Retail Trends 2016

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Can technology-enabled collaborative consumption drive prosperity in Africa?

The last few years has seen a substantial rise in wealth accumulation in the global commerce. Oxfam indicates that by 2016, the wealthiest 1% of the world population, will own more than 50%...

By Ntando Kubheka 3 Feb 2016 08:42

Finding new revenue streams for your telecomms retail store

What does a grocer, landscaper, bookseller and telecommunications business have in common? Staying profitable in an extremely tight economy and offering customers something...

Issued by Mortimer Harvey 28 Jan 2016 10:41

Live stream to both your digital signage in-store and your website

During the 18 years of doing online business I realised that video can become life changing to companies and brands in 2016. We all know how powerful TV advertising is...

By Gordon Barker 5 Jan 2016 09:59

'Tis the season to go the extra mile for your customers

With only a couple of weeks to go until Christmas, shoppers are starting to feel a bit stressed by the insane nightmare of mass advertising, crowded shopping malls, overstretched banks, and businesses that never seem prepared enough...

By Aki Kalliatakis 16 Dec 2015 08:50

Exclusive Books decides to add food to the mix

It's a social experiment and a commercial adventure, an 'experiventure'," says, Exclusive Books CEO Benjamin Trisk of the bookseller's new store in Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg...

By Sue Blaine 11 Dec 2015 06:55

Nedbank launches mobile digital payment solution

Nedbank has launched a customisable 'order ahead' solution that will enable merchants to provide fully integrated digital payment solutions to their customers...

9 Dec 2015 09:48

Optimise your service levels this festive season, DHL executive advises retailers

The e-commerce shopping experience is increasingly becoming a popular option for consumers during the festive season. Retailers therefore need to pay careful attention to their supply chains during this period, as operations and delivery are the key to client satisfaction, maximising brand exposure and increasing revenue...

1 Dec 2015 08:10

Always On during Black Friday

South Africans are excepted to visit retail stores and online shopping sites to grab the best shopping deals on Black Friday. This year will be an even bigger one for local e-tailing stores...

27 Nov 2015 13:44

Top five reasons why everything is moving to the cloud

The Cloud is neither a fuzzy nor a fluffy concept, despite its soft-edged depiction on network diagrams. From server infrastructure to applications to development platforms...

By Sacha Matulovich 12 Nov 2015 08:06

Achieving a consistent global customer experience

Today's businesses can interact with their customers across multiple channels, providing more opportunities than ever to meet customer demands. To ensure this remains an advantage, companies must ensure that all customer experiences are consistent globally and locally relevant...

By Stuart Innell 12 Nov 2015 11:19

New card payments startup give SMEs the tools they need to thrive

After a successful beta programme, Yoco has announced the launch of its integrated card payment and point-of-sale solution for small and medium-sized businesses...

9 Nov 2015 10:34

Customer expectations driving the future of payments

From the way we communicate and manage our health to how we pay for things, innovative technologies impact almost every aspect of our life...

By Mark Elliott 6 Nov 2015 16:30

[Retail Congress Africa] The government can do more to enable growth in the retail sector

South Africa's diverse and competitive retail sector is a key driver of economic growth with an average GDP contribution of 13%. It is also one of the biggest employers at roughly 23% of the labour force, behind only the public and the mining sectors...

27 Oct 2015 11:30

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