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Online shopping trends in 2017

June 18, 2017 • Online & Social, RetailComments Off on Online shopping trends in 2017

Rapidly evolving technologies, changing demographics, and consumer preferences have created a change in the consumer product industry. With a growing shift in retail industry trends, driven by technology and access to the Internet, consumers are now accessing most stores and brands through online platforms. The growth in online shopping trends, along with...

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SA Online Store To Combat Junk Status

June 13, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA Online Store To Combat Junk Status

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...

Digital retail a double-edged sword

June 12, 2017 • RetailComments Off on Digital retail a double-edged sword

South African retailers have long lagged their counterparts in the U.S. and Europe in terms of embracing new digital channels to improve business operations and marketing. However, they are now moving to catch up amid an increasingly competitive environment...

How to establish a world class business communication system

Mobile Shopping In South Africa

June 9, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile Shopping In South Africa

In 2017, it is estimated, there will be over 16 million active smartphone users in South Africa. This number is expected to grow exponentially over the next five years to reach more than 21 million active users. The rapid rise in mobile phone usage in South...

Spree introduces visual search tech

June 8, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Spree introduces visual search tech

Spree has launched an image search and similar style shopping app features. The online fashion retailer is the first  in Africa to offer innovative technology that identifies clothing or footwear seen in photos and images and finds users something similar in...

CES 2018: Dell recycles e-waste into new computer motherboards

Entertainment the focus with new Dell releases

May 31, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Entertainment the focus with new Dell releases

Yesterday at Computex 2017, Dell revealed two new all-in-ones (AIO) and a new gaming desktop to round out its popular Inspiron PC product line. The new products will be available starting today on Dell.com and worldwide in the coming weeks. Dell’s new...

When, Where and How Much? The Nokia 3310 set to Land in SA

May 30, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on When, Where and How Much? The Nokia 3310 set to Land in SA

It has been announced that the iconic Nokia 3310 will be available, in its revamped form, in South Africa from the 29th of May. The company driving the release of Nokia’s latest range of smartphones, HMD Global, made the announcement while Shaun...

eCommerce automation set shake things up in South Africa

Delivering cashless e-commerce in Africa

May 26, 2017 • Finance, Retail, Top StoriesComments (2)

Jumia has joined forces with Mastercard to drive cash out of the online retail sector and provide a more secure and convenient way for consumers to shop online. Many online purchases are still being paid for with cash at point of delivery. Africa’s online...

Lamborghini goes hi-tech

May 8, 2017 • General, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Lamborghini goes hi-tech

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...

9 ways to spot fake devices

May 8, 2017 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments (2)

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...

Samsung S8 and S8+ released in Nigeria

May 5, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Samsung S8 and S8+ released in Nigeria

The all new Galaxy S8 and S8+, has been launched into the Nigerian market by Samsung Electronics. The Nigerian launch event recently took place at the Renaissance Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. Speaking at the event, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West...

Keep fake products out of Nigeria- advocacy group

May 3, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Keep fake products out of Nigeria- advocacy group

Information Technology and Communication (ICT) investors have been warned by The Transparency Advocacy Initiative against bringing fake products of any nature into Nigeria, according to reports by Vanguard. Local and foreign investors must understand that...

eCommerce automation set shake things up in South Africa

Finance boost for SA eCommerce

May 3, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Finance boost for SA eCommerce

SA’s largest online payment gateway,  PayU, has entered into two collaborations with the aim of allowing South African eCommerce merchants to finance their business and will also allow shoppers to purchase on credit. The partnerships with Lulalend, a...

"Africa cannot operate in isolation" says NetApp's Patrick Maphopha

Hybrid Cloud drives the retailers’ digital transformation

May 2, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, RetailComments Off on Hybrid Cloud drives the retailers’ digital transformation

Cloud-based digital technologies are transforming the retail industry in order to provide customers with more personalized services and a seamless brand experience both online and offline. The retail chains are facing new significant challenges due to the...

The future of customer experience

Partnering for end-to-end, high tech WiFi as a Service

April 28, 2017 • General, RetailComments Off on Partnering for end-to-end, high tech WiFi as a Service

WiFi is no longer just a conduit to connect to the internet. If used properly, it is a connection to the world, and all of the opportunities it holds. As the South African business IT landscape moves away from outdated 20th century tech, the increased focus...

How to keep yourself safe when buying a second hand phone

April 24, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, RetailComments Off on How to keep yourself safe when buying a second hand phone

The giants in mobile phone manufacturing trump themselves every year by releasing better and better hi-tech handsets. In most cases people buy them because they want to keep up with the Joneses and simply must have the latest and greatest. Understandable....