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Azumi Mobile to feature PayJoy's Lock to enable smartphone financing

Azumi Mobile to feature PayJoy’s Lock system

March 1, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Azumi Mobile to feature PayJoy’s Lock system

On Wednesday 28 February 2018 Azumi Mobile announced that its devices will support PayJoy’s Lock system, a patented Android application that can remotely lock and unlock smartphones offered on an instalment plan by retailers, mobile operators, and finance companies. The PayJoy Lock system locks the smartphone when a consumer misses a payment, but enables...

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Retailers adopt new tech to buck the hammered economy

Retailers adopt new tech to buck the hammered economy

March 1, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments Off on Retailers adopt new tech to buck the hammered economy

South African retailers have embraced a considered approach to digitalisation, innovation, and technology adoption to load their arsenal against the fiscal onslaught of a wounded economy. They are under so much pressure from the ratings downgrades and...

Retailers need an integrated technology platform to streamline processes

Retailers need an integrated technology platform to streamline processes

February 22, 2018 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Retailers need an integrated technology platform to streamline processes

Online shopping has never been easier or more intuitive. You’re at work or laying in bed, and with a simple click of the mouse you can book a dream vacation or the latest curved smart television, or your weekly groceries can be delivered to your doorstep....

In-store digital signage influences the customer journey

In-store digital signage influences the customer journey

February 20, 2018 • General, Opinion, RetailComments Off on In-store digital signage influences the customer journey

“In recent years in-store digital signage has evolved at high-speed and further innovations and advancements will continue to fuel this technology evolution in the retail space,” says Andrew Ridl, CEO of One Digital Media (ODM), a supplier of Digital...

OLX shuts down offices in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

OLX shuts down offices in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

February 7, 2018 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on OLX shuts down offices in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

On 6 February 2018, it emerged that OLX, an African e-commerce platform, has shut down all its offices in Africa except the one in South Africa. The company, which is owned by Multinational media group and investor Naspers, has thus shutdown operations in...

South Africa: Popular clothing store, Cotton On, launches online store

South Africa: Popular clothing store, Cotton On, launches online store

February 1, 2018 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Popular clothing store, Cotton On, launches online store

Global retailer, the Cotton On Group, has announced that it has launched an online store. The platform, according to the company, will offer South African customers new ways to shop by providing 24/7 access to on-trend products with the launch of...

The digital evolution of South Africa’s shipping industry

The digital evolution of South Africa’s shipping industry

January 30, 2018 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on The digital evolution of South Africa’s shipping industry

As South Africa’s maritime and shipping industry continues to benefit from technological interconnectivity, the sector is on the brink of a true digital evolution – but requires dynamic changes to be made to its policies. “The maritime sector is...

Six key advantages to using managed services for your e-commerce

Six key advantages to using managed services for your e-commerce

January 9, 2018 • Online & Social, Opinion, RetailComments Off on Six key advantages to using managed services for your e-commerce

Managed services definitely provide the quality benefit of outsourcing IT or other technical needs for strong management and consistency. The use of managed services will help maintain customer service and relationships, ensuring that technology is the...

Three trends in e-commerce 2018

Three trends in e-commerce to look out for in 2018

January 8, 2018 • Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Three trends in e-commerce to look out for in 2018

E-commerce has continued to grow in 2017 with a disruptive effect on physical shopping malls and retail giants like H&M. The growth is likely to continue in 2018. Ingemar Gleissman, Founder and CEO of Nordic online marketplace Webgallerian, identifies the...

Transformation in Africa’s digital retail landscape

Transformation in Africa’s digital retail landscape

January 3, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments Off on Transformation in Africa’s digital retail landscape

Undeniably, digital transformation continues to dramatically change the way we live and do business – almost daily it seems. Globally, the retail industry is one of the top industries in which we are seeing massive strides and changes when it comes to the...

Nigeria: MTN and Kwesé announce distribution partnership

Nigeria: MTN and Kwesé announce distribution partnership

December 20, 2017 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: MTN and Kwesé announce distribution partnership

On 18 December 2017 Kwesé TV and MTN announced that the companies will collaborate on the sale of Kwesé TV decoders through MTN stores across Nigeria. For any consumers who are looking to subscribe to Kwesé TV can now walk into any participating MTN store...

eCommerce automation set shake things up in South Africa

Top 5 African eCommerce sites to do your Christmas shopping on

December 19, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 African eCommerce sites to do your Christmas shopping on

It’s Christmas time, and what’s not to like about Christmas. Time off work, time with family, time to completely unwind and refresh yourself for the new year ahead are all aspects of the festive period we are about to enter. But let’s not...

Retailers need an integrated technology platform to streamline processes

Get the most out of online shopping this festive season

December 19, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Get the most out of online shopping this festive season

The festive season is already upon us. This time of year, the last thing anyone wants to do is fight crowds at a busy shopping centre, or spend hours in stores trying to find the best deals on holiday gifts. There is another way, however. Many South Africans...

It’s a wonderful time of the year…for hackers

It’s a wonderful time of the year…for hackers

December 18, 2017 • Opinion, Retail, SecurityComments Off on It’s a wonderful time of the year…for hackers

The holiday season is in full swing and once again we can expect to see a surge in cyber attacks targeting retailers and consumers. Research from the National Retail Federation shows that spending during the winter holidays outstrips retail sales during all...

Retailers turning to digital, smarter stores to woo customers.

Retailers turning to digital, smarter stores to woo customers

December 18, 2017 • Opinion, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Retailers turning to digital, smarter stores to woo customers

As the holiday shopping rush gets into full swing, South African retailers are increasingly looking to technology that they can use to improve their operations, better understand and engage with their customers – using both off- and online channels...

Visa partners Ivorian government to bring e-payment solutions

Mobile payments are becoming much more regular in South Africa

December 18, 2017 • Opinion, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile payments are becoming much more regular in South Africa

Mobile payments are becoming much more regular in South Africa, with large retailers, hair salons, coffee shops, flea markets and even some informal retailers like hawkers allowing their customers to pay for goods and services from mobile wallets &...