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Online Shoppers in Sub-Saharan Africa still don’t trust e-commerce sites

December 20, 2016 • East Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Online Shoppers in Sub-Saharan Africa still don’t trust e-commerce sites

A majority of Africans in Sub-Saharan do not trust online shopping sites, this is according to a recent GeoPoll survey conducted in 5 African countries; Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana on online shopping following a Black Friday frenzy seen in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. According to a recent KPMG report, in seven [&hellip...

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PayU launches new service to advance Nigeria's cashless economy

Online shopper – the lessons of 2016

December 20, 2016 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Online shopper – the lessons of 2016

  In a turbulent 2016 for the consumer, it’s the online shopper that may have escaped with the least scars, as the online environment has become more flexible and secure. While the estimated R8.9 billion spent annually online in South Africa may not be...

Zoto tops Google play shopping category list

December 15, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Zoto tops Google play shopping category list

Zoto has announced that it has become the number one app in Google play store in Nigeria for the shopping category. With this new development, Zoto has registered a strong presence in the airtime recharge segment in Africa, which was dependent upon physical...

SA online retailers can avoid the festive slump

December 14, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA online retailers can avoid the festive slump

Despite several well-documented mishaps and site breakdowns, Black Friday and Cyber Monday evoked the online shopping boon that local e-tailers were hoping for. In line with the global retailing frenzy, local brands and businesses enjoyed a massive surge in...

Superbalist adopts new technologies to speed up browsing

Tips for staying safe online during the festive season

December 14, 2016 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Tips for staying safe online during the festive season

As the popularity of online shopping increases, so does the likelihood of falling foul of cybercrooks, not necessarily because they are putting in extra effort during the festive season, but simply because more of us are doing more online shopping at this...

Innovation and consolidation to drive African tech deals

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...

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...

Superbalist adopts new technologies to speed up browsing

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....