Canadian businesses sell more than $136 billion online in 2013

Statistics Canada says Canadian businesses sold more than $136 billion in goods and services over the internet in 2013, up from $122 billion a year earlier.

The agency says wholesale trade, manufacturing and retail trade accounted for 61% of the value of ecommerce sales, similar to the 2012 results.

It says about 13% of businesses sold goods or services over the internet in 2013, up from 11% in 2012.

Large companies, those with 100 or more employees, accounted for nearly all of the growth in the value of online sales in 2013.

These businesses were responsible for about $87 billion, or 64% of the value of total online sales.

For businesses that sold online in 2013, almost a quarter of the value of their total sales came from internet transactions.

Brands Articles

Metro keeps it all white for Diner en Blanc in Ontario

Grocer uses social, influencer tactics and video to amplify sponsorship

Starcom hires Mike Rumble to oversee new integrated team

New unit expected to oversee the agency's recently defended TD Bank Group account

TD goes on another ‘thank you’ mission

New video captures heartfelt moments customers are surprised with gifts

Buy groceries online? Never in Canada! (Column)

Is the grocery industry ready for digital disruption? Maureen Atkinson explains

Square One gets sultry for fall campaign

Flirtatious video features newlywed celebs Sean Avery and Hilary Rhoda

Which Olympic ads won with women?

Harbinger study examines what it takes for ads to be memorable

IKEA Canada president takes global role

Stefan Sjöstrand promoted to commercial manager, IKEA Group in Sweden

Public Mobile encourages you to swap junk for SIM cards

Self-serve mobile brand shows customers how it's different from the big guys

Toronto Men’s Fashion Week to launch women’s showcase

New event to borrow from Toronto Men's Fashion Week's successful formula