For organisations operating in the digital era - in which consumers are always connected, on the go, and looking for quicker and easier ways to get things done - standing out as a leader and innovator is harder than ever. To be a leader in the growing e-commerce sector, however,...
One of the most common pieces of advice we get about avoiding phishing scams is that, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Except this doesn't really apply on Black Friday. For one day a year (23rd November this year), retailers take advantage of consumers' appetite...
Digitally connected consumers are always looking for a bargain, convenience and a seamless experience when buying online. However, while the website may be the doorman for a happy customer experience, the service is only complete once the customer has the goods in hand. Online shopping portals have had to...
The fast pace of digital progress in the financial world has made it easier than ever for people to transact, make purchases, and manage their money online. For most people, speed and convenience are two of the most important benefits that a digital transaction offers, and many businesses invest...
On Black Friday, 24 November 2017, many of the South African eCommerce companies experienced massive spike in traffic on their various websites. Matching this spike, payment services provider, PayU, facilitated an increase of around 8.5 times the transaction volumes from 2016's Black Friday and experienced 0% downtime across all...
The retail sector has arguably been one of the most heavily affected by the global shift toward digital everything. The rise of eCommerce means customers are no longer visiting physical stores the way they did. They now have a literal world of shopping options at their fingertips thanks to...
Founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos has revealed that he will step down from his role in Q3 of this year. He is expected to transition to Executive Chair of the Amazon Board while Andy Jassy will become CEO. "Andy is well known inside the company and has been at...
Information Technology and Communication (ICT) investors have been warned by The Transparency Advocacy Initiative against bringing fake products of any nature into Nigeria, according to reports by Vanguard. Local and foreign investors must understand that they cannot bring below par goods into Nigeria said Mr. Adodo Solomon, Publicity Secretary of...
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...
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 customers. However, this online...
With the buying and selling of cars online continuing to increase due to improved online platforms, PriceCheck, Africa’s largest online product discovery and comparison service, has launched their brand-new car listing platform. Motorists can now start their hunt for the perfect set of wheels on PriceCheck, where a wide...
With the start of lockdown in South Africa now over six months ago, certain behavioural and shopping trends have started to become clear. The extreme regulations necessary in Level 5 significantly contributed to an increased uptake in online shopping, and put eCommerce into the focal point as a viable...
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...
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 relevant deals to South African consumers. Collective online...
eCommerce retailer, Jumia Nigeria , has turned 5-years-old and is celebrating with its customers, employees and partners in the #YouMakeUsJumia campaign. The campaign will give customers the chance to take advantage of Jumia Super Birthday Sale with up to 70% discounts on Jumia.com.ng in July. In addition to the online promotion, the...
South Africa’s data analytics companies have advised that the retail community should adopt artificial intelligence (AI) as a business tool or perish. Dewald Lindeque, business development director at Moyo Business Advisory, a Centurion-based specialist business consultancy and big-data analytics house, said the limited introduction of AI in South Africa had...
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