E Commerce Sales Up
ECommece sales by retailers reached $7.7 billion in 2012, up from $6.6 billion in 2011, says Statistics Canada. In fact, retail ecommerce sales grew at more than five times the pace of the overall growth in retail trade. Retail ecommerce sales accounted for 1.5 per cent of total retail sales in 2012. The figures include sales by retailers that sell both through a store and their website in addition to retailers that operate with no physical presence.