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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 insights and tips for fellow eCommerce vendors. A sneak preview of what awaits at Africa’s [&hellip...

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Garmin unveils the VIRB Ultra 30 waterproof camera

October 25, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, 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...

Is the African retail market ready for the digital boom?

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...

Nigeria takes lead with online shopping via mobile devices

June 29, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria takes lead with online shopping via mobile devices

Nigerian consumers are increasingly comfortable with online shopping – both from local retailers and foreign online stores — and are some of the world’s most prolific users of mobile devices to do this shopping. And forecast say they are going to...

Ebay Mall for Africa

Nigeria: eBay partners with Mall for Africa

June 28, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: eBay partners with Mall for Africa

According to a report via Tech Crunch, online retailer eBay has teamed up with MallforAfrica.com to enable US sellers to gain access to Africa’s largest consumer markets. According to the report, the partnership will allow the launch of a new eBay...

Hackers gained access to some 14,000 credit card numbers in Chile and published them on social media, the government said late Wednesday.

Digitally wary South Africans being drawn into e-shopping

June 23, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Digitally wary South Africans being drawn into e-shopping

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...

Ericsson to showcase best performing networks at AfricaCom 2018

Personal safety to drive wearables market beyond health & fitness

June 9, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Personal safety to drive wearables market beyond health & fitness

According to the latest Ericsson ConsumerLab report, “Wearable technology and the internet of things”, it has been revealed that six in 10 smartphone users state that wearables have uses beyond health and wellness. Devices related to personal safety and...

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Virtual Reality to catalyse next growth explosion for tech industry

May 25, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Virtual Reality to catalyse next growth explosion for tech industry

Virtual reality (VR) is set to start moving into the mainstream of the technology market this year, creating the next wave of growth for the industry and delivering exciting new experiences for end-users. That’s according to Ernst Wittmann, Regional Manager...