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How to beat the Black Friday delivery blues

November 21, 2018 • RetailComments Off on How to beat the Black Friday delivery blues

The biggest challenge on Black Friday isn’t a system crash or a payment failure. It’s the delivery problems that come after the purchases have been made. This year, courier companies are working closely with e-tailers to ensure that delivery expectations are met – but you, the consumer, can also play your part in getting your [&hellip...

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Don’t start the New Year in debt

Black Friday tips: Safe shopping starts with awareness

November 20, 2018 • Opinion, Retail, SecurityComments Off on Black Friday tips: Safe shopping starts with awareness

One of the most common pieces of advice we get about avoiding phishing scams is that, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Except this doesn’t really apply on Black Friday. For one day a year (23rd November this year), retailers take...

Don’t start the New Year in debt

How to shop online safely this Black Friday

November 16, 2018 • Retail, Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on How to shop online safely this Black Friday

What to do before, during and after your Black Friday online shopping sprees, to protect yourself and your loved ones from possible hackers and identity theft. Cyberattacks, data breaches and hackers are a constant threat in today’s digital world. At...

DEFY leads communication at the Turkey – Africa II. Economic and Business Forum

DEFY leads communication at the Turkey – Africa II. Economic and Business Forum

November 15, 2018 • Events, RetailComments Off on DEFY leads communication at the Turkey – Africa II. Economic and Business Forum

The second annual Turkey – Africa II. Economic and Business Forum was held in October in Istanbul. Hosted by the Ministry of Trade and organized by Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEiK), in collaboration with the African Union (AU), this event...

Black Friday campaign launched by Jumia Ghana

Black Friday campaign launched by Jumia Ghana

November 11, 2018 • Retail, West AfricaComments Off on Black Friday campaign launched by Jumia Ghana

Ghana’s leading online retail company on Friday officially announced it’s biggest online sale of the year. Speaking during the press briefing held in Accra, Jumia Ghana’s management shared insights on the upcoming Black Friday sale as well as plans and...

Black Friday tips: Safe shopping starts with awareness

5 tips to consider when shopping online this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

November 9, 2018 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 tips to consider when shopping online this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

It is that time of the year again where consumers are preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. To avoid long queues and the hassle of getting to the shops, more consumers are now opting for online shopping. It is reported that 45 percent of digitally...

Modern technology can help you drive safer – and save money – this Festive Season

Modern technology can help you drive safer – and save money – this Festive Season

November 8, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Modern technology can help you drive safer – and save money – this Festive Season

For consumers worried about the ever-increasing costs of fuel, installing a telematics solution could assist in decreasing the cost of your insurance premiums. Ever-increasing fuel prices are pushing South Africans to explore every avenue to reduce their...

Gang Zhou deputy secretary of Shenzhen Outbound Alliance speaks at the ICEE-SA 2018 opening ceremony

Consumer electronics expo to boost South Africa-China trade

November 8, 2018 • Finance, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Consumer electronics expo to boost South Africa-China trade

Economic powerhouse China has been South Africa’s biggest trade partner for the past nine years – and the potential for growth is unbounded. The second annual International Consumer Electronics Expo South Africa (ICEE•SA 2018) will be taking place...

An independent body to be constituted in the coming year will act as a "higher court" of sorts

Facebook opens first pop-up stores

November 8, 2018 • Online & Social, RetailComments Off on Facebook opens first pop-up stores

A first for social media networking site, Facebook is opening up pop-stores however, only in the United States of America. With Black Friday coming up on, November 23, 2018, Facebook has announced the opening of its first pop-up retail outlets in the USA, in...

Zara arrives in 106 markets thanks to its new global online store

November 8, 2018 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Zara arrives in 106 markets thanks to its new global online store

Zara’s global women’s men’s and kids’ collections will be available online for the first time to customers in Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Ghana,...

Why mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty today

Why mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty today

November 7, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Why mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty today

Achieving long-term brand loyalty has become brutally difficult for South African retailers. Mobile represents an unparalleled opportunity for savvy retailers to reach customers in more personalised, efficient and powerful ways – paving the way for a new...

9 Black Friday and Cyber Monday tips to help e-retailers

9 Black Friday and Cyber Monday tips to help e-retailers

November 6, 2018 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on 9 Black Friday and Cyber Monday tips to help e-retailers

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are famous for huge deals and steep discounts. That’s why participating in these days can seem like a big retailer’s game. But what about independent retailers? Can small and medium businesses reap the rewards (and profits)...

Digital Retail Forum 2019

Retail sector braces for Digital Retail Forum 2019 in Johannesburg

November 6, 2018 • Events, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Retail sector braces for Digital Retail Forum 2019 in Johannesburg

African retailers are facing a rapid evolution of technology – and online players like Take-A-Lot in South Africa, Konga in Nigeria and Jumia Kenya have entered the market, which has created huge competition for brick-and-mortar incumbents. The internet...

3 key Instagram blunders retailers should steer clear of

3 key Instagram blunders retailers should steer clear of

November 5, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments Off on 3 key Instagram blunders retailers should steer clear of

Instagram is fast becoming a hugely important sales channel for retailers – as a way to showcase your store and brand, market new products and promotions, and even tap into social selling. If you’re marketing on Instagram, chances are you’re in it...

CGTrader integrates with Shopify to create an innovative shopping experience

CGTrader integrates with Shopify to create an innovative shopping experience

November 2, 2018 • General, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on CGTrader integrates with Shopify to create an innovative shopping experience

  CGTrader, a 3D model marketplaces that offers integration of its technology with the Canadian e-commerce giant Shopify. As part of the integration, CGTrader will help Shopify to create an all new shopping experience using 3D modeling and Augmented...

Gartner says retailers are investing heavily in digital capabilities to meet customer expectations

Retailers investing in digital capabilities to meet customer expectations – Gartner

October 31, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Retailers investing in digital capabilities to meet customer expectations – Gartner

Global retail sector technology spending will grow 3.6 per cent to reach almost $203.6 billion in 2019, with similar growth rates for the next two years, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. Customer expectations and competition are forcing...