On Wednesday 28 February 2018 Azumi Mobile announced that its devices will support PayJoy’s Lock system, a patented Android application that can remotely lock and unlock smartphones offered on an instalment plan by retailers, mobile operators, and finance companies. The PayJoy Lock system locks the smartphone when a consumer...
With the buying and selling of cars online continuing to increase due to improved online platforms, PriceCheck, Africa’s largest online product discovery and comparison service, has launched their brand-new car listing platform. Motorists can now start their hunt for the perfect set of wheels on PriceCheck, where a wide...
With recent developments in consumer and trade focused financial technology, Virgin Money has joined the cashless trend in introducing an app that allows users to pay for goods and services. Virgin Money Spot, the digital peer-to-peer (P2P) payment app that allows users to send money to friends and family for...
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 United States and globally. The two...
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 goods in hand. Online shopping portals have had to...
A wave of innovation is sweeping the retail sector, both abroad and in South Africa, and Deloitte is addressing this trend with the creation of a Connected Retail experience at its Deloitte Greenhouse innovation space in Cape Town. According to Mike Vincent Consumer Industry Leader at Deloitte, the changes will...
The digital shift in retail does not refer only to the notion that customers will one day forgo physical stores and shop exclusively online. Rather in the digital age, it interrogates how brick-and-mortar retailers are incorporating technology into their daily operations to encourage a digital shopping experience for customers...
Africa stands on the precipice of emerging technologies and innovation in response to decades of hardship and frustration. Amongst those innovations are those in the AI sphere, with African developers and innovators finding unique and lucrative ways to make the lives of clients and customers easier. Here are 5 ways AI...
For organisations operating in the digital era - in which consumers are always connected, on the go, and looking for quicker and easier ways to get things done - standing out as a leader and innovator is harder than ever. To be a leader in the growing e-commerce sector, however,...
With Black Friday fast approaching, and a lot of retailers are preparing for an influx of sales and consumer traffic across all points of purchase – apps, online and in-store. This high volume of purchases puts most retailers and consumers at risk for a range of cybersecurity fraud and...
South African online retail store, Rabaki.com is now giving locals an opportunity to become part of the outlet and earn a 5% commission in return. From April the 3rd 2017, the store will register any individual or small company that would like to make a profit by selling merchandise...
Local Durban-based tech company, Spazapp, has launched an innovative “money-saving” app for spaza store owners. Geared at uplifting last mile traders and disadvantage communities, the app works to connect users directly to bulk buying opportunities and business support. Spazapp is a free android app that gives traders the ability to...
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 Africa. “Jumia Group is once more proud for the...
  In what is another step forward for Huawei in the South African market the company recorded a 68% growth in the first month of sales of the new flagship devices the P10 and P10 plus when compared to that of last years model the P9 series. What makes this...
It’s November! The season for crazy looking ‘Mo’s’ and pre-festive season shopping deals. Of particular interest is Black Friday, the fourth Friday in the month when retailers offer consumers bargain deals. This is something that is gaining more and more traction in South Africa with 66% of South Africans...
With less than 11 days to go for major retail brands as well as niche players, preparation is key. From negotiating deals with suppliers to ensuring delivery logistics run smoothly, PriceCheck’s CEO, Kevin Tucker and Justin Drennan, CEO of Parcelninja, provide some key elements that retailers should be thinking...
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