That decline is larger than the multichannel retailer’s overall 5.8% sales decline.
Online retail is hard, grocery retail is really hard, so online grocery is, of course, really, really hard.”
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Canada's Top 20 Online Retailers
Canada is generally viewed as lagging behind the U.S. in e-commerce, but that doesn't mean Canada-based online retailers are asleep at the switch. On the contrary, the largest Canadian online retailers are growing faster than their U.S. counterparts, in large part by selling aggressively to U.S. consumers while benefiting from less intense online competition for the business of Canadian consumers.
In fact, the 20 largest e-retailers based in Canada grew their online sales in 2012 by nearly 28%. That's well above the 17.5% growth of the retailers in the Internet Retailer Top 500, which ranks the leading North American retailers by their online sales, and the 15.6% growth of the Second 500, which ranks North America's e-retailers Nos. 501 to 1000.
This special report from the editors of Internet Retailer examines the strategies of Canada's top online retailers and provides detailed data about each of Canada's Top 20. That includes, for each retailer, their sales, traffic, customer demographics, online selection, conversion rate and more. Two pages of charts compare Canada's Top 20 by sales growth over a four-year period, web site features and site-loading times, and shows how they break down by merchandise category and retailer type.
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