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  • Don't let fraud naivety sink your digital business

    Don’t let fraud naivety sink your digital business

    December 22, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Don’t let fraud naivety sink your digital business

    The success of the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is testament to the opportunity offered by digital commerce. But local entrepreneurs should not underestimate the threat of online fraud, which has the potential to ruin an unsuspecting business....

  • Alternative payment solutions vital for economic inclusion

    Alternative payment solutions vital for economic inclusion

    December 11, 2018 • FinanceComments Off on Alternative payment solutions vital for economic inclusion

    Despite there being more than 19 million online shoppers in South Africa, the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday stampedes at retail outlets have once again shown the importance of providing people with alternative digital payment options. The chaos at...

  • South African online retailers to launch new annual event

    South African smaller merchants are cashing in online

    December 6, 2018 • RetailComments Off on South African smaller merchants are cashing in online

    Despite the lackluster macro-economic indicators, South African tenacity showed itself once again as retailers – especially smaller stores – cashed in on the online space over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend says Payment Service Provider, DPO...

  • Visa, Branch collaborate to expand financial access across Sub-Saharan Africa

    BankservAfrica reveals Black Friday card sales

    December 6, 2018 • Finance, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on BankservAfrica reveals Black Friday card sales

    According to BankservAfrica, Debit and credit card transactions reached 4.8 million during this year’s Black Friday. This represents a 4% year-on-year growth on 2017’s 4.7 million. BankservAfrica’s figures, which covers all in-store card transactions...

  • Takealot.com, South Africa's leading online retailer, saw a record number of visitors to its site on Black Friday 2018.

    Takealot experiences record number of visitors this Black Friday

    November 23, 2018 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Takealot experiences record number of visitors this Black Friday

    Takealot.com, South African online retailer, saw a record number of visitors to its site on Black Friday 2018. The annual Takealot Blue Dot Sale went live at 12:01 on Black Friday morning and generated more than R11,5 million worth of transactions in the...

  • Average value per transaction on Black Friday declined compared to last year

    i-Pay saves Black Friday for local retailers

    November 23, 2018 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on i-Pay saves Black Friday for local retailers

    Even though local retailers braced themselves for Black Friday, the onslaught on systems still resulted in all the major payment mechanisms buckling under the pressure. Once again instant EFT payment provider i-Pay has remained completely available and stable...

  • The impact of hyper-availability on e-tailing

    The impact of hyper-availability on e-tailing

    November 23, 2018 • RetailComments Off on The impact of hyper-availability on e-tailing

    South African e-tailers are experiencing a surge in customers thanks to the convenience and pervasiveness of mobile devices supporting online shopping apps. With people expecting a seamless customer experience between an app, online store, and fulfilment of...

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    Black Friday tips for mobile shoppers

    November 23, 2018 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Black Friday tips for mobile shoppers

    It’s November! The season for crazy looking ‘Mo’s’ and pre-festive season shopping deals. Of particular interest is Black Friday, the fourth Friday in the month when retailers offer consumers bargain deals. This is something that is gaining more and...

  • “We need economic growth to stimulate retail sales in Africa” – Grant Morgan

    November 22, 2018 • Features, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on “We need economic growth to stimulate retail sales in Africa” – Grant Morgan

    Black Friday has quickly become a major retail campaign in South Africa, particularly for online stores. Last year, overall sales spiked by almost 2600% on the day. But online retailers in particular encountered major issues with website uptime or payment...

  • Bots can skew your analytics… Is your data lying

    Beware cyber scammers as you prepare to shop before and after Black Friday

    November 22, 2018 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on Beware cyber scammers as you prepare to shop before and after Black Friday

    With ‘Black Friday’ just around the corner, this year on 23 November, South Africans are preparing once again to embrace and make this popular American shopping day their own, where retailers offer massive discounts for both online as well as...

  • Beware of cyber scammers as you prepare to shop this Black Friday

    Beware of cyber scammers as you prepare to shop this Black Friday

    November 22, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Beware of cyber scammers as you prepare to shop this Black Friday

    With ‘Black Friday’ just around the corner, this year on 23 November, South Africans are preparing once again to embrace and make this popular American shopping day their own, where retailers offer massive discounts for both online as well as...

  • Emerging trends in mobile commerce and retail

    Black Friday to boost local e-Commerce

    November 22, 2018 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Black Friday to boost local e-Commerce

    South Africa’s e-Commerce will get a major boost on Black Friday and Cyber Monday as consumers are increasingly becoming aware of the convenience of online shopping to avoid the long queues, says FNB. Last year, FNB processed an average of over 800 000 card...

  • How banks can improve payment chaos this Black Friday

    How banks can improve payment chaos this Black Friday

    November 21, 2018 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on How banks can improve payment chaos this Black Friday

    During Black Friday 2017, Standard Bank’s transaction volumes on its credit and debit cards spiked more than 100% compared to the same event the previous year. In 2016, Absa said its total customer issuing spend for the Black Friday weekend was just over...

  • Simple tips to protect yourself this Black Friday

    Simple tips to protect yourself this Black Friday

    November 21, 2018 • Online & Social, SecurityComments Off on Simple tips to protect yourself this Black Friday

    Black Friday is the biggest shopping day on the calendar, with a growing list of retailers offering greatly reduced prices on a range of products. As these great deals start to hit our TV screens, inboxes, and social media screens, Namola, the free mobile...

  • Simple tips to protect yourself this Black Friday

    How retailers and consumers can prevent cyber fraud this Black Friday

    November 21, 2018 • Retail, SecurityComments Off on How retailers and consumers can prevent cyber fraud this Black Friday

    With Black Friday fast approaching, and a lot of retailers are preparing for an influx of sales and consumer traffic across all points of purchase – apps, online and in-store. This high volume of purchases puts most retailers and consumers at risk for a...

  • How to make sure your Black Friday deliveries are all set

    How to beat the Black Friday delivery blues

    November 21, 2018 • RetailComments Off on How to beat the Black Friday delivery blues

    The biggest challenge on Black Friday isn’t a system crash or a payment failure. It’s the delivery problems that come after the purchases have been made. This year, courier companies are working closely with e-tailers to ensure that delivery expectations...