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    Silvertree invests over R20m in first seven months of 2015

    August 27, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Silvertree Internet Holdings has invested over R20m in existing and new consumer-focused technology companies in the first seven months of 2015, and has seen month-on-month revenue growth of over 10% across the portfolio in 2015, and as much as 40% monthly...

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    Is e-commerce challenging traditional business models in Africa?

    February 27, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Is e-commerce challenging traditional business models in Africa?

    The rise of e-commerce on the African continent is changing the face of the traditional consumer, and brands need to adapt their business models and strategies in order to remain relevant amongst consumers and avoid a drop in market share. African consumers...

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    Startups will dominate e-commerce in 2015

    February 12, 2015 • Opinion, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Startups will dominate e-commerce in 2015

    2015 will see many more new e-commerce start-ups along with continued growth and innovation by established niche players, predicts PayGate CEO, Peter Harvey. According to Harvey, “Five years ago we’d load ten start-ups onto our payment gateway for every...

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    PayGate set to improve uptake of e­-commerce in SA

    February 3, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on PayGate set to improve uptake of e­-commerce in SA

    Payment services provider PayGate has revealed PayPartner. According to the company, PayPartner is a support and rewards programme for the growing community of web developers using its services. The reveal was made by PayGate’s general manager for...

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    Nairobi: Traffic jams set to drive consumers online

    December 19, 2014 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Nairobi: Traffic jams set to drive consumers online

    The fear of getting stuck in traffic jams dotted with thousands of stationary vehicles in a bottleneck entry into Kenya’s capital is what has led to the shift in consumer trends as residents move to shop online, this is according to online retailer Jumia....

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    2014 The Year E-commerce Grew Up

    December 12, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on 2014 The Year E-commerce Grew Up

    Online shopping hit the mainstream in South Africa during 2014, says e-commerce payment services provider PayGate  – and the growth is set to continue during 2015. “The number of merchants we serve doubled this year, and the vast majority of those...

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    Africa’s emerging markets offer high growth for e-Commerce

    October 30, 2014 • Online, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s emerging markets offer high growth for e-Commerce

    Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. This is according to Sumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), who says the recently released ‘Shop the...

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    E-commerce booming in Nigeria

    September 19, 2014 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on E-commerce booming in Nigeria

    Managing Director of online hotel booking platform Jovago, Marek Zmyslowsk,i has stated that e-commerce is the key driving innovation factor for mobile payments in Nigeria. In a statement made on a panel for Mobile Payment Solutions for the Nigerian Market at...

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    Nigeria embracing e-commerce

    July 28, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria embracing e-commerce

    The Terragon Group Research Report released for the second quarter of 2014, has revealed growth in the state of digital media and users’ online behaviour in Nigeria over the past twelve months. The report, which was compiled after a recent survey from a...

  • uAfrica.com, Shopify partner on e-commerce

    May 30, 2014 • Online, Southern AfricaComments Off on uAfrica.com, Shopify partner on e-commerce

    uAfrica.com, a South African eCommerce technology company, has partnered with Shopify, a commerce platform that specialises in powerful solutions for retailers to sell online and in-store, to provide its services to the South African market. South Africans...

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    Egypt: Jumia opens up to retailers

    May 29, 2014 • North AfricaComments Off on Egypt: Jumia opens up to retailers

    The “Shop-in-shop” concept on JUMIA Egypt provides access to JUMIA’s own nationwide shipping fleet, storage facilities, customer service platforms and offer buyers flexible payment methods. “The opportunity is huge”, said Mattia Perroni, CEO of...

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    Nigeria: Konga Launches Free Delivery Nationwide

    May 16, 2014 • Online, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Konga Launches Free Delivery Nationwide

    Konga.com, a leading e-commerce service in Nigeria, in celebration of its customers and recent recognition as the most Innovative and impactful retail brand in Nigeria by the Lagos state chamber of commerce and industry has introduced free delivery nationwide...

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    Intel- Pressing ahead with major investment in Africa

    October 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Intel- Pressing ahead with major investment in Africa

    Selecting what companies and entities invest in is always risky, but there are definitely trends that influence such decisions. President of Intel Capital, Arvind Sodhani, told ITNewsAfrica that data analytics and mobile are two key focal points for the...

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    Ghana rolls out e-commerce pilot program

    September 11, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana rolls out e-commerce pilot program

    In a move seen as a watershed for developing and pushing forward online banking and e-payments, Ghana’s local assemblies and governments are beginning to use a pilot program to bolster e-commerce in the country. The government’s e-payment system is...

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    Will Nigeria emerge as Africa’s e-commerce leader?

    August 21, 2013 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Will Nigeria emerge as Africa’s e-commerce leader?

      The African e-commerce industry is set for significant growth in the next few years due to the increased availability of broadband access, affordable data costs offered by mobile operators and the consistent development of mobile devices. According to...

  • African e-commerce about to come of age

    July 2, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on African e-commerce about to come of age

    E-commerce in Africa has grown dramatically over the past year, says Robin Philip of payment services provider PayGate, and is now in a position to support the massive consumer boom that is happening across the continent. “A year ago we said e-commerce in...