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What to look out for when buying a second hand phone.

How to keep yourself safe when buying a second hand phone

April 24, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Opinion, RetailComments (0)

The giants in mobile phone manufacturing trump themselves every year by releasing better and better hi-tech handsets. In most cases people buy them because they want to keep up with the Joneses and simply must have the latest and greatest. Understandable. But what many don’t realise is they don’t need to plunge themselves into another lengthy cellular...

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Xbox One S is now available in South Africa. (Image Source: Xbox)

Xbox One S Now Available In SA

April 18, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The latest version of the Xbox range, the Xbox One S, was made available for purchase on Monday. The One S is an update on Microsoft’s Xbox One and comes just months before the release of the Xbox Scorpio at the end of the year. The new version of the...

An app that helps spaza shop owners operate more efficiently through a more cost-effective distribution system has been launched.(image: Nomonde Tuck Shop)

New app helps informal retailers boost their buying power

April 18, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Informal retailers, or spaza shops, in South Africa represent a significant portion of the market, and there is a great need for social products in low-income communities. But their buying and distribution costs are high. As a result, customers are penalised...

Wynand Smit is CEO of INOVO, a contact centre business solutions provide.

Connecting channels for enhanced CX

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

Despite 80 percent of companies recognising that Customer Experience should be prioritised, few are tackling the challenge, especially when it comes to integrating channels. A multi-channel approach is a manageable one that thrives on the same principles of...

Naspers set to invest R960 million into Takealot.

R960 million investment by Naspers into Takealot Online.

April 11, 2017 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on R960 million investment by Naspers into Takealot Online.

In 2015 Tiger Global and Naspers originally  invested into Takealot for the first time. Now after the second investments the potential that the South Africa e-commerce market has is clear according to Takealot who have used the initial invest to grow into a...

PriceCheck launches online car listing and comparison. (Image Source: RepoKar)

PriceCheck launches online car listing and comparison service

April 11, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on PriceCheck launches online car listing and comparison service

With the buying and selling of cars online continuing to increase due to improved online platforms, PriceCheck, Africa’s largest online product discovery and comparison service, has launched their brand-new car listing platform. Motorists can now start...

Necessities for your eCommerce site.

5 Things Your eCommerce Website Can’t Be Without

April 5, 2017 • Lists, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 Things Your eCommerce Website Can’t Be Without

eCommerce has revolutionised the way we consume products and services.Your customer is no longer wandering aimlessly through the mall, hoping to find their next favourite product or service. They’re now looking for your business from the comfort of their...

Kevin Tucker, CEO of PriceCheck.

E-COMMERCE TO BOOST ECONOMIC GROWTH

April 4, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on E-COMMERCE TO BOOST ECONOMIC GROWTH

Entrepreneurship and Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMME’s) are the catalyst to achieving economic growth and development in South Africa. This according to the South African Government who has prioritised their advancement. Kevin Tucker,...

Samsung Galaxy S8 series (Image Source: CNET)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Series Revealed

April 4, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments (1)

Samsung has finally launched the long anticipated Galaxy S8 series. The new flagship device is a smartphone that according to Samsung pushes the boundaries of traditional smartphones with its seamless hardware design and a variety of new service offerings....

Rabaki.com plans to launch the merchant registration feature soon, this may allow small to medium companies to sell their own products on the store.

Online retail store to create employment through re-seller feature

April 3, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Online retail store to create employment through re-seller feature

South African online retail store, Rabaki.com is now giving locals an opportunity to become part of the outlet and earn a 5% commission in return. From April the 3rd 2017, the store will register any individual or small company that would like to make a...

57% of online shoppers would go for the online retailer with the lowest price.

A new survey details online shoppers’ movements

March 28, 2017 • Finance, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on A new survey details online shoppers’ movements

Growing internet access and improvements in online security have allowed South African consumers to feel more comfortable with online shopping. Today, around 23% of local shoppers make a purchase at an eCommerce store at least once a month. With a wealth of...

The New Huawei Retail Experience Store, Mall of Africa.

Huawei Opens First Retail Experience Store in South Africa

March 22, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei Opens First Retail Experience Store in South Africa

Huawei opened their first retail experience store in South Africa today during the unveiling of the store located in the Mall of Africa, Midrand. The opening of the store adds to the two service stores which Huawei has in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg and Canal...

How payment mechanisms in Africa can change the way the unbanked can be incorporated into the mobile banking system.

As retail payments burst with innovation, new threats emerge

March 22, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Retail, SecurityComments Off on As retail payments burst with innovation, new threats emerge

The payments space is one of the most vibrant areas of financial services at the moment, with consumers craving faster, simpler ways to make payments – especially for those regular, low-value transactions that punctuate our daily comings-and-goings. Banks,...

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Amazon brings AI voice assistant to iPhone

March 17, 2017 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Amazon brings AI voice assistant to iPhone

Amazon has announced an integration of Alexa, a artificial intelligence voice assistant to it’s main shopping app on iPhone. The assistant controls smart home, plays music or Kindle books, answers questions, checks the news and weather, and take...

An innovative “money-saving” app for Spaza store owners.

Durban Startup Launches App for Spaza Stores

March 16, 2017 • Retail, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Durban Startup Launches App for Spaza Stores

Local Durban-based tech company, Spazapp, has launched an innovative “money-saving” app for spaza store owners. Geared at uplifting last mile traders and disadvantage communities, the app works to connect users directly to bulk buying opportunities and...

Michael Bornheim, CRM Sales Consultant, Oracle.

The Importance of an integrated data platform

March 15, 2017 • Opinion, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on The Importance of an integrated data platform

Over the past decade, brands have seen digital and mobile technologies transform the way customers engage with them. Today, new technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), chatbots and Virtual Reality (VR) are further blurring the boundaries between...