Pick n Pay has announced that it will use machine learning to automatically personalise discounts for Smart Shoppers - a move that is expected to help more customers save more on their grocery shop. Using this advanced technology, Pick n Pay hopes to give each shopper eight personalised discounts every...
South Africa’s eCommerce industry is booming retailers were forced to take their operations online due to lockdown and safety restrictions. Now, with lockdown restrictions easing, the temptation is to throttle back on online efforts and go back to the ways of old. That would be a big mistake, believes Warrick...
South Africa’s eCommerce industry is booming as a result of retailers who were constrained from operating normally due to lockdown and safety restrictions. Now, with lockdown restrictions easing, the temptation is to throttle back on online efforts and go back to the ways of old. That would be a big...
British classifieds platform popular with South Africans, Gumtree has seen an increase in scams during the country's lockdown with criminals and fraudsters benefiting from scamming people over a distance. Estelle Nagel of Gumtree says that "The pandemic has seen more South Africans sell their items in an attempt to raise...
eCommerce is said to be providing a ray of hope for South Africa's local economy with transactions hitting a record high in May and June. And, while there will be some levelling off, DPO South Africa says the new love affair with digital commerce is unlikely to fade in...
In the digital age, data is a currency all on its own. The retail sector has lagged in leveraging the value of real-time data, due to a number of factors. However, given the current economic climate, they can no longer afford the luxury of remaining in the dark. The...
To help the growth of small businesses in South Africa, Telkom Business has launched Yep! - a digital marketplace where customers can safely and confidently search and purchase from small, trusted businesses - available on Google Play and Apple’s app store. The app is geared toward economic sustainability, creating a...
Researchers from cybersecurity and antivirus experts, Kaspersky, have uncovered a new technique for stealing users’ payment information on online shopping websites - a type of attack known as web skimming. Web skimming is a popular practice used by attackers to steal users’ credit card details from the payment pages of...
All things considered, it’s no surprise that eCommerce has fundamentally changed over the past few months. The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged consumers to switch to online shopping and contactless payment alternatives to abide with social distancing practices and lockdown regulations. Stats released by online payment gateway, PayFast show that Generation...
Massmart, a South African super-retailer and owner of Game stores, says it is expecting its half-year loss to widen at least 50% because of a substantial hit to its sales from the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Majority owned by American retailer Walmart, the company was already struggling as consumer finances have...
A new set of regulations gazetted by the SA government on Thursday shows that movie theatres might be opening again across the country sometime soon. Cinemas are currently closed, not allowed to operate during Level 3 of the national lockdown. For it now it seems that the new government regulations...
The Anti-Counterfeit Authority of Kenya has released findings of the National Baseline Survey on the extent of counterfeit and other forms of illicit trade in the country. According to the study conducted between October 2019 and February 2020, the Government revenue lost in 2018 stood at KES102.99-billion up from KES101.23-billion...
The South African economy is preparing to emerge from the lockdown with nearly 2 million fewer jobs. Thousands of businesses are not expected to survive the chaotic period. Here are 7 prominent companies and businesses that are either close to closure, or are not expected to survive the lockdown and...
If you want to shop for an electronic gadget online then you are probably wondering how to get the best deal. Shopping online is cool but it also has its shortcomings. You can lose cash buying the wrong gadget, or you might even get a faulty one that might...
Small businesses in South Africa were at a low point on 10 April. Under the weight of the COVID-19 burden, many companies were almost at breaking point. Turnover has been down by 92% relative to the period before the lockdown went into effect on 24 March. There are now signs...
Netflix says it will begin to ask customers who have not watched anything on the on-demand video streaming service in a year or more if they wish to maintain their subscription — and will cancel their membership if it does not hear back. The company says it has started to...
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