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SnapnSave gives 1million back to App users

Big news for SnapnSave users

September 16, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Big news for SnapnSave users

SnapnSave the South African cash back shopping app, has broken into new territory by giving its users over R1million in cash since its launch just over 1 year ago. SnapnSave, gives shoppers cash back on everyday shopping items, simply for snapping their till slip. By partnering with some of South Africa’s biggest brands and by being [&hellip...

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How to Buy the iPhone 7 before it Officially Launches in South Africa

September 13, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on How to Buy the iPhone 7 before it Officially Launches in South Africa

Big Apple Buddy, NYC-based shopping concierge, delivers the iPhone 7 from the USA straight to your doorstep ahead of local launch Millions tuned in to the Apple press conference Wednesday for the first glimpse at the highly anticipated next generation of the...

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South Africa: New startup plugs into e-commerce boom

September 7, 2016 • Retail, StartupsComments Off on South Africa: New startup plugs into e-commerce boom

According to uAfrica.com, online shopping is still relatively small compared to the UK and the US, with annual sales values of between R6-7 billion, however it is growing at a rate of between 25 and 35% year-on-year – which presents a huge opportunity for...

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How to get HoloLens in South Africa

September 7, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on How to get HoloLens in South Africa

The age of virtual reality is officially here and it is a race towards perfection. Consumers are now engaging with gameplay and simulations in ways once only thought possible in science fiction. Ushered in by the groundbreaking development of the Oculus Rift,...

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South African Retailer Releases Augmented Reality app

July 11, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African Retailer Releases Augmented Reality app

South African retailer Pick n Pay is launching a new giveaway campaign. For every R150 spent at any Pick n Pay, customers will get a free pack of four collectible Super Animal cards that can be scanned, using Pick n Pay’s free downloadable app, to bring the...

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E-commerce boom in Kenya offers new opportunities for entrepreneurs

June 29, 2016 • East Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on E-commerce boom in Kenya offers new opportunities for entrepreneurs

Kenya’s electronic commerce market is primed for major growth in the next five years as mobile internet performance continues to improve, a proposed national addressing system comes into existence, and people become more comfortable with digital...

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Nigeria takes lead with online shopping via mobile devices

June 29, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria takes lead with online shopping via mobile devices

Nigerian consumers are increasingly comfortable with online shopping – both from local retailers and foreign online stores — and are some of the world’s most prolific users of mobile devices to do this shopping. And forecast say they are going to...

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Nigeria: eBay partners with Mall for Africa

June 28, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: eBay partners with Mall for Africa

According to a report via Tech Crunch, online retailer eBay has teamed up with MallforAfrica.com to enable US sellers to gain access to Africa’s largest consumer markets. According to the report, the partnership will allow the launch of a new eBay...

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Digitally wary South Africans being drawn into e-shopping

June 23, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Digitally wary South Africans being drawn into e-shopping

E-commerce may be taking the world by storm, but South Africans remain wary of shopping online, with only three million making regular use of electronic shopping trollies to meet their daily requirements. But, with online purchases expected to near R10...

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Personal safety to drive wearables market beyond health & fitness

June 9, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Personal safety to drive wearables market beyond health & fitness

According to the latest Ericsson ConsumerLab report, “Wearable technology and the internet of things”, it has been revealed that six in 10 smartphone users state that wearables have uses beyond health and wellness. Devices related to personal safety and...

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Virtual Reality to catalyse next growth explosion for tech industry

May 25, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Virtual Reality to catalyse next growth explosion for tech industry

Virtual reality (VR) is set to start moving into the mainstream of the technology market this year, creating the next wave of growth for the industry and delivering exciting new experiences for end-users. That’s according to Ernst Wittmann, Regional Manager...

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How scalable cloud enables African online retail innovation

April 15, 2016 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Renowned for its approach to e-commerce, Konga.com has been noted as one of Nigeria’s most prevalent and prospering online retail stores. Launched in July 2012, their mission is to become the engine of commerce and trade in Africa and supporting this...

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SA online retail to pass 1% of total retail in 2016

April 6, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

For the first time since the dawn of e-commerce in South Africa, online retail in this country will reach 1% of overall retail during 2016. This is the most significant finding of the Online Retail in South Africa 2016 report, released today by World Wide...

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Dynamic, flexible IT architecture is essential for online retail

June 11, 2015 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Dynamic, flexible IT architecture is essential for online retail

In the retail market, competitiveness has always revolved around differentiation, be this of product, price or service. However, as the world has become more digital and traditional retailers have joined the online retail market in the ecommerce space,...

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GTBank, Etisalat Offer New Retail Banking Service

May 27, 2015 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on GTBank, Etisalat Offer New Retail Banking Service

Guaranty Trust Bank plc, a leading financial institution in Africa and Etisalat, a Nigerian telecommunications company have partnered to introduce GTEasySavers, a savings account that is easy to open and easy to save; designed to enable under-banked and...

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Is mCommerce a game changer for African retailers?

January 14, 2015 • Opinion, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Is mCommerce a game changer for African retailers?

New technologies such as cloud computing are revolutionising the way people do business across the globe. In the African market, infrastructure has traditionally proven to be a challenge that has hindered adoption of new technologies. However, mobility is one...