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Alibaba cloud unveils 9 products to support global digital transformation

Alibaba cloud unveils 9 products to support global digital transformation

August 16, 2018 • Cloud Computing, RetailComments (0)

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of China’s e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group, launched a new suite of product offerings for the global market in the areas of cloud architecture, machine learning, internet of things (IOT) and security, reports The Star Online. In a statement, Alibaba Cloud said the alliance aspires to develop a sustainable...

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Surveying the shift in customer experience within retail

Surveying the shift in customer experience within retail

August 5, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments Off on Surveying the shift in customer experience within retail

Price has always been the most vital differentiator for consumers, when choosing between competing offerings. In the digital era, however, customer service and experience is fast replacing price as a way for retailers to distinguish themselves from the...

Samsung Pay – Early Access Available in South Africa

Samsung Pay – Early Access Available in South Africa

August 3, 2018 • Finance, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Samsung Pay – Early Access Available in South Africa

The future has arrived in South Africa. The first on the continent to access Samsung Pay, South Africans will be able to enjoy this highly innovative, safer, simpler payment method that works anywhere. Staying true to Samsung’s legacy of innovation, Samsung...

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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...

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 Kaizala Pro now available in Nigeria

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...

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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...

Online retailers dependent on timeous and secure delivery

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 CloudFront Expands into Africa with new Edge Location in Johannesburg and first Edge Location in Bangalore

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...