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  • E-commerce

    Nigeria: Second-hand e-commerce site revealed

    August 11, 2015 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Second-hand e-commerce site revealed

    Nigeria has seen a new player in the e-commerce space enter the market, Efritin.com. According to the website, it allows those living in Nigeria to sell items ranging from personal, office or household good. Additionally, the website allows individuals to...

  • Mobile money

    Are South Africans ready to give up their wallets?

    July 16, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Are South Africans ready to give up their wallets?

    After years of hype the mobile commerce bandwagon may have just rolled into town. And if projections are anything to go by, the days of the traditional wallet might be numbered. The global mobile wallet market is projected to grow at an annual compounded...

  • Dynamic, flexible IT architecture is essential for online retail

    June 11, 2015 • Internet of Things, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Dynamic, flexible IT architecture is essential for online retail

    In the retail market, competitiveness has always revolved around differentiation, be this of product, price or service. However, as the world has become more digital and traditional retailers have joined the online retail market in the ecommerce space,...

  • Is e-commerce challenging traditional business models in Africa?

    February 27, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Is e-commerce challenging traditional business models in Africa?

    The rise of e-commerce on the African continent is changing the face of the traditional consumer, and brands need to adapt their business models and strategies in order to remain relevant amongst consumers and avoid a drop in market share. African consumers...

  • Startups will dominate e-commerce in 2015

    February 12, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Startups will dominate e-commerce in 2015

    2015 will see many more new e-commerce start-ups along with continued growth and innovation by established niche players, predicts PayGate CEO, Peter Harvey. According to Harvey, “Five years ago we’d load ten start-ups onto our payment gateway for every...

  • online payments

    PayGate set to improve uptake of e­-commerce in SA

    February 3, 2015 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on PayGate set to improve uptake of e­-commerce in SA

    Payment services provider PayGate has revealed PayPartner. According to the company, PayPartner is a support and rewards programme for the growing community of web developers using its services. The reveal was made by PayGate’s general manager for...

  • 2014 The Year E-commerce Grew Up

    December 12, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on 2014 The Year E-commerce Grew Up

    Online shopping hit the mainstream in South Africa during 2014, says e-commerce payment services provider PayGate  – and the growth is set to continue during 2015. “The number of merchants we serve doubled this year, and the vast majority of those...

  • online payments

    The rise of online shopping in Africa

    November 17, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on The rise of online shopping in Africa

    Online transactions make up less than 1% of the overall retail market in South Africa according to Enst & Young. Although this is extremely low when compared with the UK where online shopping constitutes 14% of retail sector purchases, this number is...

  • Microsoft Translator

    Microsoft launches new eCommerce portal at AfricaCom

    November 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft launches new eCommerce portal at AfricaCom

    At AfricaCom 2014, Microsoft 4Afrika and Skrill have revealed their alliance in order to launch a new e-commerce portal. By integrating with mobile network operators (MNOs), the portal enables Africans to use their mobile wallets to buy from global internet...

  • Jumia expects E-commerce boom in Egypt

    September 8, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Jumia expects E-commerce boom in Egypt

    E-commerce models nowadays often take on an American style; however, this is not the case for Egypt. As a start up investing in the Arab world, Jumia Egypt has adopted the values and qualities of e-commerce in the Middle East and Africa. By utilising...

  • South Africa: uAfrica reveals 2014 eCommerce award winners

    September 4, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: uAfrica reveals 2014 eCommerce award winners

    uAfrica.com has revealed the winners of the six award categories highlighting the best in the online retail space at the eCommerce Awards held at the eCommerce Conference 2014. Hosted at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, the purpose of the eCommerce Conference is...

  • uAfrica reveals top 30 SA websites

    September 3, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on uAfrica reveals top 30 SA websites

    The 2014 South African eCommerce Conference will be held on 4 September at the Gallagher Convention Centre. The event has a packed line up of international and local speakers that will be covering topics pertinent to the eCommerce industry and sharing their...

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

    Nigeria embracing e-commerce

    July 28, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria embracing e-commerce

    The Terragon Group Research Report released for the second quarter of 2014, has revealed growth in the state of digital media and users’ online behaviour in Nigeria over the past twelve months. The report, which was compiled after a recent survey from a...

  • Nigeria, Naira

    Nigerian eCommerce operators square off

    January 27, 2014 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian eCommerce operators square off

    In recent developments around the feud between two key eCommerce operators in Nigeria, online retailer Konga.com is reportedly considering legal action against Rocket Internet, over domain ownership. Rocket Internet is the parent company of several ventures...

  • Staying ahead of the curve: Enterprise trends to watch in 2014

    November 27, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Staying ahead of the curve: Enterprise trends to watch in 2014

    It is that time of year again, when the technology seers and trendspotters start pontificating on what they believe will be the transformative or shape-shifting technologies for the year ahead. Bluegrass Digital strives to keep a finger on the proverbial...

  • “e-commerce growth in Nigeria, beautiful to watch” – Konga.com COO

    October 28, 2013 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on “e-commerce growth in Nigeria, beautiful to watch” – Konga.com COO

    In August 2013 the Managing Director of DHL Express South Africa, Hennie Heymans, said that with the implementation of Nigeria’s National Broadband Plan (which will reportedly result in an 80% increase in broadband internet penetration by the end of 2018),...