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South African tech transforms retail experiences

July 25, 2018 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African tech transforms retail experiences

SA retail has a new weapon to combat the war against its bricks-and-mortar assets. This positive development could help transform retail experiences for an industry that has squirmed as the digitisation of business put its stores in the crosshairs. It has tried fighting back by piggybacking onto high tech with several high-level concepts. These include...

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The emergence of a unified retail model

The emergence of a unified retail model

July 21, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments Off on The emergence of a unified retail model

A new understanding of ‘mass-marketing’ Psychologists have a term to describe how our brains scan things we encounter to see if it relates to anything we already know, or if it is something that fits in a new category. It is called our apperceptive mass...

4 Way mobile can unlock innovation in retail

Four ways mobile can unlock innovation in retail

July 19, 2018 • Opinion, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Four ways mobile can unlock innovation in retail

Much attention has been given to the phenomenal rise of e-commerce, as consumers delight in the convenience of shopping from the comfort of their homes. And as e-commerce interfaces have become ever more slick and seamless, with one-click payment systems and...

Microsoft announced as Platinum Sponsor of HISA2018

Microsoft and Walmart team up to take on Amazon

July 19, 2018 • General, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft and Walmart team up to take on Amazon

Microsoft and Walmart are teaming up for a five year strategic partnership that will take on rival Amazon in both technology and retail. The move is aimed at helping Walmart compete better against Amazon, which is taking a growing share of retail sales in the...

Jumia Nigeria celebrates six years

Jumia celebrates six years of creating a sustainable impact in Nigeria

July 18, 2018 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Jumia celebrates six years of creating a sustainable impact in Nigeria

Jumia’s six years anniversary celebration taking place throughout the month of July, aims at celebrating major milestones achieved over the period of its operations in Nigeria. These include, for instance, the listing of over 5 million unique products...

Craig Johnston of Bluekey Seidor

Increase customer loyalty by maximising every retail interaction

July 3, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Increase customer loyalty by maximising every retail interaction

The growth of retail lies in the detail The retail game is changing at a rapid pace. We now live in a customer-driven world where the shopping experience is dictated by customers, and vendors need to be responsive to their needs. Retailers everywhere are...

Technology offers retailers respite in shrinking economy

Technology offers retailers respite in shrinking economy

June 26, 2018 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Technology offers retailers respite in shrinking economy

As business confidence in South Africa plummeted six points in June on the back of disappointing gross domestic product figures for the first quarter, South African retailers battle to achieve profitability, compounded by a PwC survey that names South Africa...

Retailers, are you using your tech correctly?

Online retailers dependent on timeous and secure delivery

June 22, 2018 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Online retailers dependent on timeous and secure delivery

Digitally connected consumers are always looking for a bargain, convenience and a seamless experience when buying online. However, while the website may be the doorman for a happy customer experience, the service is only complete once the customer has the...

Jumia Nigeria celebrates six years

Jumia building tomorrow’s African e-commerce infrastructure

June 20, 2018 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Jumia building tomorrow’s African e-commerce infrastructure

The chief executive officer of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah has revealed that the company’s integrated and interconnected ecosystem across its 23 markets in Africa has helped to build a solid foundation for the company in Nigeria and across Africa....

Unlocking the power of personalisation through in-store Wi-Fi

Unlocking the power of personalisation through in-store Wi-Fi

June 20, 2018 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Unlocking the power of personalisation through in-store Wi-Fi

The exponential rise of disruptive technology trends has added a new dimension to consumer expectations. Connectivity is now one of the most critical differentiators and businesses have no choice but to provide customers with internet connectivity while they...

HomeFixer announces innovative collaboration with Hirsch’s

HomeFixer announces innovative collaboration with Hirsch’s

June 12, 2018 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on HomeFixer announces innovative collaboration with Hirsch’s

South Africa’s recently launched home improvement app, HomeFixer, has announced a partnership with Hirsch’s, one of South Africa’s most well-known independent home appliances and furniture store. HomeFixer Founder and Managing Director, Renaldo...

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Snapchat reveals new Spectacles that can take photos

May 1, 2018 • Online & Social, RetailComments Off on Snapchat reveals new Spectacles that can take photos

Snap Inc. is determined to make its camera-equipped sunglasses a hit. Snapchat has begun selling a new version of its eyewear with built-in cameras after the first version failed to catch on with users of the youth-oriented social network. The company is...

Amazon introduces new products at company headquarters in Seattle, Washington, U.S

Amazon now wants to leave packages in your car

April 28, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Amazon now wants to leave packages in your car

In 2017, Amazon asked for permission to unlock your front door so it could deliver packages inside your home. Now the Amazon wants to offer the same service for vehicles. The online giant said its Amazon Key, which enables in-home delivery and keyless guest...

7 ways to create in-store experiences that drive traffic and sales

Embracing a more connected South African retail environment

April 24, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments Off on Embracing a more connected South African retail environment

The increased connectedness of consumers is contributing to a more dynamic environment – one where expectations on what the buying experience must entail are evolving. Thanks in part to the African mobile phone market that was expected to grow 6.2 percent...

How e-commerce startups can grow efficiently

E-commerce paves the way for entrepreneurs in Ghana

April 20, 2018 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on E-commerce paves the way for entrepreneurs in Ghana

Global technological advancement has transformed numerous economic societies. The impact of technology specifically the internet on our business economy in Africa is remarkable. Currently, Ghana is experiencing a gradual transformation in its economy because...

Amazon introduces new products at company headquarters in Seattle, Washington, U.S

Amazon launches international shopping feature

April 19, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Amazon launches international shopping feature

Amazon has announced its new ‘International Shopping Experience’ feature within the company’s app, which is now available on the mobile browser and app for both Android and iOS. This feature offers the ability to shop in 25 currencies and choose...