Eastbay: from Catalog to Online

Products Eastbay retails athletic footwear, apparel and sports equipment through mail order. They sell most major brands as well as a range of their own in-house branded apparel. Website Eastbay.com is slick, easy to use and with all the standard features that good online portals have; including product picture zooms and extensive customer reviews. We really liked…

Canada’s Sport Chek online adds more flexibility.

With retail stores all over Canada, Canada’s largest retailer of sporting clothing and sports equipment, Sport Chek, has established a successful online component to its business, providing flexibility for shoppers and the company itself. Background Sports Chek’s parent company FGL Sports Ltd operates under various banners including National Sports, Atmosphere, Intersport and others. PGL Sports accounts for 16.4%…

The secrets to buying Reebok online

There was a time when Reebok really were cool. Back in the 1980’s, Reebok dominated the sneaker market, leading the US market for three years in a row from 1987-89. The 1980’s was bookended by innovations with the 1982 release of the Reebok Freestyle aerobics shoe – the first athletic shoe designed for women and the 1989 Reebok Pump…

thebay.com – Canada’s crown online store

Hudson’s Bay describes itself as Canada’s iconic department store and is perhaps comparable to Nordstrom or Macy’s in the U.S.  It is the main brand of Hudson’s Bay Company which is North America’s oldest company. Their online store thebay.com attracts between 2 and 3 million visitors each month. Product Line  Hudson’ Bay focuses mainly on fashion apparel,…

Sears online shopping portal a winner

Sears is the fourth-largest American department store chain and the 12th largest retailer in the United States. It’s sister company Sears Canada (51% owned by Sears Holdings) operates Canada’s largest online retail website sears.ca. Information on the Canadian website is at the bottom of this review. Background Sears, Roebuck & Company (Sears) was founded in 1893 as an innovative catalog mail-order company.  By…