The secrets to success for Okanagan online retailers

Learn how to establish your online presence and thrive in a competitive selling environment

Throughout the pandemic, consumers embraced online shopping as never before, creating an uptick in the opening of new online stores, and this trend has continued to advance rapidly. Local businesses and entrepreneurs with small to large inventories now have the opportunity to sell online to a national or global market. New technologies and improvements in shipping have created endless opportunities to start, grow and market your product at the retail level. It’s a fact that starting an online store is going to be increasingly important for business success.

Who’s Shopping?

According to the CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority) 2021 factbook: When it comes to online shopping, almost every Canadian with an internet connection is participating, with 88 per cent reporting making a purchase online in the last 12 months … and … Seven in 10 Canadians say they prefer making online purchases from Canadian retailers when they have a choice. That’s up from 68 per cent in 2020 and from 64 per cent in 2019. In addition to allowing retailers to better serve existing customers by making shopping easier for them, an online store may find and market to a new audience that may never have entered their physical brick-and-mortar store. Today, local businesses throughout the Thompson-Okanagan and Shuswap regions can all benefit from incorporating eCommerce into their business strategy.

Leverage the power of eCommerce to grow your business, resulting in increased profits.

If you want to capitalize on current business trends, we can build your storefront, and you can load or remove inventory as often as you need to. We’ll show you how, and we’re always available to answer your questions after your store is up and running with an experienced customer support team who understand the local business climate.

A basic eCommerce storefront includes:

  • Up to 10,000 products in store
  • 2 hours of custom training on data uploads
  • 2 hours of annual technical support
  • Payment gateways supported: Moneris, Square, PayPal
  • Shipping partners: Canada Post or couriers

Custom storefronts based on business requirements include:

  • Up to 50,000 products in store
  • 2 hours of custom training on data uploads
  • 3-30 hours of annual technical support
  • Other payment gateways supported
  • Option to store credit card data
  • Customized fonts, colours and template designs to match your branding
You’re probably wondering how you can get a piece of the action in today’s digital marketplace.
We understand that feeling, which is why we’ve made it our mission to help business owners like you succeed online. With our eCommerce platform, you can load or remove inventory as often as you need to, and our experienced customer support team is always available to answer your questions.
You’ll be able to capitalize on current trends and reach more customers than ever before with an iNFOTEL MULTIMEDIA storefront. Plus, our platform is designed to be easy-to-use, so you can focus on what you do best – running your business!
Give us a call today to chat about how iNFOTEL MULTIMEDIA can help your business grow! For more information, see our Web Design > E-Commerce page.
Further reading on how to get your online business started: How To Write A Business Plan