New Canadian Site: Goodswithstory.ca! Enter the Contest To Win Free Stuff!


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 “Goods with Story is an innovative online platform that connects together Passionate Canadian Sellers of unique, original and creative goods with Canadian Shoppers directly. Every Seller we feature has a great story to share about their business and products, and right now you can finally see who stands behind the product, learn how the product is made and what it’s made of. You can ask questions, engage in conversation and share your experience with other shoppers.”

Goodswithstory.ca

To kick off the new site they are offering one lucky Smart Canucks reader $50 to spend on the new site and free shipping!  All you have to do is take a browse on the site and answer these questions:

Which product range appeals to you the most?
1. Unique and original products
2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products
3. goods locally made in Canada
4. fair trade products and ethically made products

What would you like to see improved on the site?

Answer below in the comments.  Please “like” them on Facebook if you have an account! Let’s support them.

ECOcentric bags are 20-50% off! Can you say Christmas presents?

* One entry per household i.e. you may only leave 1 comment on the blog. If you want to discuss anything or share your thoughts please include it in that 1 comment.
*Age of majority only
*Canada only no purchase is ness to enter, odds of winning are dependant on number of entries received.
*You may only win a max of 2 contests throughout the whole giveaways event to give others a chance to win
*Contest ends November 18th 2011 at 11:59 (est) and the winner will be announced shortly after potential winner answers a skill testing question.
* You must use a valid email so I can contact you with details on how to claim your prize. Persons who enter with an alias(fake) email will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be drawn.

Are you a business who wants to featured in one of our giveaways? Email me at [email protected] smartcanucks.ca (omit spaces)


105 responses to “New Canadian Site: Goodswithstory.ca! Enter the Contest To Win Free Stuff!”

  1. Michelle I. says:

    This is a great site.

    I especially like the “Shea Butter Market” & hearing Gifty’s story.

    It’s win-win situation for everybody I think women will feel really good using this product if the word gets out more regarding what they are trying to achieve.

    I signed up for their newsletter while I was there too! 🙂

  2. Sylvia says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    Having the ability to zoom in on product photos would be nice.

  3. Cocozzzzzzz says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products
    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    Selection. I would like to see more items.

  4. Kat says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    *Unique and original products
    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    *Nothing! I think everything is great!
    P.S. I especially love the kids lunch bags and backpacks. So adorable!!!

  5. dizzyb says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?

    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?

    When mousing over an item, the details “window” that pops up tends to get lost (only part can be viewed) depending on where the item sits on the page. This could use a bit of tweaking. (And, of course, more items! But it’s a new site, so that’s a natural progression.)

  6. claire says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    I love the site already as it is. Simple to navigate and straight forward

  7. SY says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products
    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    More selection in home and office! I love funky stationery things and they are either ridiculously hard to find or ridiculously expensive in Canada.

    Looks like a promising site though!

  8. Maria L. says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    3. goods locally made in Canada

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    Perhaps you could list the ml or grams for whatever the item is. c:

  9. Cristina Timony says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products
    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    More items…but I realize that will come as the site grows!

  10. Yashy says:

    Unique.and original products! Mobile site would be.great, along with easier sharing and recommending capabilities.was also hoping for stories about the artists/creators.

  11. Katherine M says:

    Unique and original products! I love it when I buy something really different and cool, knowing that nobody else can get their hands on something the exact same! 😀
    if i was to make an improvement to this website I would increase the selection (i understand its still just starting out though and that’s probably already on their to do list!) as well, i would add a little write up about each item instead of in the pop-up box rather than having to just click on it. unless im thinking about buying it, i wont click it but a write up in the box makes me want to see more and then i would defiantly investigate further! 🙂
    i wish this website the best of luck and i hope this helps! 🙂

  12. karen says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    Natural, organic and eco-friendly products

    I love that there are customer reviews. I can’t wait for there to be more products available on the site.

  13. bluejellybean says:

    Awesome site…I’m a fan of the natural, organic and eco-friendly products. I’d like to see more clothing made of natural fibres and maybe some hand-made crafts, esp. those with recycled materials.

  14. GlutenFreeDoll says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products

    2. What would you like to see improved on the site? I got this”There are no products matching the selection.” a lot. So I would fix that.

  15. Nicolas says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?

    I would like an electronic/geek selection !

  16. xox2010 says:

    Which product range appeals to you most?
    goods made in Canada

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    There’s really nothing I can see that I would want improved….

  17. samantha says:

    I love the eco-friendly products, some of the items are very unique, would love to add to the collection 🙂

    something, that I would like to see on the site is electronics for the hubby

  18. sunshine says:

    i like original and unique items

    something i’d like to see on the site is more colours. i understand the whole earthy tone, but earthy tones don’t necessarily mean beige and brown.

  19. Carrie says:

    I love products that are eco-friendly and Canadian made as well is a real bonus! Really nice products! I’d like to see more teas to choose.

  20. CaraMiaxxx says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    A bigger span of selection.

  21. Jocelyn says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    4. fair trade products and ethically made products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    It’d be nice to be able to select # of items to view (say be able to view 100 items at a time) instead of the default 15. Also, adding a “sale” tab would be lovely.

  22. r0c0upons says:

    3. goods locally made in Canada appeal to me most!!!

    the only thing i’d like to see added to the site is more stuff!

  23. Redundant says:

    …I’m a fan of the natural, organic and eco-friendly products. I’d like to see more clothing made of natural fibres and maybe some hand-made crafts, esp. those with recycled materials.

  24. Vicky says:

    I love natural, organic and eco-friendly products! Esp if it is made in canada!

    I love the site as it is esp the shea creams! Thanks for the contest!

  25. jo says:

    loved the natural soaps and personal care items. things that would be nice to see added to the site would be to expand this area to include eco friendly makeup, etc.

  26. Carly V says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    -Unique and original products
    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    – Maybe a bit more products??? although I think this site is awesome!

  27. Marisa says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products
    but major plus if they’re also natural, organic and eco-friendly.

    What would you like to see improved on site?
    More detail in the pop-up box such as size, etc.

  28. Nikki says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    baby & kid products
    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    i’d rather not see a section listed, unless it has something available (natural body care for babies is empty now)

  29. Dinah says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products

    I think that the grid the products are listed in could use a little tender loving graphic design. Maybe boxes around each item?

  30. Ivone says:

    Unique and original products! I’m always lookign for something interestign to give to friends and family.

  31. Cara S says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    Unique and original products

    What would you like to see improved on site?
    Definitely more products, love what’s available now but never hurts to have more 🙂

  32. Rebecca says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products

    Would love to see more products but I guess that will happen as the site grows!

  33. smartmama says:

    Really liked the unique and original products such as the jewellry.

    Love the pop up window with specific shipping information.
    Would have liked to see Baby products. Guess they will come.

  34. Heather says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original

    Great site over all, I can’t wait to see what they add! I also think the graphics/colours are a bit dull, and I would like to be able to ask the seller a question ie product ingredients for natural body products. I saw the ingredients listed for some items but not others.

  35. Karen Runtz says:

    Congratulations on this great new site.
    Which product range appeals the most: natural, organic and eco-friendly products
    What would you like to see improved: The site is appealing and easy to navigate. A small improvement would be to offer an optional view of the products e.g. to choose viewing 50 to a page rather than having to cycle through many pages in categories where there are many items.

  36. Christine says:

    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products

    Really good layout and easy to navigate. I would also like to see baby-related products!

  37. TAOJ says:

    I like all the product ranges, but especially that I can buy close to home. I think that with some more marketing the site will really take off.

  38. Angela says:

    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products

    Good site, but ability to zoom in would be appreciated and some baby products would be lovely!
    Thanks

  39. bluerose says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    Lunch Bag for Kids from Organic Cotton.
    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    Nothing realy it looks like a nice start very colorful.

  40. Carrie says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products

    What caught my eye was the hanbags made out of juice cartons.

    The site was easy to go thru.

    thanks for the chance to win!!!

  41. Carmen says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products.
    It is so difficult to find certain items that not everyone has. I especially loved the reusable bags which would make a huge impact when grocery shopping!

    2. What would you like to see improved on the site?
    It would be nice to have some quirky and original art pieces added to the ‘jewellery and art’ section.

  42. kduever says:

    1. Natural, Organic and Eco-friendly

    2. I’d like to see some more variety, especially in the food and clothing sections.

  43. LN says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products
    I’d love to see more selection in miniture stationary. I think anything miniature is super cute and handy to have in my purse.

    Great site with unique products!

  44. Tracy says:

    Love the range of organic products, but would love even more variety as well as the ability to zoom on on products. Great site though!

  45. homeshopper says:

    nice site.
    all of those points are important to me but i will rank them in this order:
    3.4.2.1
    i especially liked the shea butter products.
    the only thing i would suggest is to add more products.
    thanks for the opportunity.

  46. Uniqe and original products appeal to me the most.

    This website is really neat – I really enjoyed looking at all of the interesting products.

  47. spiritedside says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    I would like to be able to view larger pictures of the products when I scroll over them if possible.

  48. Vexmir says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?

    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products
    3. goods locally made in Canada
    4. fair trade products and ethically made products

    I like the fact that this site offers all three of these ( and unique items!)

    What would you like to see improved on the site?

    I find the site to be very user friendly, haven’t noticed any major kinks so far, I’ll have to keep looking hahah.

  49. Lianne says:

    I especially like Unique and original products like the handbag made from recycled inner tubes!

    Some site improvements include further categorizing the tabs (for example in the Jewelry section, it could be broken into necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc.) and also perhaps allowing the user to see more than 15 items in one page. I’m not fond of clicking on the > key because it’s quite small.

    Excellent products!

  50. Sarah says:

    I love that you can find items made on Canada
    I love the baby/toddler clothing

    The site seems just fine to me!

  51. Amy M says:

    I would be most interested in the natural, organic and eco-friendly products.
    One improvement to the site would be the pop-ups that come up as you scroll over each and every item. I found the pop-up to be rather large and distracting.

  52. Tara says:

    For me its a toss up I love the unique and original products and that they are made in Canada is a great too.

    If I had to fix anything about the site it would have to be adding more products to the Men’s Section. I would also fix the glitch that causes half the window to leave the page when you hover your mouse over a product.

  53. CINDY SHI says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    ability to zoom in would be really great. but awesome site!

  54. Heather A says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?

    natural, organic and eco-friendly products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?

    The site looks great and is easy to browse. Looking forward to a continually growing variety of products.

  55. CJWORLD says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Goods locally made in Canada

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    Selection, but I realize they are just starting up. Great beginnings !

  56. NotSandy says:

    Neat! I love not having border hassles. And I find the older I get, the more joy I find in things that are not mass produced. Yet non toxic products trump all. My answers are:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    Being able to select how many items are displayed (I don’t like having to “next page’ my way along…I want to see it all. Now! 😉

  57. Wanna says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products
    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    I would like to see the prices drop a little…..

  58. Ads says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products
    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    some of the images are out of focus

  59. Caroline says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?

    2. Natural, organic, and eco-friendly product.

    What would you like to see improved on the site?

    more products would be nice and the material.

  60. Carla B. says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    – More products! It’s a great start and I’m looking forward to seeing this site grow!

  61. NT says:

    I like unique and original products. I liked the site as I browsed through it, especially the story part (like the story of Red Thread). More selection would be nice. Otherwise, I don’t see anything that needs improvement yet.

  62. Karly says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    Goods locally made in Canada!

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    More selection….

  63. addismom says:

    I think its a great site. i really like to see products that have not been tested on animals,very very important to me..Plus Canadian made a real bonus!! I like the shea butter,looks like a nice product..I didnt like that you couldnt zoom in to see a product,I thk that should be changed..

  64. Wendy says:

    Most appealing : Unique products! I love the candy wrapper purse.

    I would change: Logo, not a huge fan. I like the “roll-over to zoom” feature for products on the category pages, but I find it overwhemlong in the front page for featured items.

    wendy.diel (at) gmail.com

  65. fahlinluv says:

    Wow this website sounds great! I cant wait to go and have a look at their website and i am li,ing their facebook page as we speak!!

  66. Tammy says:

    Interesting site…seems a little like Etsy (which I love) but not necessarily for homemade/crafty items. The product range that would appeal to me most is natural, organic and eco-friendly products as well as good locally made in Canada.
    Hopefully the site will expand quickly as I found the selection to be a bit limited so far. Also, as for suggestions, I think that it should be a requirement that every item listed also shows where the item is made. This drives me crazy when I am interested in an item but in the details it doesn’t say where it is made and then I have to go googling to find out.

  67. Shirley Rocabado says:

    I like fair trade products and ethically made products.

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    To be able to search the jewelry section by color and/or by set, sets of jewelry.

  68. carolyne darimont says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?

    3. goods locally made in Canada

    What would you like to see improved on the site? – nothing so far. Love the direct links to facebook and twitter

  69. BMyltoft says:

    I think I am in love with this site!

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products
    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products
    3. goods locally made in Canada
    4. fair trade products and ethically made products

    Can I say all of the above??
    All of these are just as important as the other.
    I love all the eco friendly bags, love the organic tea, and buying fair trade products is always a must.

    What would you like to see improved on the site?

    more products!
    Or should I say more range in products.
    maybe offering toiletries such as toothpaste, shampoo, toothburshes, etc.
    All eco friendly and cruelty free.

    thanks for offering such a great give away and offering products that I can actually use!

    🙂

  70. Rita says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?

    1. Unique and original products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?

    nothing! it’s a great website!

  71. Gill S says:

    I like the unique and original products, although everything about the site is appealing… I’d like to see more products available and I’m sure that will happen soon. Well worth checking back to see what’s on the site.

  72. Cathy says:

    Product range that appeals to me most:
    1. Unique and original products
    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    I actually liked the site: i like that you can sort by price, that you can zoom on the item and get a larger picture and more info, i liked the variety of the categories (teas, office, bags, …)
    thanks for letting us discover it 🙂

  73. Luisa says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    3. goods locally made in Canada

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    A separate “Sale” category which has reduced items, deals, sales etc.

  74. anna warren says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products
    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products
    3. goods locally made in Canada

    All 3 of these appeal to me. I really like being able to read about the seller and also know where they’re from.

    To improve the site: Maybe a featured item for the week or a new this week section.

  75. Colsgirl says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    the Unique and original products
    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    Nothing, I think everything is great!

  76. escher7 says:

    I checked out the site and did not see the $50 offer (contest). I have wanted a thick hand cream and can’t afford Bert’s Bees so I found one on this site. Problem is they want 11 bucks to ship a $6 product. Might as well buy Bert’s.

  77. Paula Bonacci says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products

    To improve the site: Maybe a featured item for the week or a new this week section.

  78. Maryann N says:

    Which product range appeals the most:
    3. goods locally made in Canada – definitely a top selling point!

    Site improvements:
    The information hover box on product items doesn’t work well on smaller screens – it gets cut off most of the time and is generally just distracting. I understand the desire to eliminate a click as a customer is generally interested in two things: a bigger image, brief details and a price. One option would be to simply expand the div box width wise only so that it still pops up with info but doesn’t try to center itself within the page causing it to go all over.

    Structure wise, it is very easy to navigate and the products are well organized.

    Visually, the site looks amateurish. The fonts are inconsistent, cropping on some of the buttons is bad, the logo is blurry, the search box needs additional padding, the logos at the footer look out of place (I would suggest seeing the payment and shipping info in the sidebar – not many people are going to make it to the bottom of a page). As the main navigation fonts are small, the dropdowns would look much better if padding was reduced. The use of icons for the shopping cart in the header would give it a bit more life – the white container really looks out of place and is far too large(followed by a white search box and then a white main content container)… Really almost feels like a rush job…

    Really only a few small tweaks and the site would feel much more polished and inviting to customers. Overall I LOVE the idea of the site just strongly believe it needs a little more design attention.

  79. Christina says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Goods locally made in Canada

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    The limited section for now, but i’m sure as it grows this will too!

  80. Inna says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    More items.

  81. Kala says:

    I love the unique and original products . . .

    I would love a little more info on the products, such as what their features are, why it’s a good product etc. For example, I’ve heard that Shea Butter is nice, but what does it do? Why would I buy it?

    All the products look pretty amazing though!

  82. Brigitte Wells says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    To be able to zoom in on product photos

  83. bluejellybean says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    Maybe linking some of the artist’s blogs with some DIY ideas…but otherwise the site looks great. 🙂

  84. Wendy H says:

    Which product range do I like?
    natural, organic and eco-friendly products
    Improvements? I’d love to get a closer look at the products; maybe a way to zoom in!

  85. Gabrielle says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    1. Unique and original products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    It’s nice and simple just the way I like it 🙂

  86. Caroline says:

    unique and original products appeal to me the most.

    Hope to see more of these in your website.

  87. LifeisBeautiful says:

    Unique and original products appeal to me the most.
    Would like to see more selection on the site

  88. Analyn says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products

    there isn’t really anything that needs improvemnt on their site, its great just the way it is.

  89. Melissa marie says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    The baby products look great. The patterns on the girls dresses are adorable!
    I am a coffee addict and the fair trade coffee is a great option!
    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    In the home office section i would love to see some stationary. Also, maybe some organic childrens snacks.
    The layout is great.

  90. nic says:

    Love the bags made from juice containers!

    Could use more product info at first viewing

  91. Marion says:

    Great idea.
    I like # 3 goods locally made in Canada.

    Ways to improve the site:
    Get more sellers on board.

  92. zook says:

    I like, 4. fair trade products and ethically made products.
    More selection would be nice!

  93. Melissa13 says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?

    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products
    But I also like #’s 3 and 4 as well.

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    For the personal care items I would like to see the full list of ingredients. But I really like the layout of everything.

  94. smappers says:

    I like # 3 goods locally made in Canada.

    I agree with a couple of the posters above who said the site was a little glichy.

  95. Christina says:

    I love everything about this site, but the natural and organics appeal to me most.
    I would like to see more gift items, wrapped and ready for occasions.
    Looks great though, I cant wait to start ordering for Christmas!

  96. Trish says:

    Unique and original products appeal to me, locally made is also great. The site looks good to me.

  97. Wendy says:

    I like the locally made products and who doesn’t like unique and original products? I think the website could be improved by making sure the pop-ups are always fully visible instead of half covered and having a little bit of info about the sellers on the pop-up.

  98. Darci says:

    goods locally made in Canada
    I would like to see some canadian made green cups for coffee and the green reuseable filters to replace disposable k cups 🙂 thanks for this opportunity1

  99. Nadia says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    natural, organic and eco-friendly products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    More selection and being able to get a closer look would be great.

    Thanks!

  100. Terri Baker says:

    I love all of it! Canadian made…yay, organic eco-friendly, also great, fair-trade, extremely important. All very good.
    Thanks!

  101. Mandy in Nova Scotia says:

    I prefer goods made in Canada I am always trying to buy local to support our local businesses! I think that their website is great it’s definitely user friendly and well categorized.

  102. Which product range appeals to you the most?

    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products.

    What would you like to see improved on the site?

    I wouldn’t currently improve anything on the site.

  103. whosays says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    Love that ther are goods locally made in Canada

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    There is a small selection in the baby kids section. I hope that part will grow. Love the site though!

  104. Tammy says:

    Which product range appeals to you the most?
    2. natural, organic and eco-friendly products

    What would you like to see improved on the site?
    would like to be able to zoom in on pics of products

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