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Black Friday: The increase of financial phishing during festive season

November 17, 2016 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Black Friday: The increase of financial phishing during festive season

The number of financial phishing attacks is expected to rise during the Holiday season which starts unofficially on so-called Black Friday and continues through Cyber Monday and Christmas. Retrospective research by Kaspersky Lab specialists shows that, over the last few years, the holiday period was marked by an increase in phishing and other types of...

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How SA’s online retailers can cash in on Black Friday fever

November 16, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on How SA’s online retailers can cash in on Black Friday fever

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,...

Nigeria: Paystack introduces online payment for Shopify merchants

November 15, 2016 • Finance, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Paystack introduces online payment for Shopify merchants

Lagos and San Francisco-based payments platform, Paystack, has launched a payment solution for Shopify merchants, opening up the e-commerce market for tens of thousands of Nigerian online retailers. Paystack, the African fintech startup and Y Combinator...

Vodafone Zambia champions youth empowerment by bridging digital divide

November 14, 2016 • Education, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone Zambia champions youth empowerment by bridging digital divide

Vodafone Zambia opened its latest retail outlet at the University of Zambia (UNZA) main campus in a move that will see university students easily access the company’s ultra-fast 4G-LTE internet and devices. Speaking during the opening ceremony of the store,...

Ecobank announces winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

Visa and Ecobank to bring low cost digital payments across Africa

November 11, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa and Ecobank to bring low cost digital payments across Africa

Visa has partnered with Pan African bank, Ecobank, to roll out mVisa, an innovative mobile payment service, in 33 African markets by year-end. The service will initially launch in the key markets of Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania and signals Visa and...

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

What does 2017 hold for eCommerce in Africa?

November 2, 2016 • Events, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on What does 2017 hold for eCommerce in Africa?

Now in its 3rd year running, eCommerce MoneyAfrica 2017, powered by Kinetic, is taking place at the CTICC in Cape Town on the 22-23 February 2017. Event speakers: Manuel Koser, Founding Partner, Silvertree Capital and Chris Folayan, CEO MallForAfrica share...

Garmin unveils the VIRB Ultra 30 waterproof camera

October 25, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Garmin unveils the VIRB Ultra 30 waterproof camera

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...

Computop, PayU ink retail partnership

October 14, 2016 • Finance, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Computop, PayU ink retail partnership

PayU and Computop have announced a partnership that will provide South African retailers with payment solutions for high growth international markets. Retailers are now able to effectively conduct online and mobile business throughout most of the world via...

Clicks stores offers return, collect services for Pargo

September 28, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Clicks stores offers return, collect services for Pargo

Pargo and Clicks Retailers, announced a partnership that enables online shoppers to collect and return their purchases in Clicks stores throughout the country. Shoppers will be able to buy from online retailers such as Spree, bidorbuy and OneDayOnly and...

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Visa Checkout hits South Africa

September 21, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa Checkout hits South Africa

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...

Big news for SnapnSave users

September 16, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Big news for SnapnSave users

SnapnSave the South African cash back shopping app, has broken into new territory by giving its users over R1million in cash since its launch just over 1 year ago. SnapnSave, gives shoppers cash back on everyday shopping items, simply for snapping their till...

How to Buy the iPhone 7 before it Officially Launches in South Africa

September 13, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on How to Buy the iPhone 7 before it Officially Launches in South Africa

Big Apple Buddy, NYC-based shopping concierge, delivers the iPhone 7 from the USA straight to your doorstep ahead of local launch Millions tuned in to the Apple press conference Wednesday for the first glimpse at the highly anticipated next generation of the...

South Africa: New startup plugs into e-commerce boom

September 7, 2016 • Retail, StartupsComments Off on South Africa: New startup plugs into e-commerce boom

According to uAfrica.com, online shopping is still relatively small compared to the UK and the US, with annual sales values of between R6-7 billion, however it is growing at a rate of between 25 and 35% year-on-year – which presents a huge opportunity for...

How to get HoloLens in South Africa

September 7, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on How to get HoloLens in South Africa

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,...

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

South African Retailer Releases Augmented Reality app

July 11, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African Retailer Releases Augmented Reality app

South African retailer Pick n Pay is launching a new giveaway campaign. For every R150 spent at any Pick n Pay, customers will get a free pack of four collectible Super Animal cards that can be scanned, using Pick n Pay’s free downloadable app, to bring the...

Kenya

E-commerce boom in Kenya offers new opportunities for entrepreneurs

June 29, 2016 • East Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on E-commerce boom in Kenya offers new opportunities for entrepreneurs

Kenya’s electronic commerce market is primed for major growth in the next five years as mobile internet performance continues to improve, a proposed national addressing system comes into existence, and people become more comfortable with digital...