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According to a UPS Canada survey, 62 per cent of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) find that e-commerce plays a critical role in their business. Findings from the Small Business Challenges survey indicate that a company’s website (64 per cent) and Facebook (40 per cent) are the most frequently used e-commerce channels.

“What we’re hearing from our customer’s corresponds with the data . . . ,” says Jim Bena, UPS Canada. “E-commerce is a prominent component of business and... Keep Reading

Sales reps for these sites, undoubtedly working on commission, are quick to point to a new opportunity to reach tens of thousands of potential customers. On the flip side, there are tales of small businesses going under because they sold so many cheap deals they couldn’t afford to honour them.

A series of academic papers (see Web watch) by Rice University business professor Utpal
Dholakia sheds some light on how well businesses fare when they offer group-buying discounts. For the latest... Keep Reading

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