One Day Deliveries Expand To Montreal

Amazon Canada have expanded their free one-day shipping to Montreal for Prime members.

Accelerated shipping had been introduced to Vancouver and Toronto recently and yes, a minimum purchase of $25 will be required for Montreal shipments as well.

Prime member orders under $25 to Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and most of Canada’s other major cities are still eligible for free two day shipping.

Please note that Canadian electronics retailer Newegg.ca also offers a discounted shipping program called Premier at $69.99 per year.

Ontario Wants Help To Curtail Ticket Bots

The provincial government of Ontario is now consulting the public in regards to ticket bots.

“Ticket bots” enable companies and individuals to purchase large numbers of tickets to popular events almost instantaneously, requiring many regular consumers to pay significant more to see their favourite team, musical act or theatrical performance, as seen on CBC’s Marketplace.

A survey can be found by clicking here until March 15th, 2017.

Sunrise Records To Expand

Ontario music retailer Sunrise Records is planning on expanding into several former HMV locations through-out Canada this spring.

This chain’s nine stores are currently located in the province of Ontario and the company has been negotiating to take over 70 former HMV locations according to the Globe and Mail.

Unfortunately this will not include the flagship store at the corner of Yonge and Dundas in Toronto and several key street level locations in Canada. But the retailer is hoping to become profitable in 2018 regardless of their inability to secure these locations.

Looking For Wireless Headphones ?

Ximalaya – Smart Noise-Cancelling + 3D Headphones from ximalaya on Vimeo.

A new Canadian crowdfunding project is up and running for the Ximalaya 3D Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones. Click here for details.

New Turntable Technology

“Love” is a new record player that broadcasts music from your vinyl records to wi-fi and to speakers via Bluetooth. Click here for more information about this new product’s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.

Goodbye HMV Canada

HMV Canada is closing all of its over 100 retail locations and everything is being sold at 30% off original ticket price at these stores.

They will be closing these stores by April 30th, 2017, permanently.