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New app scans items to reveal how environmentally-friendly they are

New app scans items to reveal how environmentally-friendly they are

June 27, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Retail, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on New app scans items to reveal how environmentally-friendly they are

In 2017, married couple, James and Jo Hand, began working on GiKi Enterprise. This came after they realised that buying ethically sourced and sustainable products is an unnecessary hassle.  “We wanted to help people reduce the environmental impact of their food, whilst making it easy to find products that are healthier too,” says Jo. “We...

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Kenyan website launches e-commerce programme for mothers

Kenyan website launches e-commerce programme for mothers

June 26, 2019 • East Africa, Retail, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan website launches e-commerce programme for mothers

MumsVillage, a parenting website for expert advice and online community support in Kenya, announced the launch of the MumsVillageShop. Aimed at becoming a one-stop-shop for mum and baby products MumsVillageShop reflects the changing preferences of consumers...

William Miller (left) and Renaldo de Jager (right), co-founders of auction.co.za

Brick and click concept set to transform the car-buying experience

June 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Brick and click concept set to transform the car-buying experience

E-commerce is experiencing a drastic increase in South Africa, as the number of online shoppers is predicted to reach 25 million in 2021 which is a growth from 18 million in 2017. In the next two years, the average online spend is predicted to be...

Jumia empowers Nigerian women through eCommerce

June 18, 2019 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Jumia empowers Nigerian women through eCommerce

Nigeria’s online shopping platform, Jumia, is attempting to bridge the ever-increasing unemployment gap by empowering young women. The company launched its ‘Women & Youth Empowerment’ pilot programme in Yaba, Lagos on Friday, 14th June...

Superbalist adopts new technologies to speed up browsing

Superbalist adopts new technologies to speed up browsing

May 10, 2019 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Superbalist adopts new technologies to speed up browsing

South Africa’s e-tailer, Superbalist.com, has adopted two new technologies which have accelerated the browsing experience for shoppers and translated into strong business results. One year in, and Accelerated Mobile Apps (AMP) and Progressive Web Apps...

Takealot expands e-commerce offering

Takealot expands e-commerce offering

May 9, 2019 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Takealot expands e-commerce offering

South Africans can now shop for luxury beauty brands online at Takealot.com and Superbalist.com. The online retailers have extended their offering to include Estée Lauder, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Glamglow, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY, Aramis and Lab...

Takealot launches nationwide pickup points in South Africa

Takealot launches nationwide pickup points

May 6, 2019 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Takealot launches nationwide pickup points

South Africa’s online retailer takealot.com has launched over 25 collection facilities across the country. Its flagship Takealot Pickup Point at the New Road off-ramp in Midrand spans the N1 highway, the busiest highway in Africa, allowing motorists...

Nigeria's classifieds marketplace boosts presence with OLX deal

Nigeria’s classifieds marketplace boosts presence with OLX deal

April 3, 2019 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s classifieds marketplace boosts presence with OLX deal

Jiji, Nigeria’s classifieds marketplace has reached an agreement with OLX to redirect OLX users in Nigeria to Jiji and to acquire OLX businesses in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The transaction is supported by one of Jiji’s principal investors,...

Yodiwo partnership to transform smart retail sector in Africa

Yodiwo partnership to transform smart retail sector in Africa

April 3, 2019 • Internet of Things, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Yodiwo partnership to transform smart retail sector in Africa

  Yodiwo South Africa has formed a partnership with Cold Tech Marketing which will transform the retail sector in South Africa with intelligent IoT platform capabilities, analytics, and machine learning algorithms at a price point versus response time...

How augmented reality and virtual reality will transform retail experience

How AR and VR will transform the retail experience

April 2, 2019 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on How AR and VR will transform the retail experience

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have the potential to shake up the customer experience by individualising retailers’ offers and enabling customers to visualise products in different settings. By 2020, 100 million consumers will shop in...

2018 best ideas for profitable dropshipping product niches

2018 best ideas for profitable dropshipping product niches

March 25, 2019 • Retail, SponsoredComments Off on 2018 best ideas for profitable dropshipping product niches

Having a well-settled dropshipping store with well-placed ads and perfectly managed SEO thoroughly is just like a dream come true for almost all of the dropshipping business lovers. It needs a lot of hard work and dedication to build up the successful empire...

Yodiwo partnership to transform smart retail sector in Africa

Konga migrates to Intel Retail Accelerator Programme

March 15, 2019 • Retail, West AfricaComments Off on Konga migrates to Intel Retail Accelerator Programme

Nigerian e-commerce site, Konga has announced that it has migrated to the Retail Accelerator Program of global technology company Intel, thereby becoming the first e-commerce company in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve the feat. Konga’s elevation to the...

Study reveals that youth benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa

February 28, 2019 • Education, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Study reveals that youth benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa

A recent study by Master Foundation in partnership with BFA has revealed that 80 million young people will benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa by 2030. These findings indicate that the digital commerce sector has the potential of disrupting...

WFA has announced a new leadership team

2019 Mastercard Digital Payments study highlights payment trends

February 26, 2019 • Finance, RetailComments Off on 2019 Mastercard Digital Payments study highlights payment trends

More than ever, people are living an increasingly digital – and mobile – life and they expect their ability to pay for their needs and wants to match that same “always on” mindset, according to social media conversations identified in the 2019 edition...

Emerging trends in mobile commerce and retail

Emerging trends in mobile commerce and retail

February 25, 2019 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Emerging trends in mobile commerce and retail

As we approach the third month of 2019, some interesting trends are being predicted and already seen, in the retail and online market segment. Considering that December – usually an important sales month – was a tough one for SA retailers, keeping ‘on...

Retailers see triple-digit gains

Retailers see triple-digit gains

February 24, 2019 • RetailComments Off on Retailers see triple-digit gains

Thirty-five percent of shoppers feel today’s brands do not care enough about personalising their shopping experiences. However, when retailers do invest in personalisation it pays. This is according to a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study conducted by...