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Black Friday tips: Safe shopping starts with awareness

5 tips to consider when shopping online this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

November 9, 2018 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 tips to consider when shopping online this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

It is that time of the year again where consumers are preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. To avoid long queues and the hassle of getting to the shops, more consumers are now opting for online shopping. It is reported that 45 percent of digitally connected consumers in South Africa claim to have bought [&hellip...

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Modern technology can help you drive safer – and save money – this Festive Season

Modern technology can help you drive safer – and save money – this Festive Season

November 8, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Modern technology can help you drive safer – and save money – this Festive Season

For consumers worried about the ever-increasing costs of fuel, installing a telematics solution could assist in decreasing the cost of your insurance premiums. Ever-increasing fuel prices are pushing South Africans to explore every avenue to reduce their...

Gang Zhou deputy secretary of Shenzhen Outbound Alliance speaks at the ICEE-SA 2018 opening ceremony

Consumer electronics expo to boost South Africa-China trade

November 8, 2018 • Finance, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Consumer electronics expo to boost South Africa-China trade

Economic powerhouse China has been South Africa’s biggest trade partner for the past nine years – and the potential for growth is unbounded. The second annual International Consumer Electronics Expo South Africa (ICEE•SA 2018) will be taking place...

Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

Facebook opens first pop-up stores

November 8, 2018 • Online & Social, RetailComments Off on Facebook opens first pop-up stores

A first for social media networking site, Facebook is opening up pop-stores however, only in the United States of America. With Black Friday coming up on, November 23, 2018, Facebook has announced the opening of its first pop-up retail outlets in the USA, in...

Zara arrives in 106 markets thanks to its new global online store

November 8, 2018 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Zara arrives in 106 markets thanks to its new global online store

Zara’s global women’s men’s and kids’ collections will be available online for the first time to customers in Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Ghana,...

Why mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty today

Why mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty today

November 7, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Why mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty today

Achieving long-term brand loyalty has become brutally difficult for South African retailers. Mobile represents an unparalleled opportunity for savvy retailers to reach customers in more personalised, efficient and powerful ways – paving the way for a new...

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

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

November 6, 2018 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on 9 Black Friday and Cyber Monday tips to help e-retailers

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are famous for huge deals and steep discounts. That’s why participating in these days can seem like a big retailer’s game. But what about independent retailers? Can small and medium businesses reap the rewards (and profits)...

Explore the future of retail at Digital Retail Forum 2019

Retail sector braces for Digital Retail Forum 2019 in Johannesburg

November 6, 2018 • Events, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Retail sector braces for Digital Retail Forum 2019 in Johannesburg

African retailers are facing a rapid evolution of technology – and online players like Take-A-Lot in South Africa, Konga in Nigeria and Jumia Kenya have entered the market, which has created huge competition for brick-and-mortar incumbents. The internet...

3 key Instagram blunders retailers should steer clear of

3 key Instagram blunders retailers should steer clear of

November 5, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments Off on 3 key Instagram blunders retailers should steer clear of

Instagram is fast becoming a hugely important sales channel for retailers – as a way to showcase your store and brand, market new products and promotions, and even tap into social selling. If you’re marketing on Instagram, chances are you’re in it...

CGTrader integrates with Shopify to create an innovative shopping experience

CGTrader integrates with Shopify to create an innovative shopping experience

November 2, 2018 • General, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on CGTrader integrates with Shopify to create an innovative shopping experience

  CGTrader, a 3D model marketplaces that offers integration of its technology with the Canadian e-commerce giant Shopify. As part of the integration, CGTrader will help Shopify to create an all new shopping experience using 3D modeling and Augmented...

Gartner says retailers are investing heavily in digital capabilities to meet customer expectations

Retailers investing in digital capabilities to meet customer expectations – Gartner

October 31, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Retailers investing in digital capabilities to meet customer expectations – Gartner

Global retail sector technology spending will grow 3.6 per cent to reach almost $203.6 billion in 2019, with similar growth rates for the next two years, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. Customer expectations and competition are forcing...

Future of Retail: How retailers can survive in an omnichannel world

AI to help retailers navigate the 2018 shopping season

October 25, 2018 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on AI to help retailers navigate the 2018 shopping season

A significant portion of retailers’ annual profits are attributed to the festive shopping season – from Black Friday, to the weekend before Christmas Day – which generally spans over approximately three weeks. This year, however, an extra week...

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Shopping trends from bidorbuy

October 23, 2018 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Shopping trends from bidorbuy

Unsurprisingly, electronics and computers are hands-down the best-selling types of products on South African online marketplace bidorbuy.co.za, followed by watches, fashion, kitchen appliances and smartphones. This is according to a recent survey conducted on...

Reimagining retail

Reimagining retail

October 23, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments Off on Reimagining retail

In the mid to late 90s, the number of internet businesses grew exponentially. Since consumers were getting connected in their millions, this space was ideal for entrepreneurs to create hype around projected profitability. At the height of the boom, it was...

Technology: improving the retail experience in South Africa

Technology: improving the retail experience in South Africa

October 18, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments Off on Technology: improving the retail experience in South Africa

Technology has entrenched itself into virtually every industry, and retail is no different. A recent report from Forrester lists the top four retail tech trends as; personalising the shopping experience, investing in omnichannel, leveraging predictive...

3 key Instagram blunders retailers should steer clear of

4 ideas to help you generate more revenue

October 17, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments Off on 4 ideas to help you generate more revenue

As a retailer, you go into everything that you do for your business with a plan. There are hundreds of things that you have to consider. How is your time best spent? Are there certain things that influence customers to buy more? Will certain strategies be...