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One Degree Monday, December 2, 2019

This is how to avoid shopping scams on social media: BBB

The Better Business Bureau is warning holiday shoppers to be on the lookout for fraud when purchasing items from a social media seller.

The latest scam, according to BBB, involves an Instagram seller dealing in rare and unique sneakers. The victim makes their purchase using CashApp, Venmo or another online payment platform, but the sneakers never arrive.


The Holidays Are Here. Is Your Online Business Ready?

The holiday shopping season is often the most profitable time of year for retail businesses. If you run an e-commerce business, you won’t have to worry about hanging garland and twinkle lights, but you will have to prepare for the influx of holiday shoppers. Do what you can to lure them to your digital doorstep and make sure your site is ready to handle the increase in traffic.


Digital Marketing Trends 2020

When it comes to digital marketing, it’s important to be ahead of the game, but with ever-changing trends and new technologies, this can be easier said than done. To help you get a head start for the new year, we’ve compiled this list of digital trends to look out for in 2020 and ongoing trends that are here to stay.


Made-in-Canada Buy Nothing Day takes aim at Black Friday consumer excess

If the extreme crowds, paralyzing traffic, and harried retail staff aren’t enough to keep you away from the malls on this day of shopping excess called Black Friday, perhaps this may convince you to stay home: It’s national Buy Nothing Day.

Observed on the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, “this day is part of a movement against consumerism, urging the world to change their purchasing habits, to consume and produce less.”


6 Canadian Celebs That You Can’t Find On Social Media

Social media has been a hot topic for years with people often weighing the positive and negative benefits of sharing our lives online. On one hand, it allows celebrities to interact with their fans on a daily basis and from wherever they are in the world. But there’s also the issue of only showing our best lives online and leaving out the bad parts, so people compare themselves to fabricated images. You might think it’s wise of these six Canadian celebrities without social media accounts who keep their personal lives very private.



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