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Adopt a Cost Efficient Online Solution for Your Business

Grow Your Online Sales
Grow Your Online Sales

Companies, like Home Depot and Lowes, have been growing their online sales significantly. What are you doing online now?

  • If you have started marketing and selling online,  are you okay with them?
  • If you have not started, what is your plan for it?

We list below the most often used ways adopted by home renovation and improvement businesses to explore online opportunities.  It may help you to know better about the pros and cons of each.

  • Own a website or an app – Around 2/3 showrooms we visited told us that they had a website.  Register a domain, hire someone to develop the website or app, update contents from time to time… All look like a piece of cake and you can proudly say you are online now.  Behind them, you have to pay for the domain every 12 months, you have to pay website design and maintenance fee, you have to do marketing to get traffic to your website, and you might have to hire a team to do the work.  Otherwise, just like 90%+ websites in this industry, only a very limited numbers visitors and most are not in your target area.
  • Sell on ebay, amazon, and etc.  – It’s good to share the high traffic on these major marketplaces. However, there are too noisy to get attentions. And they take a big bite from the sales. Usually the commission is more than 15% on the sales. And many hidden fees you are not aware of in advance. Limitations on product quantities and photos are strict.
  • List on free classifieds – many store owners told us they use Kijiji. However, only a few said it worked because you had to upload and refresh your contents frequently to stay on the top of the category. It takes a lot of time and efforts but only a few views. At the same time, competitors who pay for a placement on the category usually steal away the clicks.
  • Use paid advertising – you may have a good placement and display opportunity by adopting this. However, there is no guarantee on the return of your spending. And in most cases, large companies whose marketing budget is times of yours, will put you in a disadvantage in the competition.
  • Post on social media – true that social media can help you communicate with many others.  You can have a social media account in seconds. And then you can post contents or sell there. Alert here, CONTENTS.  Yes, you need to generate attractive contents proactively to get followers. It takes your time and efforts. And if you have a chance to read your followers, pay attention to their demographics and engagement. You may find most of them are not your target, same as those visitors to your website.

These traditional ways are either costly or inefficient to reach target customers online. Then, is there any cost efficient solution?

Taking this challenge as our mission,  we founded Our IT and marketing expertise, plus our long term experiences with Lean Production System, makes a cost efficient solution to business owners. We help business owners to set up free and unlimited online shop on UWeX Marketplace and get them connected into UWeX network immediately. By registering on, business owners enjoy,

  • Low Cost free & unlimited UWeX Shop, no hidden fees, lower-than-majority commission
  • “0” Risk zero upfront cost, pay commission only, no impact on current operation
  • Easy to Start no additional IT work, no technology background required, 3 half commission treats
  • Efficient Connection to customers specialized in home improvement, effective traffic generation, target on customers in the GTA , optimized search & pair


  • Professional Supportinformative industry reports, extensive service network & global connection

With more and more local businesses joining, together we are making this solution more cost efficient. The more we join together, the stronger we can help you to compete with large suppliers and grow your business online.

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Employ for Less

UWeX offers our business members not only the chances to approach temporary helpers, but the easy access to grow and train up your workforce.

Integrated with the Lean thinking and social responsibilities, UWeX has been working with our graceful employment service friends to bridge employers and job seekers together and get you to your goal with less or no stress.  Our graceful friends can help you with,

  • Assistance to fill out applications.
  • Hassle-free contract administration and timely payment of financial incentives.
  • Access to thousands of qualified job seekers and many other no-fee HR services.
  • Learn about the financial incentives that might be available to you.
  • Take advantage of the following funding options, programs and tax incentives.
    • Employer Hiring Incentive Program – financial incentive:up to $6,000 PER EMPLOYEE
    • Ontario Job Creation Partnerships – financial incentive: employee salary via EI benefits for up to 52 weeks
    • Ontario Labour Market partnerships – financial incentive: will vary depending on the project
    • Ontario Exporters Fund – financial incentive: a matching contribution funding of up to $80,000 per year as a wage subsidy for a maximum of 2 years.
    • York Region employment services program

What UWeX members need to do is sending us your request HERE.  Our friends will contact you and arrange the rest for you.  



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Find a Benchmark to Price Yourself or Hire a Helper

For all who are new to the business and who are hiring helpers in the GTA, collects the latest release of construction union wage rates in Toronto from Statistics Canada for your reference.  Find the job category you are interested in and check out the hourly rates to help yourself, no matter you are looking for job opportunities or hiring helpers.

The wage rates quoted are straight time hourly compensation (basic) and straight time payments including selected supplements to unionized tradesmen. These supplements include vacation pay, statutory holiday pay, pension contribution, employer’s contribution to private plans, health and welfare, employer’s contribution to industry promotion and training funds.

The data below are rates in Toronto in August, 2016 and updated by Statistics Canada on September 22, 2016. If you would like to know those in other cities, please contact us by sending email to

Construction Union Wage Rates in Toronto, Aug., 2016


Source:  Statistics Canada. Table  327-0003 –  Construction union wage rates, monthly (dollars),  CANSIM

*This is a curtsey report  provided by UWe Technologies Inc.
*The usage of this report is at your own responsibilities.
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