-1&storeId=10201">Zebra Pen</a></li> </ul> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>  </p> </div> <p> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that Rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p align="center"> ###</p> <p align="center"> <strong>For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact:</strong></p> <p align="center"> Lisa Kwong | NKPR | <a href="mailto:lisa@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow">lisa@nkpr.net</a> | 416.365.3630 x242</p> <p align="center"> <em>Please visit </em><a href="http://shop.ca/"><em>SHOP.CA</em></a><em> and @SHOPdotCA for exciting, new updates</em></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:98e79a3c-00bc-4c4d-b6a1-ac5124da5838 SHOP.CA PERFORMS SIGNIFICANT STORE FRONT UPGRADE WITH LAUNCH OF IBM WEBSPHERE COMMERCE SERVER FEATURE PACK 5. http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-performs-significant-store-front-upgrade-launch-of-ibm-websphere-commerce-server-feature-pack-5 Mon, 13 May 2013 16:05:00 GMT <p align="center"> <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a><strong> Continues To Set The Standard For Ecommerce Performance in Canada</strong></p> <p> <strong>(Toronto, ON May <ins cite="mailto:Mark%20Daprato" datetime="2013-05-13T06:28">13</ins>, 2013) </strong>– <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> is pleased to announce a significant upgrade to the <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> store front, by upgrading its core consumer facing operating system to IBM WebSphere Commerce Server Feature Pack 5.  At its essence, this upgrade allows for significantly larger loads of new products without ever having to interrupt the <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> customer experience, improved search as well as an improved navigation experience for <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> customers and new rich internet shopping experiences. <br /> <br /> With a focus on leading the Canadian eCommerce landscape, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> worked with IBM to launch this impressive upgrade at a speed and quality like no other.  Feature Pack 5 offers improved SEO performance and implementations, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>’s capability to launch more compelling customer promotions, based on products the customer searches and improved page design and performance opportunities. <br /> <br /> “Continue to develop our technology to improve our customer experience and the value we create for our marketplace partners is a critical component of our day-to-day focus,” said Drew Green, ceo and co-founder of <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>. <br /> <br /> Since its inception, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> and IBM have worked together to execute continuous improvements to the quality, design and performance of Canada’s largest eCommerce site. <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> is proud that they were able to provide IBM ongoing feedback and learning through the rollout of this extensive upgrade. "Impressive upgrades like Feature Pack 5 improves our performance, the customer site experience and continues to build the foundation for all of the unique IP development we deploy weekly at <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>,” said Gary Black, cto of <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>. <br /> <br /> IBM’s Feature Pack 5 packs a serious amount of new logic and impressive code developed right here in Canada.  “WebSphere Commerce Server is now running on the advanced search solution which allows for <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> to take advantage of better phrase and relevance matching and merchandising capabilities, ultimately creating an improved customer experience," said Rick Power, Smarter Commerce brand leader for IBM in Canada.<br /> <br /> “<a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> works every day to be the number one e-commerce destination where Canadian consumers can explore and find anything they want to buy.  This effort means pursuing the best technology, the best products and the best customer experience for its customers. “We are deeply proud of our team’s ability to work with world class providers like IBM to bring this impressive technology to the Canadian eCommerce experience,” added Green. <br />  </p> <p> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that Rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p align="center"> ###</p> <p align="center"> <strong>For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact:</strong></p> <p align="center"> Lisa Kwong | NKPR | <a href="mailto:lisa@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow">lisa@nkpr.net</a> | 416.365.3630 x242</p> <p align="center"> <em>Please visit </em><a href="http://shop.ca/"><em>SHOP.CA</em></a><em> and @SHOPdotCA for exciting, new updates</em></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:fd6c5f5f-9ab0-4842-9026-4a0baed13c82 THE HUFFINGTON POST CANADA: SOCIAL MEDIA FOR RETAILERS: THUMBS UP FOR FACEBOOK http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/huffington-post-canada-social-media-retailers-thumbs-up-facebook Mon, 06 May 2013 23:22:00 GMT <p> Facebook was initially created in 2004 to help university students network and get to know each other. Since then, it has really evolved -- catering to a worldwide audience and expanding into corporate brand pages for every kind of business including retailers in the consumer goods industry.</p> <p> Thinking back to an article I came across by Moontoast called "<a href="http://socialcommercetoday.com/new-infographic-the-social-commerce-opportunity-download/" rel="nofollow" target="_hplink">The Social Commerce Opportunity</a>," I'm reminded of some interesting statistics: "70 per cent of active online adult social networkers shop online" and "according to Gartner Research, by 2015 companies will generate 50 per cent of web sales via their social presence and mobile applications."</p> <p> So, to continue with where I left off in my last post about Twitter, "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/drew-green/companies-on-twitter_b_3119235.html" rel="nofollow" target="_hplink">Social Media for Retailers: Tweets to Success</a>," let's explore some of the advantages of getting on board with Facebook to increase brand awareness and drive sales.<br /> <br /> <strong>Advantages</strong><br /> <br /> Use Facebook as an extension of your brand identity. From the overall look of your page, to the voice you use in every post, make sure it's a true reflection of your brand's DNA. Starting up an account costs nothing, and you can choose to upload content yourself or hire someone to take care of it. Similar to Twitter, your potential customers are users already. Look at it this way: As of September 2012, Facebook was reported to have over one billion active users.</p> <p> Interact, engage, and network. These are three things we, as online retailers, want to do, but are often unable to do so. So if you can't meet your customers face-to-face, meet them Facebook-to-Facebook. With the help of Facebook, brands have a direct line to their target demographic and are given a great tool to help engage with this audience.</p> <p> For example, Facebook makes it easy for you to track data and analyze your numbers, so right off the bat, you can see how many people are talking about you, how many fans you have, and how many people have seen your content. Use this to your advantage: experiment with the type of content you're putting out there and play around with what time you're posting. Then, watch the number of likes, shares, and post visibilities to determine what kind of posts resonate best with your consumer -- e.g., which get liked or shared more often: inspirational photos or product posts? Do more fans tend to see your post early in the morning, or later in the evening? What time of day do you see the most interaction? Use this information to make sure your page is robust with quality content that your users want to see during a time of day that they're most likely to see it.</p> <p> Also, consider Facebook as a sounding board for information. For example, clothing brands can post a sneak peek of an upcoming collection online and instantly see which products are getting the most likes from their consumers. This can help determine which pieces will have a better chance of doing well in-store. Or, use Facebook as an opportunity to hear directly from your target audience -- ask a question and have them weigh in with an opinion. Read user posts/comments and start a conversation.<br /> <br /> <strong>Examples and usage</strong><br /> <br /> Here are some memorable ways retailers have used Facebook successfully:</p> <p> <strong>Ford Motor Company</strong><br /> In 2010, Ford made an unconventional decision in launching the debut of their new Ford Explorer: they did it on Facebook. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/drew-green/www.insidefacebook.com/2010/07/27/ford-shows-off-new-explorer-to-facebook-fans-with-full-day-of-content/" rel="nofollow" target="_hplink">The result</a>? Prior to the debut, the Ford Explorer page had 42,500 fans. At the end of the day, that number went up to over 53,000, surpassing their goal of 50,000 likes.</p> <p> <strong>Cadbury Dairy Milk</strong><br /> Who doesn't like a huge thumbs-up? To celebrate their sweet reach of one million Facebook fans, Cadbury constructed the "like" button using 6,600 pounds of chocolate and <a href="http://bittersweetnotes.com/1625-wacky-world-of-choc-wednesdays-cadbury-dairy-milk-thumbs-up" rel="nofollow" target="_hplink">live-streamed the whole process over Facebook</a>.</p> <p> And here are a couple well-run brand pages:</p> <p> <strong>Starbucks</strong><br /> With over 34 million "likes," over 385,000 people talking about the brand, and 7 million location check-ins, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Starbucks" rel="nofollow" target="_hplink">Starbucks</a> comes in at the top of my list of favourite brand pages. From unique product images, inspirational photos, news about ethical initiatives and most importantly, eGift cards that you can share on other people's walls, Starbucks sets the bar for social media done right.</p> <p> <strong>Old Spice</strong><br /> As you can see on their viral <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX5au0LOJp8" rel="nofollow" target="_hplink">"I'm on a Horse" advertisement</a>, Old Spice, as a brand has spunk. The language used is quirky and it is clear that they know what gets people talking. Staying on top of trends and having personality is important for a brand's online presence.<br /> <br /> Facebook is a social networking platform. The best way to socialize with users, even online, is to be human. Start conversations, reply to comments, and keep your users engaged with organic content that best represents your brand.</p> <p> Bottom line is, more people are spending more time on social media. This means retailers can interact with potential customers more and, with any luck, in return, they'll "like" you!</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:92247dd1-614d-4d91-a205-f2746ab64a41 CANADIANS CAN USE VISA DEBIT ONLINE AT SHOP.CA AND WIN! http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/canadians-can-use-visa-debit-online-shopca-win Thu, 02 May 2013 00:28:00 GMT <p align="center"> <strong>Exclusive <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> REWARDS<sup>TM</sup> Bonus Offer for Visa Debit Customers </strong></p> <p> <strong>Toronto, ON May 1, 2013 </strong>– Visa Canada and <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> are pleased to announce an exclusive opportunity for Canadians who want to SHOP HAPPY and use their Visa Debit card at one of Canada’s premiere online Shopping destinations, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>.</p> <p> From now until May 15th, 2013, Canadian Visa Debit cardholders will earn a bonus $15 in <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Rewards for all Visa Debit purchases over $100, in addition to being entered for the chance to win a $10,000 Visa Debit shopping spree when making purchases at <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>.</p> <p> “Canadians continue to embrace online shopping in record numbers and many have come to rely upon the functionality, convenience and security that Visa Debit offers.  Visa Debit opens up the world of eCommerce for consumers who lack access to a traditional credit card or prefer to shop using funds drawn directly from their own bank account, said Sue Whitney, Head of New Products, Visa Canada.  “We are proud to be working with Shop.ca to extend the benefits of Visa Debit, offering their customers the opportunity to be rewarded for doing something as easy as shopping with their preferred method of payment.”</p> <p> Launched in July 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers millions of products, from thousands of brands  across 26  categories and offers Free Shipping and Free Returns 365 days a year.  With Canadians continuing to turn to online shopping, which is growing at a rate of approximately 13 per cent year-over-year and with global digital retailing expected to represent 15-20 per cent of all sales, the team at <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is focused making eCommerce accessible to Canadians and recognize that creating relationships like this one with Visa is important for Canadians to get the online service they expect.</p> <p> “We are driven by a passion to be the number one e-commerce destination in Canada, a place where Canadian consumers can discover anything they want to buy online,” said Drew Green, ceo and co-founder of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>. “Offering Canadians the products, service and rewards they deserve is just the beginning of our offering.  We work with world-class entities like Visa Canada to ensure we are bringing special promotions that make every day online purchases that much more special,” added Green.</p> <p> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that Rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p align="center"> ###</p> <p align="center"> <strong>For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact:</strong></p> <p align="center"> Lisa Kwong | NKPR | <a href="mailto:lisa@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow">lisa@nkpr.net</a> | 416.365.3630 x242</p> <p align="center"> Please visit <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> and @SHOPdotCA for exciting, new updates</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:5e94a160-cf47-40ab-8ee6-99928ee2622b DX3 CANADA: TIME IS RIGHT FOR CANADIAN E-COMMERCE TO THRIVE http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/dx3-canada-time-right-canadian-e-commerce-thrive Wed, 01 May 2013 23:38:00 GMT <p> Drew Green has been on the forefront of Canada's emerging online shopping market, and he understands why Canadian consumers have lagged behind other countries in terms of the amount of money and time they are spending in e-commerce.</p> <p> The first thing he wants to make clear is: "It's not Canadians fault."</p> <p> According to Green, founder and CEO of Shop.ca, the Canadian market has not adequately served the needs of the Canadian market, forcing them to shop on U.S. sites.</p> <p> "Canadians, in terms of online shopping, have really grown up moreo shopping in the United States than in Canada," said Green. "And it hasn't been their fault. There just has not been a lot of options for them to shop at home, if you will." Green sees that changing.</p> <p> "Now is our time to be bold," he says, in a video interview conducted in March at the Dx3 Conference in Toronto.</p> <p> <strong>See original post and video here: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/30/canada-ecommerce-trend_n_3186038.html" rel="nofollow">Time Is Right For Canadian E-Commerce To Thrive</a></strong></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:de61fd11-8cff-4a84-a70a-ce8f2da41ee3 SHOP.CA WELCOMES PLAYSTATION TO ITS MERCHANT COMMUNITY http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-welcomes-playstation-its-merchant-community Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:13:00 GMT <p align="center"> <strong>Playstation Store features new store homepage Look and Feel to be rolled out across SHOP.CA’s Merchant Community, within its multi-merchant marketplace</strong></p> <p style=""> <strong>Toronto, ON April 30, 2013 </strong>– <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> is excited to announce the launch of PlayStation as a merchant partner on <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>. Together, they will feature PlayStation 3, Vita, leading games for both, accessories, and promotions only available on <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>. This launch anchors a period of rapid expansion of the product and brand selection <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> offers its customers with hundreds of new stores, thousands of new brands and tens of thousands of products launched or expected to launch in 2013.</p> <p style=""> <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> leverages the close relationships with merchants they have partnered with to help them standout for Canadian consumers through exclusive promotions and fun extra’s, only found on <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>. With PlayStation, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> has decided to celebrate the start of the NHL playoffs by offering an unparalleled $50 discount on the PlayStation 3 NHL 13 320 GB bundle and an exclusive Bonus of a numbered, autographed Eric Lindros photograph, available to the first 88 people who buy the bundle.</p> <p> “Canadians expect their online Shopping experience to be simple, of great value and fun. This is a combination we offer each and every day at <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>.  We are very proud to bring promotions alive like the PS3 bundle, with savings and an exclusive free gift from a great Canadian like Eric” said Drew Green, ceo and founder of <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>.</p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/c/video-gaming-playstation" target="_blank"><img src="https://social2.shop.ca/ver1.0/Content/images/store/2/6/12ed9d6e-8861-4547-86b6-1339481b8d97.Large.jpg?1" /></a></p> <p> With online shopping growing at a rate of approximately 13 per cent year-over-year here in Canada, and expected to represent over 10 per cent of all retail sales globally, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> has been very ambitious in its pursuit of partners to join Canada’s largest online shopping site, for this year, and the years to come.</p> <p> “Our passion is to serve the Canadian consumer who increasingly prefers to shop online, and for us broad selection is part of that service. With so many sites south of the border targeting our hard earned dollars, it is important that <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> continues to invest alongside our partners to ensure Canadians check with us first to buy what they want to shop for,” added Green. “Whether it’s sporting goods, outdoors, clothing, shoes, electronics, toys, home, housewares or just about anything people look for in their day-to-day shopping, we will never stop adding fantastic new merchant partners to our experience. In fact, our current integration pipeline will ensure we launch one new store per day, on average, between now and the end of the year” added Green.</p> <p> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that Rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p align="center"> ###</p> <p align="center"> <strong>For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact:</strong></p> <p align="center"> Lisa Kwong | NKPR | <a href="mailto:lisa@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow">lisa@nkpr.net</a> | 416.365.3630 x242</p> <p align="center"> <em>Please visit </em><a href="http://shop.ca/"><em>SHOP.CA</em></a><em> and @SHOPdotCA for exciting, new updates</em></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:601d6406-460f-484f-9fbb-0570517c2d92 TORONTO SUN HOMES: EVERYTHING IS CLICKING IN HIS WORLD http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/toronto-sun-homes-everything-clicking-his-world Fri, 26 Apr 2013 23:21:00 GMT <p> Drew Green co-founder, CEO and chairman of SHOP.CA likes to say "We are building both for and with Canadians. The Canadian consumer is number one for us." Apparently, Canadians are listening.</p> <div> As many as 10,000 people from across the country are signing up to the site everyday. In 2012 SHOP.CA became the fastest growing retail website in Canada.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>Read full article here: <a href="http://virtual.homes-extra.ca/doc/Toronto-Sun-Homes/0428-homes/2013042601/4.html#4" rel="nofollow">Everything is clicking in his world</a></strong></div> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:8c32b357-ea3d-4c67-96b1-54332c3d08f0 ECOMMERCEBYTES.COM: SHOP.CA MARKETPLACE CATERS TO CANADIAN SHOPPERS http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/ecommercebytescom-shopca-marketplace-caters-canadian-shoppers Wed, 24 Apr 2013 01:45:00 GMT <p> <span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:arial;font-size:small;">Online sellers located "south of the border" - south of the border with Canada, that is - are facing some new competition for Canadian shoppers from a marketplace that's less than a year old and has grown to over 500,000 members.</span></p> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:arial;font-size:small;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/" style="text-decoration:none;">Shop.ca</a> describes itself as a marketplace built by Canadians for Canadians that reaches out to local consumers with rewards and loyalty programs. Consumers in that country who are tired of paying high shipping charges when they make purchases online, find it an attractive alternative.</p> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:arial;font-size:small;"> <strong>Read full article here: <a href="http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abu/y213/m04/abu0333/s02" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA Marketplace Caters to Canadian Shoppers</a></strong></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:bcd537cb-4130-48c3-8d18-28603037ca45 BUSINESS INSIDER: WHY ONLINE RETAILERS ARE SCRAMBLING TO LURE IN CANADIAN SHOPPERS http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/business-insider-online-retailers-scrambling-lure-canadian-shoppers Tue, 23 Apr 2013 02:08:00 GMT <p> <span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:16px;text-align:left;">Imagine a customer demographic that has more disposable income, spends more time online, is not as big on bargain-hunting and is more loyal than your core customer.</span></p> <p style="margin:1em 0px 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:16px;text-align:left;"> Sounds like a retailer’s dream doesn’t it?</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:16px;text-align:left;"> I’m talking about the Canadian shopper, who has 65% more disposable income than the average American shopper, spends 41.3 hours online per month (second only to the 43 hours of the average American), and consumes more online content than anyone else in the world.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:16px;text-align:left;"> <strong>Read full article here: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/huge-growth-market-for-online-retailers-2013-4" rel="nofollow">Why Online Retailers Are Scrambling To Lure In Canadian Shoppers</a></strong></p> <p>  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:c373a574-5619-4015-811f-0739b8d0514e THE HUFFINGTON POST CANADA: SOCIAL MEDIA FOR RETAILERS: TWEET TO SUCCESS http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/huffington-post-canada-social-media-retailers-tweet-success Tue, 23 Apr 2013 02:06:00 GMT <p> A recent study called "<a href="http://blog.compete.com/2012/11/20/tweets-and-their-influence-on-online-shopping/" rel="nofollow">Tweets in Action: Retail</a>" by Compete, a media data analyzing company, discovered that Twitter users who see a retailer's tweet are more likely to visit their retail websites and make online purchases. This article made me consider the impact of a tweet on online retailers.</p> <p> I feel very strongly about online retailers using various social media outlets to build awareness around their business and boost sales. Without using this readily available tool, retailers online and off are missing out on a key audience that are constantly consuming information. This is the first in a series where I will examine social media tools and how they can work for online retailers.</p> <p> I want to focus on the power of a social media tool based on a particularly recognizable mountain bluebird: Twitter. This "Twitter Bird" has been tweeting since July 2006 and has become increasingly busier since then with now over 200-million active users.</p> <p> The first commercial account to be ever created was that of Ernest Sewn (@ernestsewn), a clothing brand known mainly for its denim. Don't believe me? Jack Dorsey, the creator of Twitter, confirmed this true on none other than his Twitter account. It wasn't long until other retailers and companies followed, realizing the power of the little bluebird.</p> <p> <strong>Advantages</strong></p> <p> So why should any retailer, big or small, use Twitter? It's affordable. Signing up for an account is free and the only real investment is time, but as with anything the more time you put into developing a strategy and focusing on execution, the greater your return on investment.</p> <p> Another perk is that Twitter makes it easy to track conversations. You can easily search what users are saying about your brand using hashtags, tagged conversations, and just the basic search tool. There have also been a slew of apps and tools that make it even easier to track and watch the progress and interactions of your account. Tools include Tweetdeck and HootSuite that allow professionals to run more than one account and monitor progression. There are online tools such as tweetreach.com, to help determine how many people your tweets have reached and tweetbeep, to check your account for you and send emails with all the mentions of your brand.</p> <p> Your potential customers are already users. With 200-million users tweeting 400-million tweets a day, the possibilities are endless. When your audience is on twitter, they are engaged and looking for new content to take in, this makes it even easier to engage your demographic. They are waiting to be engaged. This goes for online shoppers as well, they are looking to be engaged by brands and follow their favorites to see news updates and potential deals.</p> <p> Another plus: Twitter gives your brand a voice. Instead of just a company, your company is humanized and engages you in conversation. Interacting with your potential customers with generic, emotionless answers a computer generated is so passé. Have fun, be creative and choose an authentic voice that works for your brand!</p> <p> <strong>Examples and usage</strong></p> <p> The usage of Twitter seems to be endless. Here are some great ways online retailers use Twitter:</p> <p> <strong>(1) Zappos (@Zappos)</strong><br /> What's interesting about Zappos' Twitter page is that account is under their CEO, Tony Hsieh's name. This is a great strategy as it allows for direct communication between users and the CEO. Also, Zappos has another account, @ZapposInsights, where users can get a "sneak peek" to learn about the company's culture.</p> <p> <strong>(2) Target (@Target)</strong><br /> As soon as you land on the page, the graphics and colours are clearly branded: "Target!" This is a good example of how you can use the avatar and background to brand your page. Target also manages another account, @TargetStyle to feature their fashion and beauty items and daily deals.</p> <p> <strong>(3) Kohl's (@Kohls)</strong><br /> Kohl's Twitter account is a great example of how online retailers can actively interact with their users. Kohl's makes sure they respond to every tweet they are mentioned in, in a fun and casual way.</p> <p> Keep in mind that Twitter accounts can also be used as a means for customer support. We are in the year 2013, call centres are a thing of the past. The much-dreaded classical music does not help with angry customers, and 17 options in an automated system that will inevitably lead you to the wrong place doesn't help improve customer relations. Successful Twitter customer service can turn the customer's experience into a positive one and hopefully lead them into becoming brand enthusiasts, plus it looks good to other twitter users.</p> <p> The most important thing is, regular updates are key. And remember that the lifespan of online conversations are short -- so make sure you reply to tweets and mentions soon as possible. Now go ahead and tweet away!</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:d1207cf6-8679-4b12-b68e-d857fdb73ec9 THE HUFFINGTON POST CANADA: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SHOPPING OFFLINE? http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/huffington-post-canada-benefits-of-shopping-offline Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:34:00 GMT <p>  </p> <div> Online shopping and the eCommerce industry has been growing in popularity over the past few years. In fact, it has grown so much that I'm willing to bet that if you took a quick poll of your friends and coworkers, the preference of shopping in-person versus shopping online is going to be close to 50/50. For those who have converted to online shopping, their number one reason for buying online will be convenience followed by product variety and availability. You can buy almost anything and everything you want online. As someone in the online shopping industry, it makes me wonder; what about the offline shoppers?</div> <div>  </div> <div> In my experience, more than half of these consumers will research prices online before buying offline. Strangely enough, I recently stumbled across an infographic out of the U.K. last year that showed consumers were willing to pay an average of 50 per cent more for products they could touch or see.</div> <div>  </div> <div> I can't confirm or deny this, but let's assume for a moment that there is some truth behind this figure. Being a real believer in everything eCommerce, something about this doesn't add up. I don't think I could knowingly buy something in store if I knew it was being offered at a more reasonable price online. As this intrigues me I would like to take a closer look at why this could be and the psychology behind it.</div> <div> Why </div> <div> There are three things to consider:</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>(1)</strong> It's a ritual. You prefer to buy in store because it's what you've always done. It's your favourite store and you enjoy tradition of walking into a shop, finding your item(s), and lining up to pay for the purchase. Even if that purchase costs significantly more.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>My argument: </strong>Times are changing. Online shopping has become a more user friendly and convenient environment. The perks of shopping in-store such as easy returns or exchanges are making their way online. Have some questions and need some customer service help? Many e-tail websites these days have a 24-hour customer service phone number or even an online customer service chat function if you prefer instant messaging.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>(2) </strong>You prefer to buy in store because you like to try before you buy. Like the infographic mentioned above, you would rather buy a product that you can touch or see so you can gauge quality or whether it's worth the price tag.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>My argument:</strong> eCommerce websites are getting better at writing product descriptions to answer these questions and smooth over any concerns. By including valuable descriptors like physical product measurements, weight, country of manufacturer, materials or a complete list of contents in the box, e-tailers will do everything they can to make the purchase decision an easy one for you. Often, e-tailers will take it a step further and offer product image shots from multiple angles, or even a brief video featuring "how it fits." Lastly, there are more often than not, customer reviews -- diligent customer reviews will cover everything from fit to sizing and quality. Some sites even encourage shoppers to include personal photos to show the real fit of the item. If you do buy the product to find out it's not for you, if it's a good website, they'll let you exchange or return for free. Just make sure to do your research before your purchase.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>(3) </strong>You prefer to buy in-store because you hate to wait the shipping time.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>My argument: </strong>There's a story about the turtle and the hare I'm sure you've heard. Sometimes thinking before you buy, instead of buying on impulse can save you even more money in the long run. In my opinion, it doesn't hurt to hold off on a purchase because the odds are you may find a better selection or a better deal online. At the very least, it's worth a look. I've saved money in the past after seeing something in store, then doing my due diligence online and finding the same product for almost half the price. Online e-tailers are aware that consumers don't like to wait for their purchases in such a fast-paced world, therefore most offer quick shipping options. Some e-tailers will even go as far as offering free shipping, or offer a shipping guarantee that promises a quick delivery.</div> <div>  </div> <div> What about you, do you subscribe to the look, touch, feel phenomenon? Have you ever paid more in store, even though you knew there were better prices online? If so, why?</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>See the original article here: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/drew-green/online-shopping-canada_b_3024205.html" rel="nofollow">The Huffington Post Canada: What Are the Benefits of Shopping Offline?</a></strong></div> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:ff5d0bf6-8d51-4fbf-86a8-7e7e0145235a SEEDWALKER.COM: ONLINE RETAIL HEATS UP NORTH OF THE BORDER http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/seedwalkercom-online-retail-heats-up-north-of-border Sun, 07 Apr 2013 14:37:00 GMT <p> Imagine a customer demographic that has more disposable income, spends more time online, is not as big on bargain-hunting and is more loyal than your core customer. Sounds like a retailer’s dream doesn’t it? I’m talking about the Canadian shopper, who has 65% more disposable income than the average American shopper, spends 41.3 hours online per month (second only to the 43 hours of the average American), and consumes more online content than anyone else in the world. There are a multitude of reasons why American retailers like Target, Nordstrom, J. Crew, Crate & Barrel and Bed Bath & Beyond have been expanding north into the Canadian market – sales per square foot are 50% higher at Canadian malls as compared to their U.S. counterparts, vacant real estate is plentiful and Canadian shoppers are conditioned to paying more than Americans across the border due to the practice of “country pricing” – only part of that price difference is attributable to cross-border tariffs as even some Canadian manufacturers charge more in the home market. But the real story is the wide open field in online retail.</p> <p> <strong>Read full article here: <a href="http://seedwalker.com/2013/04/online-retail-heats-up-north-of-the-border/" rel="nofollow">Online Retail Heats Up North Of The Border</a></strong></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:6f76163c-3486-4118-af57-a20948ae2972 THEPAYPERS.COM: CANADA IS MORE THAN READY TO COMPETE IN OMNI-CHANNEL E-COMMERCE http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/thepayperscom-canada-ready-compete-omni-channel-e-commerce Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:32:00 GMT <p> SHOP HAPPY at Canada's #1 shopping destination. SHOP.CA has become Canada’s leader in online shopping, providing a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards mem- bers on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, SHOP.CA has become the fastest growing retail website in Canada and top 10 most visited Canadian owned e-commerce website.</p> <p> <strong>Read full article here: <a href="http://www.thepaypers.com/documents/Vol_6._Issue_4_Online_Paypers.pdf" rel="nofollow">Canada is more than ready to compete in omni-channel e-commerce</a></strong></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:ba1e8768-6078-4e07-a4c5-173d9b51f5a3 THE HUFFINGTON POST CANADA: 2013 TRENDS IN CANADIAN SHOPPING BEHAVIOUR http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/huffington-post-canada-2013-trends-canadian-shopping-behaviour Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:34:00 GMT <p style="text-align:-webkit-auto;">  </p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 12px;font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;"> In 2013 more consumers than ever before shifted their retail spending online. Not surprisingly, this coincided with a groundswell of interest and innovation occurring for ecommerce transactions in Canada. Canadian retailers are trying to reach out to the online Canadian consumer and get them spending their money in the Canadian economy.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 14px;font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;"> This tipping point in the adoption of ecommerce by the Canadian public, going back into late 2012, was most noticeable when, this past year for the first time, many Canadian retailers embraced the popular shopping holidays "Black Friday" and its newly-minted eCommerce counterpart, "Cyber Monday," which is solely for online deals. In fact for the first time ever, we saw greater sales in that period than in the more traditional Canadian Boxing Day period. Why is this relevant? Black Friday has been an American tradition associated with U.S. thanksgiving, but Canadians, sick of missing out on the shopping deals have more recently adopted this shopping holiday. This has also been a way for retailers to keep Canadian dollars north of the border.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 14px;font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;"> Canadians love to shop online and spend as much per capita online as U.S. consumers. There is often a lack of awareness around Canadian sites, which is causing Canadians to currently spend two thirds of their money south of the border on U.S retail websites. Canadian companies are catching on to this and are finding ways to incentivize the consumer and encourage more online shopping within the country. This is important to sustain the Canadian economy and a trend that I think we'll see increasing throughout 2013.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 14px;font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;"> Meanwhile, the pace of retail change and expansion in 2013 has increased, highlighting another key trend in Canadian shopping behaviour. For example, think about American retail giant, Target. When word initially broke of Target's plans to launch in Canada, it was BIG news, making steady headlines as Canadians braced for the first of many launches in 2013 and beyond.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 14px;font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;"> Canadian economists asked the question: "what does this mean for consumers and businesses in Canada?" Target is the first of several major American retail chains with an eCommerce presence that has announced Canadian launch plans. As a result, domestic retailers are responding with better products and better prices while focusing on selection and innovation. I believe this will motivate the market and encourage local and national retailers to make their products available online through their websites or ecommerce marketplaces.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 14px;font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;"> The shift to mobile and social commerce is a major trend for 2013 as well. An interesting fact is that Canadian's are number one in the world in terms of social media consumption. Consumers love engaging with their favorite brands on social media platforms, making their online shopping experience more interactive and more akin to an in-store experience.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 14px;font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;"> These major trends in Canadian ecommerce are indicative of a changing landscape for the Canadian consumer. With Canadians consuming more online, the Canadian landscape will have to keep up in terms of availability of products online. It's important for the health our economy to keep it in the country and promote Canadian-owned businesses online and offline. After all, we are proud to be Canadian.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 12px;font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(50, 51, 51);"> <strong>See the original article here: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/drew-green/canadian-online-retail_b_2935808.html" rel="nofollow">2013 Trends in Canadian Shopping Behaviour</a></strong></p> <p>  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:bb646053-8645-4ac2-8067-1a46aaf1695d SHOP.CA ROCKS THE HOUSE BY SPONSORING DELISLE ROCKS FUNDRAISING EVENT ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 27TH, 2013. http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-rocks-house-sponsoring-delisle-rocks-fundraising-event-wednesday-march-27th-2013 Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:57:00 GMT <p>  </p> <p style=""> <strong>Toronto, Ontario</strong> (March 25, 2013) – <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>, announced today that it is putting on dancing shoes in support of a great cause in sponsoring the Delise Rocks fundraising gala.  Delisle Youth Services supports and encourages youth to navigate safely through the teen years, often a turbulent time in a young person's life, and grow into confident, productive adults.  <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>, a leading Canadian eCommerce company supports causes focused on building better communities across Canada and other parts of the world.  For the second year in a row, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> is excited to participate again in 2013.</p> <p style=""> Providing a Shopping spree gift prize and some other treats for those in attendance is a fun way for <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> to participate in this important event.  “Delisle Youth Services helps teens through some of the most vulnerable years of their lives, by supporting them, we are supporting the building of stronger Canadian communities,” said Drew Green ceo and co-founder of <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>.</p> <p style=""> Offering a service that helps Canadians save time by finding the products they need for just about any facet of their life is something <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>  is proud to offer.  Delisle’s innovative home, school and community programs continually need the support of folks in these communities.  “We don’t think it’s a leap to think that giving Canadians the ability to Shop whenever and wherever they choose gives people more time to spend supporting the children and charities in their community,” added Green.</p> <p style=""> <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>  is passionate about contributing to the Canadian philanthropic sector as another way to help create something special here in Canada, for Canada.</p> <p style=""> <strong>About Delisle Youth Services</strong></p> <p style=""> Delisle Youth Services is a United Way member organization that helps youth and their families cope through difficult times, develop new skills and forge a path for promising futures.  Delisle operates many programs: including counseling, a group home, a day treatment program, in school programs, a queer youth program, an art gallery, a youth centre and residential case management for teens with complex special needs.</p> <p style=""> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p style=""> SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that Rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, SHOP.CA offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p style=""> ###</p> <p style=""> <strong>For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact:</strong></p> <p style=""> Lisa Kwong | NKPR | <a href="mailto:lisa@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow">lisa@nkpr.net</a> | 416.365.3630 x242</p> <p align="center">  </p> <p align="center"> <em>Please follow </em><a href="http://shop.ca/"><em>SHOP.CA</em></a><em> and @SHOPdotCA for exciting, new updates</em></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:8410c7e8-2ee9-4891-bcc8-e6952d8e51ea SHOP.CA MAKES A CHARITABLE AND STYLISH MARK IN THE CANADIAN FASHION COMMUNITY BY SPONSORING A DARE TO WEAR LOVE DRESS DURING THE 2013, WORLD MASTERCARD FASHION WEEK http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-charitable-stylish-mark-canadian-fashion-community-sponsoring-dare-wear-love-dress-during-2013-world-mastercard-fashion-week Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:02:00 GMT <p style="margin:0px 0px 8px;color:rgb(35, 35, 35);"> <b>Toronto, Ontario</b> (March 20, 2013) – <a href="http://shop.ca/%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank"><span style="color:rgb(4, 46, 238);">SHOP.CA</span></a>, announced today that it is a sponsor for a dress in the Dare To Wear Love fashion show as part of the World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto for the second year in a row. As a Canadian eCommerce company that supports causes focused on building better communities across Canada and other parts of the world, <a href="http://shop.ca/%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank"><span style="color:rgb(4, 46, 238);">SHOP.CA</span></a> is excited to participate again in 2013. </p> <p style="margin:0px;color:rgb(35, 35, 35);"> Being able to provide an artists travel and accommodation along with gifts for attendees is an exciting way for <a href="http://shop.ca/%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank"><span style="color:rgb(4, 46, 238);">SHOP.CA</span></a> to participate in this very important initiative.  “Supporting the Stephen Lewis Foundation through our involvement in Dare To Wear again this year is a very special chance for us to continue to give back to the community,” said Drew Green ceo and co-founder of <a href="http://shop.ca/%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank"><span style="color:rgb(4, 46, 238);">SHOP.CA</span></a>.</p> <p style="margin:0px;color:rgb(35, 35, 35);min-height:14px;">  </p> <p style="margin:0px;color:rgb(35, 35, 35);"> Providing Canadians with more than just great products, value and service is integral to everything <a href="http://shop.ca/%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank"><span style="color:rgb(4, 46, 238);">SHOP.CA</span></a> stands for.  “While we enhance the Canadian eCommerce experience, we also want to give back in meaningful ways – it just makes sense as a responsible company,” added Green.</p> <p style="margin:0px;color:rgb(35, 35, 35);min-height:14px;">  </p> <p style="margin:0px;color:rgb(35, 26, 26);"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;color:#042eee;"><a href="http://shop.ca/%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank">SHOP.CA</a></span> is passionate about contributing to the Canadian philanthropic sector as another way to provide an alternative to the U.S. powered online, big box and retail conglomerates storming into Canada.</p> <p style="margin:0px;color:rgb(35, 26, 26);min-height:14px;">  </p> <p style="margin:0px;color:rgb(35, 35, 35);"> <b>About Dare To Wear Love</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;color:rgb(35, 35, 35);"> <b>DARE TO WEAR LOVE</b> celebrates the talents and commitment to social justice of Canada’s fashion design community and performing artists and raises funds and awareness for the Stephen Lewis Foundation using the Power of Fashion for Good.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 5px;color:rgb(35, 35, 35);"> The Stephen Lewis Foundation puts money directly into the hands of grassroots organizations in Africa that are turning the tide on the AIDS pandemic in ways that are innovative, sophisticated and effective.</p> <p style="margin:0px;color:rgb(4, 46, 238);"> <span style="color:#232323;"><b>About </b><a href="http://shop.ca/%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank"><span style="color:#042eee;"><b>SHOP.CA</b></span></a></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;color:rgb(35, 35, 35);"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;color:#042eee;"><a href="http://shop.ca/%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank">SHOP.CA</a></span> is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that Rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, <a href="http://shop.ca/%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank"><span style="color:rgb(4, 46, 238);">SHOP.CA</span></a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping <span style="color:#2d2d2d;">options.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:rgb(35, 35, 35);"> ###</p> <p style="margin:0px;color:rgb(35, 35, 35);"> <b>For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact:</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;color:rgb(35, 35, 35);"> Lisa Kwong | NKPR | <a href="mailto:lisa@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow"><span style="color:#0433ff;">lisa@nkpr.net</span></a> | 416.365.3630 x242</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:rgb(35, 35, 35);min-height:14px;">  </p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:rgb(35, 35, 35);"> <i>Please visit </i><a href="http://shop.ca/"><span style="color:#0433ff;"><i>SHOP.CA</i></span></a><i> and @SHOPdotCA for exciting, new updates</i></p> <div>  </div> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:b6f55ea4-2e64-4a1f-a2f8-25b699d35e0c SHOP.CA ANNOUNCES STORE RE-DESIGN AND DOMINANT SELECTION IN HOME APPLIANCES http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-announces-store-re-design-dominant-selection-home-appliances Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:52:00 GMT <p> <strong style="text-align:left;"><em>SHOP.CA sets new Canadian standard with combination of vast selection of home appliances available with free shipping, 365 day returns and up to 2.5% Rewards on every purchase.</em></strong></p> <p style="text-align:left;"> <strong>TORONTO, ON, March 7, 2013 </strong>– <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>, Canada's largest online shopping site, has focused a significant effort to providing Canadians with unparalleled access to one of the country’s largest appliance selections and the only place to get Free Shipping, Free Returns and Rewards up to 2.5% on each purchase.  Appliances range from popular kitchen griddles to the most advanced fridges and stoves – <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> has made it their passion to get Canada the products it continually asks for.</p> <p style="text-align:left;"> Since <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> launched, Canadians have continually showed interest in finding home appliances on the site.  “We have listened to our customers and worked closely with our partners to bring the best value and widest selection possible to <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>,” said Drew Green, ceo and co-founder of <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>.</p> <p style="text-align:left;"> Having fun while cooking – this is something that is a very natural passion at <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>.  “Every Wednesday night, we have a team gathering where one of our Customer Loyalty leaders uses products found on our site to make an awesome dinner.  It’s great team building and a great chance to try out all of the wonderful products we carry,” said Green.  Combining this passion with products that help improve the Canadian household experience and save money with Rewards of up to 2.5% on every purchase is what <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> is all about.</p> <p style="text-align:left;"> Continuing on its mission to provide Canadians with an alternative to the U.S. powered online, big box and retail conglomerates storming into Canada, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> continually strives to bring the best products in the world to its storefront.  “<span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Offering Canadians a vast selection of appliances from the world's best brands is another way we give every Canadian the ability to get the products they want from a Canadian owned and operated online company," says Green.</span></p> <p style="text-align:left;"> Below are links to a sampling of the extensive Home Appliance products <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> has added to its store:</p> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;">  </p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AAgama&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Agama</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABeerMachine&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">BeerMachine</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABionaire&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Bionaire</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABissell&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Bissell</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABlack%2B%2BDecker%2BAppliances&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Black Decker Appliances</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABlack%2B%26%2BDecker&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Black & Decker</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABormioli%2BRocco&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Bormioli Rocco</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABosch&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Bosch</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABrada&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Brada</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABreville&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Breville</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABroan&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Broan</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABroan%2BNutone&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Broan Nutone</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABrother&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Brother</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABur-Cam%2BPumps&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Bur-Cam Pumps</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ACROCK-POT&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">CROCK-POT</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ACloer&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Cloer</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ACrock-Pot&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Crock-Pot</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ACuisinart&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Cuisinart</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ADanby&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Danby</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ADelonghi&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Delonghi</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ADundas%2BJafine&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Dundas Jafine</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AEdgeware&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Edgeware</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AElectrolux&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Electrolux</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AEureka&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Eureka</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AFood%2BSaver&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Food Saver</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AFrigidaire&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Frigidaire</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AFrigidaire%2BAffinity&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Frigidaire Affinity</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGE&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">GE</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGE%2BAppliances&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">GE Appliances</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGE%2BProfile&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">GE Profile</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGeneral&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">General</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGeorge%2BForeman&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">George Foreman</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGerm%2BGuardian&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Germ Guardian</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGinsu&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Ginsu</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGreenpan&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Greenpan</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AHaier&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Haier</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AHamilton%2BBeach&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Hamilton Beach</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AHeaven%2BFresh&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Heaven Fresh</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a 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href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AWest%2BBend&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">West Bend</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AWestinghouse&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Westinghouse</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AWhirlpool&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Whirlpool</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AWhirpool&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">Whirpool</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AWhite-Westinghouse&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">White-Westinghouse</a></p> </td> <td style="width:164px;"> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AiRobot&minPrice=&categoryId=16335&storeId=10201">iRobot</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin-left:18pt;text-align:left;">  </p> <p style="text-align:left;"> <strong>About </strong><strong><a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a></strong></p> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> is becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping, providing a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> has become the fastest growing retail site in Canada and in Q4 2012 was a top 10 most visited Canadian owned ecommerce site. Please visit <a href="http://www.shop.ca" rel="nofollow">www.shop.ca </a></p> <p style="text-align:left;"> ###                                            </p> <p style="text-align:left;"> <strong>For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact:</strong></p> <p style="text-align:left;"> Lisa Kwong | NKPR | <a href="mailto:lisa@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow">lisa@nkpr.net</a> | 416.365.3630 x242</p> <p style="text-align:left;"> <em>Please visit </em><a href="http://shop.ca/"><em>SHOP.CA</em></a><em> and <a href="http://twitter.com/SHOPdotCA" rel="nofollow">@SHOPdotCA </a>for exciting, new updates</em></p> <p>  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:7ee78a28-9dbc-4a45-9cda-b91453a3c45d SHOP.CA LAUNCHES TRAVEL CATEGORY WITH "TRIPLE DIP" TRAVEL REWARDS & BEST PRICE GUARANTEE http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-launches-travel-category-triple-dip-travel-rewards-price-guarantee Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:27:00 GMT <p> <strong><a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Travel guarantees the lowest price on all travel bookings through until March 15, 2013.</strong></p> <p> <strong>Toronto, Ontario (March 1, 2013)</strong> – <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> announces the launch of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Travel, in partnership with TravelOnly, one of the top-rated travel agencies in North America. Together, this partnership will bring an integrated online travel-booking engine to <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, adding an exciting new category to <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>'s extensive online marketplace and provide <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> reward members the opportunity to triple dip when they book their travel.</p> <p> “This partnership offers never before seen value for <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> members who are also active users of other travel loyalty programs. We are constantly adding selection to create a better experience for our members, and travel is an important category our consumers were demanding. This unique offering has been in the works for over a year” says Drew Green, ceo and co-founder of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>.</p> <p> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> members will have access to an unprecedented number of travel rewards, with the opportunity to “Triple Dip” and earn (or redeem) three times the travel rewards by using their SHOP.CA Rewards, which pays up to 2.5% on every purchase, Visa travel points and AIR MILES® when purchasing a vacation package on <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Travel. Both companies are confident that this unique offer will resonate well with Canadians.</p> <p> “<a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is one of the fastest growing retail sites in Canada, and we share their passion for both Canadian consumers and the important of service when selling online” says Greg Luciano, president of TravelOnly. “Together, we are committed to leveraging our strengths to grow <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Travel so we can bring <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> members best level of service, rewards and at the lowest prices, guaranteed.”</p> <p> This new travel category will add even more products to the growing <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> marketplace, which setting the bar high for one of its unique differentiators – product selection. Now, with <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Travel, Canadians will have a one-stop for all their online shopping and travel needs.</p> <p> <strong>About Travel Only</strong><br /> TravelOnly is a family owned and operated Canadian Company with over 38 years of experience. They are a licensed wholesale/retail travel agency from coast to coast. The company has over 500 Travel Agent professionals and provides attention to detail and expert advice to every customer. State of the art software and booking engine enables travel specialists to identify excellent values on all major wholesalers and consolidators.</p> <p> <strong>About <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a></strong><br /> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping, providing a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> has become the fastest growing retail site in Canada and top 10 most visited Canadian owned ecommerce site. Please visit <a href="http://www.shop.ca" rel="nofollow">www.shop.ca</a>.</p> <p> ###</p> <p> For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact:<br /> Lisa Kwong | NKPR | <a href="mailto:lisa@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow">lisa@nkpr.net</a> | 416.365.3630 x242<br /> Please visit <a href="http://www.shop.ca" rel="nofollow">www.shop.ca</a> and <a href="http://twitter.com/SHOPdotCA" rel="nofollow">@SHOPdotCA</a> for exciting, new updates</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:4ac652c6-94d8-4704-a1a8-c427b2fc9f05 SHOP.CA ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF THOUSANDS OF ADDITIONAL MUSIC PRODUCTS FOR CANADIANS TO ENJOY http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-announces-addition-of-thousands-of-additional-music-products-canadians-enjoy Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:17:00 GMT <p>  </p> <p align="center"> <em>SHOP.CA’s retail community continues to strengthen, offering members a vast selection of products that include free shipping, 365 day returns and rewards of up to 2.5% on every purchase</em></p> <p> <strong>TORONTO, ON, February 28, 2013 </strong>– <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>, Canada's largest online shopping site, announces the addition of many of the world’s best musical brands to its storefront.  From instructional books and starter kits to the highest end professional instruments and audio equipment, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> has fast become Canada’s answer for Canadians who want to access a single destination for all of their buying needs.</p> <p> Providing the very best in musical products is something the <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> team (many of whom love to play instruments) is passionate about.  “Like art and literature, music is an integral pillar to the growth of our children and culture.  Providing music products with free Shipping and Reward dollars is our small part in contributing the growth of Canada’s culture and something that makes us proud to do,” said Drew Green, ceo and co-founder of <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>.</p> <p> Providing billions of dollars of inventory through a single online shopping cart for products shipped in Canada, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> is passionate about leveraging that access to provide products that help expand creativity at a school and professional level.  <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> investment in product expansion both ensures the best product selection, hassle free checkout and Rewards of up to 2.5% on every purchase for members.</p> <p> Continuing on its mission to provide Canadians with an alternative to the U.S. powered online, big box and retail conglomerates storming into Canada, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> continually strives to bring the best products in the world to its storefront.  “Providing the best in musical instruments is another way we deliver the ability for every Canadian to be able to buy online, the products they want, from a Canadian owned and operated company.” says Green.</p> <p> Below are links to a sampling of the extensive Music products collection <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> has added to its store:</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:658px;" width="494"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AArt%2Band%2BLutherie&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Art and Lutherie</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABehringer&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Behringer</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABrain&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Brain</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABreedlove&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Breedlove</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABudda&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Budda</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ACE&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">CE</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ACarl%2BMartin&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Carl Martin</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AComposite%2BAcoustic&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Acoustic</a><a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AD%27Addario&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">D'Addario</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ADR%2BStrings&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">DR Strings</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ADava&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Dava</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ADean&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Dean</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ADean%2BMarkley&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Dean Markley</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ADimarzio&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Dimarzio</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ADixon&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Dixon</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AEMG&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">EMG</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AEpiphone&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Epiphone</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AErnie%2BBall&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Ernie Ball</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AEventide&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Eventide</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AEvidence&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Evidence</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AF%2BBass&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">F Bass</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AFarley%27s&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Farley's</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AFender&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Fender</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AFishman&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Fishman</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGibson&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Gibson</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGotoh&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Gotoh</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGretsch%2BGuitars&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Gretsch Guitars</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGrip%2BStudios&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Grip Studios</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGroove%2BTubes&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Groove Tubes</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AHercules&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Hercules</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AHofner&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Hofner</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AHohner&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Hohner</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AIbanez&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Ibanez</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AKorg&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Korg</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AMahalo&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Mahalo</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AMark%2BBass&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Mark Bass</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AMarshall&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Marshall</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AMartin%2BGuitar&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Martin Guitar</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AMusicman&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Musicman</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AOasis&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Oasis</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AOrange&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Orange</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AOvation&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Ovation</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3APaul%2BReed%2BSmith%2B%28PRS%29&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Paul Reed Smith </a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3APeavey&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Peavey</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3APete%2BSchmidt&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Pete Schmidt</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3APick%2BStick&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Pick Stick</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3APigtronix&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Pigtronix</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3APing&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Ping</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ARockBag&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">RockBag</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ARockCable&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">RockCable</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ARockCase&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">RockCase</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ARockStand&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">RockStand</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ASquier&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Squier</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AStage%2BTrix&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Stage Trix</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ASterling&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Sterling</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ATaylor&minPrice=&categoryId=16438&storeId=10201">Taylor</a>   </p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AEvans&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Evans</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AFirestix&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Firestix</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AFirst%2BNote&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">First Note</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGibraltar&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Gibraltar</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ALP&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">LP</a>                              </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ALudwig&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Ludwig</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3APearl&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Pearl</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3APremier&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Premier</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3APro%2BBeat&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Pro Beat</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3APromark&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Promark</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ARegal%2BTip&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Regal Tip</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ARemo&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Remo</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AReunion%2BBlues&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Reunion Blues</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ASabian&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Sabian</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ASonor&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Sonor</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ATama&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Tama</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AVater&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Vater</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:167px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AVic%2BFirth&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Vic Firth</a></p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AWestbury&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Westbury</a></p> </td> <td style="width:141px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AYamaha&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Yamaha</a></p> </td> <td style="width:188px;"> <p style="margin-left:36pt;text-align:left;"> o   <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AZildjian&minPrice=&categoryId=16437&storeId=10201">Zildjian</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>About </strong><strong><a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a></strong></p> <p> <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> is becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping, providing a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> has become the fastest growing retail site in Canada and in Q4 2012 was a top 10 most visited Canadian owned ecommerce site. Please visit <a href="http://www.shop.ca" rel="nofollow">www.shop.ca </a></p> <p style="text-align:center;"> ###                                            </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact:</strong></p> <p style="text-align:center;"> Lisa Kwong | NKPR | <a href="mailto:lisa@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow">lisa@nkpr.net</a> | 416.365.3630 x242</p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em>Please visit </em><a href="http://shop.ca/"><em>SHOP.CA</em></a><em> and <a href="http://twitter.com/SHOPdotCA" rel="nofollow">@SHOPdotCA</a> for exciting, new updates</em></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:89a84bf5-4951-464c-b056-26a5003820bb THE HUFFINGTON POST CANADA: THE FIVE TYPES OF ONLINE SHOPPERS http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/huffington-post-canada-five-types-of-online-shoppers Tue, 26 Feb 2013 02:40:00 GMT <p> The act of "window shopping" has moved from an afternoon at the mall to an afternoon of web browsing from home, or mobile web browsing on the go. It's not surprising.</p> <p> Online shopping in Canada is rising in popularity for a number of reasons -- as more retailers realize the market value of an online presence, we're seeing more and more products available for purchase online.</p> <p> Retailers are also recognizing the value of exclusive offers and online deals to drive sales. And let's not forget how accessible the "World Wide Web" is to the average consumer. Whether you access the internet from work or home, on your mobile device or via free WiFi at one of ten coffee shops down the road -- any road -- Internet accessibility has created an era of constant browsing, which is a behavior that is changing the landscape of "the consumer."</p> <p> As someone who works in the business of eCommerce, I have noticed some interesting online shopping trends that put the buying habits of the online consumer front and centre. More specifically, the online shopper often falls into different profile categories, a handful of which I'll outline below.</p> <p> <strong>(1) The Avid Shopper</strong><br /> Online shopping has created an accessibility that wasn't available previously, having access to millions of products ready for purchase at your fingertips. This has created a shopper who is online everyday bidding and buying from their favorite retailers and online stores.</p> <p> These early-adopters have been shopping online for years and know all the trade secrets. They know which sites have the best shipping rates, the best customer service, the best deals and the best return policies. In fact, most of their shopping is done online. Their friends call them a "shopaholic" but really, they're just savvy shoppers who are ahead of the trend when it comes to online or mobile shopping, which I believe is the direction of all future commerce.</p> <p> <strong>(2) The Emotional Shopper</strong><br /> We all know the phrase 'retail therapy.' An emotional shopper is someone who splurges to fill a need -- they buy because they're upset, stressed out or just plain bored. Whatever the reason, the instant gratification of hitting the checkout button and the rush of excitement that comes with receiving a purchase is usually enough reason to do it again.</p> <p> <strong>(3) The Impulse Buyer</strong><br /> Online sales and exclusive offers feed the impulse shopper, and there's certainly no shortage of that when you window shop online for your next spend. This shopper gets trigger-happy when they browse a sale and see "1 item left in stock" -- the sense of urgency drives the purchase and regardless of whether it's a need or a want, this person can justify it. Retailers have caught on to the impulse buying trend and now have a number of sales tactics used to appeal to this buyer including: A smart sidebar that features "other items you may be interested in" based on what the customer has previously browsed or purchased. This tactic is similar to the point of sale displays in-stores that showcase a bunch of smaller, affordable items next to the cash register. If there's a way for the retailer to maximize on an impulse purchase, they will.</p> <p> <strong>(4) The Deal Hunter</strong><br /> Deal hunters are a special type of shopper because finding the deal drives their compulsion. They are always in the know about a sale and are probably subscribed to every online newsletter that exists. Deal hunters are strategic, patient and a little bit adventurous because they know that everything eventually goes on sale and they're willing wait even if it means possibly losing out.</p> <p> <strong>(5) The Casual Shopper</strong><br /> Relating to my last post, there are many casual shoppers who are still on the fence about buying online. Many have made an occasional purchase online, but not before weighing the risks, doing their research and educating themselves before hitting the checkout button. They are the opposite of an impulse buyer. A casual shopper is usually a smart shopper, always having money saved for a rainy day.</p> <p> With the evolution of eCommerce comes the evolution of the online buyer, so what can we learn from this? Great eCommerce is agile eCommerce. As more dollars continue to go into online spending, it's important to pay attention to the buying habits of the online consumer.</p> <p> The list above is not exclusive to one type of shopper. In fact, many people can possess multiple shopping traits so let me ask you this: what type of online shopper are you?</p> <p> See the original article here: <strong><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/drew-green/online-shopping-canada_b_2742950.html" rel="nofollow">The Five Types of Online Shoppers</a></strong></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:fed67f27-f663-48e0-86e0-ebbf355cae7a SHOP.CA PARTNERS WITH UNITED WAY CENTRAIDE CANADA TO MAKE POSITIVE IMPACT ON CANADIAN COMMUNITIES http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-partners-united-way-centraide-canada-positive-impact-canadian-communities Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:25:00 GMT <p style="text-align:left;"> <strong>Toronto, Ontario</strong> <strong>(February 20, 2013) </strong>– <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, announced today that it has chosen United Way Centraide Canada as one of its charities of choice.  Helping to build stronger communities and being connected with Canadians through this relationship is a fundamental pillar to <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>’s mission to be Canada’s number one online shopping destination.</p> <p style="text-align:left;"> For almost 100 years, United Ways and Centraides across Canada have been engaging and inspiring Canadians to give and volunteer to help those in need and build stronger communities. “We are proud that our organizations have come together to provide community support and continue to motivate positive change in Canadian communities,” says Drew Green, CEO and founder of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>.</p> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is a group of distinctly thoughtful people who have created Canada’s most unique online shopping destination, and a relationship with the United Way Centraide Canada galvanizes something all partners at <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> are proud of – giving back to the community, every day.</p> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> and United Way Centraide Canada share deep interests that demonstrate trust, integrity, transparency, inclusivity and respect. This innovative partnership which ensures a quarter of a percent of net sales at <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> go to the United Way Centraide, a unique way to connect every day purchases to every day giving.</p> <p style="text-align:left;"> “We are grateful to <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> and its customers for their deep commitment to making lasting change in their communities,” says Dr. Jacline Abray-Nyman, President & CEO, United Way Centraide Canada. “With support provided by <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, United Way Centraides can continue to achieve meaningful, long-term improvements to the quality of life in Canadian communities, by addressing not just the symptoms of problems but also getting at the root causes. It’s about making fundamental</p> <p style="text-align:left;"> changes to community conditions.”</p> <p style="text-align:left;"> <strong>About United Way Canada</strong></p> <p style="text-align:left;"> Today, there are over 100 United Way Centraides across the country. Each one is a non-profit charitable organization governed by a volunteer-led local Board of Directors. Each United Way Centraide mobilizes their community to give, volunteer and act in support its community.</p> <p style="text-align:left;"> United Way Centraide Canada, has a distinct role to provide leadership, guidance and support to local United Way Centraides across the country.</p> <p style="text-align:left;"> <strong>About <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a></strong></p> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p style="text-align:left;"> ###</p> <p style="text-align:left;"> <strong>For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact:</strong></p> <p style="text-align:left;"> Lisa Kwong | NKPR | <a href="mailto:lisa@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow">lisa@nkpr.net</a> | 416.365.3630 x242</p> <p style="text-align:left;"> <em>Please visit </em><a href="http://shop.ca/"><em>SHOP.CA</em></a><em> and @SHOPdotCA for exciting, new updates</em></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:d2a0ea1d-800f-4e89-b69d-a07c910be217 SHOP.CA LAUNCHES UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF JEWELLERY PRODUCTS FOR CANADIANS TO CHOOSE FROM http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-launches-unprecedented-number-of-jewellery-products-canadians-choose Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:34:00 GMT <p> <strong>Further building on its massive selection, SHOP.CA adds 10’s of thousands of Jewellery products</strong></p> <p> <strong>TORONTO, ON, February 19, 2013</strong> – <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, Canada's largest online shopping destination, announces the addition of thousands of world-class jewellery products to its storefront. This expansion continues to entrench <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> as the access point for Canadians to shop across billions of dollars of inventory using a single online shopping cart for products that ship from within Canada, to Canadians. <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>’s investment in product expansion is part of a growth strategy that ensures guests and members get the benefit of a the best product selection, hassle free checkout experience, free shipping on millions of products and free returns up to 365 days a year.</p> <p> Ever excited about adding more style and luxury to the storefront, Drew Green, ceo and co-founder of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, is very proud about the products that range from rings, diamonds, bracelets, earrings and everything in between. “Canadians have a sophisticated sense of style and expect the best Jewellery at great value. We have pursued the very best Canada has to offer and have brought it to our site,” says Green.</p> <p> Continuing on its mission to provide Canadians with an alternative to the U.S. powered online, big box and retail conglomerates storming into Canada, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> has launched the jewellery products knowing that they are among the best in the world and come with the additional value of free shipping, free returns and no duty charges. “We are passionate that every Canadian should be able to buy what they want online from a Canadian owned and operated company. We want Canadians to have the peace of mind that they are building the Canadian economy, not sending their hard earned dollars south of the border,” added Green.</p> <p> Below are links to a sampling of the extensive Jewellery collection <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> has added to its store:</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AAdia%2BKibur&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Adia Kibur</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AAim&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Aim</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABelle%2BNoel&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Belle Noel</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABen%2BMoss&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Ben Moss</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABest%2BDesu&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Best Desu</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABien%2BBien&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Bien Bien</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABiko&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Biko</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABiko%2BJewellery&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Biko Jewellery</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABubbles%2Band%2BGems&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Bubbles and Gems</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ACharles%2BAlbert&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Charles Albert</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ACocoa%2BJewelry&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Cocoa Jewelry</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ACrystalline%2BJewel&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Crystalline Jewel</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ADoma%2BJewellery&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Doma Jewellery</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ADora%2BRings&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Dora Rings</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AElite%2BJewels&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Elite Jewels</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AFoxy%2BOrginals&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Foxy Originals</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGiles%2B%26amp%3B%2BBrother&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Giles & Brother</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGlam%2BPearls&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Glam Pearls</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGorjana&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Gorjana</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AHouse%2Bof%2BHarlow%2B1960&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">House of Harlow 1960</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AJoia&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Joia</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AKara%2Bby%2BKara%2BRoss&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Kara by Kara Ross</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AMe%2Bto%2BWe%2BArtisans&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Me to We Artisans</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ASWAROVSKI%2BELEMENTS&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Swarovski</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ASisco%2B%26%2BBerluti&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Sisco & Berluti</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ASophie%2BBlake&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Sophie Blake</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ATouch%2Bof%2BGem&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Touch of Gem</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> <td style="width:328px;"> <dl> <dd> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10301&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ATrina%2BTurk&minPrice=&categoryId=10112&storeId=10201">Trina Turk</a></dd> </dl> <ul> </ul> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>About <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a></strong></p> <p> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping, providing a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> has become the fastest growing retail site in Canada and in Q4 2012 was a top 10 most visited Canadian owned ecommerce site. Please visit <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">www.shop.ca</a></p> <p> ###</p> <p> For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact: Lisa Kwong | NKPR | <a href="mailto:lisa@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow">lisa@nkpr.net</a> | 416.365.3630 x242</p> <p> Please visit <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> and <a href="http://twitter.com/SHOPdotCA" rel="nofollow">@SHOPdotCA</a> for exciting, new updates</p> <p>  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:f9524768-bec0-4b15-847c-16c926bf1438 ITBUSINESS.CA: HOW SHOP.CA TAPPED AN ENTERPRISE SOLUTION TO SELL MORE SKUS THAN WAL-MART http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/itbusinessca-shopca-tapped-enterprise-solution-sell-skus-wal-mart Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:52:00 GMT <p> <strong>It just opened its virtual doors last summer, but <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> is the fastest growing e-commerce site in Canada and has a product inventory that dwarfs even retail giants. The secret to its rapid scale was a core team focused on building out an IT solution designed to onboard products quickly, and keep customers coming back for them.</strong></p> <p> By: Brian Jackson</p> <p> On stage at IBM Connect, Big Blue's marquee social enterprise conference in Orlando, Sandy Carter presents success stories from large enterprise customers using IBM's WebSphere Commerce solution – the most-used e-commerce platform of the top 100 retailers counts Sears, Nokia, Ikea, Sony, Canon, Staples, and Mazda among its customers.</p> <p> But one example, albeit briefly flashed on the massive screen displaying the presentation of Sandy Carter, vice-president of social business evangelism at IBM Corp., is not like the others. <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> appears alongside the enterprise-grade customers and is credited for boosting its sales by using a customer loyalty program. But <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> isn't a multi-national retailer with thousands of employees – it's a Toronto-based startup now counting 34 staff, and not even a year old after launching in July 2012. But it's already Canada's largest online shopping destination, offering SKUs than a Wal-Mart store by a wide margin. <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> added 450,000 new products to its database in the fourth quarter of 2012, while a typical large Wal-Mart store sells around 120,000 products. In total, <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> offers in the ball park of 15 million products.</p> <p> To adopt a solution used by mega-retailers, <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> approached IBM as a strategic partner nine months before it opened its doors, says <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> CEO Trevor Newell. The early core team at <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> had deep IT experience that would go into creating the e-commerce platform, which was months in development. Newell, for one, had previously worked with enterprise software firms Oracle Corp., Siebel Systems Inc., and Janna Systems Inc.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> is currently selling more than 15 million different products. "With a team of less than 10 we deployed Web Sphere platform in less than 9 months," Newell says. "That was unheard of in IBM, they didn't think we could do it."</p> <p> The IT solution was key to <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>'s vision of presenting multiple brands in one storefront and selling customers items from multiple vendors in one shopping cart, with the shipping process coming together in the background. Adding a loyalty program that would give customers cash back on their purchases and the purchases they recommended to friends was the next step, a feature the <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> team built out in WebSphere Commerce. "Canadians love to share online so we created something called the social loyalty program," he says. "It created a gamification and badging system that allows you to earn more of those rewards."</p> <p> WebSphere Commerce also has Toronto roots, being built out of the IBM lab there ahead of its launch in 1996. James Fong was a part of that team, and is the product manager of WebSphere Commerce for IBM today. He says the software provides everything a retailer would need to start selling inventory online. It includes the database for what you're selling, allows you to create marketing materials around it, gives customers a way to check order status and automatic calculations of shipping and taxes. But while the automation is there, it's also flexible enough to be customized by the business.</p> <p> "It's a mix, we have strong business users tools and we also have a way to programmatically extend the service," he says. "We're focused on a scalable e-commerce platform that can build out that bigger solution."</p> <p> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> used its IT team to build out a loyalty rewards bank. It includes a currency system with credits and debits guided by a rule set. It rewards users when a friend buys something they recommended with a 1 per cent commission. So far, the program has awarded more than $3 million to member's accounts.</p> <p> The e-commerce site also integrated Pluck, an engagement platform from Demand Media, that allows user to register on the site using existing social media profiles. It's an alternative to having a user register with an e-mail address and then fill out several fields of information. It also helps gel the loyalty program that's so important to <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>'s business.</p> <p> "It's one of the reasons we exist and in our six months we're seeing strong loyalty," Newell says. "To oversimplifiy it, people are buying form us every other month. So we're really happy with how the loyalty program is working."</p> <p> It's unique how much <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> has built with WebSphere Commerce compared to other customers, Fong observes. <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> also had help from an IBM partner to assist with the work. But a key part to its ability to quickly grow its product database and customer registrations was the software's ability to handle Web server caching.</p> <p> "You want to be able to cache the viewing of a product, because it's not personalized for an individual," Fong says. "When you have such a large catalogue, you have customers spread out across that catalogue." Since <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> offers so many products, Web pages for each individual item don't already exist, waiting for visitors. Instead those pages are created when a customer calls for the item from the database. But once they are created, the pages are saved for the next person that wants to view that item, so the load times are faster.</p> <p> It's one of the reasons <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> has become the fastest growing e-commerce site in the country. <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>'s Supplier World portal for its clients also helps, allowing for its product sources to load their products into the online mall via XML feeds or even spreadsheets. "Companies like Wal-mart launched 400 new SKUs in all of Q4," Newell says. "Our ability to onboard 10,000 new products every week is a real scale of efficiency that we're proud of."</p> <p> With growth at that pace, expect <a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> to be featured on stage for an even longer amount of time at future IBM conferences.</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:43f66a96-967a-4898-aa98-914532aef36c SHOP.CA LAUNCHES NEW SERVICE OFFERING TO HELP ITS COMMUNITY OF RETAILERS IMPROVE ONLINE http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-launches-new-service-offering-its-community-of-retailers-improve-online Wed, 13 Feb 2013 03:16:00 GMT <p> <strong><a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Services aimed at growing roster of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> retail and manufacturer partners that want to provide a better online experience for their consumers, while adding more efficient channel distribution</strong></p> <p> <strong>Toronto, Ontario (February 13, 2013)</strong> – <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> announces the launch of its new eCommerce service, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Services, Powered by Demac Media. Available to both current and potential <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> merchants, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Services are designed to make eCommerce more accessible to small, medium and large scale product sellers by providing rich, flexible and scalable eCommerce solutions designed specifically to meet the needs of each client.</p> <p> As the largest online shopping destination in Canada, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> aims to contribute to an improved eCommerce landscape here in Canada according to <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> ceo and co-founder Drew Green, “As much as we are a retailer to consumers, we’re a technology platform that’s both an online marketplace and partner to retailers and manufactures to help them compete in a rapidly changing retail landscape.”</p> <p> From design and user experience, implementation and development through to backend systems integration, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Services creates a flexible platform that fits each business.</p> <p> “Demac Media and <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> have invested heavily over the past year to build a very robust and deep integration between our two platforms. As a result, we can offer merchants very rapid time-to-market for our standard integration, along with a branded operator owned experience, while still being flexible enough to accommodate unique business needs such as custom business logic or pre-processing of data on either end,” says Dimitri Colomvakos, CTO and co-founder of Demac Media.</p> <p> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Services Powered by Demac Media offers three different levels of service that will help businesses succeed with eCommerce:</p> <ol style="margin-left:80px;"> <li> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Marketplace Integration: For businesses interested in automating as much of their channel strategy as possible while accessing a broader national customer base, Demac Media’s seamless integration service will help businesses integrate and manage their products into the <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> marketplace via Supplier World. This gives suppliers the ability to directly control pricing, product info and inventory on an external channel with ease and convenience.</li> <br /> <li> eCommerce Implementation: For businesses who want their own website and eCommerce platform, Demac Media can assist with everything from user experience design (UX) to web development, integration, SEO/SEM, affiliate marketing and conversion optimization to help grow their brand.</li> <br /> <li> Agile Merchant Partnership (AMP): This is a fully managed platform and service complete with strategy ideation and execution.</li> </ol> <br /> <p> “As the first certified integration partner for SHOP.CA, we have developed a very strong and close partnership. We’re excited to bring our expertise to other merchants in the SHOP.CA Marketplace and to help encourage the success of Canadian eCommerce,” says Matthew Bertulli, CEO & co-founder of Demac Media.</p> <p> For more information about <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Services and to inquire about pricing structure, please e-mail <a href="mailto:sales@shop.ca" rel="nofollow">sales@shop.ca</a></p> <p> <strong>About Demac Media</strong></p> <p> Demac Media (<a href="http://www.demacmedia.com" rel="nofollow">www.demacmedia.com</a>) is an award winning e-commerce agency based out of Toronto. As the largest Magento Gold Solutions Partner in Canada, Demac Media was awarded the 2011 Magento Partner Excellence Award, which placed the company among the Top 10 Magento Partners worldwide. From day one the company’s mission has been to be at the core of eCommerce and help grow the industry within Canada. As a full service eCommerce shop, Demac Media provides rich, flexible solutions that have been built, and battle tested with some of the best merchants on the web.</p> <p> <strong>About <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a></strong></p> <p> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping, providing a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> has become the fastest growing retail site in Canada and top 10 most visited Canadian owned ecommerce site. Please visit <a href="http://www.shop.ca" rel="nofollow">www.shop.ca.</a></p> <p> ###</p> <p> For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact: Lisa Kwong | NKPR | <a href="mailto:lisa@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow">lisa@nkpr.net</a> | 416.365.3630 x242</p> <p> Please visit www.shop.ca and <a href="http://twitter.com/SHOPdotCA" rel="nofollow">@SHOPdotCA</a> for exciting, new updates</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:be7e3e9b-c277-4993-8382-0d9a3215478f SHOP.CA LAUNCHES THOUSANDS OF NEW TOYS AMONG ITS MILLIONS OF PRODUCTS http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-launches-thousands-of-new-toys-among-its-millions-of-products Tue, 12 Feb 2013 01:14:00 GMT <p> <strong style="text-align:left;"><em>Continuing to build upon the massive community of retailers and manufacturers within its marketplace, SHOP.CA continues to give Canadians the opportunity to keep their shopping dollars in Canada</em></strong></p> <p> <strong>TORONTO, ON, February 11, 2013 </strong>– <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>, Canada's largest online shopping destination, announces the addition of thousands of new toys and hundreds of world class brands to its toy category. By partnering with companies that ship from within Canada, to Canadians, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> adds thousands of new products every week. This investment in product expansion has created an access point for Canadians to shop across billions of dollars of inventory using a single online shopping cart, while members shop and earn <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> Rewards on every purchase. Both guests and members get the benefit of a hassle free checkout experience, and free returns up to 365 days a year.</p> <p> Drew Green, ceo and co-founder of <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>, is especially proud to announce the introduction of 100s of new toy brands to <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a>.  “Our customers have asked that we provide more and more quality toy brands and we are simply elated to bring Canadians a homegrown choice for ordering fantastic toys for their families and friends,” says Green.</p> <p> Continuing on its mission to provide Canadians with an alternative to the U.S. powered online, big box and retail conglomerates storming into Canada, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> and the hundreds of retailers and manufacturers they have partnered with are focused on ensuring Canadians can buy the best products in the world with free shipping, free returns and no duty charges from a company that is built, owned and operated 100% in Canada. “It’s every Canadian’s right to buy from a Canadian company that offers vast selection, relentless service and cash rewards on every experience, as well as the peace of mind that they are not sending their hard earned dollars south of the border,” added Green.</p> <p> Below is a sample of the extensive list of toy brands <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> has added to Canada’s largest shopping destination this past weekend:</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3A4M&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">4M</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AActive%2BEdge&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Active Edge</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AAlex%2BToys&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Alex Toys</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AAll%2BAbout%2BBaby&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">All About Baby</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AAquarellum&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Aquarellum</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AB%2BBaby&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">B Baby</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AB%2BKids&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">B Kids</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AB.%2BToys&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">B. Toys</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABagues%2Ben%2BFolie&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Bagues en Folie</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABattat%2BToys&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Battat Toys</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ABright%2BStarts&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Bright Starts</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ACalico%2BCritters&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Calico Critters</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AChildren%27s%2BFactory&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Children's Factory</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ACrayola&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Crayola</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ADr.%2BSuess&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Dr. Suess</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AEarly%2BYears&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Early Years</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AEarlyears&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Earlyears</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AEri%2BCarle&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Eric Carle</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AFat%2BBrain%2BToys&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Fat Brain Toys</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AFun%2BSlides&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Fun Slides</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGalt&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Galt</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGames&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Games</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGertie&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Gertie</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGoplay&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Goplay</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AGuidecraft&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Guidecraft</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AHama&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Hama</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AHape&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Hape</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AHasbro&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Hasbro</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AJohn%2BDeere&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">John Deere</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AK%27s%2BKids&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">K's Kids</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AKaren%2BKatz&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Karen Katz</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AKid%2BKraft&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Kid Kraft</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AKidoozie&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Kidoozie</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ALearning%2BCurve%2BBaby&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Learning Curve Baby</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a 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href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AMelissa%2Band%2BDoug&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Melissa and Doug</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AMighty%2BWorld&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Mighty World</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a 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href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3APlantarium&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Plantarium</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3APlasmart&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Plasmart</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a 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href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ASunny%2BPark&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Sunny Park</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ASuperstructs&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Superstructs</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ATOLO&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">TOLO</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ATOMY&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">TOMY</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3ATaggies&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Taggies</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AThomas%2B%26%2BFriends&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Thomas & Friends</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AVTech&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">VTech</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AWePlay&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">WePlay</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> <td style="width:218px;"> <dl> <dd> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <a href="http://www.shop.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=1000&filterTerm=&maxPrice=&showResultsPage=true&langId=-1&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&metaData=&pageSize=&manufacturer=&resultCatEntryType=&catalogId=10351&pageView=image&searchTerm=&facet=mfName_ntk_cs%3AWedgits%2BBuilding%2BBlocks&minPrice=&categoryId=99101&storeId=10201">Wedgits Building Blocks</a></p> </dd> </dl> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin-left:40px;">  </p> <p> <strong>About </strong><strong><a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a></strong></p> <p style="text-align:left;"> <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> is becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping, providing a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, <a href="http://shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a> has become the fastest growing retail site in Canada and in Q4 2012 was a top 10 most visited Canadian owned ecommerce site. Please visit <a href="http://www.shop.ca" rel="nofollow">www.shop.ca </a></p> <p style="text-align:left;"> ###                             </p> <p style="text-align:left;">  </p> <p style=""> <strong>For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact:</strong></p> <p style=""> Lisa Kwong | NKPR | <a href="mailto:lisa@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow">lisa@nkpr.net</a> | 416.365.3630 x242</p> <p style=""> <em>Please visit </em><a href="http://shop.ca/"><em>SHOP.CA</em></a><em> and @SHOPdotCA for exciting, new updates</em></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:8d7f8715-92ba-4433-a189-9a3c87e63cb3 THE HUFFINGTON POST CANADA: ONLINE SHOPPING: ANSWERS TO YOUR TOP FEARS http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/huffington-post-canada-online-shopping-answers-top-fears Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:57:00 GMT <p> We live a life plugged in. We read our news, do our banking and communicate online without a thought of how it used to be. The landscape of our day-to-day lives is changing and you can either fear it or embrace it. Just know this is the direction of all future commerce.</p> <p> As a guy who lives and breathes the online retail world -- it's exciting. For online shopping, this means millions of products at your fingertips and a time savings element we all crave. With more and more Canadian retailers jumping on board with eCommerce, you have even more opportunities to buy everything you want from the comfort of your own home. Heck, you don't even have to get out of your pajamas if you don't want to. It's a win/win. So what's not to love, right?</p> <p> Read full article: <strong><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/drew-green/tips-online-shopping_b_2648665.html" rel="nofollow">Online Shopping: Answers to Your Top Fears</a></strong></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:b8961bd2-7e57-4e5b-9772-3c290d903c63 SHOP.CA Q4 TRAFFIC GROWTH MAKES IT THE FASTEST GROWING RETAIL SITE IN CANADA http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-q4-traffic-growth-fastest-growing-retail-canada Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:56:00 GMT <p> <strong>With staggering quarter-over-quarter growth, more Canadians are turning to SHOP.CA for their online shopping needs</strong></p> <p> <strong>TORONTO, ON, January 24, 2013</strong> – <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, Canada's largest online shopping destination, announces today that it is the fastest growing retail site visited by Canadians in the fourth quarter of 2012, with millions of Canadians attracted to <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>’s uniquely Canadian eCommerce experience.</p> <p> "This important milestone is a clear indication that Canadians are hungry for an eCommerce experience that is homegrown here in Canada," says Drew Green, co-founder and ceo of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> in response to the sharp traffic increase of Canadians seeking out and using the website for all their online shopping needs.</p> <p> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is also excited to announce that in only its second quarter of live operations, it has added 450,000 new products, up to 13 times the total number of products offered by other leading Canadian retailers. By signing over 100 retailers to its marketplace since the start of Q4, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is setting the bar high for one of its unique differentiators – product selection.</p> <p> "As a proudly Canadian company, we are committed to helping build the nation’s digital economy by continually adding products to the marketplace, providing Canadians with the most robust, transparent and sophisticated online shopping options available to Canadians," adds Green.</p> <p> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers millions of products available across 25 different categories and billions of dollars in multi-merchant inventory at a one-stop site. Complete with free shipping, free returns up to 365 days a year and the opportunity for members to earn cash rewards through a powerful social loyalty program, SHOP.CA is the go-to online shopping destination for Canadians. To date, the company has rewarded over three million dollars in SHOP.CA Rewards to members’ accounts.</p> <p> <strong>About <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a></strong><br /> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping, providing a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, SHOP.CA has become the fastest growing retail site in Canada and top 10 most visited Canadian owned ecommerce site. Please visit www.shop.ca.</p> <p> ###</p> <p> For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact: Lisa Kwong | NKPR | <a href="mailto:lisa@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow">lisa@nkpr.net</a> | 416.365.3630 x242</p> <p> Please visit <a href="http://www.shop.ca" rel="nofollow">www.shop.ca</a> and <a href="http://twitter.com/SHOPdotCA" rel="nofollow">@SHOPdotCA</a> for exciting, new updates</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:cd593839-f3df-49dd-a6f4-93b66e01bd30 CBC NEWS: SHOP.CA ON THE LANG AND O'LEARY EXCHANGE http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/cbc-news-shopca-lang-oleary-exchange Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:55:00 GMT <p> SHOP.CA ceo Drew Green chats toKevin O'Leary on The Lang and O'Leary Exchange</p> <p> View the video on youtube: </p> <p> <a href="http://youtu.be/u4u7JtzuKd0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://social2.shop.ca/ver1.0/Content/images/store/6/4/a60caef8-8bc0-402a-84e7-f8b090d7cc92.Large.png?1" /></a></p> <p>  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:b642b42a-4d7a-4c7e-82cf-ac3f809b2dab IBM HELPS RETAILERS DELIVER CONSISTENT BRAND EXPERIENCE ACROSS EXPANDING CONSUMER BUYING CHANNELS http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/ibm-helps-retailers-deliver-consistent-brand-experience-across-expanding-consumer-buying-channels Tue, 22 Jan 2013 02:26:00 GMT <p> NEW YORK - 15 Jan 2013: National Retail Federation Convention - IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new marketing and sales innovations that will allow retailers to deliver a consistent shopping experience for consumers across multiple touch points -- from the store, mobile and online. IBM's global survey of 26,000 consumers announced today revealed that 35 percent of consumers are considering diversifying the way they buy goods and services in the future.</p> <p> Read full article: <strong><a href="http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/40144.wss" rel="nofollow">IBM Helps Retailers Deliver Consistent Brand Experience Across Expanding Consumer Buying Channels</a></strong></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:4eb31083-e926-49f1-87de-5c38ac189ad8 DX3 CANADA: GUIDE TO ECOMMERCE IN CANADA - SHOP.CA http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/dx3-canada-guide-ecommerce-canada-shopca Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:58:00 GMT <p> When it comes to actually selling products through an online portal, there are things to know and misconceptions to be quashed. For insight on this critical component of building an eCommerce business, we asked Scott Leblanc (Director of User Experience at SHOP.CA) to share his advice and experience working at one of Canada’s biggest (and fastest growing) internet retail destinations.</p> <p> Read full article: <strong><a href="http://digest.dx3canada.com/2013/01/17/guide-to-ecommerce-in-canada-shop-ca/" rel="nofollow">Guide to eCommerce in Canada:SHOP.CA</a></strong></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:a8d85bb3-e2ae-4f4b-b5c0-eb7b92e03be9 THE GLOBE AND MAIL: HAPPY RETURNS: ONLINE SHOPPING'S LATEST TREND http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/globe-mail-happy-returns-online-shoppings-latest-trend Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:44:00 GMT <p> Online retailers increasingly used relaxed return policies in the holiday season to wrest market share away from rivals, but they are now bracing for a potentially costly consequence – a heavy flow of unwanted gifts.</p> <p> Once viewed as a giant headache and profit bruiser, online returns today increasingly are being embraced by e-retailers as part of their business model. Cyber sellers are starting to loosen their return policies as a way to encourage consumers to shop online in a relatively under-developed Canadian e-commerce market.</p> <p> Read full article: <strong><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/happy-returns-online-shoppings-latest-trend/article7065893/" rel="nofollow">Happy returns: online shopping’s latest trend</a></strong></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:acac1351-c550-495c-8c3e-0f7c4238f6a6 TECHVIBES.COM: HOW CANADIAN E-COMMERCE CAN CATCH UP TO THE COMPETITION http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/techvibescom-canadian-e-commerce-can-catch-up-competition Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:42:00 GMT <p> Canadians are some of the most connected consumers in the world, with above average computer use, internet connections and relatively inexpensive internet access costs.</p> <p> So why aren’t Canadians above average internet purchasers? The simple answer—Canadians have a subpar e-commerce presence. According to a study on Canadian e-commerce by BMO Financial Group, the percentage of leading traditional retailers that sell online in Canada compares very poorly against the US and UK and there are almost no pure-play e-commerce retailers in Canada with a strong brand presence.</p> <p> Yes, e-commerce in Canada has been growing over the past few years and there are many businesses that are doing it right (SnuggleBugz, Shop.ca, Beyond The Rack). But many Canadian businesses do not see it as the strategic opportunity that it is.</p> <p> Read full article: <strong><a href="http://www.techvibes.com/blog/canadian-e-commerce-competition-2013-01-08" rel="nofollow">How Canadian E-commerce Can Catch up to the Competition</a></strong></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:e0ddecce-e216-4269-920d-ca7e4d7135b0 GLOBAL NEWS HOUR: RETURNING UNWANTED GIFTS http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/global-news-hour-returning-unwanted-gifts Sat, 05 Jan 2013 14:56:00 GMT <p> This is the time of year many unwanted gifts get returned to stores. Minna Rhee reports.</p> <p> Video video here: <a href="http://www.globaltoronto.com/video/returning+unwanted+gifts/video.html?v=2322702696&p=1&s=dd#video" rel="nofollow">Global News Hour: Returning unwanted gifts</a></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:60dbfa7d-f44e-4a7a-b042-6b95b4525fb7 THE HUFFINGTON POST CANADA: BOXING DAY SALES 2012: A GUIDE TO THE BEST IN-STORE AND ONLINE SALES ACROSS CANADA http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/huffington-post-canada-boxing-day-sales-2012-guide-store-online-sales-across-canada Fri, 28 Dec 2012 02:28:00 GMT <p> Ok, Shop-a-holics — Ready? Set? Go!</p> <p> The biggest day in shopping is nearly here (think Canada’s Black Friday). We're always two steps ahead so we’ve created a list of must-know Boxing Day sales to give you a jump-start on your hunt for the best bargains. We've also come up with a list of shopping survival tips from SHOP.ca (you’re going to need more than just cash or credit to ensure your shopping spree unfolds hitch-free). Arm yourselves with their advice and you’ll be on your way to having a successful Boxing Day experience!</p> <p> Read full article: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/12/21/boxing-day-sales-2012-canada_n_2346506.html" rel="nofollow">Boxing Day Sales 2012: A Guide To The Best In-Store And Online Sales Across Canada</a></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:1c2e5880-175c-4f85-87ef-33998ce4bff0 NOTABLE.CA: SHOP.CA OFFERS DISTINCTIVELY CANADIAN ONLINE SHOPPING http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/notableca-shopca-offers-distinctively-canadian-online-shopping Sat, 22 Dec 2012 02:14:00 GMT <p> In case you haven’t heard, there is a new player transforming the Canadian online shopping scene with a user experience that is as friendly as Canadians themselves. Toronto-based start-up SHOP.CA offers an authoritative selection of products, unmatched service and an engaging social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in June 2012, the ecommerce site is the first multi-merchant marketplace built for Canadians and managed by Canadians, unlike anything that currently exists on the market. We sat down with SHOP.CA President and Co-founder Trevor Newell, who started the company with childhood friend and current SHOP.CA CEO Drew Green. Here’s why you should check out SHOP.CA.</p> <p> Read full article: <a href="http://notable.ca/nationwide/shop/SHOPCA-Offers-Distinctively-Canadian-Online-Shopping/" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA Offers Distinctively Canadian Online Shopping</a></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:3a21a158-1ecd-44e8-969e-49fbf45552e3 YAHOO! FINANCE: SHOP.CA SET TO MAKE CANADIAN HISTORY WITH STAGGERING BOXING DAY DEALS http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/yahoo-finance-shopca-set-canadian-history-staggering-boxing-day-deals Fri, 21 Dec 2012 02:16:00 GMT <p> TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - SHOP.CA, Canada's largest online shopping destination offers exclusive Boxing Day savings that are 100% hassle-free. A compelling alternative to the battle against notorious crowds and lines, customers have access to an authoritative selection of products across twenty-five different categories. With free shipping, 365 day free returns and no cross-border duties, SHOP.CA offers a truly unique, Canadian experience.</p> <p> Read full article: <a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/news/shop-ca-set-canadian-history-151100160.html" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA Set to Make Canadian History with Staggering Boxing Day Deals</a></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:05259ea0-5aaf-4c48-b34b-386c60e10aed IVILLAGE.CA: THE BEST ONLINE SHOPS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/ivillageca-online-shops-holiday-season Thu, 20 Dec 2012 02:12:00 GMT <p> Shop.ca is relatively new to the online marketplace but they offer an impressive selection, including books and music, furniture, strollers, and house wares. Most Canadian orders ship free with no purchase minimums which sets this site up to replace many others we’ve come to rely on. They only ship to Canadian addresses (kind of refreshing, actually) and offer a 365 day return period!</p> <p> Read full article: <a href="http://www.ivillage.ca/living/the-10-best-online-shops-the-holiday-season" rel="nofollow">The Best Online Shops for the Holiday Season</a></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:f00abc7c-49a5-4cbc-b3f4-fa6ae0b02523 SHOP.CA SET TO MAKE CANADIAN HISTORY WITH STAGGERING BOXING DAY DEALS http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-set-canadian-history-staggering-boxing-day-deals Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:57:00 GMT <p> <strong>Skip the lines, crowds and cold weather while taking advantage of unprecedented savings from the comfort of your own home</strong></p> <p> TORONTO, ON, December 19, 2012 – <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, Canada’s largest online shopping destination offers exclusive Boxing Day savings that are 100% hassle-free. A compelling alternative to the battle against notorious crowds and lines, customers have access to an authoritative selection of products across twenty-five different categories. With free shipping, 365 day free returns and no cross-border duties, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers a truly unique, Canadian experience.</p> <p> In a recent survey conducted by Vision Critical and <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, 64% of Canadians say that the convenience of shopping at home motivates them to purchase online. "This Boxing Day, we partnered with hundreds of retailers to provide exclusive promotional offers across 1000’s of products. We are laser-focused in our determination to help Canadians maximize the value of their hard earned money through the advantages offered by <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>," says Drew Green, founder and ceo.</p> <p> Canadians can upgrade every room in their home at <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> with impressive deals on everything from LG 3D LCD TVs to Sealy mattress and box spring sets to beautiful diamond pendants and earrings from Canada’s largest online jewelry selection. For even bigger savings, customers can share links and purchases via Facebook and Twitter to earn up to 2.5% back in <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Rewards through a one-of-a-kind Social Loyalty Network.</p> <p> "As a proudly Canadian company, we are committed to helping build the nation’s economy through providing customers with an authentically Canadian online shopping experience, unprecedented Boxing Day deals and a great reason to spend domestically, says Green.</p> <p> Watch for <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> on SHOPTV for an even larger selection of dramatic Boxing Day savings from brands that include Cuisinart, Crumpler, Ashlin, George Forman, SodaStream, Telstar and Simpli Home.</p> <p> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an unprecedented selection of products, unparalleled customer service, and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in June 2012, SHOP.CA offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p> <strong>*About the Survey</strong></p> <p> The <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> survey was conducted between November 5th to November 6th, 2012 through Vision Critical, an Angus Reid group of companies. A total of 1,508 Canadians (732 men, 776 women), aged 18+, were surveyed.</p> <p> ###</p> <p> For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact:</p> <p> Kaley Stuart | NKPR | <a href="mailto:kaley@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow">kaley@nkpr.net</a> | 416.365.3630 x239</p> <p> Please visit <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> and <a href="http://twitter.com/shopdotca" rel="nofollow">@SHOPdotCA</a> for exciting, new updates</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:16b05980-9b67-4c87-adb9-87bf4e8df1fe GLOBAL NEWS HOUR: NAVIGATING MALLS DURING THE HOLIDAYS http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/global-news-hour-navigating-malls-during-holidays Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:54:00 GMT <p> Global News Hour - 10 more sleeps until Christmas and that means the chaos factor multiplies in the malls. Minna Rhee reports.</p> <p> View video here: <a href="http://www.globaltoronto.com/video/navigating+malls+during+the+holidays/video.html?v=2316481216#storie" rel="nofollow">Global News Hour - Navigating malls during the holidays</a></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:8473077d-b761-46bb-ae14-c35999ba0025 CTV NEWS: CONSUMER WATCH: CANADIAN RETAILERS AND ONLINE SHOPPING http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/ctv-news-consumer-watch-canadian-retailers-online-shopping Wed, 28 Nov 2012 02:24:00 GMT <p> One Canadian site is hoping to answer those problems. Toronto-based Shop.ca is a virtual department store that offers clothing, shoes, housewares and electronics. “It’s Canadian businesses it’s employing, and those products are being shipped from Canada,” said Drew Green, the founder of Shop.ca “You’ll never have duty. You’ll never have brokerage fees. You’ll never have extra shipping.”</p> <p> Read full article: <a href="http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/consumerwatch-canadian-retailers-and-online-shopping-1.1054219" rel="nofollow">Consumer Watch: Canadian retailers and online shopping</a></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:141d0392-3f8a-497c-b3e5-276d87946070 THE KIT: CYBER MONDAY SHOPPING LIST 2012 http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/kit-cyber-monday-shopping-list-2012 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 02:08:00 GMT <p> Welcome to Cyber Monday, the weekday immediately following Black Friday which is often touted as the biggest shopping day in the U.S. No surprise, the pandemonium has swept north to Canada, and now Cyber Monday (the digital equivalent of Black Friday) is when online retailers dish out their best deals and steals for the season.</p> <p> Shop.ca, the one-stop online shopping destination that offers millions of products from local and international retailers across 25 different brands, will donate $25 to Me to We for every order over $100. Shopping for a good cause, that is definitely something we can get into</p> <p> Read full article: <a href="http://www.thekit.ca/blogs/cyber-monday-shopping-list-2012/" rel="nofollow">Cyber Monday Shopping List 2012</a></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:4f60fd37-98cc-4e1d-8058-050cf35fc530 DX3 CANADA: A CANADIAN ONLINE RETAIL SUCCESS STORY DRIVEN BY CULTURE, PASSION AND PERSISTENCE http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/dx3-canada-canadian-online-retail-success-story-driven-culture-passion-persistence Tue, 27 Nov 2012 02:11:00 GMT <p> When you walk into SHOP.CA‘s office in downtown Toronto for the first time, it’s nearly impossible not to get caught up in a sense of focused, determined and excited purpose. Perhaps it’s because of the giant mission statement written in bold print across the wall, or maybe it is the brightly lit, open-concept rooms decorated with cheerful christmas lights and smiling people hard at work… but whatever it is, stepping into this office comes with the inescapable realization that you’re exploring that most electrifying of environments: a young, successful digital startup on the verge of something incredible.</p> <p> Launched last spring, there’s a world of difference between SHOP.CA and any other eCommerce company we’ve featured on the Dx3 Digest to date. This is because it’s part Canadian Amazon (but more), part eCommerce platform provider (but, again, more) and part digital marketplace (but, you guessed it, also more). With a core focus on becoming Canada’s first and foremost online shopping destination complete with millions of products, thousands of brands and retailers and loyalty rewards thrown in for good measure, it goes without saying that SHOP.CA is in a league of its own in the Canadian marketplace.</p> <p> Read full article: <a href="http://digest.dx3canada.com/2012/11/26/made-in-canada-6-shop-ca/" rel="nofollow">Made in Canada #6: SHOP.CA</a></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:d7130863-c411-4339-9cf7-c3aef9e4e70a TECH VIBES: SHOP.CA'S SUCCESS REFLECTS CANADA'S NEWFOUND DEMAND FOR HOMEGROWN E-COMMERCE http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/tech-vibes-shopcas-success-reflects-canadas-newfound-demand-homegrown-e-commerce Sat, 10 Nov 2012 02:01:00 GMT <p> Back in June, Shop.ca raised $27 million dollars in funding through private investors to become Canada's leading e-commerce marketplace. In just under half a year, Canada's largest online shopping mall has partnered with more than 3,000 retailers with millions of products that service diverse Canadian shopping appetites across 24 major department categories.</p> <p> Shop.ca's approach was to build an "e.volution"—an online shopping destination created by Canadians for Canadians. 67% of Canadians had said that cross-border shipping duties were discouraging them from shopping online. As a result, the company partnered with US retailers that also ship to Canada while offering shipping free of charge with free returns and no cross-border duties.</p> <p> Read full article: <a href="http://www.techvibes.com/blog/shop-dot-ca-success-2012-11-09" rel="nofollow">Shop.ca's Success Reflects Canada's Newfound Demand for Homegrown E-Commerce</a></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:4e3c4290-ab91-4a25-b3b9-1ce7ea577f81 BLOOMBERG: SHOP.CA BRINGS ON ESTABLISHED RETAIL AUTHORITIES AND FURTHER SOLIDIFIES POSITION AS A LEADER IN CANADIAN ECOMMERCE http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/bloomberg-shopca-brings-established-retail-authorities-further-solidifies-position-leader-canadian-ecommerce Fri, 09 Nov 2012 01:51:00 GMT <p> TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - CEO and founder of SHOP.CA, Drew Green, proudly announces new team members and experts in the retail field. As SHOP.CA quickly grows and proves Canadians are finally embracing eCommerce, the team looks to accomplished and creative retail experts to push the envelope even further.</p> <p> Commenting on Bill Gregson's contribution to the Board of Directors, Green notes "We are very pleased to have such a highly respected retail executive join our team. Mr. Gregson's unparalled retail experience with Forzani's and The Brick give him a unique perspective that will continue to build SHOP.CA as the leading online shopping destination in Canada."</p> <p> Read full article: <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/article/2012-11-08/agsqJ9grHS70.html" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA Brings on Established Retail Authorities and Further Solidifies Position as a Leader in Canadian eCommerce</a></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:dc36794c-f2eb-438f-bb45-6cde41e03e7b SHOP.CA BRINGS ON ESTABLISHED RETAIL AUTHORITIES AND FURTHER SOLIDIFIES POSITION AS A LEADER IN CANADIAN ECOMMERCE http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-brings-established-retail-authorities-further-solidifies-position-leader-canadian-ecommerce Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:44:00 GMT <p> <strong>The SHOP.CA team is joined by Bill Gregson, Board of Directors, and Mike Bermingham as merchandising director</strong></p> <p> <strong>TORONTO, ON, November 8th, 2012 </strong>– ceo and founder of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, Drew Green, proudly announces new team members and experts in the retail field. As <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> quickly grows and proves Canadians are finally embracing eCommerce, the team looks to accomplished and creative retail experts to push the envelope even further.  </p> <p> Commenting on Bill Gregson's contribution to the Board of Directors, Green notes "We are very pleased to have such a highly respected retail executive join our team. Mr. Gregson's unparalleled retail experience with Forzani's and The Brick give him a unique perspective that will continue to build SHOP.CA as the leading online shopping destination in Canada.”</p> <p> Having joined the Forzani Group Ltd. as Executive Vice-President Corporate Retail in 1997, Gregson lifted the company from danger of insolvency and grew a struggling market cap from $10 million to an impressive $800 million. After leaving Forzani as President and COO in 2009, he joined The Brick as President and CEO. Gregson's leadership was instrumental in setting record EBITDA between 2010 and 2011. Gregson stepped down as CEO December 31, 2011 and takes on the role of Executive Chairman. The Brick's market cap is now approximately $500 million.</p> <p> "I am very much looking forward to joining the Board at <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> and contributing to the innovation and service this company is establishing within the Canadian retail landscape,” says Gregson.</p> <p> Another industry insider bringing a wealth of experience to the <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> team is Mike Bermingham, who recently joined as director of merchandising. Bermingham has over 30 years in retail experience, punctuated by 14 years at Walmart, where he led walmart.ca and all of its merchandising and helped launch the retailer online in 2011, building Walmart's Kid's category from fourth to first in market share in just three years. </p> <p> A lifelong student of retail, Bermingham keeps consumer trends at the forefront of his approach. “It was a natural choice to join <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>. Their massive product breadth, strong customer care and progressive Social Loyalty program are all of the innovations Canadians are looking for in an online shopping experience,” says Bermingham.</p> <p> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an unprecedented selection of products, unparalleled customer service, and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in June 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p> ###</p> <p> For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact:</p> <p> Kaley Stuart | NKPR | <a href="mailto:kaley@nkpr.net" rel="nofollow">kaley@nkpr.net</a> | 416.365.3630 x239</p> <p> Please visit <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> and @<a href="http://twitter.com/SHOPdotCA" rel="nofollow">SHOPdotCA</a> for exciting, new updates</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:78d7f49b-8b22-42f3-b398-6ad641398509 AN ONLINE SHOPPING DESTINATION CANADIANS CAN FINALLY CALL THEIR OWN http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/online-shopping-destination-canadians-can-finally-call-their-own Wed, 17 Oct 2012 21:27:00 GMT <p> <b>TORONTO, ON, October 16th, 2012</b> – SHOP.CA, Canada's largest online eCommerce destination, announced a ranking of #28 on comScore’s list of Top 100 Canadian-based eCommerce sites and ranks #5 as an etailer. The comScore data marks a momentous accomplishment as the evaluation and ranking was based exclusively on SHOP.CA’s second full-month of operation. The data also shows a steady increase in the number of Canadians searching for and using the SHOP.CA website.<br /> <br /> Citing hundreds of thousands of visits by an increasingly loyal customer base throughout the month of August 2012, the comScore report sets a significant benchmark for the success rate of all eCommerce sites. “The findings in comScore’s report demonstrate that Canadians are looking for and want a distinctive eCommerce experience that is homegrown here in Canada,” said Drew Green, co-founder and ceo of SHOP.CA.<br /> <br /> SHOP.CA offers Canadians one-stop access to millions of products from more than two thousand national and international brands, across twenty-five different categories. With Free Shipping, Free Returns across millions of products and no cross-border duty fees, SHOP.CA’s transparent pricing strategy reminds users that SHOP.CA is a truly Canadian company built by Canadians for Canadians and takes the fuss out of shopping online for consumers nationally. In addition to these unique features, repeat shoppers are Rewarded with SHOP.CA’s powerful Social Loyalty Network that offers Rewards dollars™ on purchases and social sharing activities. For example, sharing a link to a favorite product with a friend or posting a review to a social media platform like Facebook or Twitter increases a customer’s Reward status and helps them move up the Reward cash ladder.<br /> <br /> As a top Canadian company to watch, Green adds, “In many ways this has become the year of eCommerce in Canada. The retail community has embraced our marketplace as a channel focused on the Canadian consumer, and through them, we add thousands of products every week. Instead of simply building SHOP.CA for Canadians, we are building it with help from Canadians and that is what is most exciting.”<br /> <br /> <b>About SHOP.CA</b><br /> SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an unprecedented selection of products, unparalleled customer service, and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in June 2012, SHOP.CA offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.<br /> <br /> For further information and/or interview opportunities, please contact: Kaley Stuart | NKPR | kaley@nkpr.net | 416.365.3630 x239</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:415b0436-2a2f-453f-b84d-5a1498c18a34 SHOP.CA PARTNERS WITH AOL CANADA FOR SITE INTEGRATION AND MEDIA http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-partners-aol-canada-integration-media Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:52:00 GMT <p>  </p> <div> <strong>Toronto, Ontario – July 17, 2012 </strong>– <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, announced today that it will partner with AOL Canada to bring the news of great Canadian shopping to the public using creative media content. </div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> will bring to life advertising, shopping news and updates through the innovative digital properties of AOL.  AOL reaches 9.8M unique visitors in Canada per month and over 24M unique visitors through the Advertising.com Network.  In an effort to raise brand awareness and create a new social shopping culture, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> and AOL Canada will kick off a campaign that includes media placements, content integration, consumer re-targeting, Walletpop.ca daily deals, and even a direct link to <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> from the AOL.ca main menu bar.  </div> <div>  </div> <div> "We are excited to deliver media and custom advertorials through the sophisticated content integration that AOL Canada and <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> have designed for Canadian users," says Mark Daprato, cmo at <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>.  "It is a fully comprehensive digital interface that allows us to share <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> updates and online feeds with eager Canadian audiences.  Working with AOL and their Advertising.com network specifically allows <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> to communicate with precise targeting and performance based technology."</div> <div>  </div> <div> By working together on this media deal with AOL Canada, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> will run unique advertising across AOL.ca, The Huffington Post Canada, the Advertising.com network and the AOL Sponsored Listings product.  <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> will be conducting a series of AOL.ca homepage takeovers accompanied by custom advertorial content, where all things <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> will reside on AOL.ca, from shopping deals, to up-to-date news and social media link offs. "In partnering with <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, we saw an opportunity to showcase AOL's network of digital properties and high impact advertising solutions, while engaging our media-savvy Canadian audiences with an innovative Canadian e-commerce solution", says Dana Toering, director of sales and business development, AOL Canada. The new <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> digital media campaign is now live on AOL properties and the Advertising.com network and users will now find <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> on the Shop tab on AOL.ca.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Source: comScore, Inc., Total Canada, Home and Work, May 2012.  </div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>About AOL Canada</strong></div> <div> AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in June 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</div> <div> To learn more about <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> please contact <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233 or email press@shop.ca.  </div> <div> For AOL Media Inquiries: Please contact Mandy Albers, mandy.albers@teamaol.com, (917)-407-4419.</div> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:9b5c49e2-f510-4e24-94f4-5d9c70fd971b LONDON COMMUNITY NEWS: SHOP.CA DESIGNED TO ELIMINATE THE HASSLE OF INTERNET-BASED SHOPPING http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/london-community-news-shopca-designed-eliminate-hassle-of-internet-based-shopping Tue, 17 Jul 2012 00:45:00 GMT <p> Vast selection. Great prices. Free shipping. Easy returns. London shoppers now have a new way to shop on the Internet. SHOP.CA offers millions of products in categories such as clothing, house and home, baby and child, electronics, books and e-books, movies and music. Torstar, parent company of Metroland Media Group, has invested in the new site, which launched this spring. London Community News is a Metroland paper. "SHOP.CA has the ability to revolutionize online shopping in Canada," said Ken Nugent, group publisher of Metroland's Peel and Southwest Divisions. "By offering thousands and thousands of products to the consumer, Canadians will no longer have to look south of the border for their online shopping needs.</p> <p> Read the full article: <a href="http://www.londoncommunitynews.com/news-story/1358551-shop-ca-designed-to-eliminate-the-hassle-of-internet-based-shopping/" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA designed to eliminate the hassle of Internet-based shopping</a></p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:24f547c3-ff0f-4c84-ae03-fc6480ebad68 IBM POWERS SHOP.CA'S NEW SMARTER COMMERCE ONLINE MARKETPLACE http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/ibm-powers-shopcas-new-smarter-commerce-online-marketplace Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:18:00 GMT <p>  </p> <div> <strong><em>Cloud analytics software helps make shopping ‘social'</em></strong></div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>Toronto, ON – July 11th , 2012</strong> – <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, Canada's largest online eCommerce marketplace, is using analytics software from IBM's [NYSE:IBM] Smarter Commerce Initiative to help engage increasingly empowered online consumers in a unique shopping experience, and build loyalty and a sense of community. </div> <div>  </div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>'s online marketplace features millions of products across 26 categories and billions in multi-merchant inventory.  Its site offers Canadians one-stop access to national and international brands, free shipping, free returns and no cross-border fees.  Also hosting a powerful loyalty program, SHOP.CA Rewards dollars TM are offered for both purchases and online activities that generate a purchase, such as sharing a link to a favorite product with a friend, or posting written or video reviews to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. </div> <div>  </div> <div> "With <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, shopping will be forever changed in Canada," says Don Tapscott, author and world leading business strategist. "It's going to make shopping ‘social'.  People will become deeply engaged in a community. They'll learn from each other.  They'll be able to collaborate, and because of the loyalty programs, they're going to want to come back." </div> <div>  </div> <div> SHOP.CA selected IBM's technology as the eCommerce engine to power its consumer storefront, multi-merchant product catalog and <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Rewards program. IBM will also provide analytics on how site visitors behave and interact, as well as track their searching and buying histories. This data will give <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> insight on how, when and where to reach shoppers with content and offers personalized to their tastes and preferences via mobile or social vehicles.</div> <div>  </div> <div>  "We want to push the envelope of what's possible online and through a mobile device, and significantly advance the state of smarter commerce," says Trevor Newell, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> president and founder.</div> <div>  </div> <div> IBM has defined Smarter Commerce, a new, unfolding market estimated at $20 billion for software alone, driven by Web, social and mobile technologies which put more power in the hands of customers. Today, 70 per cent of a consumer's first interaction on a product or service takes place online, and 64 per cent of consumers make a first purchase because of a digital experience. </div> <div>  </div> <div> A recent IBM® survey of more than 2,000 Canadians showed friends and family are by far the most trusted influencers on purchasing decisions, but that retailers are also gaining trust among shoppers here.  The same research also identified a growing movement among consumers to use social media to build communities with others who share their interests and tastes, and who consume the same.  These strangers then help the consumer make more relevant discoveries and satisfying purchases. </div> <div>  </div> <div>  "In the era of mobile and social networks, consumers are becoming more connected, and more demanding in their expectations of how they interact with retailers," says Jamie Spiller, IBM's smarter commerce lead. "By applying the principles of Smarter Commerce, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is creating a rich online experience that's personalized, timely, and relevant, and spans the entire commerce lifecycle of buying, marketing, selling and service." </div> <div>  </div> <div> Under the terms of the agreement, IBM is providing <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> with Coremetrics® Web Analytics delivered through the cloud and IBM® WebSphere® Commerce Professional. </div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>About <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a></strong></div> <div> SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in June 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>About IBM</strong></div> <div> To learn more about Smarter Commerce, please <a href="http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/ca/en/smarter_commerce/overview/index.html" rel="nofollow">click here </a></div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>Trademarks</strong></div> <div> IBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, Coremetrics, Smarter Commerce, and WebSphere are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the Web at "Copyright and trademark information" at www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>Media contacts:</strong></div> <div>  </div> <div> IBM Media Relations</div> <div> Leslie Plant</div> <div> 416.478.9840</div> <div> laplant@ca.ibm.com</div> <div>  </div> <div> Mark Daprato</div> <div> cmo, SHOP.CA</div> <div> O. 416-915-4286</div> <div> C. 416 520 5944</div> <div> mark@shop.ca</div> <div>  </div> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:e581aa7f-4ff7-4ad5-b511-a2329535f288 HEADLINERS ANNOUNCED FOR THIRD ANNUAL CANADA'S WALK OF FAME FESTIVAL: SEPTEMBER 19-23 http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/headliners-announced-third-annual-canadas-walk-of-fame-festival-september-19-23 Tue, 03 Jul 2012 22:03:00 GMT <p> <strong>Randy Bachman, Sarah McLachlan, K'Naan, Jann Arden, Johnny Reid to Headline</strong></p> <div> <strong>(Toronto, Ontario) Tuesday, July 3</strong> – Canada's Walk of Fame announced today a star-studded lineup of Canadian talent for the third annual Canada's Walk of Fame Festival, presented by <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>. Returning September 19 to September 23, the Festival, which covers five days of music, comedy and film, will feature some of Canada's most popular performers, including Randy Bachman, Sarah McLachlan, K'Naan, Jann Arden and Johnny Reid.</div> <div>  </div> <div> "Now in its third year, the Canada's Walk of Fame Festival is a dynamic component of our overall celebration of spectacular Canadian talent," said Peter Soumalias, President and Founding Director. "This year's headliners offer diversity in musical genre and appeal to a broad audience. We are proud to reveal this fantastic line-up and promise even more announcements to come."</div> <div> Tickets for Canada's Walk of Fame Festival headliners begin at $49.50 and go on sale Thursday, July 5. To purchase, visit <a href="http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com" rel="nofollow">www.canadaswalkoffame.com </a>or call the theatre box offices: 416-872-4255 (for Massey Hall concerts) and 1-855-622-2787 (for Winter Garden Theatre).</div> <div>  </div> <div> The first night of the Festival's headlining acts takes place on Thursday, September 20 with two performances. Multi-platinum guitarist, singer and songwriter, Randy Bachman, takes the stage at the Winter Garden Theatre, while eight-time JUNO Award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan and three-time JUNO Award-winning hip hop artist K'Naan come together for an intimate evening performance at Massey Hall.</div> <div>  </div> <div> On Saturday, September 22, multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning artist Jann Arden performs at Massey Hall and "One Night Only" with Country Music Award-winning singer Johnny Reid on Sunday, September 23 also at Massey Hall.</div> <div> "We are proud to be the presenting partner of the Canada's Walk of Fame Festival, to recognize the tremendous creative talent in this country – both established and up-and-coming," said Drew Green, founder and ceo of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>. "As Canada's premier shopping site that is built by Canadians for Canadians, we relish this opportunity to celebrate some of our country's greatest artistic achievements together."</div> <div>  </div> <div> Additional announcements on Festival programming beginning September 19, with a spotlight on emerging artists, to come.</div> <div>  </div> <div> The Canada's Walk of Fame Festival is an integral part of a series of signature events that include the Red Carpet Induction Ceremony, the televised Canada's Walk of Fame Awards, the Inductee Ball and the national broadcast on Global and SliceTM.</div> <div>  </div> <div> As part of a mandate to give Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities, the Canada's Walk of Fame Festival is supported by the Government of Canada through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Financial support has also been generously provided by the Government of Ontario.
For current information about the Festival and Canada's Walk of Fame, visit <a href="http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com" rel="nofollow">www.canadaswalkoffame.com</a>. About Canada's Walk of Fame</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>About Canada Walk of Fame</strong></div> <div> Established in 1998, Canada's Walk of Fame (CWOF) aims to educate, inform and inspire through the permanent celebration of achievements in Canadian music, sport, film and television as well as the literary, visual and performing arts, and science and innovation. In 2010, CWOF expanded to include a festival of music, comedy and film featuring some of Canada's most popular and iconic performers. The annual celebration culminates in a televised awards special that honours Canada's finest stars from the worlds of arts, entertainment and sports. Each inductee is immortalized, their names forever cemented into the sidewalks of Toronto's Entertainment District. For a complete list of inductees to date along with more information on Canada's Walk of Fame visit: <a href="http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com" rel="nofollow">www.canadaswalkoffame.com</a>.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <div> <strong>Media Contact:</strong></div> <div> Vanessa Andres</div> <div> Holmes Creative Communications</div> <div> 416-628-5612</div> <div> vandres@hccink.com</div> </div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>Media Contact: </strong></div> <div> Mark Daprato</div> <div> SHOP.CA</div> <div> O. 416-915-4286</div> <div> C. 416-520-5944</div> <div> mark@shop.ca</div> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:ed75f1f1-4139-465e-9d6e-20da26ce2ebf SHOP.CA CLOSES FIRST TRANCHE OF $27.4 MILLION SERIES A EQUITY FINANCING http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-closes-first-tranche-of-274-million-series-equity-financing Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:11:00 GMT <p>  </p> <div> <strong>June 26, 2012 - Toronto, ON</strong> - <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, an online eCommerce marketplace where consumers can have fun while they Shop, Share and Earn Rewards, today announced the closing of the first tranche of a Series A financing which upon completion is expected to result in proceeds of up to $27.4 million including a combination of cash and promotional support. The financing was led by Torstar Corporation (TSX: TS.B), one of Canada's largest media companies. The investment will give Torstar an initial stake in <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> of approximately 14% with a commitment to increase its interest to 30% over thirty months based on the company achieving certain performance milestones, in exchange for a total investment of up to $6 million in cash and up to $12.4 million in promotional support. This Series A equity financing included other notable investors that contributed an additional $9 million in capital to the round, including Slaight Communications, which will be represented on <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>'s Board, the founders of CoreGen Capital and Don Tapscott, one of the most renowned digital authorities in the world. </div> <div>  </div> <div> With a premiere portfolio of print and digital media assets, the Torstar relationship enables <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> to continuously engage Canadians across the country.  "We are proud to have aligned with such an experienced industry leader," said Drew Green, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> ceo and founder. "Torstar has a proven track-record of using its media to drive online transactions. It is truly exhilarating to work with a partner who shares our vision to improve the online shopping experience in Canada," said Green.</div> <div>  </div> <div> The combination of Torstar's ability to drive on-line traffic and <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>'s offering of over 26 product categories and millions of products makes this unique in the history of Canadian eCommerce. "To answer Canada's frustration of having a poor online shopping experience, SHOP.CA proudly brings Free Shipping and Returns for most products and a powerful Social Loyalty program that rewards every transaction," says Trevor Newell, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> president and founder. "We create transparency by eliminating brokerage costs, restrictive returns, void warranties and high shipping costs encountered when ordering from the US," adds Newell.</div> <div>  </div> <div> David Holland, President and CEO of Torstar said "eCommerce is an area which is growing rapidly and we are very pleased to be partnering with the management team at <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> to bring a new Canadian alternative to Canadians who shop online."</div> <div>  </div> <div> Throughout the Series A process <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> was advised by Michael Tait and Gerry Throop of CoreGen Capital Partners. "We are proud to be associated with such an historic transaction. It is a thrill to be at the forefront of the inflection point in Canadian eCommerce, especially as our journey with SHOP.CA has only just begun", said Tait, who will officially join <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>'s Board of Directors in July.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launching in July 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> will offer Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>Media Contact: </strong></div> <div> Mark Daprato</div> <div> SHOP.CA</div> <div> O. 416-915-4286</div> <div> C. 416 520 5944</div> <div> mark@shop.ca</div> <div>  </div> <div style="text-align:center;"> - 30 -</div> <div>  </div> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:699659fb-83fa-4fde-9625-060da3af5b85 SHOP.CA PROVIDES AN AUTHENTIC CANADIAN EXPERIENCE WITH HOMEGROWN MANUFACTURERS WITH STYLE. http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-provides-authentic-canadian-experience-homegrown-manufacturers-style Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:30:00 GMT <p> <strong>Canadian Manufacturing Companies will be strongly represented at <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>.</strong></p> <div> <strong>Toronto, Ontario June 6, 2012</strong> – Drew Green, ceo and founder of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, is proud to announce partnerships with Canadian Manufacturing companies Whitney Linen, Soya Boutique and Ferhn apparel. “Being a Canadian company that is building a shopping destination for the Canadian consumer, it is vital that we offer a truly authentic experience which includes a strong representation of our thriving Canadian manufacturers”, says Green.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Buying local has become a popular standard for retailers in Canada and SHOP.CA is motivated by this demand.  Providing Canadian product alternatives benefits the Canadian economy in the short and long-term.  Encouraging domestic production and distribution on <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> removes barriers of international export markets and competition with imports in the local market. </div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>Local charm with global appeal</strong></div> <div>  </div> <div> The eCommerce technological innovation that <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian manufacturers to improve consumer demand for their product, lower production costs and better competition within the Canadian retail sector.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA </a>and its Canadian manufacturing retail partners want to make a positive impact on the way Canadians Shop today and in the future.  Canadian designers and manufacturers have captured a genuine sense of fashion forward style and creative practices that differentiate Canadians from the rest of the globe.  Many of these products will be available at <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> and the selection will continually grow.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>About Whitney Linen</strong></div> <div> Whitney Linen is a Canadian online shopping boutique with expertise in linen – from fashion apparel to table linens with European charm.  “We design and manufacture all of our products locally from natural raw linen – absolutely free of petrochemicals”, say Whitney Westwood, Owner and Chief designer at Whitney Linen.  “ Whitney Linen will deliver tradition and timeless quality, exceptional elegance and functionality, in each and every piece that is manufactured", she adds.  Ms. Westwood has been involved in the fashion world for over two decades.</div> <div> For further information contact <a href="mailto:info@whitneylinen.com" rel="nofollow">info@whitneylinen.com</a></div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>About Soya Boutique</strong></div> <div> What comes from the earth returns back to the earth with sustainable practices is the manufacturing philosophy of Soya Boutique.  The Soya Boutique offers organic and locally manufactured high-grade products with an accessible price tag. Products provide cleansing and protecting benefits, to anti aging, anti acneic treatments, skin rejuvenating and cellular regeneration that maintain one's youthful appearance. Products provide an all-in-one result for skin and skin problems and a simple skin care regime for women, men and teens. “We use local and free trade ingredients, most of our products contain over 95% locally attained ingredients.” Says Owner and CEO Melani Chong.  “I am passionate about servicing the Canadian market at SHOP.CA and offering a local and organic alternative to poorly manufactured imports.” For over three years a growing list of Canadian and global clients including Kylie Minogue, Nelly Furtado, and Madonna have been quietly enjoying ‘The Soycult’s Concierge Skin Care’ service provided the inside chic "cult" label known as The Soya Boutique.   </div> <div> For further information, contact <a href="mailto:info@soyaboutique.com" rel="nofollow">info@soyaboutique.com</a> or <a href="http://www.soyaboutique.com" rel="nofollow">www.soyaboutique.com</a></div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>About Ferhn</strong></div> <div> Ferhn is a line of fashion apparel designed for youthful, modern women.  We launched Ferhn (formerly known as The Paddock) because we have a passion for style and craftsmanship. We wanted to harness Canada's unique brand of cool and offer it as comfortable, easy-to-wear looks that take you throughout the day.  All of Ferhn’s styles and clothing are designed in Canada.  Created by professional designers who are committed to the art of making exceptional clothing.</div> <div> For more information please contact <a href="mailto:info@carriehayes.com " rel="nofollow">info@carriehayes.com </a>or 1-888-281-3635.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>About <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a></strong></div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launching in Spring 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</div> <div> To learn more about <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> please contact <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233 or email <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow">press@shop.ca</a>.  </div> <div>  </div> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:faa4642c-f73f-4319-bce5-eb6016b68dcc SHOP.CA SELECTS BELL CANADA FOR VIRTUAL DATA CENTRE SOLUTION http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-selects-bell-canada-virtual-data-centre-solution Wed, 30 May 2012 19:26:00 GMT <p> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> announced that they have selected Bell’s Virtual Data Centre hosting solution ensuring that one of the most critical parts of their business will benefit from best-in-class services.</p> <div> <strong>Toronto, Ontario (May 29th, 2012)</strong> – <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, announced today that it has selected Bell Canada data centre hosting services for <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>’s Marketplace consumer storefront and its supplier integration system. </div> <div>  </div> <div> “We conducted a thorough review of a large number of data centre providers before making our decision.  Bell’s technology and capabilities were a perfect fit for us,” says Gary Black, chief technology officer of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>. “Our data centre is one of the most critical parts of our technology. Bell’s Virtual Data Centre provides us a highly secure, flexible and reliable solution enabling us to easily meet peak demand volumes without having to invest more capital in our infrastructure - It allows <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> to scale virtually limitlessly.  </div> <div>  </div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> will leverage Bell’s Virtual Data Centre service to power its online shopping marketplace and also its Supplier World retailer and supplier integration portal. Bell’s solution provides best-in-class hardware and storage infrastructure. Bell data centres are protected by multiple layers of physical security, fire suppression, redundant power, cooling, as well as multiple backbone connections to the Internet.  “We’re extremely proud to support <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>'s growth.  Bell is excited to be their technology partner of choice,” says Mario Belanger, Bell’s Senior Vice-President Sales.  “We are continuously investing to increase the capacity and quality of our data centres in order to meet the growing needs of all Canadian businesses.  <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>’s decision to select Bell reflects well on the diligent approach they took to ensure they can continue focusing their resources on achieving their goal of building the biggest online marketplace in Canada.”  Bell now has six state-of-the-art data centres located across Canada, making it simple for Canadian businesses to take advantage of the scalability, reliability and security of Bell’s Data Centre, Hosting, and Cloud Services including the Virtual Data Centre services.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>About <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a></strong></div> <div>  </div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launching in Spring 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</div> <div> To learn more about <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> please contact <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233, email <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow">press@shop.ca</a>.  </div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>About Bell</strong></div> <div>  </div> <div> Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV satellite television and Bell Fibe TV, Bell Home Phone local and long distance, and Bell Business Markets IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services.</div> <div> For further information contact Albert Lee, Bell Media Relations – 905-614-6604, <a href="mailto:albert.lee@bell.ca" rel="nofollow">albert.lee@bell.ca</a></div> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:efbb3989-6e4f-4af4-bee9-51a435af9bff SHOP.CA AND SAVVYMOM DELIVER SHOPPING VALUE AND LIFESTYLE INSIGHT TO MILLIONS OF CANADIAN HOMES http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-savvymom-deliver-shopping-value-lifestyle-insight-millions-of-canadian-homes Thu, 24 May 2012 22:57:00 GMT <p> <strong>Toronto, Ontario May 24, 2011</strong> – Mark Daprato, cmo of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, works with top Canadian digital publisher SavvyMom Media to deliver <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>’s diverse shopping messages to the heads of millions of Canadian households.  “Our decision to work with SavvyMom is based on their website’s ability to reach thousands of Canadian homes everyday, their local influence on family lifestyle shopping and their capacity to present solutions for the household through brand partnerships and viral marketing”, says Daprato.</p> <div> Savvy and <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> have engaged a large number of followers through eMarketing events like network Blogging and Twitter parties which have garnered millions of views and social tags in a very short period of time. “We’re very excited to be partnering with <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>. Their vision is extremely compelling for Canadian families.  <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> can provide profound solutions for household shopping needs, unlike any other shopping website. Savvy Mom is proud to help be part of this ‘built by Canadians for Canadian’s success story”, said Sarah Morgenstern, Co-Founder and Publisher of SavvyMom.</div> <div>  </div> <div> SavvyMom’s network of social media experts and bloggers have a lot to share with their public regarding <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>’s ability to provide a wide range of products, free delivery, and a vision for making online shopping in Canada a truly social experience.  “Communicating a sense of trust in a full-service shopping website is very important when directing our family based audience to the biggest shopping portal in Canadian history”, says Morgenstern.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>About SavvyMom</strong></div> <div> SavvyMom is one of Canada's top influential and targeted digital publishers, focused on mothers in Canada.  Inspired by their own experiences as moms to five children between them, Sarah Morgenstern and Minnow Hamilton started to imagine what kind of resource could help with the ever-present challenges of modern-day motherhood.  SavvyMom offers brands and families a unique and focused opportunity to reach the elusive Mom market through viral and word-of-mouth e-marketing.  Through their carefully curated content, SavvyMom provides a sense of deep expertise when speaking to Moms and heads of family households about a variety of topics from parenting dilemmas, meal planning, family activities and outings and of course, shopping.  SavvyMom Media reaches thousands of households across Canada with both national content and local content for the Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary marketplaces, through their website and nine eNewsletter editions.</div> <div> For further information contact Sarah Morgenstern at 416 488 6667 x 23 or <a href="mailto:sarah.morgenstern@savvymom.ca" rel="nofollow">sarah.morgenstern@savvymom.ca</a></div> <div>  </div> <div> <div> <strong>About <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a></strong></div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launching in Spring 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</div> <div> To learn more about <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> please contact <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233, email <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow">press@shop.ca</a>.  </div> </div> <div>  </div> <p>  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:5adfa501-ad72-408e-9eea-609140fee4d7 SOCIAL MEDIA PLAYS GROWING ROLE IN ONLINE RETAILING http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/social-media-plays-growing-role-online-retailing Fri, 18 May 2012 21:54:00 GMT <p> <strong>MIA PEARSON </strong></p> <div> <strong>Special to Globe and Mail Update</strong></div> <div> <strong>Published Thursday, May. 17, 2012 6:00AM EDT</strong></div> <div>  </div> <div> After an initial start several years ago, online retailing in Canada struggled to make its mark.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Major Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay Co. opened online shopping, only to shut it down in 2009. Wal-Mart Canada Corp. jumped on the bandwagon only last year, and major U.S. retailers have been only slowly increasing access for Canadians to their online stores.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Over the past year or so, however, Canadian companies have been increasingly getting back into online retailing. HBC has reignited its efforts and Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. is slowly entering the e-commerce landscape by offering an online shopping site for its high-end Murale beauty chain.</div> <div>  </div> <div> As well, new companies are emerging to offer Canadians an array of products and compete with dominant U.S.-owned sites such as Amazon.ca.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Shop.ca is hoping to make a big splash by giving traditional retailers a place online to sell their wares, and leveraging social media to drive awareness and consumer engagement.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Small businesses are realizing the potential to expand sales across the country by leveraging online strategies while downsizing stores and a focus on bricks and mortar.</div> <div>  </div> <div> A big part of this resurgence can be tied to social media, which is offering brands a new way to directly engage with consumers and drive more traffic to their e-commerce sites.</div> <div>  </div> <div> From Facebook to Twitter to Pinterest, sites have helped engagement with brands increase exponentially, and made consumers more invested in what they have to offer.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Many companies, especially startups, no longer consider social media and e-commerce as separate strategies, but instead are looking to social networks such as Facebook that offer a combination of data, analytics and payment technology to help open doors to a new era of online retailing.</div> <div>  </div> <div> A recent study commissioned by Campalyst dug deep into the social media habits of the leading online retailers in the United States. Some interesting trends have come to light.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Facebook leads with retail companies, with 97 per cent of the top 250 Internet retailers in the United States on the site. They also have a huge presence on Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest, and are growing in both followers and engagement.</div> <div>  </div> <div> The bottom line: The world’s largest retail brands are spending a lot of time and money on building their social networks as a key component of their overall e-commerce strategy.</div> <div>  </div> <div> For small businesses, the opportunity may be even more significant. With growing technological advancements in the e-commerce industry, it has never been easier or more accessible for small- and medium-sized businesses to create a site and leverage social media to build a customer base.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Canadian-based Well.ca focuses solely on offering consumers retail products through e-commerce, and its growing success is due in part to keeping down operating costs and focusing on online purchasing and distribution. Small and mid-sized businesses can be nimbler and, at times, lead innovation.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Social media is no longer a channel within the marketing mix. If used to its full potential, it should be an essential part of a company’s business plan and, for retailers in particular, a fully integrated part of an overall online sales strategy.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Special to The Globe and Mail</div> <div>  </div> <div> Mia Pearson is the co-founder of North Strategic. She has more than two decades of experience in creating and growing communications agencies, and her experience spans many sectors, including financial, technology, consumer and lifestyle.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Originally posted in the Globe and Mail -- <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-marketing/sales/social-media-plays-growing-role-in-online-retailing/article2434826/" rel="nofollow">See original Article</a></div> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:33960e6f-282c-4e84-bcfc-2c47de177f85 WHAT KEEPS ONLINE RETAIL IN CANADA FROM CLICKING? http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/keeps-online-retail-canada-clicking Fri, 18 May 2012 21:44:00 GMT <p> <strong>SEAN SILCOFF</strong></p> <div> <strong>TORONTO— From Saturday's Globe and Mail</strong></div> <div> <strong>Published Saturday, May. 12, 2012 8:00AM EDT</strong></div> <div>  </div> <div> Canada is a land of dissatisfied online shoppers. From high-end fashion to hardware, Canadians are the poor e-commerce cousins to Americans in just about every way: Higher prices for poorer selection; shipping costs are often more expensive; and, for items ordered from abroad, duty and customs-related charges can drive up total costs.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Large Canadian retailers have struggled to serve their customers on the Web: Canadian Tire abandoned online selling three years ago, and while it now has plans to return, the only thing customers can buy through its website are tires. Hudson’s Bay Co. is straggling back after shutting down its online efforts in 2009. And Holt Renfrew and Shoppers Drug Mart only offer e-flyers and directions to their nearest stores online. Their U.S. peers, meanwhile, operate full e-stores.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Dealing with foreign retailers also leaves much to be desired. Canada seems like an afterthought to them. Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN-Q214.78-3.58-1.64%) Canadian site has been adding categories, but the selection is a fraction of what is available in the United States. Fashion retailer J. Crew Group Inc. prompted an angry response when it launched its Canadian website last summer with higher prices than its U.S. site – and customs fees (which it later dropped). Online shoe merchant Zappos, frustrated by the hurdles it faced to offer Canadians the same service as it does in the U.S., simply gave up.</div> <div>  </div> <div> “We’re like an e-commerce colony and have developed a mentality that we can’t do anything about it,” digital economy guru Don Tapscott said. “You suffer in silence and hope you have a U.S. relative.”</div> <div>  </div> <div> Canadian online retail, in short, looks a lot like Canadian retail did 20 years ago: unimpressive, outdated and at threat of being thrashed by American retailers – many of which are already making steady progress in better serving this market.Despite the country’s reputation as one of the world’s most wired and digitally social people, Canadians only spent $18-billion online in 2010, or 3.4 per cent of total retail sales, according to Boston Consulting Group – well behind other developed countries such as the U.S. at 5 per cent and the United Kingdom at 13.5 per cent. While online spending is expected to nearly double by 2015, Canada is expected to fall even farther behind. “Canada has been a little sleepy as far as getting online” to shop, said Jeffrey Grau, an analyst with U.S. market research firm eMarketer.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Some blame the lack of a catalogue-buying tradition in Canada, but demand clearly goes unfulfilled here: Four in 10 dollars spent online goes abroad, meaning a large portion of spending isn't going back into the Canadian economy, at a time when the retail industry is on rocky footing and facing new competition from foreign rivals such as Target Corp. Getting e-commerce right is a part of making the sector more productive and competitive – a vital step in a country where consumer spending represents some 60 per cent of economic activity.</div> <div>  </div> <div> This month, a startup with a snappy URL and huge ambitions is hoping to change that. The business, Shop.ca Network Inc., opens its virtual doors and sets in motion what its owners hope will become Canada’s top shopping website – an Amazon of the north, with free shipping, free returns, a big selection and even a loyalty program.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Shop.ca has signed up close to 850 retailers and suppliers to offer their wares through its website, and claims to offer the largest selection of any Canadian site, with more than 15 million items and 4,000 brands including adidas, Canon, Nine West and Stanley.</div> <div>  </div> <div> At first glance, Shop.ca seems like a throwback to the 1990s dot-com era. The firm is adding staff by the week and recently outgrew its 1,600-square-foot loft space in a converted knitting factory near Toronto’s hip Distillery District. Employees work around the clock, come to the office in jeans and untucked shirts (no ties, of course), and drink beer on the roof on Fridays. The tone is confident and the talk is big. “Our mission revolves around changing the dynamic of e-commerce in Canada,” chief executive officer Drew Green said.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Shop.ca’s leaders are a group of thirty- and fortysomething Canadians who have abandoned high-flying, high-paying careers and invested in the business. They’ve also impressed investors – including Mr. Tapscott, media magnate Gary Slaight, former Microsoft Canada boss Jeff Dossett and NHL star Eric Lindros, who, along with others, have put up more than $5-million. “I rarely get involved with startups ... but I think this is going to transform shopping in Canada,” Mr. Tapscott said.</div> <div>  </div> <div> When Bay Street financier Michael Tait met the 37-year-old Mr. Green last year, “he said, ‘We are a bunch of money away from [being] a billion-dollar company,’ ” Mr. Tait said. “You don’t hear a lot of Canadian entrepreneurs say that.” Mr. Tait invested and is helping to raise more funds for the firm.</div> <div>  </div> <div> But the risks are considerable. Shop.ca has yet to book any revenue, and like any startup, faces long odds. To succeed, it must not only attract masses of customers, but keep them coming back. That’s an audacious goal going up against Amazon, a growing player in Canada with a track record for crushing competitors. Canadian retailers are not competitive online now, but that could change. And what if Canadians don’t actually care for a better online shopping experience?</div> <div>  </div> <div> Whether or not Shop.ca can successfully lead the revolution it is courting, there’s no doubt the opportunity is real. Customers are getting savvier, and using the Web to price-compare and ensure they’re getting a good deal. And the competition to win over Canadian shoppers online is heating up.“It’s a risk and an opportunity for Canadian retail businesses because the direction of travel is clearly toward e-commerce,” said Paul Zwillenberg, a partner with Boston Consulting Group. “If Canadian retailers aren’t thinking about how to service information-hungry customers, they will find it challenging.”</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>The origins of a big idea</strong></div> <div>  </div> <div> It’s 8:37 a.m. on an overcast Tuesday in Toronto in early May, just weeks before Shop.ca opens for business. Four senior leaders of Shop.ca are crowded into the office of chief technology officer Gary Black for their daily briefing, with two more linked in on his computer screen. Everyone is on their feet.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Mr. Black has good news: The day before, he got the data storage system up and running at Bell Canada’s host site. “That’s a big rock crushed,” he says. “On-boarding” is a key topic: Six employees have joined in the past week (bringing the total to 22). The meeting moves rapidly, but there’s time for laughs. On screen, business development head Rick Belanger, brandishing a giant Nerf gun, states his top priority is “to take no prisoners.”</div> <div>  </div> <div> With his easy-going manner and 100-watt grin, Mr. Green comes off as an unlikely assault leader. Sporting an untrimmed beard, swept back hair, circles under his eyes and dressed in a light jacket, untucked shirt with two buttons undone, sneakers and jeans, the paunchy 6 foot, three-inch CEO looks the host of a wild party, the morning after. He works hard, sleeps little (he’s 37 but looks older) has two young boys and a solid résumé, having served as a top sales executive with major e-commerce firms, including DoubleClick Inc. (where he worked with Mr. Black). His likes to say: “Life is a journey and not a destination” and “Turn every day into two.” His staff look tired and busy.</div> <div>  </div> <div> By the late 2000s, Mr. Green, who organized parties as a teenage entrepreneur in Scarborough and ran a personal training business during university, knew he wanted to return to his enterprising roots. He asked friends in the U.S. and Canada where they shopped online. South of the border, seven out of 10 said Amazon or eBay. In Canada “if you asked, you got 10 different answers,” he said. “That was a good qualitative data point – there is no market leader in Canada.”</div> <div>  </div> <div> Mr. Green hit upon his big idea: to create an online marketplace similar to Amazon, aimed at Canadians, bringing shoppers and retailers together. Shop.ca would handle the transactions, dispatch orders and take a cut of every sale; the retailers and suppliers would pack and ship items, adhering to strict standards to uphold Shop.ca’s service promise. All product had to be sent from Canada and priced to include shipping. Shop.ca would also have a loyalty program – a Canadian staple – where buyers would earn virtual dollars with every purchase and by recommending the site via social media.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Mr. Green bought the Shop.ca domain name (he won’t say for how much) and partnered with lifelong friend Trevor Newell, a senior operations and systems application specialist who had worked at GE Power and Oracle but also wanted to do his own thing. While Mr. Green focused on vision and selling people on the concept, Mr. Newell worked on the details to get the venture going.</div> <div>  </div> <div> By spring 2011, the time looked right, and the two friends quit their jobs (Mr. Green, working in Chicago for a mobile advertising firm, moved back to Toronto) to focus on the business. HBC had returned to online selling and Wal-Mart was ramping up its e-commerce presence in Canada. Meanwhile, small Canadian retailers were doing well online. For example, Snuggle Bugz, a baby goods retailer with two stores in the Golden Horseshoe, decided in 2010 to get serious about online selling. It stopped using store staff to fill orders through its lacklustre website and improved its Web presence with a new site and by investing to ensure it placed well in online product searches. It added a warehouse and 10 staff dedicated to its Web business. Two years later, online sales are up by 1,000 per cent and account for a majority of revenue, up from 10 per cent, said owner Ben Burmaster, who has signed up with Shop.ca.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Technological progress has also made it cheaper and easier to run an online store. “If we had launched this business five years ago, it wouldn’t have been the right time because the technology was not developed,” Mr. Black said. “Now, a lot of this is assembling building blocks.”</div> <div>  </div> <div> Shop.ca’s online platform is from IBM. Data is stored on Bell Canada’s network, giving Shop.ca more flexibility to handle the expected Christmas rush. Mr. Newell’s former employer, Oracle, sells call centre systems for millions of dollars, but Shop.ca pays just $100 a month to access a recently developed tool that provides toll-free numbers and 10,000 minutes of inbound calls routed over the Internet through its computers. Another $100 a month per agent buys Shop.ca an app to manage calls and interact with customers by e-mail, Twitter and Facebook.</div> <div>  </div> <div> If the e-commerce space has matured, so have the people in the business. Shop.ca’s senior team is comprised of accomplished executives in their late 30s and early 40s, most of whom are ex-work colleagues of the two partners. They give the impression that they know exactly what they’re doing. “I shy away from the notion we’re a startup,” says Mark Daprato, a 44-year-old marketer who led accounts for Clearnet and Swiss Chalet before joining Shop.ca as chief marketing officer in February. “We treat this as an established company that happens to be new.”</div> <div>  </div> <div> Success in e-commerce relies on driving people to your website and converting those “leads” into repeat buyers. Mr. Daprato’s job is to get Shop.ca’s target shoppers – young, social and tech-literate single adults and thirtysomething plugged-in moms – to visit, buy and return. His team is working on a marketing push including a splashy launch event at Toronto’s Dundas Square in June and incentives for early adopters.</div> <div>  </div> <div> But having a website that’s easy to use is crucial. On this day in early May, Mr. Daprato leads a meeting to review the site’s design. The group debates what colour the text under the “Buy It Now” button should be (all agree: not red), the placement of key messages on screen, even the use of capital letters and fonts. “We’re making final decisions now,” he says later.</div> <div>  </div> <div> In a few weeks, he’ll find out if they’ve made the right ones.</div> <div>  </div> <div> -------------------------------------------------</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>HOW SHOP.CA WORKS</strong></div> <div>  </div> <div> -------------------------------------------------</div> <div>  </div> <div> 1. Retailers and merchants sign agreements with Shop.ca to offer their wares for sale through its website. They list and manage the products themselves, and must offer their full catalogue at prices no greater than they themselves charge online.</div> <div>  </div> <div> 2. Shop.ca sells the products and sends the orders to the merchants.</div> <div>  </div> <div> 3. Merchants ship the orders directly to Shop.ca’s customers within three to five business days.</div> <div>  </div> <div> 4. Shop.ca pays a negotiated percentage of the sale price to the merchants after delivery.</div> <div>  </div> <div> 5. Shop.ca doesn’t maintain an inventory or warehouse. It pays for returns, but these are sent directly to the merchant.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Shop.ca’s loyalty program - Shop.ca Rewards:</div> <div>  </div> <div> Shoppers earn virtual dollars to be used against future Shop.ca purchases every time they buy a product on the site. They can also earn dollars for writing reviews or referring products on social media that result in purchases by others. With shoppers able to earn up to 2.5 per cent in virtual cash back, “it’s potentially one of the richest loyalty programs ever launched in Canada,” CEO Drew Green said. Shop.ca is also offering additional incentives to shoppers who sign up before launch and refer others to its website.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Originally posted in the Globe and Mail -- <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/what-keeps-online-retail-in-canada-from-clicking/article2430484/" rel="nofollow">See Original Article</a></div> <div> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> </div> <div>  </div> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:5ecf73b7-d1b0-4c60-ab92-16ab3a178468 SHOP.CA HEADS INTO GREAT OUTDOORS WITH WORLD FAMOUS http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-heads-great-outdoors-world-famous Thu, 17 May 2012 21:30:00 GMT <p> <strong>Canada’s premier outdoor equipment and clothing lines delivered to your door</strong></p> <div> <strong>Toronto, ON – Drew Green,</strong> ceo and founder of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, is pleased to announce a partnership with World Famous Sales of Canada Inc., a leading supplier of camping and outdoor gear.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> will carry a complete assortment from the World Famous catalogue, ranging from tents and sleeping bags to hardware and clothing, outfitting everyone from weekend campers to global trekkers.</div> <div>  </div> <div> “Canadians love exploring the great outdoors,” says Green. “Our partnership with World Famous means shoppers can go to <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> to find absolutely everything they and their family needs to enjoy any adventure, big or small.”</div> <div>  </div> <div> Founded in 1960, Ontario-based World Famous has grown to become Canada’s leading supplier of hard goods, clothing and footwear to meet the needs of the most demanding outdoor enthusiast. It addition to the namesake World Famous brand, its vast and comprehensive product lines includes Misty Mountain, North 49, Rockwater Designs, Bushline, Wetskins and OBUS FORME backpacks.</div> <div>  </div> <div> “We are very proud to be one of the only brands in our market that is 100 per cent owned and operated by Canadians,” says Ian Mucher, Vice President of World Famous. “Whatever Canadians have planned for the outdoors, they will find everything they need to have fun and stay safe.”</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>About World Famous</strong></div> <div> Over the past 50 years, World Famous Sales of Canada Inc. has become one of Canada’s largest outdoor equipment suppliers. It specializes in high quality camping and sporting supplies. Its products are perfect for fishing, hunting, hiking, backpacking and any other outdoor activity.</div> <div>  </div> <div> For more information, please visit: <a href="http://www.worldfms.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.worldfms.com</a></div> <div>  </div> <div> <div> <strong>About <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a></strong></div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launching in Spring 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</div> <div> To learn more about <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> please contact <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233, email <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow">press@shop.ca</a>.  </div> </div> <p>  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:83a2b37b-9768-4e64-81be-3342a87e025b CONTEMPORARY BRANDS FROM ELUXE TO GRACE THE VIRTUAL SHELVES AT SHOP.CA http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/contemporary-brands-eluxe-grace-virtual-shelves-shopca Mon, 14 May 2012 23:38:00 GMT <p> <strong>Toronto, Ontario, May 14, 2012</strong> – Drew Green, ceo and founder of <a href="http://www.shop.ca" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is pleased to announce a vendor partnership with eLUXE.ca, a Canadian online shopping destination offering the best in contemporary fashion, lifestyle products and accessories.<br /> <br /> With curated collections of the latest in-season fashion trends, accompanied with editorial features, eLUXE brings contemporary brands to style-savvy women.  Elevating the e-tail experience through their personal touch, eLUXE offers virtual style consultations and email notifications when the new items you’re hunting hit the site.<br /> <br /> Drew Green of SHOP.CA says, “It is our intention at <a href="http://www.shop.ca" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> to provide the most authoritative selection of products from simple household to fashion and extraordinary gifts.  We want to deliver an impactful experience for all of our shoppers and eLUXE is one of those special <a href="http://www.shop.ca" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> vendors that offer items that the discerning shopper demands.”<br /> <br /> Like <a href="http://www.shop.ca" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, eLUXE addresses the difficulties of online cross-border shopping for Canadians -eLUXE is based in Canada.  Without any additional charges or duties, eLUXE also offers free shipping on orders over $25 and free returns on both reputable Canadian and global brands.  The eLUXE experience is simple and seamless, from browsing, to fulfillment, to superior customer service.<br /> <br /> Joanna Track, CEO & Founder of eLUXE says, “Our magazine includes fashion forward editorial pictorials that will keep shoppers on the cutting edge of the latest fashion and beauty trends.”  eLUXE separates itself from competitors with its creative focus on editorial magazine layouts and imaginative imagery for shoppers – making it easier for shoppers to bring their fashion ensembles to life.  <br /> <br /> Joanna Track is an award-winning entrepreneur with an exceptional reputation in the online industry for creating and growing successful websites. Before launching eLUXE, Joanna was the Founder and Executive Publisher of Sweetspot.ca, the ultimate destination for Canadian women interested in lifestyle and trend information. With eLUXE, Joanna has combined her love of fashion with her online savvy, bringing the best international brands to Canada’s style set.</p> <div> <div> <strong>About <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a></strong></div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launching in Spring 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</div> <div> To learn more about <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> please contact <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233, email <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow">press@shop.ca</a>.  </div> </div> <p>  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:bd626db5-b977-4809-96de-94f93431ad92 SHOP.CA'S PARTNERSHIP WITH TRAVELONLY TAKES FLIGHT http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopcas-partnership-travelonly-takes-flight Thu, 26 Apr 2012 01:19:00 GMT <p> <strong>Canadian-owned company has network of 500 Travel Experts across the country</strong></p> <div> <strong>Toronto, ON –</strong> Drew Green, ceo and founder of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, is pleased to announce a partnership with TravelOnly to provide <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> shoppers unsurpassed expert travel and vacation products and services. </div> <div>  </div> <div> “<a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>'s mandate is to offer Canadian online shoppers the absolute best in products and services in all categories, including the travel sector,” says Green. “TravelOnly fits perfectly. It’s a family-owned Canadian success story that is thriving by offering fantastic deals together with personalized service and travel advice.”</div> <div>  </div> <div> TravelOnly, enjoying its 37th year in business, has built a comprehensive online travel service, backed by more than 500 certified Travel Experts across Canada. With one of the highest customer satisfaction levels in the industry, TravelOnly offers a customer experience unmatched in Canada.</div> <div>  </div> <div> “TravelOnly’s success is built on trust. Our staff sets the standard for customer service and experience, the same philosophy that will make <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> the premier online shopping site,” says Greg Luciani, President of TravelOnly. “Travel purchases will also include generous <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Rewards™.”</div> <div>  </div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is registered by the Travel Industry Council of Ontario, a not-for-profit organization mandated by the Ontario government to administer the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002 and Ontario Regulation 26/05. TICO oversees the travel sector in the province to maintain a fair, safe and informed marketplace, one that ensures consumers are well served.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <strong>About TravelOnly  </strong></div> <div> Founded in 1974, TravelOnly is Canada’s largest network of Travel Experts, delivering custom travel experiences that will last a lifetime. With over 500 Travel Experts on staff and our on-line booking portal at TravelOnly.com, we aim to deliver the right destination at the best price for every travelling Canadian. Certified by TICO, backed by our “best price guarantee” and serviced by our team of tenured Travel Experts, we aim to make every vacation memorable. TravelOnly... Your Journey Starts Here.</div> <div> For more information, please visit: <a href="http://www.TravelOnly.com" rel="nofollow">www.TravelOnly.com</a></div> <div>  </div> <div> <div> <strong>About <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a></strong></div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launching in Spring 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</div> <div> To learn more about <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> please contact <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233, email <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow">press@shop.ca</a>.  </div> </div> <p>  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:374b00f2-d29d-4a48-be8c-523319998eac SHOP.CA ADDS 350,000 TITLES TO EBOOKS SELECTION http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-adds-350000-titles-ebooks-selection Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:56:00 GMT <p> <strong>Toronto, ON, April 23, 2012</strong> – Drew Green, ceo and founder of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, announced the addition of more than 350,000 titles in the <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> eBook category.  Working with top publishers, including Random House of Canada, Simon & Schuster Canada, Harper Collins Canada, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> will offer one of the widest and most captivating selections of eBooks and Books available for purchase online.</p> <div> “Canadians can turn to <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> to join an enthusiastic community of book lovers to find recommendations and share their own reviews of books they’ve read,” says Green. “Our goal is to provide a fun and social environment for friends and family to celebrate our loving of reading.”</div> <div>  </div> <div> An authoritative collection of classic, family, reference and best-seller titles means Canadian online consumers will never be at a loss for words when they <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>.  Search, preview and purchase book titles all in one place. From eBook downloads to books for delivery, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is a one-stop online shopping destination.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> eBooks give our customer the freedom to take their virtual literature everywhere they want at a reasonable cost, Canadians can enjoy the selection of the world’s largest library or bookstore from the comfort of their own home with no extra charges or late fees, all while earning <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Rewards™.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <div> <strong>About <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a></strong></div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launching in Spring 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</div> <div> To learn more about <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> please contact <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233, email <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow">press@shop.ca</a>.  </div> </div> <p>  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:8381f13b-caee-49bf-a291-0620487c0a43 SHOP.CA ADDS FOUR NEW RETAIL PARTNERS, ADDING TO HUGE SELECTION - SLIGO, JITTERS BREW HOUSE, FOXY ORIGINALS AND THIS IS J WILL ALL BE AVAILABLE ON SHOP.CA http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-adds-four-new-retail-partners-adding-huge-selection-sligo-jitters-brew-house-foxy-originals-this-j-will-available-shopca Wed, 18 Apr 2012 20:14:00 GMT <p> Toronto, Ontario April 18, 2011 – Drew Green, ceo and founder of SHOP.CA announced that four new retailers have been added to the huge selection SHOP.CA will offer at launch, bringing the total to over 14 million products across 26 categories.</p> <p> Mr. Green stated, “We’re really pleased to add these retailers to our roster. At SHOP.CA, we’re aiming to offer Canadians an enormous selection of goods and services. This is J, Sligo, Foxy Originals and Jitters Brew House are great examples of Canadian companies providing unique, quality products for the very specialized needs of our discriminating customers.”</p> <p> SHOP.CA is proud to offer Canadians the kind of diversity and selection they have previously only been able to dream about on a Canadian online Shopping mall.  Sligo golf apparel is worn by a number of PGA Professionals, including Graham DeLaet.   This is J headbands are worn by Britney Spears and Amy Smart .  Paris Hilton, Jason Priestly and Kim Cattrall all buy from Foxy Originals.  Jitters Brew House, is passionate about bringing quality beverages to your home or office. These are the types of relationships that will continue to define SHOP.CA as the Canadian online Shopping destination with authoritative selection and the products Canadians deserve.</p> <p> “We have vastly exceeded our goals in terms of product selection and will continue to seek out products to serve the Canadian shopper”, added Green. “We think the Canadian shopping revolution has begun”</p> <p> <strong>About Sligo - </strong><strong>Sligo Wear Inc.</strong></p> <p> Sligo Wear is the fusion of fashion and performance.  Designs boasting cutting edge fits, progressive styling and aggressive color are the ways in which Sligo defines the golfer as an individual.</p> <p> Sligo is proud to present to you what we feel is the most dynamic collection to date. By taking inspiration from fashion globally we have developed a collection that identifies the individual amongst the masses.  We know that you will enjoy the 2011 collection as much as we have enjoyed creating it.</p> <p> Same game. New vibe.</p> <p> For more information visit: sligowear.com</p> <p> <strong>About Jitters Brew House</strong></p> <p> Jitters Brew House started as a single store by owners Claire and Derek Keyes out of a love of the single serve system and the realization that these products had narrow availability and limitations to all the flavours they desired.  They are passionate about bringing quality products to your taste buds and want to offer the best experience possible when shopping for your home or office beverages. Their expansion process began only 5 months after the first store opening. Now Jitters Brew House is in cities across Ontario and Quebec. If there isn't a Jitters Brew House near you, no problem, they deliver right to your home or office with their simple online shopping.</p> <p> For more information visit: jittersbrewhouse.com</p> <p> <strong>About Foxy Originals</strong></p> <p> Unique and playful jewelry pieces that help young women everywhere find their own way to sparkle and shine – without breaking the bank. Not many people can say they built the foundation for an international business while in high school, but that’s exactly where Suzie and Jen both got their start. </p> <p> A proudly Canadian Company, Foxy is now a top selling brand in hundreds of boutiques throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, and beyond!</p> <p> For more information visit: foxyoriginals.com</p> <p> <strong>About This is J</strong></p> <p> Inspired by a lack of accessories that are fun, fashionable, and easy to wear, This Is J has fused fashion and function to create a line of fresh and unique textile accessories that provide comfort and style. Each unique piece is made from custom printed fabrics featuring original ‘This Is J’ printed textile designs. This Is J creations  deliver comfort for every day and every occasion, whether it's a fashionable Headband, the loungy P. Jammers, or the cozy Sweatshirt Blanket, there is a distinctive piece for those who want to feel good and look great. The This Is J line currently includes the signature Headband collection, P. Jammers bedroom loungewear, the Toque hat collection, all season Scarves, and the newly introduced Sweatshirt Blankets.”</p> <p> For more information visit: Thisisj.com</p> <div> <div> <strong>About <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a></strong></div> <div>  </div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launching in Spring 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</div> <div> To learn more about <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> please contact <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233, email <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow">press@shop.ca</a>.  </div> </div> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:07cd6325-08d5-4dd4-a0d2-a39b1774d34b SHOP.CA PARTNERS WITH MONERIS SOLUTIONS FOR PROCESSING PLATFORM http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-partners-moneris-solutions-processing-platform Mon, 16 Apr 2012 21:16:00 GMT <p> <strong>Toronto, ON – April 16</strong> – <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, the largest online shopping destination ever created specifically for the Canadian consumer, has announced its partnership with Moneris Solutions®, Canada’s leading credit and debit card processor. Moneris will provide e-commerce payment processing services for <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>’s sophisticated and powerful transaction platform.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> represents a revolution in Canadian online shopping. At launch, shoppers will have access to more that $10 billion worth of product inventory across 26 categories, with thousands of brands and 750 stores. Canadians can shop for their favourite brands without having to turn to U.S. sites, which may limit selection, impose shipping and brokerage fees and void warrantees.<br /> <br /> Slated to launch in May 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> will offer everything from apparel to eBooks and consumer electronics. It will also include free shipping and free returns, as well as cash back on every purchase through its lucrative Social Loyalty Network™.<br /> <br /> “We have seen a significant inflection point in online shopping among Canadians,” says Jeff Guthrie, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Moneris. “<a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> will deliver the Canadian-tailored online shopping experience they are looking for while Moneris will provide the reliability and security they need when making purchases. We are truly excited to be a part of the Canadian online shopping revolution that <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> will start.”<br /> <br /> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> will have a strong online presence across all social media platforms, including mobile and tablet devices. Moneris will showcase its innovation in the e-commerce space while offering easy-to-use payment services for consumers.<br /> <br /> “We created <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> to meet the specific online shopping needs of the Canadian consumer, and partnerships with industry leaders is a key to our strategy,” says Drew Green, ceo and founder of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>. “Our partnership with Moneris is unique and ensures that data and personal information is absolutely secure.”<br /> <br /> <strong>About Moneris Solutions</strong><br /> As one of North America's largest providers of payment processing solutions, Moneris offers credit, debit, wireless and online payment services for merchants in virtually every industry segment. Through its Ernex division, Moneris also provides electronic loyalty and stored-value card programs. With more than 350,000 merchant locations generating close to 3 billion payment card transactions annually, Moneris provides the hardware, software and systems needed to improve business efficiency and manage payments. For more information please visit www.moneris.com.</p> <div> <strong>About <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a></strong></div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launching in Spring 2012, <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</div> <div> To learn more about <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> please contact <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233, email <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow">press@shop.ca</a>.  </div> <br /> <p> Media Contact for Moneris:<br /> Natasha Dos Santos
<br /> MAVERICK Public Relations<br /> 
416-640-5525 x 248<br /> 
natashad@maverickpr.com<br /> <br /> Media Contact for <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>:<br /> Steven Theobald<br /> Idea Workshop<br /> 416-504-3977 x 21<br /> steven@ideaworkshop.ca<br /> <br />  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:7fdf0c9a-f357-483e-aba2-6e0015374967 SHOP.CA AND COSMO MUSIC PARTNER TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC TOGETHER http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-cosmo-music-partner-beautiful-music-together Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:08:00 GMT <p> <b>Toronto, ON, April 10, 2012  </b>– Drew Green, ceo and founder of <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>, today announced a partnership with Cosmo Music, one of the largest music stores in the world, to make its extensive product selection available to Canadian shoppers exclusively on <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a>.</p> <p class="p1"> “We are delighted to add the Cosmo Music store to the <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> marketplace. We have many exclusive supply relationships, but we are particularly proud of this one,” says Green. “This partnership means the <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> customer -- from an avid musician to someone that just wants to try a harmonica -- can find exactly what they are looking for right here in Canada, not relying on a US site.”</p> <p class="p1"> Canadian owned and operated, Cosmo Music opened its doors in 1966, when The Beach Boys were topping the charts with Good Vibrations. It carries all recognized brand names in every instrument category. In addition, more than 12,000 educational band instruments are rented to school children across Southern Ontario and over 2,400 students every week take private or group lessons, music therapy and band camps.</p> <p class="p1"> “<a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is investing in a new level of online shopping for Canadian consumers and we are very excited to be a part of it,” says Mark Hebert, President and CEO of Cosmo Music. “We have built our name on a higher level of customer service and that is what <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is bringing to the Canadian online shopper across our category and 25 others.”</p> <p class="p1"> <b>About Cosmo Music</b></p> <p class="p2"> Cosmo Music was founded in 1966 and has been serving Canadian musicians with great selection and service ever since. With virtually every brand and instrument category in its selection, Cosmo Music has grown to among the largest instrument retailers in the world. The Cosmo School of Music teaches more than 2,400 people a week in private and group lessons, band camps and music therapy. A team of 20 specialists handle repairs and a rental fleet of over 12,000 instruments make Cosmo Music the destination of choice for professional and amateur musicians.</p> <p class="p1"> For further information, please visit <span class="s1"><a href="http://www.cosmomusic.ca" rel="nofollow">cosmomusic.ca</a>. </span></p> <div> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></div> <div>  </div> <div> <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow">SHOP.CA</a> is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Scheduled to launch in May 2012, SHOP.CA will offer Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Please visit <a href="http://SHOP.CA" rel="nofollow"><span class="s2">SHOP.CA </span></a>and register for updates on our progress. </div> <p class="p1"> Media Contact for SHOP.CA:<br /> Steven Theobald<br /> Idea Workshop 416-504-3977 x 21<br /> <a href="mailto:steven@ideaworkshop.ca" rel="nofollow">steven@ideaworkshop.ca</a></p> <p>  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:46d337fa-4caa-4871-8e2a-faa438226a38 SHOP.CA AND SNUGGLE BUGZ OFFER MOMS THE ULTIMATE ONLINE SHOPPING http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-snuggle-bugz-offer-moms-ultimate-online-shopping Mon, 09 Apr 2012 19:01:00 GMT <p>  </p> <div> TORONTO, April 9, 2012– Drew Green, ceo and founder of SHOP.CA, announced today an exclusive partnership with Snuggle Bugz, a Canadian company that offers the best selection of products and accessories for babies. The entire inventory will be available on SHOP.CA, including earning rewards through the Social Loyalty Network™. </div> <div>  </div> <div> “The baby category is one of the most important for new parents, their family and their friends,” says Green. “Our exclusive partnership with Snuggle Bugz gives them access to the best products and brands, day or night, while also enjoying the other tremendous benefits SHOP.CA offers.”</div> <div>  </div> <div> Husband and wife team Ben and Tanya Burmaster founded Snuggle Bugz in 2006 with a vision of providing a quality baby store where new parents could feel comfortable asking questions and discovering new products during this special time in their lives.</div> <div>  </div> <div> “All Snuggle Bugz products are hand selected and mom-approved. The Snuggle Bugz catalogue of over 10,000 products fits perfectly into the huge selection of quality products on SHOP.CA. This is a partnership we hope to have for a generation of Canadian consumers,” says Ben Burmaster. </div> <div>  </div> <div> About Snuggle Bugz</div> <div> Canadian owned and operated, Snuggle Bugz serves new parents with a great selection of products for babies.  Carrying leading products from Britax, Diono, UppaBaby, Baby Jogger and Peg Perego, Snuggle Bugz combines great selection with expert, friendly service. For further information please visit www.snugglebugz.ca.</div> <div>  </div> <div> About SHOP.CA</div> <div> SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Scheduled to launch in May 2012, SHOP.CA will offer Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options. </div> <div>  </div> <div> Media Contact for SHOP.CA: </div> <div>  </div> <div> Steven Theobald</div> <div> Idea Workshop</div> <div> 416-504-3977 x 21 </div> <div> steven@ideaworkshop.ca</div> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:edf9485e-5bea-4001-8fae-b5a0a86e2c81 CREATIVITY AND CULTURE VISIONARY RANA FLORIDA JOINS SHOP.CA ADVISORY BOARD http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/creativity-culture-visionary-rana-florida-joins-shopca-advisory-board Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:51:00 GMT <p> <strong><span class="xn-location" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;outline-width:0px;outline-style:initial;outline-color:initial;font-size:13px;font-family:Helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:rgb(50, 50, 50);line-height:20px;text-align:-webkit-left;">TORONTO</span><span style="color:rgb(50, 50, 50);font-family:Helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:20px;text-align:-webkit-left;">, </span><span class="xn-chron" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;outline-width:0px;outline-style:initial;outline-color:initial;font-size:13px;font-family:Helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:rgb(50, 50, 50);line-height:20px;text-align:-webkit-left;">March 27, 2012</span></strong><b> </b>– Drew Green, ceo and founder of SHOP.CA, is proud to welcome Rana Florida to SHOP.CA’s Board of Advisors. Florida is the CEO of the Creative Class Group, an advisory services firm that provides strategy, research, and consulting to businesses, communities and governments worldwide.</p> <p class="p1"> “It’s truly an honor to have Rana join our advisory team,” says Green. “She has been at the forefront of creativity and thought leadership on a global scale for two decades, providing counsel to some of the world’s most respected brands. Her contribution to SHOP.CA will ensure we are on the cutting edge of digital retail.”</p> <p class="p1"> Florida is highly sought after by leading media in Canada and the United States to comment on and analyze cultural and business trends. Her expertise includes managing new business development, marketing, and research, with a diverse roster of clients that include Starwood, BWW and Zappos.com.</p> <p class="p1"> “SHOP.CA has an impressive team, with digital and retail expertise,” Florida says. “The powerful and sophisticated platform will transform the way Canadians shop.”</p> <p class="p1"> Ms. Florida is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and writes for Creative Spaces, an online design and creativity series for HGTV and the Huffington Post. She had her own internationally syndicated advice column in major daily newspapers, including Gannett papers, for nearly a decade. She was a regular Fox News (WJBK) contributor in a Top 10 media market for several years and continues to work with major media including CNN, MSNBC, NPR, BBC, CBC and shows such as <i>Good Morning America, Charlie Rose, The Colbert Report, The Today Show </i>and <i>60 Minutes.</i></p> <p class="p1"> She previously directed global strategic communications for HMSHost one of the largest airport developers, heading up all marketing, advertising and communication efforts in the North America and advised on European communication efforts. Prior to that, Rana served as Vice President of Corporate Communications for Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live shows such as Disney Live. With operations in more than 50 countries, she managed PR teams at top frims, including Hill + Knowlton.</p> <p class="p1"> Ms. Florida is heavily involved in philanthropy. She sits on the board of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as well as supporting numerous charitable organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and a MBA in marketing and management.</p> <p class="p1"> <b>About SHOP.CA</b></p> <p class="p1"> SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Scheduled to launch in May 2012, SHOP.CA will offer Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p class="p1"> To learn more about <span class="s1">SHOP.CA </span>please contact Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233 or <span class="s1">press@shop.ca.</span></p> <p class="p1"> Please visit <span class="s1">SHOP.CA </span>and register for updates on our progress.</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:1eca8154-f409-4c9d-a644-2187fe2b970a DON TAPSCOTT JOINS SHOP.CA AS ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRMAN http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/don-tapscott-joins-shopca-advisory-board-chairman Wed, 21 Mar 2012 22:46:00 GMT <p> <b>One of the world's leading authorities on innovation and technology sees e-commerce changing in Canada</b></p> <p class="p1"> TORONTO, March 21, 2012 - Drew Green, ceo and founder of <a href="http://www.shop.ca/"><span class="s1">SHOP.CA</span></a>, announced today that Mr. Don Tapscott has accepted the position as Chairman of the Advisory Board. Mr. Tapscott, an author, speaker and advisor on media, technology and innovation, counsels business and government leaders around the world.  He has been named one of the world's most influential management thinkers.</p> <p class="p1"> "I can't think of a better person to have at our table to ensure we create a transfoarmative experience. Don brings an incredible wealth of knowledge, experience and vision to <a href="http://www.shop.ca/"><span class="s1">SHOP.CA</span></a>, and is an asset to the momentous shift in the Canadian e-commerce landscape we're undertaking," says Green. "We are honoured to have Don involved. This is only the second time he has ever advised and invested in a consumer internet company, despite his breadth of global and local business involvement."</p> <p class="p1"> Mr. Tapscott is an internationally sought after writer, consultant and speaker on business, strategy and organizational transformation. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Management at the Rotman School of Management, University ofToronto.</p> <p class="p1"> "The Canadian online shopping experience is often a bad one," says Mr. Tapscott. "Canadian consumers deserve better. They deserve a fun and rewarding online buying experience developed by Canadians, for Canadians, and they're about to get it with SHOP.CA. Drew and our team are creating an online buying experience that embraces the needs of the Canadian consumer."</p> <p class="p1"> Mr. Tapscott has given more than 400 keynote speeches and presentations over the past five years. His client roster includes top executives at many of the world's largest corporations and government leaders from many countries. The Washington Technology Report called him "one of the most influential media authorities since Marshall McLuhan." </p> <p class="p1"> Thinkers50 has named Mr. Tapscott one of the 50 most influential management thinkers alive today. He is the author of fourteen widely read books about information technology in business and society and is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Business 2.0, Financial Times, USA Today and Business Week. CNN, NBC, CBS, NPR, Fox News and the BBC are among his broadcast credits. </p> <p class="p1"> Mr. Tapscott holds a B.Sc. in Psychology and Statistics, an M.Ed. specializing in Research Methodology and three Honourary Doctor of Laws degrees awarded from the University of Alberta, Trent University and McMaster University.</p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s2"><b>About </b><a href="http://www.shop.ca/"><span class="s1"><b>SHOP.CA</b></span></a></span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><a href="http://www.shop.ca/">SHOP.CA</a></span> is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Scheduled to launch in May 2012, <a href="http://www.shop.ca/"><span class="s1">SHOP.CA</span></a> will offer Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p class="p3"> For further information:</p> <p class="p1"> To learn more about <a href="http://www.shop.ca/"><span class="s1">SHOP.CA</span></a> please contact Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233 or <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow"><span class="s1">press@shop.ca</span></a>.</p> <p class="p1"> Please visit <a href="http://www.shop.ca/"><span class="s1">SHOP.CA</span></a> and register for updates on our progress.</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:591b8aec-14a6-495c-ab4e-d858f3b47e73 SHOP.CA TO REVOLUTIONIZE ONLINE SHOPPING IN CANADA http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-revolutionize-online-shopping-canada Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:21:00 GMT <h3 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.3em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-indent:0px;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <i>A-LIST TEAM OF BUSINESS AND CULTURAL VISIONARIES, INCLUDING DON TAPSCOTT, RANA FLORIDA AND DREW GREEN, CREATE LARGEST CANADIAN ECOMMERCE DESTINATION IN CANADA, ENDING NEED TO CROSS-BORDER SHOP</i></h3> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>Toronto, Ontario March 19, 2012</strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>- Canadians who SHOP online will no longer be treated as second-class citizens, with the pending arrival of SHOP.CA. Launching May 2012, and now signing up Canadians through a $10 million and 5x Reward programs, SHOP.CA is poised to change forever the way Canadians SHOP and socialize online.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA will have a product selection 20 times the size of its closest Canadian rival, free shipping, free returns and a fun Social Loyalty Network that will be the most engaging and rewarding in Canada.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> With a team that includes celebrated next generation thinkers Don Tapscott and Rana Florida and a technology platform designed alongside partners that include IBM, Bell and Demand Media, SHOP.CA will be the largest eCommerce launch in Canadian history.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> "SHOP.CA is built specifically to meet Canadians shopping needs," says Drew Green, founder and ceo. "Buying products and services online can be a frustrating experience for Canadians. Often products and brands are hard to find in one place, unavailable in Canada, or shipped from US sites with exorbitant shipping fees and duty, and an inability to make returns."</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Total eCommerce is expected to exceed $22 billion in Canada this year, but the lack of a single marketplace here means two-thirds of purchases end up going to US business's despite the great roster of Canadian retailers that exist here at home, Green adds. "Our investment in SHOP.CA will give Canadians a single destination that covers a vast array of products and services, putting an end to the need for this outflow."</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Trevor Newell, founder and president is excited that "SHOP.CA will bring Canadians a completely unique and social shopping experience," offering:</p> <ul style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:40px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:8px;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:12px;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <li style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:5px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);"> A virtual inventory valued at $10 billion across 25-plus categories;</li> <li style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:5px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);"> A Social Loyalty Network rewards program with up to 2.5% cash back;</li> <li style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:5px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Unmatched customer service led by the SHOP.CA Canadian Care Team;</li> <li style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:5px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Engaging user generated content personalized to meet individual tastes.</li> </ul> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Green and Newell have assembled an unmatched group of marketing and technology executives, investors and partners to design and bring to life an online shopping experience that will revolutionize what Canadians ought to expect.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Don Tapscott chairs the SHOP.CA advisory board. A trusted consultant to companies and governments around the globe, Don is one of the world's most respected and quoted authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> "From ancient open air Greek agoras to gigantic enclosed malls, shopping has always played a central role in shaping a society's culture," explains Tapscott. "People are now just starting to appreciate the potential the digital world has to change the way we live and interact with each other."</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> An advisor to some of the world's most respected brands, Rana Florida is in high demand from media for her insights on creativity, business and design.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> "Now Canadians will have the convenience, efficiency and speed of online shopping that is so readily available south of the border," says Florida. SHOP.CA is a game changer in a much needed market.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Scheduled to launch in May 2012, SHOP.CA will offer Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> To learn more about<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="../../" rel="nofollow" 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51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">press@shop.ca</a>.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Please visit<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="../../" rel="nofollow" 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51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);">  </p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:a45f6a66-bd5f-460f-8be8-305edcd353d8 SHOP.CA TAPS MARKETING VETERAN MARK DAPRATO FOR CMO http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-taps-marketing-veteran-mark-daprato-cmo Mon, 06 Feb 2012 22:20:00 GMT <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>For Immediate Release:</strong></p> <h2 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-indent:0px;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA TAPS MARKETING VETERAN MARK DAPRATO FOR CMO</h2> <h3 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.3em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-indent:0px;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> THE TEAM GETS STRONGER WITH PROVEN ROGERS AND CARA EXPERIENCE, FEARLESS ATTITUDE.</h3> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Toronto, Ontario February 6, 2012 - Drew Green announced today that Mark Daprato has joined the SHOP.CA executive team as chief marketing officer, effective immediately.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> "Mark has been behind some of the most memorable marketing initiatives in Canada over the past few years and when the opportunity came up to engage him in our mission, we jumped at it", said Drew Green, ceo and founder of SHOP.CA. "His management style and his ability to drive campaigns that stand out fit well with what we're trying to accomplish both as a brand and as the largest ecommerce destination in Canada. As we move closer to launch this spring, we'll look to Mark to help us move SHOP.CA from a pre-launch to being an iconic Canadian brand"</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Mr. Daprato's experience includes stints on both the agency and client sides of the desk. Most recently he was at Cara Operations, where he headed up marketing for their flagship Swiss Chalet brand. Last year he was responsible for the launch of the rotisserie channel on Rogers, where viewers could watch chicken roast. The campaign was front page news across Canada, and garnered huge media coverage including prominent articles in Canada's leading newspapers, as well as television, where the story was covered on The National.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Previous to Cara, Mark held various marketing positions with Rogers Wireless, including leading one of the largest agency search projects in Canadian history. In the agency business, he held positions with Y&R as well as Taxi.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> "I'm really excited to be joining SHOP.CA at this time", says Daprato. "Drew and his team are embarking on a unique journey that will literally change the face of online shopping in Canada, and to be a part of it before launch is a marketers dream come true. A breakthrough offering like this needs to be launched with breakthrough marketing work. I've been around the business for the past nine months and given what has been built I jumped in and am ready to roll up my sleeves. It's going to be a lot of fun."</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Daprato graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and is married with two children and lives in Toronto.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Scheduled to launch in May 2012, SHOP.CA will offer Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> To learn more about<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="../../" rel="nofollow" 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51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">press@shop.ca</a>.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Please visit<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="../../" rel="nofollow" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>and register for updates on our progress.</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:48252e25-7bc6-42f0-9977-db6aaa8e47d9 SHOP.CA PARTNERS WITH PURETRACKS TO POWER THE SHOP.CA DIGITAL MUSIC STORE http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-partners-puretracks-power-shopca-digital-music-store Fri, 20 Jan 2012 22:18:00 GMT <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>For Immediate Release:</strong></p> <h2 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-indent:0px;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA PARTNERS WITH PURETRACKS TO POWER THE SHOP.CA DIGITAL MUSIC STORE</h2> <h3 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.3em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-indent:0px;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES CANADIANS WITH ACCESS TO MILLIONS OF SONGS AND ALBUMS ON SHOP.CA MARKETPLACE</h3> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Toronto, Ontario January 20, 2011 - Drew Green, ceo and founder of SHOP.CA announced today that Puretracks, a division of Mood Entertainment, and SHOP.CA have entered a partnership where Puretracks will power the SHOP.CA online music storefront and provide SHOP.CA consumers with access to millions of songs from all four major labels.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> "At SHOP.CA, we love music and we're so thrilled to be working with Puretracks to provide digital download music for Canadian consumers on SHOP.CA," says Drew Green, SHOP.CA ceo and founder. "Puretracks' catalog is one of the largest in the country with millions of songs from all four major labels and thousands of independent labels.  Our customers are going to love buying music on SHOP.CA and in some cases use SHOP.CA credits to download them for free."</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Puretracks is one of the most recognizable names in online music retailing in Canada.  Puretracks was the first fully licensed digital music download storefront in Canada and possesses one of the largest online music catalogs in the country. All of the music sold by Puretracks is Digital Rights Management-free and in high quality MP3 format and Puretracks' unique music download manager seamlessly integrates with Microsoft's Windows™ Media Player and Apple's iTunes™.  SHOP.CA will integrate Puretracks' catalog of millions of song and album titles into the SHOP.CA multi-merchant marketplace and provide its consumers with a seamless experience for buying music online.  The full Puretracks catalog will be integrated into SHOP.CA's storefront catalog and search system.  Plus all music purchases qualify for SHOP.CA Rewards™ and consumers may use their Rewards balance to purchase songs.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> "We're very happy to be partnering with SHOP.CA and provide our digital music catalog to Canada's largest online marketplace," said Ken Cross, CEO Mood Entertainment. "SHOP.CA's vision for online retail is very exciting we're delighted to be part of it. We know how much Canadians love music.  They're going to love buying their music at SHOP.CA."</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>About Mood Media Corporation</strong></p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM/ LSE AIM:MM), named Canada's fastest growing company by PROFIT Magazine is a leading in-store media specialist that uses a mix of music, visual and scent media to help its clients communicate with consumers with a view to driving incremental sales at the point-of-purchase.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Operating through its two principal divisions, In-Store Media and Retail Point-of-Purchase, Mood Media Corporation works with over 470,000 commercial locations in over 40 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Through its subsidiaries Mood Media, Muzak, and Mood Entertainment, Mood Media Corporation's products and services reach 100 million people every day in a broad client base including more than 850 Canadian and International brands in diverse market sectors that include: retail, from fashion to financial services; hospitality, from hotels to health spas; and food retail, including restaurants, bars, quick-serve and fast casual dining. Puretracks is a division of Mood Entertainment.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> For further information about Mood Media, please visit<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="http://www.moodmedia.com/" rel="nofollow" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">www.moodmedia.com</a>.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Scheduled to launch in May 2012, SHOP.CA will offer Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> To learn more about<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="../../" rel="nofollow" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>please contact SHOP.CA Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233 or email <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">press@shop.ca</a>.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Please visit<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="../../" rel="nofollow" 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style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>For Immediate Release:</strong></p> <h2 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-indent:0px;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> DEMAC MEDIA JOINS SHOP.CA CERTIFIED INTEGRATION PARTNER PROGRAM</h2> <h3 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.3em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-indent:0px;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> PROGRAM OPENS SHOP.CA MARKETPLACE TO ECOMMERCE CLIENTS OF DEMAC MEDIA</h3> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Toronto, Ontario January 11, 2012 - Drew Green, ceo and founder of SHOP.CA announced today that Demac Media has been accredited as a Certified Integration Partner on the SHOP.CA multi-merchant marketplace.  The certification means that Demac Media ecommerce clients in Canada are able to participate and list their products on the SHOP.CA marketplace through a single integration source.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> "We're thrilled to announce that Demac Media is a Certified Integration Partner. They have a marquee client list of Canadian online and multi-channel retailers," says Drew Green, SHOP.CA ceo and founder. "Demac's certification means those retailers are now able to join the largest online shopping marketplace in Canada and help reshape the online retail environment for Canadians."</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA's certified integration partner program is available to select ecommerce platform providers, wholesale distributors and product aggregators.  In order to become certified, partners integrate their technology systems into SHOP.CA's proprietary Supplier World integration platform.  When certified by SHOP.CA the integration partner's technology, process and systems are certified for compatibility and reliability and the partner can display the Certified Integration Partner seal and open up SHOP.CA to their clients.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> "At Demac Media, we're very pleased to be one of the first Certified Integration Partners on SHOP.CA," says Matthew Bertulli, Co-Founder and CEO of Demac. "We're obsessed with creating amazing ecommerce solutions for our clients and partnering with SHOP.CA opens up the largest online marketplace in Canada to our customers.  SHOP.CA's vision for online commerce in Canada is very exciting."</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> As the largest provider of Magento ecommerce solutions in Canada and creator of SocialGift, Demac Media is a pioneer in Canadian online commerce.  Demac's solutions include apparel, specialty retail and brand manufacturer retail ecommerce websites.  The two companies have begun onboarding these clients onto the SHOP.CA marketplace and will be some of the first âlaunch' brands on the platform.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>About Demac Media</strong></p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Demac Media is the Canadian market leader in Magento eCommerce technology solutions. Founded in 2008, Demac Media works with some of Canada's most respected retailers, which combined are responsible for more than $400 million in annual Canadian retail sales. Offering products and services from design & user experience, custom software development, right through to backend systems integration, Demac Media's mission is to be at the core of eCommerce in Canada.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> To learn more about Demac Media, contact Matthew Bertulli at<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="mailto:mbertulli@demacmedia.com" rel="nofollow" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">mbertulli@demacmedia.com</a>.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Scheduled to launch in May 2012, SHOP.CA will offer Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> To learn more about<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="../../" rel="nofollow" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>please contact SHOP.CA Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233 or email <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">press@shop.ca</a>.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Please visit<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="../../" rel="nofollow" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>and register for updates on our progress.</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:a9673b43-bb0d-46b6-bde8-2587cca4f3ee SHOP.CA AND KINGSTAR DIRECT TO EVOLVE VIDEO SHOPPING IN CANADA http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-kingstar-direct-evolve-video-shopping-canada Thu, 01 Dec 2011 22:12:00 GMT <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>For Immediate Release:</strong></p> <h2 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-indent:0px;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA AND KINGSTAR DIRECT TO EVOLVE VIDEO SHOPPING IN CANADA</h2> <h3 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.3em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-indent:0px;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOPMANIATV WILL CHANGE HOW CANADIANS BUY DIRECT</h3> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <em>Toronto, Ontario December 1, 2011</em><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>­ Drew Green, Chairman and Founder of SHOP.CA announced the creation today of SHOP.CA/Live, a joint venture between SHOP.CA and ShopmaniaTV a wholly owned subsidiary of Kingstar Direct Inc.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> The ShopmaniaTV/Kingstar team has over 25 years of commercial, DRTV, and live broadcast production experience, and their video images and programming have generated over a billion dollars in television and web sales worldwide. By delivering "motivating video messages" that truly sell, and getting viewers to take action, the ShopmaniaTV team clearly demonstrates its ROI marketing roots. It is this intimate knowledge of product selection, creative marketing techniques, live demonstration, and online consumer behavior that separates the ShopmaniaTV/Kingstar team.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA/Live will bring exciting LIVE broadband shopping events to the SHOP.CA site. These will include special product offerings, product category experts, live product demonstrations and offers, and interactive TV shopping events, and much more.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> "At the core of our business", says Drew Green, ceo and founder of SHOP.CA, "is the concept of selling to people directly. Our venture with ShopmaniaTV and Kingstar Direct will bring live broadband shopping to SHOP.CA and we feel that the strategic use of live video shopping will be a paradigm shift in the way Canadian consumers shop online. Our retail and supply partners have been extremely excited about the opportunity for them to participate, which is great as they are our customers too "</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> "Direct to consumer selling on TV (DRTV) has come along way in its 25 years and we've been a huge part of its growth in the US and Canada", says Ed Crain of Shopmania/Kingstar.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA/Live will capitalize on that experience by clearly demonstrate the power of DRTV in an online medium.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Scheduled to launch in May 2012, SHOP.CA will offer Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> To learn more about<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="http://shop.ca/" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>please contact SHOP.CA Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233 or email <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">press@shop.ca</a>.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Please visit<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="http://shop.ca/" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>and register for updates on our progress.</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:c5c2f1c6-d868-4a86-9ca0-6e6b225f0db7 SHOP.CA ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF SUPPLIER WORLD AND MARKETPLACE AS A SERVICE TECHNOLOGY http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-announces-release-of-supplier-world-marketplace-service-technology Mon, 21 Nov 2011 22:09:00 GMT <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>For Immediate Release:</strong></p> <h2 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-indent:0px;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF SUPPLIER WORLD PARTNER PORTAL AND MARKETPLACE AS A SERVICE TECHNOLOGY</h2> <h3 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.3em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-indent:0px;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SUPPLIER WORLD AVAILABILITY ENABLES SHOP.CA TO BEGIN ONBOARDING SUPPLIERS AND RETAILERS TO ITS MULTI-MERCHANT MARKETPLACE</h3> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Toronto, Ontario November 21, 2011 - Gary Black, chief technology officer of SHOP.CA announced today that the company has released its Supplier World marketplace integration system.  The system means that SHOP.CA can now begin the process of onboarding supplier products and SKUs to its multi-merchant marketplace.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> "This release is a key milestone on our project plan for launching SHOP.CA," says Christian Rodericks, senior director of integration at SHOP.CA. "It means today we begin onboarding products and SKUs onto our SHOP.CA consumer marketplace."  Almost a year in development, Supplier World is an online portal for retailers and brand manufacturers to manage their inventory, product catalog and orders generated on the SHOP.CA marketplace.  Unlike other online marketplaces that require costly third party systems for such features, SHOP.CA decided to create and provide this technology in-house through what SHOP.CA calls Marketplace as a Service or MaaS.  "At the end of the day, the process for our supplier network must be easy and robust. Supplier World gives our supplier network the tools they need to manage selling on our marketplace, while at the same time avoiding costly 3<sup>rd</sup><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>party systems," adds Mr. Rodericks.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA provides many methods for retailers and manufacturers to integrate with the SHOP.CA multi-merchant marketplace.  From standard delimited files, XML, web services and the Supplier World web portal, integrating inventory and pricing information, product data and order processing is easy on SHOP.CA.  The Supplier World portal gives retailers and manufacturers complete control over their storefront on SHOP.CA. With it they can manage inventory, update site content and process orders.  Full sales reporting and SKU demand information is also provided via the system.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> "We think our suppliers will love Supplier World. It makes selling on Canada's largest online marketplace easy" says Gary Black, SHOP.CA's chief technology officer, "the release of Supplier World is an important milestone as we march towards launching the largest ecommerce destination ever produced by Canadians."</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada’s leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Scheduled to launch in May 2012, SHOP.CA will offer Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> To learn more about<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="../../" rel="nofollow" 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51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">press@shop.ca</a>.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Please visit<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="../../" rel="nofollow" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>and register for updates on our progress.</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:144edc5d-c64f-48da-9a88-9381cc776a9f SHOP.CA STRENGTHENS BOARD OF ADVISORS http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-strengthens-board-of-advisors Tue, 01 Nov 2011 21:07:00 GMT <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>For Immediate Release:</strong></p> <h2 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-indent:0px;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA BUILDS EXPERTISE WITH STRONG BOARD OF ADVISORS</h2> <h3 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.3em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-indent:0px;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> ADDITION OF NEW MEMBERS BRINGS TOTAL TO 12 EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS</h3> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <em>Toronto, Ontario, November 1, 2011</em><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>- SHOP.CA announced two new members to its advisory board, bringing the total to twelve.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>Michael Tait,<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></strong>Finance & investment Advisor<strong>: <span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></strong>Michael Tait started his career in Investment Banking with Gordon Capital in 1996, then the preeminent Investment Bank in Canada. He subsequently worked in almost all facets of the financial industry, including debt and equity financings, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, going private transactions and initial public offerings at firms such as CIBC, HSBC and UBS. Mr. Tait was also a co-founder of Genuity Capital Markets (sold to Canaccord Financial).</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>Derek Keyes</strong>, Retail Advisor: Derek is a seasoned retail executive who has developed expertise in all major areas of the retail business from store operations, logistics, service, import, branding, warranty and Merchandising. He used this experience and global relationships to develop his own retail chain Wisebuy Home, which continues to grow and thrive today.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> With a launch planned for spring 2012, the company has been successful in attracting unmatched professional talent to advise and assist building Canada's largest and most exciting ecommerce destination.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> "Launching an initiative this size will take an enormous effort from a large number of people. I'm thrilled to announce these appointments today as these people represent some of top people in their areas of expertise", states Drew Green, ceo and founder, ecommerce, finance, mobile, social marketing, production and promotional skills within Canada as well as the U.S. and Internationally. We plan to draw on the experiences of these professionals to help guide us to a successful launch, and ultimately a position as the leader in this fast-growing marketplace. "</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Other Board of Advisor Members:</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>Ed Crain</strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>- Marketing Advisor (Kingstar)</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>Steve Eaton</strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>- Marketing Advisor (BrandFire)</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>John Bush</strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>- Mobile Advisor  (Envisage)</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>Andy Querin</strong>, Media Advisor (KB Media)</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>Tim Quinn</strong>, Entrepreneurial Leadership Advisor  (Intelligent Office)</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>Craig Rennick</strong>, Sales and Business Development Advisor  (CCL Group)</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>Jason John</strong>, eCommerce Advisor (Gilt Group)</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>Michael Rubenstein</strong>, Digital Media Advisor (AppNexus)</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>Dave Colebrook</strong>, Retail and Manufacturing Advisor  (Spinmaster)</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>David Michaud</strong>, Legal Advisor  (National Bank of Canada)</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Scheduled to launch Spring 2012, SHOP.CA will offer Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> To learn more about<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="http://shop.ca/" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>please contact SHOP.CA Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233 or <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">press@shop.ca</a>.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Please visit<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="http://shop.ca/" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>and register for updates on our progress.</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:f3ca1d3e-0550-4fa3-a888-edb54c5cd16f SHOP.CA To Partner With Kingstar To Drive Sales http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/shopca-partner-kingstar-drive-sales Thu, 01 Sep 2011 21:00:00 GMT <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>For Immediate Release:</strong></p> <h2 style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-indent:0px;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA TO PARTNER WITH KINGSTAR TO DRIVE SALES</h2> <h3 style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.3em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-indent:0px;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> CANADIAN PIONEER IN DIRECT MARKETING LIKES SHOP.CA PITCH</h3> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Toronto, Ontario September 1, 2011 - Drew Green, ceo and founder of SHOP.CA announced an Agency of Record Agreement (AOR) with Kingstar Media, and Kingstar Direct, of Toronto today.</p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Kingstar Media is Canada's Premier direct response media buying agency.</p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> As managers of large inventories of sixty-second, two-minute and half-hour media, Kingstar serves a large client base of direct-to-consumer marketers wishing to target Canadians through broadcast media.  As a BBM member, Kingstar also places traditional 30- second radio and television advertising in both English and French Canadian markets.</p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> The Kingstar Direct team has over 30 years of commercial and DRTV production experience and have produced brand- building infomercials and DRTV spots that have generated over $3 billion in television, retail, and international sales. It is this intimate knowledge of creative marketing techniques, offer development, testing, and backend execution consultation that separates the Kingstar team as true specialists in ROI based DRTV.</p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> "At the core of our business", says Drew Green, ceo and founder of SHOP.CA, "is the concept of selling to people directly. Ed Crain has been doing that long before the Internet. He's seen years of evolution in how people buy and sell products, and that experience will be an enormous help to us. We've been discussing some interesting fusion ideas between e-commerce and traditional DRTV and I¹m excited at what¹s coming from Kingstar. We're proud to have them part of the SHOP.CA team."</p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Ed Crain, President of Kingstar said, "We've seen incredible changes in how consumers behave, most of those made possible by technology. Working in direct-to-consumer sales gives us a much better understanding of the real ROI on marketing costs. SHOP.CA lives in an environment where all of their activities are measurable and we feel this is a perfect relationship as a result. Our production and media capabilities will help SHOP.CA create content and demand in a cost-efficient and measurable way. We are working on some very exciting direct execution platforms, but I can't talk about them yet. Stay tuned."</p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Scheduled to launch Spring 2012, SHOP.CA will offer Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> To learn more about<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="http://shop.ca/" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>please contact SHOP.CA Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233 or email<a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">press@shop.ca</a>.</p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Please visit<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="http://shop.ca/" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>and register for updates on our progress.</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:3eb280c1-b816-455f-8749-7a274db3cfe4 GARY BLACK JOINS SHOP.CA AS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/gary-black-joins-shopca-chief-technology-officer Mon, 08 Aug 2011 18:45:00 GMT <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;"> <strong>For Immediate Release:</strong></p> <h2 style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;"> CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER BRINGS IMPRESSIVE EXPERIENCE AND VISION TO SHOP.CA</h2> <h3 style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.3em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;"> GARY BLACK TO LEAD NEW ECOMMERCE ENTRY BUILT FOR CANADIANS BY CANADIANS</h3> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;"> Toronto, Ontario August 8, 2011 - SHOP.CA has appointed Gary Black as cto, responsible for the technology delivery including product design, build and operations for SHOP.CA's Marketplace-as-a-Service. Gary will lead a team that will create a unique Canadian consumer experience in ecommerce leveraging the best available technology partners and a staff of experienced professionals.</p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;"> "After 15 years of creating marketing and ecommerce technology products and best practices for some of the largest brands in the world the chance to apply that knowledge and experience to build the biggest and most innovative online marketplace in Canada was something I jumped at.", says Black. "Our intention is to become Canada's ecommerce leader, and our vision pushes the envelope of what is possible in online commerce not just in Canada but anywhere in the world."</p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;"> Gary is well suited for the task. Gary is a pioneer in SaaS application product management and an eCommerce veteran helping launch some of the first SaaS marketing automation products on the market. Prior to joining SHOP.CA Gary was General Manager of CDC eCommerce - CDC Software's leading Software as a Service eCommerce platform. Gary joined CDC Software in 2009 as part of its acquisition of privately held Truition Inc. Gary joined Truition in 2006 to lead platform development, bringing with him more than 10 years of eCommerce and online marketing experience.</p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;"> Prior to joining Truition, Gary was Vice President of Product Management and Engineering for the Marketing Automation business unit of DoubleClick Inc. At DoubleClick, Gary led the product development of the company's email marketing platform, DARTmail. In Gary's tenure, DARTmail became the world's largest email marketing platform and was consistently top-ranked by industry analysts. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.</p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;"> Drew Green, ceo and founder of SHOP.CA stated, "To allow Canadian shoppers access to millions of products from thousands of retailers and manufacturers, give them the convenience of one-cart check-out is a profoundly more complicated task than you might imagine", added Green. "Then layer in the most advanced social loyalty rewards program and our very high user experience goals and it's easy to see why Gary and his team are fundamental to our success." Black added, "I'm thrilled to be here and welcome the challenge ahead. My priorities over the coming weeks will be to begin to lay the foundation for SHOP.CA's architecture including systems for integrating data for millions of products from hundreds of product suppliers and a best-in-class consumer online storefront. We'll need to fill out the team here with some key positions and begin assessing potential technology platform partners."</p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;"> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;"> SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Scheduled to launch Spring 2012, SHOP.CA will offer Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;"> To learn more about <a href="http://shop.ca/" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a> please contact SHOP.CA Media Relations, at 1-877-769-0233, or <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">press@shop.ca</a>.</p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;"> Please visit <a href="http://shop.ca/" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a> and register for updates on our progress.</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:025c7547-9f88-4963-9e41-c7c1f03de3de PAUL BELANGER APPOINTED TO SHOP.CA BOARD OF DIRECTORS http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/paul-belanger-appointed-shopca-board-of-directors Mon, 01 Aug 2011 18:43:00 GMT <p> <strong style="color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;">For Immediate Release:</strong></p> <h2 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> SHOP.CA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ADDS PAUL BELANGER</h2> <h3 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.3em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> APPOINTMENT OF BLAKE, CASSELS & GRAYDON LLP VETERAN ADD TO STRONG BOARD</h3> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> Toronto, Ontario August 1, 2011: Paul Belanger was appointed to the SHOP.CA board today joining other experienced members including Drew Green, Jeff Dossett and Trevor Newell.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> "Paul's knowledge and experience in Canadian law, including his vast experience with financial institutions made perfect sense for SHOP.CA as we position ourselves as the leading online shopping destination for Canadians by Canadians", said Drew Green, ceo and founder of SHOP.CA."</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> Mr. Belanger has been a partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP since 1994 and practices in the Financial Services Group in the Toronto office.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> Paul is recognized as most frequently recommended in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2010 in the area of banking law and is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010 in the areas of banking and finance for Canada. He is also recognized in the 2009 editions of Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Banking Lawyers and Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers. In The Best Lawyers in Canada (2010 and 2011 editions), he was voted by his peers as one of the leading lawyers in Canada in the area of banking law (regulatory). Paul is also included in the newWho's Who Legal: Canada 2010.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> In 2002, Paul was named one of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40" by Lexpert, a magazine for lawyers, in Lexpert's first such report.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> "It's always interesting being involved in launching a new business, but recognizing such a huge un-served opportunity in Canadian ecommerce makes this a position I'm really looking forward to. The experience of the other board members will allow us to capitalize on the vision of SHOP.CA", says Belanger.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Scheduled to launch Spring 2012, SHOP.CA will offer Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> To learn more about <a href="http://shop.ca/" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a> please contact SHOP.CA Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233 or <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">press@shop.ca</a>.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> Please visit <a href="http://shop.ca/" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a> and register for updates on our progress.</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:d1f36fc5-4c77-4e37-9ae9-4b048434e224 JEFF DOSSETT JOINS SHOP.CA BOARD OF DIRECTORS http://www.shop.ca/c/shop-press/jeff-dossett-joins-shopca-board-of-directors Fri, 01 Jul 2011 18:42:00 GMT <p> <strong style="color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;">For Immediate Release:</strong></p> <h2 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> SHOP.CA ADDS STRENGTH TO BOARD</h2> <h3 style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.3em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;font-weight:normal;text-transform:uppercase;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> THE ADDITION OF SEASONED VETERAN MAKES COMPANY'S VISION STRONGER AND CLOSER TO REALITY</h3> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> <em>Toronto, Ontario July 1, 2011</em> - The addition of <strong>Jeff Dossett</strong> to the SHOP.CA Board has been announced by Drew Green, ceo and founder of the company.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> "We're thrilled to have this highly respected professional join our team. Setting out to build the largest ecommerce destination in Canada is a big task, but we believe that assembling a strong team of people with the relevant experience and strong track records is the first step in making it possible", said Drew Green, ceo and founder.  "Jeff's skills and experience put him at the top of our shopping list and having him agree to join our board makes us all proud."</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> Mr. Dossett has a resume that includes some of the most important names in technology and ecommerce including Microsoft, where he held roles including the General Manager of Microsoft's Canadian subsidiary followed by General Manager of the Internet Customer Unit in Redmond, Washington.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> In 2002, Dossett took two years away from his career at Microsoft to pursue his passion for adventure with a goal to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, known as the "Seven Summits". Reaching the summit of Mount Everest on May 24, 2004, Dossett became the third Canadian in history to successfully complete the Seven Summits. In May 2008, Jeff became the second Canadian in history to reach the summit of Mount Everest for the second time.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> Later he was Senior Vice President, Audience Experiences for Yahoo North America. In this role Dossett was responsible for editorial, content and programming of all consumer "touch-points" including Yahoo!'s industry-leading media, communications and community products and services in the United States and Canada.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> Dossett was recently named to The Hollywood Reporter's "Digital Power 2009: The Top 50" executives leading the charge in new-media content.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> "Throughout my career, and my life, I've always embraced challenge and when Drew approached me about SHOP.CA, I looked at the overall business concept and the team that was already assembled, it was an easy decision. The level of experience, talent and enthusiasm here will make this a great place to be."</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> <strong>About SHOP.CA</strong></p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Scheduled to launch Spring 2012, SHOP.CA will offer Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> To learn more about <a href="http://shop.ca/" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a> please contact SHOP.CA Media Relations at 1-877-769-0233, or <a href="mailto:press@shop.ca" rel="nofollow" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">press@shop.ca</a>.</p> <p style="margin-top:10px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1.4em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-align:left;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;"> Please visit <a href="http://shop.ca/" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;border-image:initial;font-size:1em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;">SHOP.CA</a> and register for updates on our progress.</p> Blog:a60d8f1c-843a-4662-bc0d-e48dfddca191Post:5e9bbb36-6b16-4cb4-8577-9c9b6ca1c248