There is no doubt that COVID-19 has a huge impact on the business world and this is especially true for online sales. “The crisis has resulted in a 188% jump in e-commerce in Quebec!”1
The trend towards e-commerce in Quebec has been growing for the last few years, but it has definitively been accelerated by the circumstances. E-commerce has completely transformed the way Quebecers shop, but also the way to do business. One thing is certain: this transformation is here to stay.
Moreover, Statistics Canada reports that online retail sales is one of the four activity sectors that grew in March 2020, along with food distribution, health and online entertainment (streaming).
To learn more about how the situation is impacting e-commerce, we recommend the following reading:
To learn more about the immediate impact of the crisis, consult this article by digital marketing firm Adviso.
To learn more about immediate forecasts, consult this report by Statistics Canada for March 2020.
If you are considering online sales for your business, our team is available to answer your questions and help you set up an online store in your image. Also, if you decide to move forward, a portion of the fees spent to implement your e-commerce could be reimbursed to you through the government’s PACME program.