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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Look to Wi-Fi for Digital Transformation in Retail

    February 20, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Look to Wi-Fi for Digital Transformation in Retail

    CIOs in the retail sector are increasingly looking to location analytics provided by sophisticated Wi-Fi marketing solutions to address digital transformation. This is the view of Wade Gomes, Sales Director of Corr-Serve, a local value-added distributor that...

  • 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 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...

  • IT News Africa: Most Read Articles of the Week

    February 3, 2019 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Most Read Articles of the Week

    January has gone by and has brought us a fascinating range of technology trends and breaking news. This week we look at some of the hottest stories in the world of tech. From new innovations and upcoming smartphones, growing economies to emerging start-ups....

  • Survey reveals Kenya’s customer experience state in 2018

    February 2, 2019 • East Africa, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Survey reveals Kenya’s customer experience state in 2018

    Kenya’s second largest telco Airtel, Equity bank and pay TV service provider DSTV have emerged to be among major brands offering their customers remarkable services and satisfaction. In a recent integrated customer experience company mSurvey has...

  • Over five million enterprises globally are using its ‘Business’ app to connect with their customers

    WhatsApp Business app passes the 5 mln mark globally

    January 25, 2019 • Online & SocialComments Off on WhatsApp Business app passes the 5 mln mark globally

    Over five million enterprises globally are using its ‘Business’ app to connect with their customers within a year of launch, announced WhatsApp on Thursday, 24 January 2019. To mark the one-year anniversary, the company said it’s expanding some of the...

  • Oracle joins DRF2019 as Gold sponsor

    January 21, 2019 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Oracle joins DRF2019 as Gold sponsor

    Internationally acclaimed Cloud solutions provider, Oracle, has been announced as Gold sponsor of Digital Retail Forum 2019, set to take place on 30 January at the Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa. Under the theme “Harnessing Digital...

  • Explore the future of retail at Digital Retail Forum 2019

    January 15, 2019 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Explore the future of retail at Digital Retail Forum 2019

    There is so much more in store for the African retail industry. According to research conducted by PWC, many sub-Saharan African countries have emerged among the world’s fastest-growing economies. This kind of development is due, in part, to a great deal of...

  • Innovative HP retail solutions tailored for SMEs

    Innovative HP retail solutions tailored for SMEs

    January 14, 2019 • RetailComments Off on Innovative HP retail solutions tailored for SMEs

    HP have announced innovative new solutions designed to meet the unique needs of small and medium-sized retailers and hospitality operators. The new HP Engage One Prime expands HP’s portfolio of point-of-sale systems with an all-in-one solution optimized for...

  • The transformation of broadcasting in Africa

    January 12, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on The transformation of broadcasting in Africa

    Television has captured the imagination of audiences since its inception over 75 years ago. But as technology evolved, so have audience needs and expectations. In an era of instant gratification, the television industry in Africa has reached an inflection...

  • Freshworks joins Digital Retail Forum 2019 as sponsor

    January 11, 2019 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Freshworks joins Digital Retail Forum 2019 as sponsor

    International business software company, Freshworks has been announced as a sponsor for the highly anticipated Digital Retail Forum 2019, set to take place on 30 January 2019 at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. Under the theme...

  • 4 key trends that will strategically shape retail in 2019

    January 10, 2019 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on 4 key trends that will strategically shape retail in 2019

    As convenience retail continues to grow as an industry sector, retailers must remain focused on the most significant trends that will see their businesses flourish, and in so doing, strengthen their standing in the ever-competitive retail environment....