Ecommerce is big Industry in Canada especially 90% of the population is hooked to the Internet. As per Statistics Canada in Year 2010, 51% of Internet users ordered goods or services for personal or household use. In total, Canadians placed nearly 114 million orders, valued at approximately $15.3 billion. However this figure jumped as online shoppers bough goods worth 18.9 billion in 2012, up 24% from 2010. More than half of Internet users (56%) ordered goods or services online in 2012, up from 51% in 2010. In 2012, 77% of Internet users did research on goods or services or window shopped. So considering the healthy trends, the future of Ecommerce is great in technology savvy country such Canada.
Online Computer Ecommerce Stores are doing good and there are several well designed and developed websites offering great products at affordable prices. We have list some of the top stores based on their Design, User experience and SEO optimization. Please note, we are not including Amazaon and Ebay websites as they have Global presence and only providing information on local Canadian online stores
Futureshop.ca: The most popular Computer hardware store in Canada as per Alexa. Future Shop operates around 130 stores across Canada. Future shop is owned by Bestbuy which it acquired in year 2001. The website offer thousands of Computer parts at great deals. It offers free shipping over $20 which is great for day to day users. Clean design, easy to use!
BestBuy.ca: Bestbuy owns Futureshop so basically they have similar offerings and design specs. Again if you find anything running out of stock on Futureshop, get it here or vice versa.
Newegg: This is another popular online retailer of computer hardware and parts. It is based out of California, United States but have local presence in Mississauga, ON. The site is pretty popular with nerds and other tech users. The best thing about Newegg is their web design and seo which makes them pretty popular on Google. If you need PC parts and you are looking in Google, chances are you would stumble upon Newegg first. This is due to their excellent optimization which includes very unique custom coded titles and offcource their impressive usage of displaying rich snipppets on their site.
Tigerdirect: Tigerdirect is a direct online retailer of computers and consumer electronics which locations in US and Canada. It is a Systemax subsidiary based out of Florida, USA. Tigerdirect is another Geek friendly website providing PC parts at good price. Their website is good but not responsive and they have a mobile version of their online store as well.
Memory Expres: This a Calgary based growing online retailer popularly know for it’s Über Price Beat Guarantee. If you find any cheaper price, they claim to beat it by 25% of the difference until 7 days!