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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 already being used for mail deliveries in Mongolia, Sint Maarten, and Côte d’Ivoire, will service...

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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...

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Samsung Remains SA’s Most Popular Phone- Report

July 6, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung Remains SA’s Most Popular Phone- Report

The recently released SA Mobile Report 2017 revealed just how smartphones have changed the lives of South African consumers by enabling them to be more connected than ever. The report is based on a survey of nearly 5 000 mobile internet users across the...

Estelle Verdier, the COO & Co-founder of Jumia Travel.

Jumia listed among MIT Top 50 Smartest Companies 2017

July 6, 2017 • Retail, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Jumia listed among MIT Top 50 Smartest Companies 2017

Jumia Group (formerly Africa Internet Group), has for the second consecutive year been listed in MIT’s 50 smartest companies – 2017. This year, Jumia ranks at position 44, standing out as a company working to overcome the challenges of e-commerce in...

The most successful retail e-commerce organisations share five key leadership characteristics that positively impact their businesses. (image: Pexel.com)

5 must-have ingredients for eCommerce success

July 5, 2017 • Finance, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 must-have ingredients for eCommerce success

New research from Forrester, The Five Key Success Factors of Every Digital Business, has identified five key success factors that e-commerce businesses need to strategically plan for as they launch or expand their organisations. Having the right people, the...

Safaricom partners with mSurvey to measure Kenya's cash and digital Economy.(Image Source: Nairobi Sun)

Safaricom solution measures Kenya’s digital economy

July 5, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom solution measures Kenya’s digital economy

Safaricom, in partnership with mSurvey, has announced the launch of Customer Wallet, a mobile platform that quantifies offline consumer spending habits and trends. Consumer Wallet uses mSurvey’s mobile messaging platform to measure and benchmark Kenya’s...

This partnership will help create a seamless shopping and payments experience for MallforAfrica users.

e-commerce companies partner to accelerate digital payments in Africa

June 26, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on e-commerce companies partner to accelerate digital payments in Africa

TransferTo, a global B2B Cross-Border Mobile Payments Network, has partnered with global e-commerce platform, MallforAfrica, to offer shoppers living in Africa with direct online access to over 200 major retailers across Europe and the USA. Over the last few...

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Nigerian start-up and Mastercard deliver cashless online shopping payment

June 21, 2017 • Finance, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian start-up and Mastercard deliver cashless online shopping payment

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...

FinTech, online shopping, Virtual card, mobile banking,

Social CRM works harder for retailers

June 21, 2017 • Big Data, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Social CRM works harder for retailers

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...

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Huawei’s Mobile Ascendancy Continues

June 20, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei’s Mobile Ascendancy Continues

  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 Off on What it takes to lead the e-commerce industry

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 Off on How to use technology in the retail sector

    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, CTO and Head of Solutions, sub-Saharan Africa, Orange Business Services

Online shopping trends in 2017

June 18, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, RetailComments Off on Online shopping trends in 2017

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...