Modshopr Blog

How Modshopr Helps You Save Money (May 2019)

When I started this project, I wrote a few blog posts, but didn’t create new shopping tools. I then created new shopping tools, but stopped writing blog posts. From now on, I hope to write a blog post every time I release new functionality. This way, I can help you understand where Modshopr is....(more)

Digital Strategy is Business Strategy At Canadian Tire: Part 1

This post is about a brilliant keynote presentation I saw last March at the Dx3 Conference. The keynote was given by Duncan Fulton, Executive Officer and Senior Vice-President of Canadian Tire, where he talked about the necessity for having a Digital Strategy in a Retail Business. Fulton's ....(more)

Digital Shopping Experience – Coming Soon To A Store Near You: Part 3

As mentioned in my previous posts on the Dx3 Digital Shopping Experience (Part 1, Part 2), I attended the Dx3 Canada (#Dx32014) conference in Toronto on March 5-6. The Dx3 conference brought agencies, brands, publishers and retailers together for two days of networking and education on current inno....(more)

Digital Shopping Experience – Coming Soon To A Store Near You: Part 2

As I wrote in my previous post (Digital Shopping Experience: Part 1), I attended the Dx3 Canada (#Dx32014) conference in Toronto last week. The Dx3 Conference brought agencies, brands, publishers and retailers together for two days of networking and education on current innovations of digital marke....(more)

Digital Shopping Experience – Coming Soon To A Store Near You: Part 1

  I attended the Dx3 Canada (#Dx32014) conference in Toronto last week. The Dx3 conference brought agencies, brands, publishers and retailers together for two days of networking and education on current innovations of digital marketing in retail. Wow! I saw great shopping innovations....(more)

How To Shop: Online Research

Before you run to the mall and fight for space with other shoppers, why don't you sit back, relax and go shopping first? The trend is clear. Informed shoppers look online before heading out to the store. Shopping today starts at home! I'm not talking about going the whole way. Although it's t....(more)

How To Buy: Internet TV

Black Friday is here, and Christmas is right around the corner. This means we've entered the biggest shopping season of the year. Woo Hoo, let the games begin! Of course if you are not waiting in long lines at the store or looking for a parking space at the mall, it's probably a good idea to mo....(more)

How To Buy: The Best Internet Service

Comparing Interet Service Offers   [caption id="attachment_1621" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Internet Service Comparison Factors[/caption] How do you know you're getting the best deal on your Internet service? We all know the value of the internet, but we don't all have the technical background to understand the ser....(more)

Bell Fibe Broke My Netflix! or Was It My Fault?

  [caption id="attachment_1485" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Bell Fibe Broke My Netflix![/caption] I upgraded to Bell Fibe on a Friday afternoon a few weeks ago. I didn't noticed until Saturday night that it broke my Netflix! [Update November 13, 2013: Or Was It My Fault??? - see....(more)

Back to School Shopping Tips for College and University Students

This time of year many young people are going back to school. Parents, dare I say Moms?, are anxiously running around town shopping for the best school supply and fashion deals. Have you seen those great Walmart commercials on TV? I love them. This is probably a familiar experience if you are the pa....(more)

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Capital One

Have you noticed the way many corporations love to sign you up for new products and services, but ignore you when you've decided it's time to move on? It's one of the biggest reasons I choose not to accept most marketing invitations for new products and services. I signed up for a credit card....(more)

Shopping Connections

Like many Canadians who travel to the USA, I visited an outlet mall on the way to New York City last month. We stopped at The Crossings Premium Outlets in Pennsylvania. As you can see from the picture, it was clean and well maintained. A pleasant place to shop. I bought new clothes that looked great....(more)

Shopping On A Rainy Day In New York City

Rainy Day in NYC I was asked to be a chaperon on my son's band trip to New York City a couple weeks ago. The trip was a lot of fun, but there was one rainy morning that I wanted to share with my ModShopper friends. We were supposed to tour Central Park, but that didn't seem like much fun because of the rain. So, we ....(more)

Honey, You Remembered Everything At The Store, Didn’t You?

I'm having guests over to the house for a special meal this coming weekend. I don't entertain too often, but it's nice to invite friends over once in awhile. The funny thing is I notice the house always gets extra cleaning before the guests arrive. Am I the only one that works harder at cleaning ....(more)

Update: Behind the Store: Truck Safety

I'd like to give you an update on the last post I wrote about regarding Truck Safety . I wrote my first post after being passed by a speeding Walmart truck last summer while driving on a highway with my son. My concern at the time was that a new truck anti-speeding law had recently been ove....(more)

Behind the Store: Truck Safety

I was travelling to my parents' cottage for a little visit this summer. While my mind was thinking about the fun we would have at the cottage, a big transport truck came racing up behind me. As the truck approached from behind, I quickly shifted my focus from fun at the cottage to the immediate prob....(more)

Halloween Is Coming!!!!!

I had a bit of fun the other day when I was minding my own business doing a little shopping. BOOOOO!! Something caught my attention as I was walking into the grocery store. :-o A new store with a great store-front display appeared right beside one of the stores I visit regularly. Although it ....(more)

Are You A Customer From Hell?

I'm a big fan of looking at issues from multiple perspectives. So, since I've done a post on "Are you and unwanted customer?", I thought it might be fun to look at "Customers From Hell" this time. I'm a strong proponent of demanding the highest level of quality and support from stores who want m....(more)

Are You Being Stalked (by your friendly neighbourhood store)?

As part of researching my new business adventure, I went to my first Internet Marketing Meet-up last night. I know that a successful marketing strategy is critical to all businesses. I also know that Internet Marketing and Digital Marketing are exciting and emerging fields that will be very useful t....(more)

Are You An Unwanted Customer?

No customer wants to buy a product that does not work. In fact, product manufacturers work very hard to minimize defects because product returns are costly to their profits. However, no one is perfect and mistakes happen sometimes. Just hope that when you have a problem the failure is catastrophic. ....(more)

$350 Saved, But No Service Improvement

An update with my Internet service troubles ... My Bell Sympatico Internet service is still cutting out periodically, so I called them today to cancel my Internet and phone service. I ended up with talking to someone in the "Loyalty Department" and managed to get my monthly bill for Internet and ....(more)

Internet Service Insanity

I had another run in with my Internet Service Provider, Bell Sympatico, a few weeks ago. We had been regularly losing Internet service for 5 minutes a day for about a month or so. I finally had time to complain a few weeks ago. I try to avoid calling large companies unless absolutely necessary....(more)

In Store Search Shopping Experience

I don't know about you, but this type of experience happens to me all the time.I went to Shopper's Drug Mart last week looking for QTips and Rubbing Alcohol required for cleaning the drones on my bagpipes. The Drug store around the corner is not too large but let's say it has about 10 aisles of prod....(more)

Birthday Gift Shopping Experience

I think it's important to understand the current shopping experience before improvements can be targeted. To that end, I plan to share my shopping experiences with you from time to time. You're welcome to share your experiences too. Rants and Raves are encouraged. :-) So, I was shopping for my so....(more)

The Modern Shopper

So, just who or what is the Modern Shopper? Let's start with this ... The Modern Shopper uses the latest technology to take advantage of the best shopping experience available to them online and in real life. The Modern Shopper understands the dynamics of the Web will improve the experience of....(more)