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  • 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....

  • The top 5 customer experience trends for 2019

    January 9, 2019 • RetailComments Off on The top 5 customer experience trends for 2019

    2018 has indeed been a tough year for South African businesses. Many organisations have faced closing their doors or reinventing themselves in order to remain in business. Now more than ever, companies need to differentiate themselves, and the most viable way...

  • Three ways 3D printing is shaking up retail

    December 28, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Three ways 3D printing is shaking up retail

    With the advent and rapid evolution of 3D printing technology, the nature of retail is changing dramatically. By decentralizing manufacturing and bringing it physically closer to the consumers it serves, 3D printing enables the on-demand production of...

  • New age consumerism and the consumer power-shift

    December 11, 2018 • FinanceComments Off on New age consumerism and the consumer power-shift

    Advances in telecommunication technology have transformed the tools used for marketing and consumerism and ultimately, the way that businesses operate. The Statista 2017 Report indicated that the number of smartphone users in the United States is estimated to...

  • Takealot.com, South Africa's leading online retailer, saw a record number of visitors to its site on Black Friday 2018.

    Takealot experiences record number of visitors this Black Friday

    November 23, 2018 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Takealot experiences record number of visitors this Black Friday

    Takealot.com, South African online retailer, saw a record number of visitors to its site on Black Friday 2018. The annual Takealot Blue Dot Sale went live at 12:01 on Black Friday morning and generated more than R11,5 million worth of transactions in the...

  • Average value per transaction on Black Friday declined compared to last year

    i-Pay saves Black Friday for local retailers

    November 23, 2018 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on i-Pay saves Black Friday for local retailers

    Even though local retailers braced themselves for Black Friday, the onslaught on systems still resulted in all the major payment mechanisms buckling under the pressure. Once again instant EFT payment provider i-Pay has remained completely available and stable...

  • “We need economic growth to stimulate retail sales in Africa” – Grant Morgan

    November 22, 2018 • Features, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on “We need economic growth to stimulate retail sales in Africa” – Grant Morgan

    Black Friday has quickly become a major retail campaign in South Africa, particularly for online stores. Last year, overall sales spiked by almost 2600% on the day. But online retailers in particular encountered major issues with website uptime or payment...

  • Ensure future retail success with DRF2019

    First wave of speakers announced for Digital Retail Forum 2019

    November 22, 2018 • Events, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on First wave of speakers announced for Digital Retail Forum 2019

    Over the course of a decade or so, the retail industry has seen a massive shift towards the adoption of technologies that add value to the evolving customer journey, and the innovation of products and services. Under the theme “Harnessing Digital...

  • 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...

  • How to make sure your Black Friday deliveries are all set

    How to beat the Black Friday delivery blues

    November 21, 2018 • RetailComments Off on How to beat the Black Friday delivery blues

    The biggest challenge on Black Friday isn’t a system crash or a payment failure. It’s the delivery problems that come after the purchases have been made. This year, courier companies are working closely with e-tailers to ensure that delivery expectations...

  • South African online retailers to launch new annual event

    How to shop online safely this Black Friday

    November 16, 2018 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on How to shop online safely this Black Friday

    What to do before, during and after your Black Friday online shopping sprees, to protect yourself and your loved ones from possible hackers and identity theft. Cyberattacks, data breaches and hackers are a constant threat in today’s digital world. At...

  • Defy drives growth with new production centre in South Africa

    DEFY leads communication at the Turkey – Africa II. Economic and Business Forum

    November 15, 2018 • Events, RetailComments Off on DEFY leads communication at the Turkey – Africa II. Economic and Business Forum

    The second annual Turkey – Africa II. Economic and Business Forum was held in October in Istanbul. Hosted by the Ministry of Trade and organized by Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEiK), in collaboration with the African Union (AU), this event...

  • Ensure future retail success with DRF2019

    Why you should attend Digital Retail Forum 2019

    November 13, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on Why you should attend Digital Retail Forum 2019

    Digital Retail Forum is set to take place on 30 January 2019, at the Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa. Under the theme “Harnessing Digital Technology for Next-Level Customer Centred Retailing”, #DigitalRetailForum will draw hundreds of...

  • Jumia pens deal with smartphone maker Xiaomi

    Black Friday campaign launched by Jumia Ghana

    November 11, 2018 • Retail, West AfricaComments Off on Black Friday campaign launched by Jumia Ghana

    Ghana’s leading online retail company on Friday officially announced it’s biggest online sale of the year. Speaking during the press briefing held in Accra, Jumia Ghana’s management shared insights on the upcoming Black Friday sale as well as plans and...

  • Gang Zhou deputy secretary of Shenzhen Outbound Alliance speaks at the ICEE-SA 2018 opening ceremony

    Consumer electronics expo to boost South Africa-China trade

    November 8, 2018 • Finance, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Consumer electronics expo to boost South Africa-China trade

    Economic powerhouse China has been South Africa’s biggest trade partner for the past nine years – and the potential for growth is unbounded. The second annual International Consumer Electronics Expo South Africa (ICEE•SA 2018) will be taking place...

  • Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

    Facebook opens first pop-up stores

    November 8, 2018 • Online & Social, RetailComments Off on Facebook opens first pop-up stores

    A first for social media networking site, Facebook is opening up pop-stores however, only in the United States of America. With Black Friday coming up on, November 23, 2018, Facebook has announced the opening of its first pop-up retail outlets in the USA, in...