Another Canadian Contender to the Zappos Throne

The average Canadian woman, according to today’s interview guest, buys 12 pairs of shoes a year. I’m not a shoe fetishist, but if I didn’t have a toe injury that prevents me from wearing sexy heels, I just might join them! …Continue Reading →

Electronic Geek Store Selling Jewelry?! Online Shopping Goes to the Mall

The Shopping Mall is Dead. Long Live the Online Mall! OK, so physical shopping malls aren’t quite dead yet, but it is interesting to see how the online e-commerce world is moving towards a shopping mall model. First was the granddaddy …Continue Reading →

Baby Inspires Wildly Successful Online Business

When teacher Laura Berg was pregnant she came across the idea of teaching babies sign language so they could communicate more easily before they learned to speak. She decided she’d try it with her daughter. She was also trying to …Continue Reading →

What Makes Shoppers Click & Buy? [infographic]

I generally hate long, skinny infographics, but this one has lots of good digital media and e-commerce statistics in it. I also have a complete source list for all of the statistics cited, and will happily provide them to anyone …Continue Reading →

How Shopify Overtook Volusion

If you’ve been thinking of selling online and looking for a way to set up your e-commerce store, odds are you’ve come across Shopify. Shopify is the platform used by 65,000 e-commerce stores in 100 countries. But did you know …Continue Reading →

The Only Metric That Matters

I’ve had some serious “sandwich generation” time this week, as you’ll hear in the podcast, so apologies for getting this edition of the Frank Online Marketing Show out a bit late. When a loved one is in intensive care, the …Continue Reading →

Get Google On Your Side

Thanks to some geeky friends of mine, I discovered Google when it was a baby and was blown away by how much better it was at search than the alternatives of the day. That left me with a soft spot …Continue Reading →