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South African Retailer Releases Augmented Reality app

July 11, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African Retailer Releases Augmented Reality app

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 card to life. There are [&hellip...

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E-commerce boom in Kenya offers new opportunities for entrepreneurs

June 29, 2016 • East Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on E-commerce boom in Kenya offers new opportunities for entrepreneurs

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...

Nigeria takes lead with online shopping via mobile devices

June 29, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria takes lead with online shopping via mobile devices

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...

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Nigeria: eBay partners with Mall for Africa

June 28, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: eBay partners with Mall for Africa

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...

Hackers gained access to some 14,000 credit card numbers in Chile and published them on social media, the government said late Wednesday.

Digitally wary South Africans being drawn into e-shopping

June 23, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Digitally wary South Africans being drawn into e-shopping

E-commerce may be taking the world by storm, but South Africans remain wary of shopping online, with only three million making regular use of electronic shopping trollies to meet their daily requirements. But, with online purchases expected to near R10...

Ericsson to showcase best performing networks at AfricaCom 2018

Personal safety to drive wearables market beyond health & fitness

June 9, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Personal safety to drive wearables market beyond health & fitness

According to the latest Ericsson ConsumerLab report, “Wearable technology and the internet of things”, it has been revealed that six in 10 smartphone users state that wearables have uses beyond health and wellness. Devices related to personal safety and...

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Virtual Reality to catalyse next growth explosion for tech industry

May 25, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Virtual Reality to catalyse next growth explosion for tech industry

Virtual reality (VR) is set to start moving into the mainstream of the technology market this year, creating the next wave of growth for the industry and delivering exciting new experiences for end-users. That’s according to Ernst Wittmann, Regional Manager...

How scalable cloud enables African online retail innovation

April 15, 2016 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Renowned for its approach to e-commerce, Konga.com has been noted as one of Nigeria’s most prevalent and prospering online retail stores. Launched in July 2012, their mission is to become the engine of commerce and trade in Africa and supporting this...

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SA online retail to pass 1% of total retail in 2016

April 6, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

For the first time since the dawn of e-commerce in South Africa, online retail in this country will reach 1% of overall retail during 2016. This is the most significant finding of the Online Retail in South Africa 2016 report, released today by World Wide...

Dynamic, flexible IT architecture is essential for online retail

June 11, 2015 • Internet of Things, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Dynamic, flexible IT architecture is essential for online retail

In the retail market, competitiveness has always revolved around differentiation, be this of product, price or service. However, as the world has become more digital and traditional retailers have joined the online retail market in the ecommerce space,...

GTBank, Etisalat Offer New Retail Banking Service

May 27, 2015 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on GTBank, Etisalat Offer New Retail Banking Service

Guaranty Trust Bank plc, a leading financial institution in Africa and Etisalat, a Nigerian telecommunications company have partnered to introduce GTEasySavers, a savings account that is easy to open and easy to save; designed to enable under-banked and...

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Is mCommerce a game changer for African retailers?

January 14, 2015 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Is mCommerce a game changer for African retailers?

New technologies such as cloud computing are revolutionising the way people do business across the globe. In the African market, infrastructure has traditionally proven to be a challenge that has hindered adoption of new technologies. However, mobility is one...

Geospatial data – retailers’ little-known competitive advantage

July 28, 2014 • RetailComments Off on Geospatial data – retailers’ little-known competitive advantage

There’s an old axiom that suggests you should always be aware of your surroundings. It’s good advice that can be applied to every aspect of your life – including your business. Let’s say you have the opportunity to open up a coffee shop in a brand new...

9 Black Friday and Cyber Monday tips to help e-retailers

Egypt: Jumia opens up to retailers

May 29, 2014 • North Africa, RetailComments Off on Egypt: Jumia opens up to retailers

The “Shop-in-shop” concept on JUMIA Egypt provides access to JUMIA’s own nationwide shipping fleet, storage facilities, customer service platforms and offer buyers flexible payment methods. “The opportunity is huge”, said Mattia Perroni, CEO of...

EOH SAP Services expands offering into Retail Market

May 9, 2014 • Company News, RetailComments Off on EOH SAP Services expands offering into Retail Market

The retail industry is a fascinating place to be. Consumer demands are increasing at a higher rate than ever before, cross communication and collaboration has never been so important and it doesn’t stop there. The ability to interact with customers on a...

South Africa’s retailers leading way in enabling mobile payments

December 2, 2013 • RetailComments Off on South Africa’s retailers leading way in enabling mobile payments

Turning our mobile phones into wallets has been a dream for a long time. The phone in your pocket is already an address book, camera, diary, music player, GPS system, notebook, dictaphone, photo album and general factotum – why shouldn’t it also replace...