iWayAfrica has launched Jola, a Pan-African Ku-Band managed retail satellite service into Sub-Saharan Africa. Meaning ‘one who brings happiness’, Jola provides affordable satellite internet to Sub-Saharan Africa including those areas with limited connectivity options on alternative technologies. With pre-defined, branded packages available throughout its retail channel, Jola offers households...
Zara's global women's men's and kids' collections will be available online for the first time to customers in Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Ghana, among others, starting tomorrow. Tomorrow, Zara will launch online sales through a dedicated worldwide online...
To help the growth of small businesses in South Africa, Telkom Business has launched Yep! - a digital marketplace where customers can safely and confidently search and purchase from small, trusted businesses - available on Google Play and Apple’s app store. The app is geared toward economic sustainability, creating a...
E-commerce may be taking the world by storm, but South Africans remain wary of shopping online, with only three million making regular use of electronic shopping trollies to meet their daily requirements. But, with online purchases expected to near R10 billion in 2016, indications are that changing socio-economic factors...
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 - oh, and welcome to the future of...
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 such as SAIF Sequoia, RPS, Venture Highway and Shunwei Capital. In...
If you want to shop for an electronic gadget online then you are probably wondering how to get the best deal. Shopping online is cool but it also has its shortcomings. You can lose cash buying the wrong gadget, or you might even get a faulty one that might...
Netcash has partnered with Ecwid E-Commerce to launch Netcash Shop. Powered by Ecwid E-Commerce's platform, Netcash Shop is expected to allow merchants to create a digital eCommerce store where they can sell their products. And thanks to the tight integration with Netcash's Payment Gateway, merchants can accept a wide range of...
Online retailer Jumia Kenya has announced that 80 percent of the products on their platform are from accredited small businesses. Although Jumia has not released the actual number of merchants on the platform, they revealed that the number of SME's using the platform grew by 45 percent in 2016. Sam Chappatte, Managing Director...
South African retailers have embraced a considered approach to digitalisation, innovation, and technology adoption to load their arsenal against the fiscal onslaught of a wounded economy. They are under so much pressure from the ratings downgrades and political instability, yet they have already optimised traditional operations in many cases, that...
With the growing popularity of the Internet, coupled with the fact that the branch is a high cost centre for any bank, an increasing proportion of banking has been migrated over to the online channel in recent years to reduce costs and improve convenience for customers. However, this online...
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 to customers. WumDrop is available...
With more than 56% of web users having shopped online *The South African eCommerce market is poised for explosive growth as consumers’ flock to discover deals online. With this in mind the founders of Cashbag.co.za, an eCommerce disruptor, has launched a desktop app that lets consumers discover reward-eligible deals online...
Second-hand goods chain, Cash Crusaders has built and launched 'Click & Collect', the first instalment in taking their retail business online. “Although we’ve been planning the launch of eCommerce for our business for a while, COVID-19 rapidly increased the rate in which we rolled the service out,” says Sean Stegmann,...
eCommerce in Africa is booming but that doesn’t leave out any struggles which include uncertainty around receiving orders satisfactorily. There are currently 65.4 million eCommerce users in Africa and the Middle East, with an additional 20 million users expected to be shopping online by 2021. When it comes to eCommerce sales in...
A first for social media networking site, Facebook is opening up pop-stores however, only in the United States of America. With Black Friday coming up on, November 23, 2018, Facebook has announced the opening of its first pop-up retail outlets in the USA, in partnership with Macy's stores. Facebook is showcasing...
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