Posts Tagged ‘online shopping’

  • AJ Hartenberg 1

    Dynamic, flexible IT architecture is essential for online retail

    June 11, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

    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,...

  • Jumia Kenya

    Jumia releases updated app for Android

    May 20, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

    Jumia, an online shopping platform, has released a new version of its android application. According to the company, the updated version of the application is expected to offer its customers a smoother and faster way to access its products. To add to the...

  • online payments

    Study reveals that E-commerce is on the rise in South Africa

    March 19, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

    A recent study conducted in South Africa by global market research company Ipsos, on behalf of PayPal and FNB, has revealed a growing interest by South African internet users to shop online. The study reveals that 22 percent of South African internet users...

  • peter harvey

    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...

  • online payments

    The rise of online shopping in Africa

    November 17, 2014 • Online, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on The rise of online shopping in Africa

    Online transactions make up less than 1% of the overall retail market in South Africa according to Enst & Young. Although this is extremely low when compared with the UK where online shopping constitutes 14% of retail sector purchases, this number is...

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    Kalahari appoints new CTO

    September 10, 2014 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Kalahari appoints new CTO has revealed that Dirk Oberholster will be joining the company as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Oberholster has 20 years of experience in technology management, and has held senior positions at various technology companies in South...

  • MattiaPerroni_MD-Jumia-Egypt1

    Jumia expects E-commerce boom in Egypt

    September 8, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Jumia expects E-commerce boom in Egypt

    E-commerce models nowadays often take on an American style; however, this is not the case for Egypt. As a start up investing in the Arab world, Jumia Egypt has adopted the values and qualities of e-commerce in the Middle East and Africa. By utilising...

  • PricePadi

    PricePadi set to launch in Nigeria

    August 29, 2014 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on PricePadi set to launch in Nigeria

    Nigerian consumer internet company, Iconway, has revealed that it will be launching on 1 September 2014. The domain is the new home of the company’s online shopping service, which allows customers to search for and discover products...

  • Jumia Kenya

    Kenya: Jumia Online Marketplace to empower SMEs

    July 11, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Jumia Online Marketplace to empower SMEs

    Jumia Kenya recently launched an Online Marketplace that is intended to empower small, medium and large business enterprises by allowing them to sell their products directly to the company’s customer base. Jumia is said to be handling product warehousing,...

  • Jumia Kano

    Jumia Nigeria expands to Kano

    June 25, 2014 • North Africa, OnlineComments Off on Jumia Nigeria expands to Kano

    Online retailer Jumia is continuing to expand its reach in Nigeria. Two years after it was first established in Nigeria, Jumia is now said to be the country’s largest online retailer. Part of the brand’s aim is to provide customers with choice in retail,...

  • Sim Shagaya, Founder,

    Nigeria: Konga Launches Free Delivery Nationwide

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

  • MallforAfrica enables retailers from the United States and United Kingdom to securely consumer products to millions of shoppers in Nigeria (image: MFA)

    Nigeria: Shopping online has just become easier

    March 20, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Shopping online has just become easier

    Online shopping has become more accessible to African citizens, thanks to major strides made by internet operators on the continent. But while online shopping has been booming, most Nigerians still struggle to purchase goods from the US and the UK – until...

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    JUMIA launches in Uganda

    February 7, 2014 • OnlineComments Off on JUMIA launches in Uganda

    Today Nigeria’s JUMIA, an online shopping destination in Africa, is extending its services to Uganda. The East African country will now have access to Jumia’s wide range of products including: fashion, electronics, home appliances, mobile devices and...

  • Online shopping on the rise

    January 24, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Online shopping on the rise

    There is no doubt that online shopping is booming in South Africa. Results of a recent News24 online survey conducted by PayU, a South African online and mobile payment service provider, support findings from a World Wide Worx research report claiming a 30%...

  • Keep digitally safe this holiday season

    November 22, 2011 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Keep digitally safe this holiday season

    With the festive season around the corner, many consumers will be looking to beat the Christmas shopping rush by shopping online. While this is a fast, effective and convenient way to purchase holiday gifts, it can be hazardous for those that are inadequately...

  • Kenyan commuters buy bus tickets online

    June 16, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Sakura Sanmic Investments Company has introduced eManamba, an online bus ticketing system for Kenya public transport commuters. Passengers will be able to schedule enquiries, reserve seats and purchase tickets using their mobile payment provider. After...