A hybrid mix of connectivity-enabled technology, integrated into real physical environments to enhance shopping and buying experiences, is expected to be a common element of everyday life in 2030 by the vast majority of current early adopters. The prediction is among the findings in the latest Ericsson Ten Hot...
“With the Bureau of Market Research forecasting that South African retailers will generate close to R130 billion in sales over the festive season, this peak trading period is crucial to boost sales and profit margins”, says Steven Heilbron, CEO of Capital Connect. “Yet with a new wave of COVID-19...
This holiday season checking off that gift list will look a little different than in past years. Many shoppers are planning to rely on e-commerce for a significant amount of their holiday shopping. Digital gift card sales are also likely to increase. However, given the spike in digital activity predicted over the...
Micros South Africa, a leading hospitality and restaurant industry solutions provider has equipped the first two restaurants in the country with its new smart drive-thru point of sale solutions for fast-food outlets. The system goes live at the newly launched Pedros Flame Grilled Chicken outlet in Inanda, Kwa-Zulu Natal, along...
TFG, through its Labs division, has acquired digital shopping platform and last-mile delivery provider Quench. This latest acquisition forms part of TFGLabs’ ambition into becoming one of South Africa’s next e-commerce powerhouses. “With this acquisition we gain access to fast, reliable delivery across South Africa, whilst achieving superior delivery unit...
Over the last two years, the retail landscape has changed immeasurably. Behaviours and technologies that seemed like they were a decade away from coming to fruition are now normal. Even as a combination of vaccines and new treatments signal a clear path out of the pandemic, it’s unlikely that...
Following a record-breaking Black Friday weekend in 2020, this year’s total online transaction volumes increased by a further 34% – as well as a 30% increase in total purchase values overall – highlighting a long-term shift in consumer behaviour as a result of the pandemic. This is according to data...
“Gucci bags 80% off!” screams the email that lands in your inbox on Black Friday. It seems like an impossibly large discount, but you open the email anyway - just to check if it seems legitimate. And it does – it’s professionally compiled, there are no spelling errors, and...
Today, Telkom announced its Black Friday Monate deals, which include smartphones, laptops and show-stopping savings on data packages. Some of the deals include up to 150GB of free data with a smartphone purchase. The semi-private telecom says that this Black Friday, it wants to ensure that "everyone can afford to...
With the festive season fast approaching, South Africans and consumers worldwide may find fewer gift options available on store shelves due to product shortages and delays resulting from the pandemic-related closure of ports and factories. According to a new global Oracle retail consumer research study, more shoppers are concerned that...
South African retailers are expected to ring up around $724-million (R11.3 billion) in additional sales over the period of November as consumers splash out on Black Friday deals, with general dealers expected to capture a 55% ($398-million) share of the value. That’s according to new research conducted by the Bureau...
Pick n Pay has launched its early online-only Black Friday deals and this year customers across South Africa can have these exclusive online deals delivered to their door as early as the same day. These exclusive online deals will run from 12 – 17 November 2021 and some of the...
Black Friday is the retail holiday in many countries across the globe. The phenomenon was popularised in the US as a means for retailers to sell enormous quantities of stock at lower prices, and it has proven to be a successful event year after year. In South Africa, the Black...
Black Friday is the retail holiday in many countries across the globe. The phenomenon was popularised in the US as a means for retailers to sell enormous quantities of stock at lower prices, and it has proven to be a successful event year after year. In South Africa, the Black...
In June, Visa reported that the top market contributors for e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the last three years were South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya with Ghana also showing growth having replaced Kenya in the top three contributors in 2020. “The three leading markets in SSA are starting to...
KFC South Africa has launched its very own in-house delivery service – KFC Delivery PLUS, enabling consumers to place their orders via the KFC mobile app or website. To get the service off to a running start, KFC is also offering free delivery until the end of the year. People...
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