Category: E-Commerce

Exporting to the United States presents a tremendous growth opportunity for Canadian entrepreneurs and e-tailers, but selling across the border has to be done carefully to avoid excess costs. For over 32 years, UCanTrade, Inc. has been the regional leader in providing support services for Canadian businesses exporting to the U.S. in Western North America. […]
So much more than business analysis or software upgrades, optimizing your business means taking a global approach to reviewing the processes required to satisfy your customers’ needs. By definition, to optimize, is to make the best or most effective use of (a situation, opportunity, or resource).  “It is not something only for the big companies,” […]
By: Jim Pettinger, President and CEO at UCanTrade, Inc. Along with Amazon, Google and others, Uber has entered the market to provide low-cost local delivery service.  According to its website, “When you tap into the UberRUSH network, you pay only for the deliveries you make.  Nothing more.  And because couriers don’t need to make round […]
At UCanTrade, Inc., we exist to help Canadian companies market and distribute their goods and services profitably to the U.S.A.  We aim to assist them in removing any ‘border barriers’ and to provide them with a low cost, fully equipped and fully staffed extension of their Canadian office on the American side of the border. U.S. […]
“Canadian companies want to consolidate several small shipments into a larger one to minimize customs clearance costs,” says Jim Pettinger, UCanTrade, Inc.’s president and CEO. “This is where UCanTrade can step in and provide cross docking services and work in conjunction with our client’s U.S. Customs Broker to expedite this process at a low cost.” […]
According to UPS, January 6th is officially ‘National Returns Day’. The global shipping giant reportedly expects to handle approximately 5 million package returns by the end of the first week in January with over a million consumer returns on January 6th alone! With online shopping exponentially increasing each year, particularly during the holiday season, e-commerce […]
This Global BC News Report (Video 2:08 min) shines a spotlight on one Vancouver, BC retailer (Moojoes) who, in the face of rising costs related to a falling Canadian Dollar, shifted their focus to selling online where “American buyers are more than happy to snap up a quality made product for a lot less…” It’s not […]
By: UCanTrade Staff Are you considering selling online to the USA or another foreign market?  To be profitable and have e-commerce success, consider the following trade tips: One-of-a-Kind?  Consumers, particularly Americans, are very receptive to buying Canadian made goods. However, ‘standing out among the crowd’ is critical to online sales success. Choices abound, so target […]
By: UCanTrade Staff Export Development Canada (EDC)’s Chief Economist, Peter Hall said in a recent EDC press release that the US Economic Growth is ‘spilling over’ into the global economy and combined with US industrial capacity constraints and the ‘Low-Loonie,’ among other variables, the EDC forecasts Canadian exports will grow 8 per cent by 2016. […]
BY: UCanTrade Staff With e-commerce on the rise, it’s worthwhile to examine the critical role packaging plays in order fulfillment, a consumer’s satisfaction and how it can influence their willingness to re-purchase or refer your good/service. According to a 2014 online poll ‘Packaging for E-Commerce Success survey’ (conducted by Harris Poll), “58 percent of consumers […]