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The challenges hindering widespread Cloud adoption

It’s a cloudy year for retail

September 18, 2017 • Opinion, Retail, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the PWC 2017 Total Retail Consumer survey, retailers are facing one of the most competitive environments in decades. It’s easy to think that this wave of competition is driven by flighty consumers who easily jump from brand to brand based on whatever’s “hot” and new, but you’d only be partially correct. Consumer driven [&hellip...

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How retailers can make use of cloud technologies

September 15, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Retail, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the PWC 2017 Total Retail Consumer survey, retailers are facing one of the most competitive environments in decades. It’s easy to think that this wave of competition is driven by flighty consumers who easily jump from brand to brand based on...

The Big Data Divide: how traditional Retailers can learn from eCommerce

How traditional retailers can learn from eCommerce

September 14, 2017 • Big Data, East Africa, North Africa, Retail, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The harsh reality is that local retailers are still very early on their journeys towards leveraging Big Data. Traditional business models and a reliance on physical retail outlets still dominate our retail sector. But, as Retailers consider the right Big Data...

Huawei becomes worlds second largest smartphone brand surpassing Apple

Huawei becomes worlds second largest smartphone brand surpassing Apple

September 8, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Counterpoint Research revealed on Thursday 7 September 2017 that Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, has overtaken Apple as the world’s second largest smartphone maker by sales. Apples’s iPhone now sits in third place with Samsung sitting at...

The nominees for the PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce awards revealed

The shortlist for the PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce awards revealed

September 7, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

After a record number of votes, 44,500, were cast to determine South Africa’s leading players in Tech & E-commerce, PriceCheck, the hosts of the awards, revealed on Monday, 5 September 2017, the companies who have been shortlisted across the various...

What Is The Most Popular Smartphone Brand In SA?

Interview: “Diminishing the monthly expenses of mobile phone consumers”

September 7, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa recently spoke to the Chief Marketing Officer at Billaway, Tom Haley, in an interview which looked to unpack how the startup is looking to change the marketing industry. Billaway is a growing global start-up which uses a cloud-based marketing...

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NIPOST Gears Up For Nigerian e-Commerce Surge

August 1, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NIPOST Gears Up For Nigerian e-Commerce Surge

Nigeria’s postal service, NIPOST,  announced today the adoption of the innovative global addressing system- what3words. The move has seen Nigeria become the seventh country globally to adopt what3words, and the third in Africa. The system, which is...

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Create a free mobile shopfront with Chat Find

July 20, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Create a free mobile shopfront with Chat Find

Chat Find, a new app which offers businesses, large and small, a commercially viable mobile commerce platform, has been made available to South African business owners. Mobile is becoming an increasingly important space for businesses, with statistics...

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Atari Finally Reveals New Gaming Console “The Ataribox”

July 18, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Atari Finally Reveals New Gaming Console “The Ataribox”

After historic game and console developers Atari, teased fans at the E3 conference earlier this year by promising “a brand new product”, the company has finally provided some much anticipated detail about their new console, the Ataribox. In an...

Jumia Nigeria turns five and celebrate in style.

70% Off In Jumia Nigeria Birthday Sale

July 13, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 70% Off In Jumia Nigeria Birthday Sale

eCommerce retailer, Jumia Nigeria , has turned 5-years-old and is celebrating with its customers, employees and partners in the #YouMakeUsJumia campaign. The campaign will give customers the chance to take advantage of Jumia Super Birthday Sale with up to...

Ecommerce could provide the perfect platform to grow your business.

4 ways eCommerce can boost your business

July 11, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on 4 ways eCommerce can boost your business

In the age of ever-evolving digitalization, a number of brick and mortar stores are having to look at changing the way they do business in order to stay relevant today. Business owners are looking to widen their reach and increase their sales, and eCommerce...

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Samsung Remains SA’s Most Popular Phone- Report

July 6, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung Remains SA’s Most Popular Phone- Report

The recently released SA Mobile Report 2017 revealed just how smartphones have changed the lives of South African consumers by enabling them to be more connected than ever. The report is based on a survey of nearly 5 000 mobile internet users across the...

Estelle Verdier, the COO & Co-founder of Jumia Travel.

Jumia listed among MIT Top 50 Smartest Companies 2017

July 6, 2017 • Retail, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Jumia listed among MIT Top 50 Smartest Companies 2017

Jumia Group (formerly Africa Internet Group), has for the second consecutive year been listed in MIT’s 50 smartest companies – 2017. This year, Jumia ranks at position 44, standing out as a company working to overcome the challenges of e-commerce in...

The most successful retail e-commerce organisations share five key leadership characteristics that positively impact their businesses. (image: Pexel.com)

5 must-have ingredients for eCommerce success

July 5, 2017 • Finance, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 must-have ingredients for eCommerce success

New research from Forrester, The Five Key Success Factors of Every Digital Business, has identified five key success factors that e-commerce businesses need to strategically plan for as they launch or expand their organisations. Having the right people, the...

Safaricom partners with mSurvey to measure Kenya's cash and digital Economy.(Image Source: Nairobi Sun)

Safaricom solution measures Kenya’s digital economy

July 5, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom solution measures Kenya’s digital economy

Safaricom, in partnership with mSurvey, has announced the launch of Customer Wallet, a mobile platform that quantifies offline consumer spending habits and trends. Consumer Wallet uses mSurvey’s mobile messaging platform to measure and benchmark Kenya’s...

This partnership will help create a seamless shopping and payments experience for MallforAfrica users.

e-commerce companies partner to accelerate digital payments in Africa

June 26, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on e-commerce companies partner to accelerate digital payments in Africa

TransferTo, a global B2B Cross-Border Mobile Payments Network, has partnered with global e-commerce platform, MallforAfrica, to offer shoppers living in Africa with direct online access to over 200 major retailers across Europe and the USA. Over the last few...