Statistics Canada recently published Canadian Internet statistics with some double digit increases in 2007.
Total internet sales hit an estimated C$62.7 billion in 2007. That's a 26% increase from 2006, mostly from the B2C market.
eMarketers' latest article, Canada E-Commerce Growing Quickly, reports that ecommerce is still only 2% of total operating revenue in Canada and only 8% of Canadian companies sell items online.
We have updated our Online Canadian Statistics, eh! article with these new numbers.
As a website solutions firm, we are pleased to report an increase in requests for Canadian eCommerce website development. The typical attitude of small to mid-sized organizations, up to the first quarter of 2007, was apprehensive. Clients didn't feel ready for ecommerce and didn't think it would work. The sentiment is much different now.