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Ethiopian Airlines expands digital payment methods

Ethiopian Airlines expands digital payment methods

September 16, 2019 • Finance, RetailComments Off on Ethiopian Airlines expands digital payment methods

On Monday, 16 September 2019, Ethiopian Airlines announced that it plans to expand its payment method offerings by partnering with digital commerce and payment solutions platform; CellPoint Digital to introduce WeChat Pay and KNET. In 2018, the Airline first integrated CellPoint’s ‘Velocity’ payment platform – a mobile-first payment...

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Garmins private consumer data stolen

Garmin’s private consumer data stolen

September 15, 2019 • Retail, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Garmin’s private consumer data stolen

Garmin Southern Africa (Garmin SA) announced that consumers’ personal and payment information had been stolen. The data, taken from shop.garmin.co.za, is linked to consumers who had placed orders on the Garmin shopping portal. “We recently discovered...

South African e-commerce website to compete with 'brick and mortar' retail sector

South African e-commerce website to compete with ‘brick and mortar’ retail sector

September 12, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African e-commerce website to compete with ‘brick and mortar’ retail sector

Attention all shoppers, attention all shoppers! Please find the latest specials on our landing page, note that our ‘express’ checkout has no maximum item limit and our friendly search bar will be happy to help you locate anything you can imagine...

Smart store launches in South African township

Smart store launches in South African township

September 3, 2019 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Smart store launches in South African township

All South African’s living in and around the South African township, Diepkloof, Pamdozi Group announced on Monday, 2 September that it has just launched the country’s first smart store. The Pamdozi smart store in Soweto is said to be the...

HomeChoice and Oracle launch new e-commerce platform

HomeChoice launches e-commerce platform

September 3, 2019 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on HomeChoice launches e-commerce platform

On Monday, 2 September 2019, HomeChoice, a Retail and Financial Service products provider, announced a new eCommerce website in partnership with Oracle. The website will be hosted on Oracle Cloud Commerce (OOC), a new platform developed by Oracle and built as...

Cars45 launches new Premium Inspection Service

Nigerian automotive trading platform announces premium inspection service

August 24, 2019 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian automotive trading platform announces premium inspection service

Cars45, a Nigerian automotive trading platform, recently announced the launch of a new product, the Premium Inspection Service. Cars45 has committed to exploring new platforms for end-users. The Premium Inspection Service is aimed at users who are not able to...

Meesho Co-Founders Sanjeev Barnwal (left) and Vidit Aatrey (right). Image sourced from Meesho.

Naspers leads Meesho in raising $125 million for Indian Social Commerce

August 13, 2019 • Online & Social, Retail, StartupsComments Off on Naspers leads Meesho in raising $125 million for Indian Social Commerce

On 12 August 2019, Meesho, an Indian online marketplace, announced the closing of a $125 million fundraiser led by Naspers,  multi-national media and internet group headquartered in South Africa. The fundraiser was aided by Facebook and existing investors...

Best B2B Solutions Provider revealed at Payments and Cards Summit Awards 2019

Best B2B solutions provider revealed at Payments and Cards Summit Awards 2019

August 12, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Finance, RetailComments Off on Best B2B solutions provider revealed at Payments and Cards Summit Awards 2019

Global payments technology company, FSS has banked four awards at the 7th edition of the Payments and Cards Summit, held in Mumbai. Most notably, the company received ‘Best B2B Payment Solutions Provider’ for the second year in a row. Commenting on the...

South African digital publishers announce advertising partnership

South African digital publishers announce advertising partnership

August 3, 2019 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African digital publishers announce advertising partnership

On Thursday, 1 August 2019, Tiso Blackstar and Gumtree South Africa – two online publishers based in South Africa – announced a partnership that plans to expose online audiences to Gumtree’s classified advertising while generating additional revenue for...

Digital payments take flight in Morocco

Digital payments take flight in Morocco

July 24, 2019 • North Africa, RetailComments Off on Digital payments take flight in Morocco

Wirecard, a digital financial technology company, has announced that it is now handling payments for online and travel agency bookings for Royal Air Maroc, Morocco’s national airline. According to Wirecard, Royal Air Maroc is set to join the Oneworld...

Safaricom to expand e-commerce presence in Southern Africa

Safaricom to expand e-commerce presence in Southern Africa

July 22, 2019 • East Africa, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Safaricom to expand e-commerce presence in Southern Africa

On Wednesday, 17 July 2019, Kenyan telecoms operator Safaricom announced plans to expand e-commerce platform, Masoko, within Southern African by 2020. The announcement was made at the inaugural Afro-Asia FinTech Festival in Kenya.  “As a digital telco,...

South African online retailers to launch new annual event

South African online retailers to launch new annual event

July 19, 2019 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African online retailers to launch new annual event

In line with international trends and following on the success of Black Friday, the Takealot Group has launched the first-of-its-kind shopping event in South Africa. The Ultimate Checkout Sale is the Takealot Group’s beginnings of creating a South...

The Shoptech booth at NMW Australia 2019. Image sourced from Twitter.

Shoptech Software announces international expansion

July 9, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Retail, Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on Shoptech Software announces international expansion

American software company Shoptech Software has announced plans to expand into the global manufacturing market. The company been selling software in North America for the past 35 years and plans to expand its services across the globe. The E2 Shop System is...

PayU purchases majority stake in Singapore-based Red Dot Payment

July 6, 2019 • Company News, Features, Finance, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on PayU purchases majority stake in Singapore-based Red Dot Payment

On Friday, 5 July 2019, PayU announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Red Dot Payment (RDP) — an online payment solutions provider in Southeast Asia. With this, PayU expands into the Southeast Asia region, bringing the total amount deployed in...

Jumia Food Nigeria promotes healthy living with addition of So Fresh to its platform

Jumia Food Nigeria promotes healthy living with addition of So Fresh to its platform

June 30, 2019 • Retail, West AfricaComments Off on Jumia Food Nigeria promotes healthy living with addition of So Fresh to its platform

  Jumia Food has added So Fresh, a Nigerian fresh food chain, to its platform. This is in a bid to promote healthy living among Nigerians. The collaboration was announced on Wednesday, 26th June 2019, at a press conference held by both So Fresh and...

OneCart launches grocery shopping app in South Africa

OneCart launches grocery shopping platform in South Africa

June 28, 2019 • Retail, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on OneCart launches grocery shopping platform in South Africa

OneCart has launched a new e-commerce grocery website and mobile application that allow users to shop by category across multiple stores. Products can be filtered according to dietary preferences, allowing for a more tailor-made shopping experience. Founded...