GTP and Mastercard have partnered to introduce prepaid solutions across Africa to meet the needs of various sectors, supporting government’s goals of a cashless continent.

Nigerian start-up and Mastercard deliver cashless online shopping payment

June 21, 2017 • Finance, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Within an African e-commerce sector which is plagued by cash, with the majority of payments still being made in cash at the point of delivery, Mastercard has partnered with Nigerian tech start-up, NetPlus to develop an e-commerce solution that will help make cash a thing of the past, for e-retailers and consumers alike. The Mastercard [&hellip...

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Retailers need to start looking at CRM tools that also incorporates social media and other real-time behavioural data.

Social CRM works harder for retailers

June 21, 2017 • Big Data, Retail, Top StoriesComments (0)

Unless they can run smart, modern Customer Relationship Management (CRM) strategies, traditional and online retailers will struggle to grow their customer base. New approaches are set to disrupt how marketers reach their target markets, and they need to be...

Huawei P10

Huawei’s Mobile Ascendancy Continues

June 20, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

  In what is another step forward for Huawei in the South African market the company recorded a 68% growth in the first month of sales of the new flagship devices the P10 and P10 plus when compared to that of last years model the P9 series. What makes...

Kevin Tucker, CEO of PriceCheck.

What it takes to lead the e-commerce industry

June 19, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Southern AfricaComments (0)

For organisations operating in the digital era – in which consumers are always connected, on the go, and looking for quicker and easier ways to get things done – standing out as a leader and innovator is harder than ever. To be a leader in the...

Andre Muzerie, Oracle Business Practice Head Wipro Africa, Wipro Limited.

How to use technology in the retail sector

June 19, 2017 • Opinion, RetailComments (0)

    We’re talking about the future potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI), augmented reality, and automated drone delivery. We’re talking about beacons and smart mirrors and geolocation services. But really, the retail technology conversation...

Mark McCallum, CIO, Orange Business Services

Online shopping trends in 2017

June 18, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, RetailComments (0)

Rapidly evolving technologies, changing demographics, and consumer preferences have created a change in the consumer product industry. With a growing shift in retail industry trends, driven by technology and access to the Internet, consumers are now accessing...


SA Online Store To Combat Junk Status

June 13, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0), a South African online shopping store, has introduced new solutions to overcome the realities of junk status in South Africa. Through their two new features namely Reseller initiative and online Lay-by payment plan, plans to challenge...

Morag Saunders, Major Account Manager, Fortinet.

Digital retail a double-edged sword

June 12, 2017 • Opinion, RetailComments (0)

South African retailers have long lagged their counterparts in the U.S. and Europe in terms of embracing new digital channels to improve business operations and marketing. However, they are now moving to catch up amid an increasingly competitive environment...

Mobile internet use will account for 26% of global media consumption by 2019.

Mobile Shopping In South Africa

June 9, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile Shopping In South Africa

In 2017, it is estimated, there will be over 16 million active smartphone users in South Africa. This number is expected to grow exponentially over the next five years to reach more than 21 million active users. The rapid rise in mobile phone usage in South...

Spree announces first image search shopping feature in Africa.

Spree introduces visual search tech

June 8, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Spree introduces visual search tech

Spree has launched an image search and similar style shopping app features. The online fashion retailer is the first  in Africa to offer innovative technology that identifies clothing or footwear seen in photos and images and finds users something similar in...

Dell EMC expands OEM Solutions offering in Africa to help local customers bring products to market faster

Entertainment the focus with new Dell releases

May 31, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Entertainment the focus with new Dell releases

Yesterday at Computex 2017, Dell revealed two new all-in-ones (AIO) and a new gaming desktop to round out its popular Inspiron PC product line. The new products will be available starting today on and worldwide in the coming weeks. Dell’s new...

The revamped Nokia 3310.

When, Where and How Much? The Nokia 3310 set to Land in SA

May 30, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on When, Where and How Much? The Nokia 3310 set to Land in SA

It has been announced that the iconic Nokia 3310 will be available, in its revamped form, in South Africa from the 29th of May. The company driving the release of Nokia’s latest range of smartphones, HMD Global, made the announcement while Shaun...

Cash is still widely used by consumers in Africa and is accepted by e-retailers for online purchases, a habit Jumia is pushing to change.

Delivering cashless e-commerce in Africa

May 26, 2017 • Finance, Retail, Top StoriesComments (2)

Jumia has joined forces with Mastercard to drive cash out of the online retail sector and provide a more secure and convenient way for consumers to shop online. Many online purchases are still being paid for with cash at point of delivery. Africa’s online...

Lamborghini is looking towards tech to gain an edge on competitors.

Lamborghini goes hi-tech

May 8, 2017 • General, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Lamborghini goes hi-tech

The upper echelon of performance super cars is flush with ground-breaking technology and materials – having that slight technological edge over the competition improves weight distribution, boosts performance and the overall driving experience. When it...

Nigeria is not a dumping ground of fake products- Transparency Advocacy

9 ways to spot fake devices

May 8, 2017 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments (2)

The rise in counterfeit devices across Africa is becoming a major problem for thousands of consumers who are getting duped into spending their hard earned money on fake, sub-standard devices which do not operate at the same level as their original...


Samsung S8 and S8+ released in Nigeria

May 5, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Samsung S8 and S8+ released in Nigeria

The all new Galaxy S8 and S8+, has been launched into the Nigerian market by Samsung Electronics. The Nigerian launch event recently took place at the Renaissance Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. Speaking at the event, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West...