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Cross-Border E-commerce Industry and COVID-19

December 12, 2020 ning Comments Off

$1.6 billion in online cross-border shopping: the amount spent by Canadian households on online purchases from foreign companies was up 44% in the second and third quarter of 2020 combined, compared with 2019.

E-commerce sales increased more among non-essential retailers

Will the COVID-19 pandemic have a lasting impact on the retail trade sector? Small businesses are increasingly turning to e-commerce platforms, and are using these platforms in innovative ways. The degree to which Canadians continue to choose e-commerce purchasing options or return to traditional purchasing methods has the potential to change the structure of the retail trade industry in Canada. Clearly, the retail landscape will evolve.

1.   Amazon Canada

There is no doubt that Amazon is the leader of global e-commerce platform in terms of traffic, sales volume and profit. In Canada, Amazon is also the No.1 e-commerce platform with monthly traffic of 157.7 million, far exceeding other e-commerce platforms.

Estimated monthly traffic: 30.5 Million visits

2.   Walmart Canada

Walmart is the world’s largest retail corporation, operating hypermarkets, department stores, and grocery stores. A leader in the United States, it is also engaged in Canada, Mexico and a number of other countries through subsidiaries.

Estimated monthly traffic: 37.7 Million visits

3.   eBay Canada

A pioneer of e-commerce, eBay is an American online marketplace that allows people and businesses to sell directly through its online auction platform.

Estimated monthly traffic: 30.5 Million visits

4.   Canadian Tire

Canadian Tire is a company owning chains of retail stores of its own brand, as well as Mark’s, specialized in men, women and work apparel; FGL Sports, specialized in sporting goods and sportswear; and PartSource, specialized in auto parts and accessories.

Estimated monthly traffic: 26.3 Million visits

5.   Best Buy Canada

Best Buy is a leading retailer specialized in consumer electronics in the United States, also operating in Canada and Mexico, and China through a subsidiary. Having developed its e-commerce shop, Best Buy sells its electronics and home appliances online to Canadian digital customers.

Estimated monthly traffic: 21.4 Million visits

6.    Shopify, Home Depot Canada, Costco Canada, Hudson’s Bay, Newegg Canada, etc.