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OLX shuts down offices in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

OLX shuts down offices in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

February 7, 2018 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 6 February 2018, it emerged that OLX, an African e-commerce platform, has shut down all its offices in Africa except the one in South Africa. The company, which is owned by Multinational media group and investor Naspers, has thus shutdown operations in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, according to a report by Nigerian Communications Week. OLX [&hellip...

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South Africa: Popular clothing store, Cotton On, launches online store

South Africa: Popular clothing store, Cotton On, launches online store

February 1, 2018 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Popular clothing store, Cotton On, launches online store

Global retailer, the Cotton On Group, has announced that it has launched an online store. The platform, according to the company, will offer South African customers new ways to shop by providing 24/7 access to on-trend products with the launch of...

The digital evolution of South Africa’s shipping industry

The digital evolution of South Africa’s shipping industry

January 30, 2018 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on The digital evolution of South Africa’s shipping industry

As South Africa’s maritime and shipping industry continues to benefit from technological interconnectivity, the sector is on the brink of a true digital evolution – but requires dynamic changes to be made to its policies. “The maritime sector is...

Six key advantages to using managed services for your e-commerce

Six key advantages to using managed services for your e-commerce

January 9, 2018 • Online & Social, Opinion, RetailComments Off on Six key advantages to using managed services for your e-commerce

Managed services definitely provide the quality benefit of outsourcing IT or other technical needs for strong management and consistency. The use of managed services will help maintain customer service and relationships, ensuring that technology is the...

Three trends in e-commerce 2018

Three trends in e-commerce to look out for in 2018

January 8, 2018 • Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Three trends in e-commerce to look out for in 2018

E-commerce has continued to grow in 2017 with a disruptive effect on physical shopping malls and retail giants like H&M. The growth is likely to continue in 2018. Ingemar Gleissman, Founder and CEO of Nordic online marketplace Webgallerian, identifies the...

Transformation in Africa’s digital retail landscape

Transformation in Africa’s digital retail landscape

January 3, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments Off on Transformation in Africa’s digital retail landscape

Undeniably, digital transformation continues to dramatically change the way we live and do business – almost daily it seems. Globally, the retail industry is one of the top industries in which we are seeing massive strides and changes when it comes to the...

Nigeria: MTN and Kwesé announce distribution partnership

Nigeria: MTN and Kwesé announce distribution partnership

December 20, 2017 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: MTN and Kwesé announce distribution partnership

On 18 December 2017 Kwesé TV and MTN announced that the companies will collaborate on the sale of Kwesé TV decoders through MTN stores across Nigeria. For any consumers who are looking to subscribe to Kwesé TV can now walk into any participating MTN store...

Top 5 African eCommerce sites to do your Christmas shopping on

Top 5 African eCommerce sites to do your Christmas shopping on

December 19, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 African eCommerce sites to do your Christmas shopping on

It’s Christmas time, and what’s not to like about Christmas. Time off work, time with family, time to completely unwind and refresh yourself for the new year ahead are all aspects of the festive period we are about to enter. But let’s not...

Getting the most from online shopping this festive season

Get the most out of online shopping this festive season

December 19, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Get the most out of online shopping this festive season

The festive season is already upon us. This time of year, the last thing anyone wants to do is fight crowds at a busy shopping centre, or spend hours in stores trying to find the best deals on holiday gifts. There is another way, however. Many South Africans...

It’s a wonderful time of the year…for hackers

It’s a wonderful time of the year…for hackers

December 18, 2017 • Opinion, Retail, SecurityComments Off on It’s a wonderful time of the year…for hackers

The holiday season is in full swing and once again we can expect to see a surge in cyber attacks targeting retailers and consumers. Research from the National Retail Federation shows that spending during the winter holidays outstrips retail sales during all...

Retailers turning to digital, smarter stores to woo customers.

Retailers turning to digital, smarter stores to woo customers

December 18, 2017 • Opinion, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Retailers turning to digital, smarter stores to woo customers

As the holiday shopping rush gets into full swing, South African retailers are increasingly looking to technology that they can use to improve their operations, better understand and engage with their customers – using both off- and online channels...

Virgin Money launches 3D Secure payment solution.

Mobile payments are becoming much more regular in South Africa

December 18, 2017 • Opinion, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile payments are becoming much more regular in South Africa

Mobile payments are becoming much more regular in South Africa, with large retailers, hair salons, coffee shops, flea markets and even some informal retailers like hawkers allowing their customers to pay for goods and services from mobile wallets &...

Cross-Border e-Commerce presents new business opportunities

Retailers warned to keep e-commerce platforms up-to-date this festive season

December 12, 2017 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Retailers warned to keep e-commerce platforms up-to-date this festive season

A study conducted by Kaspersky Lab has revealed that over 77 percent of companies globally have suffered from some kind of attack during the last 12 months. The Kaspersky Lab IT Security Economics Report shows that over the past year there has been an...

Nigeria: WaraCake launches e-commerce gifting platform

Nigeria: WaraCake launches e-commerce gifting platform

December 11, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: WaraCake launches e-commerce gifting platform

Nigerian cake delivery startup WaraCake has expanded its offering with the launch of a new online gifting platform, WaraGifts. WaraCake, which launched in 2015, is an online marketplace for independent bakers and confectionary makers, which enables...

Millennial customers are here! Are you ready?

Millennial customers are here! Are you ready?

December 11, 2017 • Opinion, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Millennial customers are here! Are you ready?

It’s because of circumstance. Millennial customers are more fastidious when it comes to customer service than previous generations – and at the same time they are also fiercely loyal. They have grown up with a plethora of tools and a variety of...

How IoT can transform customer experience this festive season

How IoT can transform customer experience this festive season

December 8, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, RetailComments Off on How IoT can transform customer experience this festive season

There is no denying that customers are getting smarter about their shopping choices and their expectations of the retail experience are accelerating quickly. With the online retail business booming, high streets are taking the hit, and it is going to take...