TMCNet:  SHOP.CA Q4 Traffic Growth Makes it the Fastest Growing Retail Site in Canada

[January 24, 2013]

SHOP.CA Q4 Traffic Growth Makes it the Fastest Growing Retail Site in Canada

(Canada Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) With staggering quarter-over-quarter growth, more Canadians are turning to SHOP.CA for their online shopping needs TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - SHOP.CA, Canada's largest online shopping destination, announces today that it is the fastest growing retail site visited by Canadians in the fourth quarter of 2012. Based on information released by comScore, the number of Canadians seeking out and using SHOP.CA has seen a sharp increase in its second quarter of live operations, with millions of Canadians attracted to its uniquely Canadian experience in Q4 2012.


"This important milestone is a clear indication that Canadians are hungry for an eCommerce experience that is homegrown here in Canada," says Drew Green, co-founder and ceo of SHOP.CA.  According to comScore, SHOP.CA is the ninth most visited Canadian-owned eCommerce destination and also ranks in the Top 50 most visited eCommerce websites by Canadians.

SHOP.CA is also excited to announce that in only its second quarter of live operations, it has added 450,000 new products, up to 13 times the total number of products offered by other leading Canadian retailers. By signing over 100 retailers to its marketplace since the start of Q4, SHOP.CA is setting the bar high for one of its unique differentiators - product selection.

"As a proudly Canadian company, we are committed to helping build the nation's digital economy by continually adding products to the marketplace, providing Canadians with the most robust, transparent and sophisticated online shopping options available to Canadians," adds Green.

SHOP.CA offers millions of products available across 25 different categories and billions of dollars in multi-merchant inventory at a one-stop site.

Complete with free shipping, free returns up to 365 days a year and the opportunity for members to earn cash rewards through a powerful social loyalty program, SHOP.CA is the go-to online shopping destination for Canadians. To date, the company has rewarded over three million dollars in SHOP.CA Rewards to members' accounts.

About SHOP.CA SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an unprecedented selection of products, unparalleled customer service, and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in June 2012, SHOP.CA offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.

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