The age of virtual reality is officially here and it is a race towards perfection. Consumers are now engaging with gameplay and simulations in ways once only thought possible in science fiction. Ushered in by the groundbreaking development of the Oculus Rift, the market now boasts a number of...
Rabaki.com, a South African online shopping store, has introduced new solutions to overcome the realities of junk status in South Africa. Through their two new features namely Reseller initiative and online Lay-by payment plan, Rabaki.com plans to challenge the junk status by providing unemployed people and small businesses with...
As the country enters into its fourth week of lockdown, South African consumers have embraced the concept of online shopping – not only for themselves but also to assist the many families who are in desperate need of financial relief during the COVID-19 crisis. This is according to Matthew Leighton,...
It is that time of the year again where consumers are preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. To avoid long queues and the hassle of getting to the shops, more consumers are now opting for online shopping. It is reported that 45 percent of digitally connected consumers in...
The upper echelon of performance super cars is flush with ground-breaking technology and materials – having that slight technological edge over the competition improves weight distribution, boosts performance and the overall driving experience. When it comes to delivering an experience unlike any other, the hidden tech makes all the...
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 as the country with the highest rate of economic...
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 grappling to come to terms with the...
More than ever, people are living an increasingly digital – and mobile – life and they expect their ability to pay for their needs and wants to match that same “always on” mindset, according to social media conversations identified in the 2019 edition of the Mastercard Digital Payments Study. Mobile...
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...
Apple is facing more than a 60% drop in iPhone shipments as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, according to the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). The tech heavyweight already announced in mid-February that it wouldn't meet its revenue guidance for this quarter because of planned cuts in...
The rise in counterfeit devices across Africa is becoming a major problem for thousands of consumers who are getting duped into spending their hard earned money on fake, sub-standard devices which do not operate at the same level as their original counterparts. Although agencies across the world are looking to clamp down...
Nigerian online travel agency and e-commerce site, Jumia, have revealed that they have introduced the Jumia Bot, Nigeria’s first e-commerce Bot. Using Jumia Bot, shoppers can order food, find fashion or electronic items and book hotels and flights by simply having an online conversation with the bot. This innovation, powered and...
Garmin Southern Africa are excited to announce the VIRB Ultra 30, a waterproof action camera with the power to shoot stunning Ultra HD footage at 4K/30fps. Conveniently small and lightweight, the VIRB Ultra 30 is rugged and ready for adventure with purpose-built features for users to tailor and relive...
South Africans can now shop for luxury beauty brands online at Takealot.com and Superbalist.com. The online retailers have extended their offering to include Estée Lauder, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Glamglow, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY, Aramis and Lab Series. In addition, MAC and Michael Kors are available at Superbalist.com. This offering is...
The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is gaining traction in all sectors. Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation are being applied to create ingenious innovations – advancements aimed at making life easier, improving productivity and speeding up the evolution of industries. McKinsey Digital reports that most aspects of car manufacturing will...
Shoppers can now enjoy a digital checkout service that allows them to pay with their cards online and on any device that is connected to the Internet. Visa announced that over 100 merchants are among the first wave of South African online retailers that have joined Visa Checkout. These...
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