Online sales for Canadian businesses on the rise

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Statistics Canada says e-tailing is growing as Canadian online business sales increase to $136 billion, compared to last year’s $122 billion. About 61 per cent of the sales are from wholesale trade, manufacturing and retail, similar to 2012’s results. The service sector’s online sales rose to 12 per cent.

Results show that about 46 per cent of Canadian companies use a website, with one in five of those offering a mobile version as well. Those that sell their products online accounted almost a quarter of their sales to online. CJ

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