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What could a South African version of Black Friday look like?

Social Media reacts to #BlackFriday

November 25, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

As many flock to the stores to get their hands on the latest gadgets some have been up from the early hours of the morning seeking great deals. Black Friday began in the USA and traditionally starts the day after Thanksgiving. It marks the beginning of the Christmas gift shopping season and retailers the world [&hellip...

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Availability critical to profitability over Black Friday, Cyber Monday weekend

November 25, 2016 • Opinion, RetailComments Off on Availability critical to profitability over Black Friday, Cyber Monday weekend

The increasing popularity of Black Friday and Cyber Monday in South Africa is seeing retailers gearing up for what is expected to be a bumper sales weekend. However the influx of visitors to e-tailers places websites under increased pressure, making...

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Opinion: Going cashless – the future of transacting

November 25, 2016 • Finance, Opinion, RetailComments Off on Opinion: Going cashless – the future of transacting

News agency Bloomberg recently reported that, “The Bank of Korea is planning for a cashless society by 2020”. Sweden too is planning to go cashless in the next five years. Often we attend events where cash transactions are limited and we have to either...

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South Africa: MTN offers airtime and data jackpot on Black Friday

November 25, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: MTN offers airtime and data jackpot on Black Friday

New and existing MTN subscribers are in for an airtime and data bonanza when they either purchase a 3G, LTE device, or sign up or upgrade for a 24 months MTN contract on Black Friday, on 25 November. Customers who upgrade to specified MTN tariff plans or sign...

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Don’t let Black Friday darken your e-commerce capabilities

November 24, 2016 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Don’t let Black Friday darken your e-commerce capabilities

Black Friday, the annual retail shopping bonanza, falls on Friday, November 25 this year, followed by Cyber Monday on the 28th. The question all e-commerce retailers need to ask themselves is whether their websites are resilient enough to withstand the...

Takealot will  launch their annual Black Friday sale at midnight on Thursday 24th November.

Black Friday kicks off festive season shopping

November 23, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Black Friday kicks off festive season shopping

Takealot.com is preparing for the start of the Christmas shopping season with the launch of their annual Black Friday sale at midnight on Thursday 24th November. Known as the “Blue Dot Sale”, it is Takealot’s biggest sale of the year, as consumers...

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Black Friday: The increase of financial phishing during festive season

November 17, 2016 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Black Friday: The increase of financial phishing during festive season

The number of financial phishing attacks is expected to rise during the Holiday season which starts unofficially on so-called Black Friday and continues through Cyber Monday and Christmas. Retrospective research by Kaspersky Lab specialists shows that, over...

What could a South African version of Black Friday look like?

How SA’s online retailers can cash in on Black Friday fever

November 16, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on How SA’s online retailers can cash in on Black Friday fever

With less than 11 days to go for major retail brands as well as niche players, preparation is key. From negotiating deals with suppliers to ensuring delivery logistics run smoothly, PriceCheck’s CEO, Kevin Tucker and Justin Drennan, CEO of Parcelninja,...

Shopify provides software tools for online retailers including storefronts, payment processing, and checkout apps.

Nigeria: Paystack introduces online payment for Shopify merchants

November 15, 2016 • Finance, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Paystack introduces online payment for Shopify merchants

Lagos and San Francisco-based payments platform, Paystack, has launched a payment solution for Shopify merchants, opening up the e-commerce market for tens of thousands of Nigerian online retailers. Paystack, the African fintech startup and Y Combinator...

Vodafone Zambia has promised to offer 100% wifi to university students on campus.  (Image: Google/fitch.com)

Vodafone Zambia champions youth empowerment by bridging digital divide

November 14, 2016 • Education, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone Zambia champions youth empowerment by bridging digital divide

Vodafone Zambia opened its latest retail outlet at the University of Zambia (UNZA) main campus in a move that will see university students easily access the company’s ultra-fast 4G-LTE internet and devices. Speaking during the opening ceremony of the store,...

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Visa and Ecobank to bring low cost digital payments across Africa

November 11, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa and Ecobank to bring low cost digital payments across Africa

Visa has partnered with Pan African bank, Ecobank, to roll out mVisa, an innovative mobile payment service, in 33 African markets by year-end. The service will initially launch in the key markets of Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania and signals Visa and...

What could a South African version of Black Friday look like?

What does 2017 hold for eCommerce in Africa?

November 2, 2016 • Events, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on What does 2017 hold for eCommerce in Africa?

Now in its 3rd year running, eCommerce MoneyAfrica 2017, powered by Kinetic, is taking place at the CTICC in Cape Town on the 22-23 February 2017. Event speakers: Manuel Koser, Founding Partner, Silvertree Capital and Chris Folayan, CEO MallForAfrica share...

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Garmin unveils the VIRB Ultra 30 waterproof camera

October 25, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Garmin unveils the VIRB Ultra 30 waterproof camera

Garmin Southern Africa are excited to announce the VIRB Ultra 30, a waterproof action camera with the power to shoot stunning Ultra HD footage at 4K/30fps. Conveniently small and lightweight, the VIRB Ultra 30 is rugged and ready for adventure with...

PayU has announced a partnership with Computop that will provide  South African retailers with payment solutions for high growth international markets.

Computop, PayU ink retail partnership

October 14, 2016 • Finance, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Computop, PayU ink retail partnership

PayU and Computop have announced a partnership that will provide South African retailers with payment solutions for high growth international markets. Retailers are now able to effectively conduct online and mobile business throughout most of the world via...

Pargo online shoppers to collect and return their purchases in Clicks stores throughout the country

Clicks stores offers return, collect services for Pargo

September 28, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Clicks stores offers return, collect services for Pargo

Pargo and Clicks Retailers, announced a partnership that enables online shoppers to collect and return their purchases in Clicks stores throughout the country. Shoppers will be able to buy from online retailers such as Spree, bidorbuy and OneDayOnly and...

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Visa Checkout hits South Africa

September 21, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa Checkout hits South Africa

Shoppers can now enjoy a digital checkout service that allows them to pay with their cards online and on any device that is connected to the Internet. Visa announced that over 100 merchants are among the first wave of South African online retailers that have...