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Standard Bank acquires Firepay, the team behind SnapScan

December 12, 2016 • Finance, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Standard Bank acquires Firepay, the team behind SnapScan

Standard Bank has acquired a majority stake in Firepay – the team behind mobile payments product, SnapScan. Firepay was formed in 2013 to apply new mobile payments technology to build innovative products. In 2014 Firepay, in partnership with Standard Bank, launched SnapScan to allow customers to pay for goods and services using only their mobile...

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Lenovo opens first ever brand retail store in Nigeria

December 8, 2016 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Lenovo opens first ever brand retail store in Nigeria

According to a report by The Guardian, Lenovo Nigeria and Slot Systems have partnered to operate the first ever brand retail store in Nigeria. The store is set to be located at the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos and will cater for Lenovo laptops, desktops,...

South African Hyperli launches new online deal marketplace

December 7, 2016 • Finance, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (4)

Fast on the heels of Groupon’s exit from the South African market, newly formed Hyperli is set to take the online daily deal marketplace by storm. Hyperli has honed its offering and has launched a newly curated online marketplace focused on delivering...

Is the African retail market ready for the digital boom?

Retailers, be vigilant! Card- and cybercrime threat trends for the holiday season

December 5, 2016 • Retail, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Retailers, be vigilant! Card- and cybercrime threat trends for the holiday season

‘Tis the season to be joyful, for family and gifts, fun and relaxation. Consumers are eager to spend and retailers are keen for the windfall of the holidays. This annual event does sometimes produce spectacles worthy of parody, such as the insane crowds...

South Africa’s app developers have upped their game

Keep track of your spending and save this festive season

December 2, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments (2)

It’s that time of the year again. Whether you are buying gifts for loved ones, travelling, or just treating yourself to something special, make sure you don’t find yourself feeling the blues in January. ALCATEL recommends the following Android apps to...

E-commerce

CashBag desktop app promises a rewarding shopping experience

December 2, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on CashBag desktop app promises a rewarding shopping experience

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...

iWayAfrica introduces Jola, a retail satellite service

December 2, 2016 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on iWayAfrica introduces Jola, a retail satellite service

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...

Societe Generale partners with American Express in Africa

December 1, 2016 • Finance, North Africa, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Societe Generale partners with American Express in Africa

Societe Generale (SocieteGenerale.com) announces that it has signed a merchant acquiring partnership with American Express (AmericanExpress.com) in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa where the Bank operates. These countries include Benin, Burkina Faso,...

dorma + kaba Checkin a hospitality industry access control

November 29, 2016 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on dorma + kaba Checkin a hospitality industry access control

Data Systems (AWM360) has announced the availability of dorma + kaba CheckIn, a highly secure access control solution designed for operators within the growing hospitality industry. dorma + kaba CheckIn is a user-friendly and efficient software for the...

Simple security steps to stay safe online during the holidays

November 28, 2016 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Simple security steps to stay safe online during the holidays

The holiday season is upon us and so is shopping for the perfect gift for friends and family. It is at this time when cyber crime is at a all time peak. It is crucial to be aware of fraudulent accounts and always keep pins safe. After the black Friday frenzy,...

Finding solutions to the growing chargeback challenge

November 28, 2016 • Finance, Retail, SecurityComments Off on Finding solutions to the growing chargeback challenge

Increasing sophistication in card fraud is reason for concern. Not only for banks, but most especially for online merchants, who are at risk of losing their ability to trade should they be implicated in repeat fraud attempts and excessive customer disputes....

9 Black Friday and Cyber Monday tips to help e-retailers

Social Media reacts to #BlackFriday

November 25, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

As many flock to the stores to get their hands on the latest gadgets some have been up from the early hours of the morning seeking great deals. Black Friday began in the USA and traditionally starts the day after Thanksgiving. It marks the beginning of the...

PoPI requires effective data management structures

Availability critical to profitability over Black Friday, Cyber Monday weekend

November 25, 2016 • RetailComments Off on Availability critical to profitability over Black Friday, Cyber Monday weekend

The increasing popularity of Black Friday and Cyber Monday in South Africa is seeing retailers gearing up for what is expected to be a bumper sales weekend. However the influx of visitors to e-tailers places websites under increased pressure, making...

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Opinion: Going cashless – the future of transacting

November 25, 2016 • Finance, RetailComments Off on Opinion: Going cashless – the future of transacting

News agency Bloomberg recently reported that, “The Bank of Korea is planning for a cashless society by 2020”. Sweden too is planning to go cashless in the next five years. Often we attend events where cash transactions are limited and we have to either...

MTN appoints new executives

South Africa: MTN offers airtime and data jackpot on Black Friday

November 25, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: MTN offers airtime and data jackpot on Black Friday

New and existing MTN subscribers are in for an airtime and data bonanza when they either purchase a 3G, LTE device, or sign up or upgrade for a 24 months MTN contract on Black Friday, on 25 November. Customers who upgrade to specified MTN tariff plans or sign...

Future of Retail: How retailers can survive in an omnichannel world

Don’t let Black Friday darken your e-commerce capabilities

November 24, 2016 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Don’t let Black Friday darken your e-commerce capabilities

Black Friday, the annual retail shopping bonanza, falls on Friday, November 25 this year, followed by Cyber Monday on the 28th. The question all e-commerce retailers need to ask themselves is whether their websites are resilient enough to withstand the...