Published December 04, 2013 09:00 ET on MarketWired.com
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 4, 2013) - Canadian retailers experienced record-breaking growth in sales last Monday as shoppers hit virtual stores to cash in on what's become the busiest online shopping day of the year. Canadian shoe e-tailer ShoeMe.ca saw its Cyber Monday sales figures increase 350 per cent from last year.
"The strong sales results are encouraging as Canadians are obviously embracing the online channel and looking to Canadian websites for their shopping needs," said Sean Clark, founder and CEO of ShoeMe.ca. "Canadian e-tailers should be proud that Canada is catching up to the rest of the world."
Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have typically drawn Canadians south of the border to shop in US stores and on American websites. According to Retailmenot.ca, Canadians do less shopping in the US now that cyber deals have come to Canada and a recent survey by Accenture cited a 14 per cent increase in the number of Canadians who said they would shop north of the border over the holiday weekend this year.
"Canada has some of the most prodigious Internet users in the world," said Clark. "The appetite for e-commerce is healthy in Canada and it's growing. Canadian retailers are just now playing catch up to fill the demand, which is great for our local economy."
According to comScore Inc., overall Cyber Monday spending this year rose 18 per cent from last year to nearly $2 billion, the highest since comScore began tracking in 2001. Clark believes his company's increase in revenue suggests increasing comfort with making online purchases among Canadian consumers, and reaffirms the fact that they are migrating online to purchase the brands and products they know and trust.
Headquarted in Vancouver BC, ShoeMe.ca is currently one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in Canada. Primarily selling footwear, ShoeMe.ca's mission is to redefine the online shopping experience for Canadians. To achieve this, ShoeMe.ca works hard to offer amazing customer service, a wide selection of brand names, free shipping on orders over $139 and free returns Canada-wide for up to 100 days after purchase. For more information visit: www.shoeme.ca.