‘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 during Black Friday sales. But in...
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 help keep track of your spending. The great...
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 desktop app that lets consumers discover reward-eligible deals online...
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 connectivity options on alternative technologies. With pre-defined, branded packages available throughout its retail channel, Jola offers households...
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, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Senegal.The agreement involves both online sales and POS payments through...
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 day-to-day management and programming of access cards for guests and personnel. The...
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...
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.While fraud is well documented, chargebacks as a result...
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 Christmas gift...
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 availability a key concern.The end of November has become...
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 forfeit the purchase or be inconvenienced...
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 up for...
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 shopping frenzy.While Black Friday began in the US as...
Takealot.com is preparing for the start of the Christmas shopping season with the launch of their annual Black Friday sale at midnight on Thursday 24th November. Known as the “Blue Dot Sale”, it is Takealot’s biggest sale of the year, as consumers country-wide take to their keyboards to shop...
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...
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, provide some key elements that retailers should be thinking...