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Kenyan retailers ready systems for Cyber Monday

Kenyan retailers ready systems for Cyber Monday

November 24, 2017 • East Africa, Retail, Top StoriesComments (0)

Considered the unofficial beginning of the December 2017 shopping season, Black Friday is upon us, this will be followed by Cyber Monday. Together, these dates offer major sales opportunities for Kenyan retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar. While sales are expected to increase during this time as retailers try to capitalise on the annual tradition of...

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Black Friday: Where to find the best deals

Black Friday: Where to find the best deals

November 24, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Black Friday, the day that bargain hunters have waited the whole year for has finally arrived. On 24 November 2017, thousands have gone out in search for the deal of the year as prices from multiple stores have be slashed down as they jump on the bandwagon....

Darkness on Black Friday as online stores crash

Darkness on Black Friday as online stores crash

November 24, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Thousands of South Africans woke up a little bit earlier on Friday 24 November 2017, in an attempt to get a jump on the madness which is Black Friday. These bargain hunters, however, were met with a massive stumbling block… the websites that had been...

5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Black Friday Hackers

5 ways to protect yourself from Black Friday hackers

November 23, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

With Black Friday fast approaching, thousands will flock to the shops to try and find the best deal of the year… but for those who won’t be able to get the time off work, there will also be hundreds of online sales available to choose from. The...

Shopping online is a big deal

Shopping online is a big deal

November 23, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Security, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Increasingly, South Africans are enjoying the convenience of shopping online. And at this time of year, when the jingly tunes and bright baubles joyfully adorn the tangible aisles of brick-and-mortar shops, e-commerce retailers are on high alert to strengthen...

South Africa: Makro buys last mile delivery startup WumDrop

South Africa: Makro buys WumDrop

November 22, 2017 • Retail, Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

On Tuesday 21 November, Makro, a cash and carry chain store in South Africa, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in South African last mile delivery startup WumDrop. The company believes that the move will allow it to speed up delivery of orders...

What South Africans can expect this Black Friday?

What can South Africans expect this Black Friday?

November 22, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

We’ve all heard the stories about Black Friday in the US – all the latest goods at crazy low prices – but are South Africans experiencing the biggest day on the shopping calendar in the same way? Kevin Tucker, Founder and CEO of PriceCheck, an...

Shoppers warned of fraud spike during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday could boost South Africa’s e-Commerce

November 21, 2017 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

As South African consumers and retailers prepare for the shopping spree associated with the international trend of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the real achievement for the country will be the expected improvement in the adoption of e-Commerce. Dr Christoph...

Black Friday: Where to find the best deals

Discussing the dark side of Black Friday

November 16, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments (0)

Deeply indebted consumers should think long and hard before plunging themselves even deeper into debt by splurging on luxury goods on Black Friday. Neil Roets, CEO of Debt Rescue, said often deals offered by major retailers seemed so good that consumers threw...

Shoppers warned of fraud spike during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Retailers need to use digital tools to improve operations

November 9, 2017 • Opinion, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Retailers need to use digital tools to improve operations

Few could argue that South African retailers are having a torrid time. Faced with a slowing economy and an increasingly cautious consumer, many brick and mortar retailers are struggling to maintain healthy profit margins. Added to this, digital transformation...

MySidekick shopping specials app launches in South Africa

MySidekick shopping specials app launches in South Africa

November 2, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MySidekick shopping specials app launches in South Africa

On Wednesday 1 November 2017 MySidekick, a Stellenbosch based Tech Start-up, announced that they have released a new app which acts as a shopping application that hunts down deals for you while you shop. The app acts as a personal shopping assistant by using...

Poor website and app performance results in digital desertion

Poor website and app performance results in digital desertion

November 1, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, RetailComments Off on Poor website and app performance results in digital desertion

Internet users are growing more demanding and less forgiving, according to the results of a new consumer survey. In a clear call to action for organizations around the world, the survey found that three quarters of respondents expect websites and apps to...

PayPal launches Seller Protection service in Sub-Saharan Africa

PayPal launches Seller Protection service in Sub-Saharan Africa

November 1, 2017 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on PayPal launches Seller Protection service in Sub-Saharan Africa

On Wednesday 1 November 2017 PayPal announced the launch of its Seller Protection Programme in some Sub-Saharan Africa countries, which include South Africa, Kenya and Mauritius, in an effort to empower local businesses to trade online, both locally and...

Nigeria: Jumia announces Black Friday details

Nigeria: Jumia announces Black Friday Festival details

October 30, 2017 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Jumia announces Black Friday Festival details

Jumia Nigeria announced on Monday 30 October 2017, that the online stores’, Jumia Black Friday Festival, will run for 31 days from November 13th to December 13th 2017. The company also announced a host of partners who will join the e-commerce...

Black Friday: Where to find the best deals

Tips for coming out on top of Black Friday 2017

October 30, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Tips for coming out on top of Black Friday 2017

The biggest online shopping day of the year, Black Friday, is just 4 weeks away. Internationally renowned for its huge sales and shoppers’ equally massive shopping sprees, South African shoppers are urged to get ready – sales are coming! This year, with...

Better banking through technology

How safe is online shopping?

October 30, 2017 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on How safe is online shopping?

Online retail is a huge business today, with an increasing number of consumers across the world turning to the Internet to buy products and services. There are several reasons for this, but the obvious ones are convenience, affordability and range of choice...