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Archive for May, 2006

2006 Online Sales Projections

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Online sales (ecommerce) projections for 2006 are predicted at $211.4 billion vs. 2005 $176.4 billion.

Shop.org/Forrester Study (2006). “Online Sales to Surpass $200 Billion This Year, According to Shop.org/Forrester Study “. Retrieved May 23, 2006, the press release discuses the increasing trend in online sale. The study explains the breakdown ecommerce sales by general category and discuses how consumers buying process when making a purchases.

GST Change Is Your Sales Software Adaptable

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Federal government of Canada is proposing that the GST (Goods and Services Tax) will be reduced from 7% to 6% on July 1, 2006. It is uncertain if this change will happen but if it does happen it will affect nearly all small and medium sized businesses. Make sure your business is prepared by checking to see if your current business processes are adaptable.

Chargebacks For eBusiness

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Accepting online payments makes ecommerce risky for fraudulent chargebacks. History shows that ebusinesses are usually on the losing end of chargebacks. “Web merchants fight costs of fraud” explains some of the ways ebusinesses have protected themselves and how the credit card companies will impact the situation.

GST Change to 6% - New CRA Document

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

The Canada Revenu Ageny has a new document detailing their policies regarding the proposed change to the GST.

Student Connections Drop-in Day

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

University of Alberta Student Connections will be hosting two free drop-in sessions on Wednesday and Friday of this week.

The schedule for this monthly event is as follows:

Wednesday May 3rd
1PM - Using and Configuring E-mail
2PM - Search Engine Optimization
3PM - Information Security