MENU

Posts Tagged ‘e-commerce’

  • South African online retailers to launch new annual event

    South African online retailers to launch new annual event

    July 19, 2019 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African online retailers to launch new annual event

    In line with international trends and following on the success of Black Friday, the Takealot Group has launched the first-of-its-kind shopping event in South Africa. The Ultimate Checkout Sale is the Takealot Group’s beginnings of creating a South...

  • Takealot expands e-commerce offering

    Takealot expands e-commerce offering

    May 9, 2019 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Takealot expands e-commerce offering

    South Africans can now shop for luxury beauty brands online at Takealot.com and Superbalist.com. The online retailers have extended their offering to include Estée Lauder, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Glamglow, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY, Aramis and Lab...

  • Takealot launches nationwide pickup points in South Africa

    Takealot launches nationwide pickup points

    May 6, 2019 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Takealot launches nationwide pickup points

    South Africa’s online retailer takealot.com has launched over 25 collection facilities across the country. Its flagship Takealot Pickup Point at the New Road off-ramp in Midrand spans the N1 highway, the busiest highway in Africa, allowing motorists...

  • New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA

    New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA

    April 24, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA

    Payment approval rates for travel have increased by 8.8% in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), finds a new report from Checkout.com, an international provider of online payment solutions. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the approval rate rose by 5.1%...

  • i-Pay changes to Ozow and offers zero processing fees

    i-Pay changes to Ozow and offers zero processing fees

    April 4, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on i-Pay changes to Ozow and offers zero processing fees

    If you’ve done any kind of online shopping in South Africa, you’re more than likely to be familiar with the name i-Pay. Not only do they make electronic funds transfers (EFTs) smoother and safer, they also singlehandedly saved 2018 Black Friday...

  • NetDragon signs digital education MOU with Russia’s Global Rus Trade

    April 4, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on NetDragon signs digital education MOU with Russia’s Global Rus Trade

    NetDragon, a global leader in building internet communities, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on digital education with the leading Russian B2B-platform for cross-border e-commerce, Global Rus Trade, at the BRICS Business Council Midterm Meeting in...

  • Nigeria's classifieds marketplace boosts presence with OLX deal

    Nigeria’s classifieds marketplace boosts presence with OLX deal

    April 3, 2019 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s classifieds marketplace boosts presence with OLX deal

    Jiji, Nigeria’s classifieds marketplace has reached an agreement with OLX to redirect OLX users in Nigeria to Jiji and to acquire OLX businesses in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The transaction is supported by one of Jiji’s principal investors,...

  • Yodiwo partnership to transform smart retail sector in Africa

    Konga migrates to Intel Retail Accelerator Programme

    March 15, 2019 • Retail, West AfricaComments Off on Konga migrates to Intel Retail Accelerator Programme

    Nigerian e-commerce site, Konga has announced that it has migrated to the Retail Accelerator Program of global technology company Intel, thereby becoming the first e-commerce company in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve the feat. Konga’s elevation to the...

  • Emerging trends in mobile commerce and retail

    Emerging trends in mobile commerce and retail

    February 25, 2019 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Emerging trends in mobile commerce and retail

    As we approach the third month of 2019, some interesting trends are being predicted and already seen, in the retail and online market segment. Considering that December – usually an important sales month – was a tough one for SA retailers, keeping ‘on...

  • Retailers see triple-digit gains

    Retailers see triple-digit gains

    February 24, 2019 • RetailComments Off on Retailers see triple-digit gains

    Thirty-five percent of shoppers feel today’s brands do not care enough about personalising their shopping experiences. However, when retailers do invest in personalisation it pays. This is according to a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study conducted by...

  • Goodwell invests $2 mln in Copia

    February 22, 2019 • East Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Goodwell invests $2 mln in Copia

    Goodwell, the pioneering investment firm whose focus is in fintech, financial inclusion and growth in firms providing essential goods and services has invested $2million into Copia, a Kenyan e-commerce venture. Copia makes it easier for underserved consumers...

  • Yodiwo partnership to transform smart retail sector in Africa

    New vs. Used: Shopping trends on bidorbuy

    February 16, 2019 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on New vs. Used: Shopping trends on bidorbuy

    Shoppers on South African online marketplace bidorbuy.co.za are about five times more likely to buy a second-hand laptop than a new one. “In many cases, it makes sense to buy pre-owned laptops, because they are much cheaper, and often can perform...

  • The impact of Google's move for Africa's Huawei customers

    Huawei gears up for Cloud Africa launch in March 2019

    February 14, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company NewsComments Off on Huawei gears up for Cloud Africa launch in March 2019

    In 2018, Huawei announced plans to launch its first public cloud datacentre in Africa, however there was mention of location nor exact date of the launch. In a recent statement issued by Huawei, the company confirmed the launch to happen in March 2019 and...

  • The future of e-commerce in Africa

    The future of e-commerce in Africa

    February 12, 2019 • RetailComments Off on The future of e-commerce in Africa

    At present, e-business in Africa remains a challenge. It may be better than it ever has been, but the truth is that lower literacy and internet penetration levels continue to limit the growth on the continent. However, this will not remain the status quo for...

  • Fintech’s adoption will continue to revolutionise the postal landscape in 2019

    February 11, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Fintech’s adoption will continue to revolutionise the postal landscape in 2019

    Two years ago, Australia Post entered into a joint venture with a company to offer local businesses a single platform to access e-commerce products and other services. Post office branches in the UK offer customers access to the majority of all UK current...

  • The challenges and future of e-commerce in Africa

    February 8, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on The challenges and future of e-commerce in Africa

    At present, e-business in Africa remains a challenge. It may be better than it ever has been, but the truth is that lower literacy and internet penetration levels continue to limit the growth on the continent. However, this will not remain the status quo for...