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The binary art of selling in a digital world

The binary art of selling in a digital world

October 10, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Southern AfricaComments (0)

We often mention that we live in the digital age, where information flows at faster speeds, is more complex and is more accessible. As much as this information can be analysed by businesses to make better-informed decisions, the real question is, is there room to alter the sales landscape? South Africa has roughly 52% of [&hellip...

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M-Pesa 1 tap service is now available in five towns.

Kenya: M-Pesa 1 tap service now available in five towns

October 5, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, RetailComments Off on Kenya: M-Pesa 1 tap service now available in five towns

Safaricom’s M-pesa 1 tap service has been launched in five towns in Kenya. The M-Pesa 1 tap service was first launched in Nakuru County in Kenya in May 2017. The service allows customers to use devices such as phone stickers, wristbands or cards to make...

Jumia launch Nigeria's first e-commerce bot

Jumia launches Nigeria’s first e-commerce bot

October 4, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Jumia launches Nigeria’s first e-commerce bot

Nigerian online travel agency and e-commerce site, Jumia, have revealed that they have introduced the Jumia Bot, Nigeria’s first e-commerce Bot. Using Jumia Bot, shoppers can order food, find fashion or electronic items and book hotels and flights by...

Pick n Pay shopping site

South African retailer unveils new online shopping website

October 4, 2017 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African retailer unveils new online shopping website

South African retailer Pick n Pay has unveiled its new online shopping website. The site is designed to work alongside the recently relaunched mobile app. According to the company, the website is geared towards customers on the move, catering for the rapid...

The 360-degree customer journey

Digitising Retail: The 360-degree customer journey

September 26, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Retail, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Digitising Retail: The 360-degree customer journey

Retail, like most industries, is undergoing a transformation. The shopping experience is no longer a linear one, where a person simply enters a store, makes a purchase and leaves, never to return (unless there is, of course, a complaint). It is cyclic. With...

report highlights best organisations harnessing the cloud for innovation and success

It’s a cloudy year for retail

September 18, 2017 • Opinion, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on It’s a cloudy year for retail

According to the PWC 2017 Total Retail Consumer survey, retailers are facing one of the most competitive environments in decades. It’s easy to think that this wave of competition is driven by flighty consumers who easily jump from brand to brand based on...

Cloud technologies

How retailers can make use of cloud technologies

September 15, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on How retailers can make use of cloud technologies

According to the PWC 2017 Total Retail Consumer survey, retailers are facing one of the most competitive environments in decades. It’s easy to think that this wave of competition is driven by flighty consumers who easily jump from brand to brand based on...

The Big Data Divide: how traditional Retailers can learn from eCommerce

How traditional retailers can learn from eCommerce

September 14, 2017 • Big Data, East Africa, North Africa, Retail, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on How traditional retailers can learn from eCommerce

The harsh reality is that local retailers are still very early on their journeys towards leveraging Big Data. Traditional business models and a reliance on physical retail outlets still dominate our retail sector. But, as Retailers consider the right Big Data...

Huawei becomes worlds second largest smartphone brand surpassing Apple

Huawei becomes worlds second largest smartphone brand surpassing Apple

September 8, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Huawei becomes worlds second largest smartphone brand surpassing Apple

Counterpoint Research revealed on Thursday 7 September 2017 that Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, has overtaken Apple as the world’s second largest smartphone maker by sales. Apples’s iPhone now sits in third place with Samsung sitting at...

The nominees for the PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce awards revealed

The shortlist for the PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce awards revealed

September 7, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The shortlist for the PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce awards revealed

After a record number of votes, 44,500, were cast to determine South Africa’s leading players in Tech & E-commerce, PriceCheck, the hosts of the awards, revealed on Monday, 5 September 2017, the companies who have been shortlisted across the various...

The future of mobile in Sub Saharan Africa hinges on privacy regulation

Interview: “Diminishing the monthly expenses of mobile phone consumers”

September 7, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Interview: “Diminishing the monthly expenses of mobile phone consumers”

IT News Africa recently spoke to the Chief Marketing Officer at Billaway, Tom Haley, in an interview which looked to unpack how the startup is looking to change the marketing industry. Billaway is a growing global start-up which uses a cloud-based marketing...

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NIPOST Gears Up For Nigerian e-Commerce Surge

August 1, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NIPOST Gears Up For Nigerian e-Commerce Surge

Nigeria’s postal service, NIPOST,  announced today the adoption of the innovative global addressing system- what3words. The move has seen Nigeria become the seventh country globally to adopt what3words, and the third in Africa. The system, which is...

Chat Find,

Create a free mobile shopfront with Chat Find

July 20, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Create a free mobile shopfront with Chat Find

Chat Find, a new app which offers businesses, large and small, a commercially viable mobile commerce platform, has been made available to South African business owners. Mobile is becoming an increasingly important space for businesses, with statistics...

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Atari Finally Reveals New Gaming Console “The Ataribox”

July 18, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Atari Finally Reveals New Gaming Console “The Ataribox”

After historic game and console developers Atari, teased fans at the E3 conference earlier this year by promising “a brand new product”, the company has finally provided some much anticipated detail about their new console, the Ataribox. In an...

Jumia Nigeria turns five and celebrate in style.

70% Off In Jumia Nigeria Birthday Sale

July 13, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 70% Off In Jumia Nigeria Birthday Sale

eCommerce retailer, Jumia Nigeria , has turned 5-years-old and is celebrating with its customers, employees and partners in the #YouMakeUsJumia campaign. The campaign will give customers the chance to take advantage of Jumia Super Birthday Sale with up to...

Ecommerce could provide the perfect platform to grow your business.

4 ways eCommerce can boost your business

July 11, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on 4 ways eCommerce can boost your business

In the age of ever-evolving digitalization, a number of brick and mortar stores are having to look at changing the way they do business in order to stay relevant today. Business owners are looking to widen their reach and increase their sales, and eCommerce...