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Posts Tagged ‘Cyber Monday’

  • 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...

  • Don’t start the New Year in debt

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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)...

  • Don't let fraud naivety sink your digital business

    Five steps for online startups to take advantage of Black Friday

    August 16, 2018 • Security, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Five steps for online startups to take advantage of Black Friday

    According to Google Trends, last year South Africa registered the largest ‘Black Friday’ search interest of any country, even ahead of the US where the retail mega-event was conceived. “South African retailers first began promoting the...

  • It’s a wonderful time of the year…for hackers

    It’s a wonderful time of the year…for hackers

    December 18, 2017 • Retail, SecurityComments Off on It’s a wonderful time of the year…for hackers

    The holiday season is in full swing and once again we can expect to see a surge in cyber attacks targeting retailers and consumers. Research from the National Retail Federation shows that spending during the winter holidays outstrips retail sales during all...

  • E-commerce

    Kenyan retailers ready systems for Cyber Monday

    November 24, 2017 • East Africa, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan retailers ready systems for Cyber Monday

    Considered the unofficial beginning of the December 2017 shopping season, Black Friday is upon us, this will be followed by Cyber Monday. Together, these dates offer major sales opportunities for Kenyan retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar. While sales...

  • How IoT can transform customer experience this festive season

    Shoppers warned of fraud spike during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    November 24, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Shoppers warned of fraud spike during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    South Africans preparing to go shopping over this year’s Black Friday weekend should be aware of the likely spike in fraud over this period. The warning comes from FICO, a data analytics firm that works with a number of South African banks on their decision...

  • How startups can cash-in on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    How startups can cash-in on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    November 22, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on How startups can cash-in on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    Provided that SMEs prepare ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there is an opportunity to leverage off the global hype, where some simple alignment to the theme can result in big benefit without much investment into promotion. In the midst of low consumer...

  • How IoT can transform customer experience this festive season

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday could boost South Africa’s e-Commerce

    November 21, 2017 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Black Friday and Cyber Monday could boost South Africa’s e-Commerce

    As South African consumers and retailers prepare for the shopping spree associated with the international trend of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the real achievement for the country will be the expected improvement in the adoption of e-Commerce. Dr Christoph...

  • Is the African retail market ready for the digital boom?

    Top 7 things you should know about Cyber Monday

    November 20, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 7 things you should know about Cyber Monday

    After Black Friday comes Cyber Monday, a day that has enjoyed just as much hype as the successful Black Friday. It’s a day where retailers offer big savings on technology and gadgets, and consumers are encouraged to shop for these bargains online. Cyber...

  • Simple security steps to stay safe online during the holidays

    November 28, 2016 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Simple security steps to stay safe online during the holidays

    The holiday season is upon us and so is shopping for the perfect gift for friends and family. It is at this time when cyber crime is at a all time peak. It is crucial to be aware of fraudulent accounts and always keep pins safe. After the black Friday frenzy,...