Over the past week, Canadian business owners have been taking a little bit of a beating at the hands of the Canadian POS Corporation Blog. This is, by no means, a reflection of our opinion of Canadian business owners. We love them! It just seems that they don’t seem to love the concept of e-commerce just yet. And, as a result, the media has been lambasting them with less-than-favourable reviews. Our blog has only reported on it. Don’t shoot the messenger!
E-commerce (it should probably go without saying by now) is practically a necessity in today’s business world. Consumers simply love the convenience of being able to shop from the comforts of their own homes. Let it be known that online shopping isn’t just incredibly popular during the holiday season, when it reaches greater heights with each passing year. People shop online all the time. And, as we’ve been pointing out all week, this is especially true for Canadians.
Canadian business owners, on the other hand, are slow to take advantage of this fact. And, the truth is, online shopping is only getting more popular in our country. A new innovation being suggested by Amazon is bound to drive excitement up that much more. As reported by Lauren La Rose via Global News, the online shopping giant is toying with the idea of offering one-hour home delivery service for purchases.
If such a service becomes a reality, you can bet that online shopping through the Amazon website will explode. As mentioned, people love convenience. And being able to hop online in order to have an item sent to you within an hour is as convenient as it gets! According to La Rose, a Vancouver-based online shop is already offer a two hour delivery service for the footwear it sells.
“Shoes.com has launched a two-hour delivery service – for a $19.99 surcharge – for select footwear products purchased on its Canadian site shoeme.ca as late as 4 p.m.,” La Rose reports, “The service debuts in Vancouver and Toronto, with plans to expand the offering to Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Ottawa.” The company’s CEO, Roger Hardy believes that his brand is honing in on the “instant gratification” factor that people seem to enjoy so much.
With online retailers offering such quick delivery times, it would not just mean a boost in sales for their companies. La Rose points out that it would also help to increase the dwindled-down workload of Canada Post delivery personnel. As you can imagine, they aren’t delivering as many letters as they used to. Packages and parcels, on the other hand, are still in high demand – a demand that could increase with new quick delivery initiatives.
“As Canada Post’s letter mail volume has plunged, the Crown corporation has tried to expand its parcel business,” informs La Rose, “In 2013, it launched a trial same-day delivery service in Toronto with a few major online retailers. Best Buy currently offers the service in Toronto, now called Delivered Tonight, for purchases made before 11 a.m., with expected delivery between 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.”
At Canadian POS Corporation, we believe that no business should go without an ability to sell their products through their websites. Our e-commerce solution offers our customers the opportunity to take advantage of an online shopping craze that is only growing by the minute. For more information, call Canadian POS Corporation at 1-877-748-2884 or email us at info@localhost.