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Airtel Nigeria in retail partnership with Konga

July 4, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel Nigeria in retail partnership with Konga

Telecoms giant, Airtel Nigeria has partnered with online retail outfit, Konga, to offer consumers on the network a range of data services with the purchase of any blackberry and smartphone device from Konga. The partnership, which focuses on prepaid consumers of data services, offers customers who purchase any data enabled device from Konga, a free Airtel...

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SA’s Retail Motor Industry to launch own telecommunications company

October 25, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, RetailComments Off on SA’s Retail Motor Industry to launch own telecommunications company

South African Retail Motor Industry body, RMI, has joined forces with JSE listed TeleMasters Limited to lead up to what will be SA’s first industry-specific telecommunications company. The RMI represents around 7,500 motor industry members, including car...

Mobile app model takes mobile retail mainstream

July 31, 2012 • RetailComments Off on Mobile app model takes mobile retail mainstream

For more than a decade, mobile retail occupied a very narrow, highly profitable but insignificant niche involving small-ticket items like ringtones and wallpaper. Unstructured and fragmented, the industry doddered around in extended infancy, suffering...

Retail software developer taps into finance market

May 7, 2012 • Enterprise IT, RetailComments (1)

Alacrity Technologies (Pty) Ltd has announced that Argility has bought a majority stake in the privately held company.  Argility is the leading developer and provider of software solutions and integration services to the retail sector in the Southern...

Absa starts NFC trials for retail

December 6, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Absa starts NFC trials for retail

Absa has become the first bank in South Africa to roll out their NFC (near-field communication) trials for mobile phones. The trail will initially start with just 500 users, and should get underway in the middle of December. “Absa is the first institution...

SA might get Microsoft retail store

October 20, 2011 • Gadgets and Gaming, RetailComments Off on SA might get Microsoft retail store

At Microsoft’s Tech-Ed and Partner Summit in Durban, Microsoft’s Customer and Partner Lead Leane Hannigan hinted to the fact that South Africa might be getting a South African Microsoft store. The company has dedicated stores in a number of regions, which...

Using tech to add value to retail banking

February 22, 2011 • RetailComments Off on Using tech to add value to retail banking

With the growing popularity of the Internet, coupled with the fact that the branch is a high cost centre for any bank, an increasing proportion of banking has been migrated over to the online channel in recent years to reduce costs and improve convenience for...

Safaricom taps into retail chains with M-Pesa

October 26, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments (1)

MOBILE telecoms firm, Safaricom, has scored yet another first by signing a partnership deal with local supermarkets that will see it tap into the high turnover retail chains’ business using its money transfer service, M-Pesa. The deal, which will enable...