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Is Game Starting to Bounce Back After a Dismal Few Years?

South African retailer, the Massmart-owned Game, says that it is starting to bounce back after a few years of slumping sales and a massive decrease in foot traffic brought about by a variety of factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic. In...

What Did SA Shoppers Splurge the Most On This Black Friday?

Following a record-breaking Black Friday weekend in 2020, this year’s total online transaction volumes increased by a further 34% – as well as a 30% increase in total purchase values overall – highlighting a long-term shift in consumer behaviour...

Why SA Consumers Are Worried About Empty Shelves This Festive Season

With the festive season fast approaching, South Africans and consumers worldwide may find fewer gift options available on store shelves due to product shortages and delays resulting from the pandemic-related closure of ports and factories. According to a new global...

SA’s E-Commerce Surge to Benefit Small, Indie Retailers the Most

South African consumers are heading online in greater numbers as the e-commerce shopping experience increasingly offers more choice and convenience than can be found at traditional big-brand, brick-and-mortar retailers, says Mike Farquharson, MD of online courier aggregator Rush. Statista market...

Gen-Z is SA’s Fastest Growing Group of Online Shoppers at 218%

By harnessing the power of social media, Gen Z is driving a new wave of the e-commerce boom in South Africa. Apps including Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, which tailor content to the user’s interests and behaviour, have allowed this new...

Bridging the Gap: how retailers can increase agility and operational efficiency in a rapidly changing industry

Retailers have always been at the forefront of each new wave of digital advancement, in an effort to accommodate the increase in both the number of customers and the ensuing volume of products and transactions. Their own digital transformation...

PayPal: South Africans will spend over $2.9 billion online this year

South Africans will spend over R45 billion ($2.9 billion) online this year, with over 60% making a purchase from an overseas retailer PayPal and Ipsos today released their fourth annual cross-border eCommerce report. Interviews were conducted earlier this year. Understanding...
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