Lagos and San Francisco-based payments platform, Paystack, has launched a payment solution for Shopify merchants, opening up the e-commerce market for tens of thousands of Nigerian online retailers. Paystack, the African fintech startup and Y Combinator alumnus, will be important as Shopify looks to connect more online merchants with...
Vodafone Zambia opened its latest retail outlet at the University of Zambia (UNZA) main campus in a move that will see university students easily access the company’s ultra-fast 4G-LTE internet and devices.Speaking during the opening ceremony of the store, Vodafone Zambia CEO Lars Stork said: “Fast and affordable internet...
Visa has partnered with Pan African bank, Ecobank, to roll out mVisa, an innovative mobile payment service, in 33 African markets by year-end. The service will initially launch in the key markets of Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania and signals Visa and Ecobank’s ambitions to successfully enable mVisa across...
Now in its 3rd year running, eCommerce MoneyAfrica 2017, powered by Kinetic, is taking place at the CTICC in Cape Town on the 22-23 February 2017. Event speakers: Manuel Koser, Founding Partner, Silvertree Capital and Chris Folayan, CEO MallForAfrica share insights and tips for fellow eCommerce vendors. A sneak...
Garmin Southern Africa are excited to announce the VIRB Ultra 30, a waterproof action camera with the power to shoot stunning Ultra HD footage at 4K/30fps. Conveniently small and lightweight, the VIRB Ultra 30 is rugged and ready for adventure with purpose-built features for users to tailor and relive...
PayU and Computop have announced a partnership that will provide South African retailers with payment solutions for high growth international markets. Retailers are now able to effectively conduct online and mobile business throughout most of the world via Computop Paygate and PayU’s solution.90 percent of the global population under...
Pargo and Clicks Retailers, announced a partnership that enables online shoppers to collect and return their purchases in Clicks stores throughout the country. Shoppers will be able to buy from online retailers such as Spree, bidorbuy and OneDayOnly and collect their parcels from over 500 Clicks stores. The partnership...
Shoppers can now enjoy a digital checkout service that allows them to pay with their cards online and on any device that is connected to the Internet. Visa announced that over 100 merchants are among the first wave of South African online retailers that have joined Visa Checkout. These...
SnapnSave the South African cash back shopping app, has broken into new territory by giving its users over R1million in cash since its launch just over 1 year ago. SnapnSave, gives shoppers cash back on everyday shopping items, simply for snapping their till slip. By partnering with some of South Africa’s...
Big Apple Buddy, NYC-based shopping concierge, delivers the iPhone 7 from the USA straight to your doorstep ahead of local launchMillions tuned in to the Apple press conference Wednesday for the first glimpse at the highly anticipated next generation of the market dominating iPhone. Hailed as the “most advanced...
According to uAfrica.com, online shopping is still relatively small compared to the UK and the US, with annual sales values of between R6-7 billion, however it is growing at a rate of between 25 and 35% year-on-year – which presents a huge opportunity for retailers. Good Buy Jo, a...
The age of virtual reality is officially here and it is a race towards perfection. Consumers are now engaging with gameplay and simulations in ways once only thought possible in science fiction. Ushered in by the groundbreaking development of the Oculus Rift, the market now boasts a number of...
South African retailer Pick n Pay is launching a new giveaway campaign.For every R150 spent at any Pick n Pay, customers will get a free pack of four collectible Super Animal cards that can be scanned, using Pick n Pay’s free downloadable app, to bring the animal on the...
Kenya’s electronic commerce market is primed for major growth in the next five years as mobile internet performance continues to improve, a proposed national addressing system comes into existence, and people become more comfortable with digital transactions.That’s according to Dr. Rutendo Hwindingwi, divisional director for Sage East and West...
Nigerian consumers are increasingly comfortable with online shopping – both from local retailers and foreign online stores -- and are some of the world’s most prolific users of mobile devices to do this shopping. And forecast say they are going to stay out front when it comes to mobile...
According to a report via Tech Crunch, online retailer eBay has teamed up with MallforAfrica.com to enable US sellers to gain access to Africa's largest consumer markets.According to the report, the partnership will allow the launch of a new eBay Powered by MallforAfrica dedicated platform - which set to go...