Amount Canadian digital buyers spend on local vs U.S.-based retail sites 2018

Canadian online shoppers are perfectly happy to shop across the border to score a good deal but will turn to domestic offerings for high-value orders. As of March 2018, it was found that 42 percent of Canadian online shoppers purchased lower-value orders worth less than 100 Canadian dollars from U.S. sites, while 39 percent of respondents purchased items over 500 Canadian dollars from domestic sites.

Canadian digital shoppers expenditure on Canada- versus United States-based retail sites as of March 2018, by order value

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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

March 2018

Number of respondents

1,203 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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