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Customer loyalty is key to a retailer's success

What is important for a retailer is repeat business. Attracting your customer back into your store and rewarding them for spending money with you. Customer loyalty ultimately builds a brand...

Issued by Sureswipe 18 hours ago

SA e-commerce startup Pet Heaven sees 120% yearly growth

South African startup Pet Heaven, an online pet food delivery service, has seen 120 per cent growth over the last year on the back of raising funding from Silvertree Internet Holdings...

By Tom Jackson 20 hours ago

Bidding war heats up for $5bn second Amazon HQ

It's the prize of a lifetime - a $5 billion investment creating 50,000 well-paid jobs that everyone wants, but only one US city will get...

19 Oct 2017

Shreenal Ruparelia appointed new MD of Jumia Food

Online food delivery company, Jumia Food, has appointed Shreenal Ruparelia as its new managing director...

18 Oct 2017

Aramex Global Shopper growth mirrors rise in cross-border e-commerce

Cross-border e-commerce is on the rise. An estimated 1.4 million South Africans shopped internationally in 2016, spending an estimated R8.8 billion...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Oct 2017

Nigeria's VoomNow starts exporting local produce

Nigerian assisted shopping startup VoomNow has started exporting local produce to the United States (US), making local food stuffs such as catfish, egusi and noodles available...

By Tom Jackson 13 Oct 2017

The binary art of digital retail sales

We often mention that we live in the digital age, where information flows at faster speeds, is more complex and is more accessible...

By Yudhvir Seetharam 11 Oct 2017

A new distribution landscape: Bringing blockchain to the travel industry

Lufthansa Group has partnered with Winding Tree which has dedicated itself to reorganising travel distribution. With a decentralised B2B marketplace system powering blockchain-based travel booking transactions...

11 Oct 2017

Hotel bookings: Reviews and seamless payment methods take lead as drivers in online purchase

An analysis of the Q3 Customer Behavior and Online Trends released by Jumia Travel, reveals insights into customer shopping habits and forecasts predictions for online hotel bookings...

By Josephine Wawira 9 Oct 2017

Could frictionless commerce take away from the shopping experience?

The reduction of friction in transactions may appear to be adding value, but it could be taking away from the shopping experience, says The Future Laboratory's Trevor Hardy, who's seeing a move towards the reduction of human interaction, from self-service to fridges that buy your groceries for you...

9 Oct 2017

DHL-Mall for Africa partnership gives African products access to global stage

DHL Express and Mall for Africa have extended their partnership to enable African businesses to sell their locally manufactured products to customers in the United States...

6 Oct 2017

10 SEO strategies to help boost your e-commerce sales

It's heading towards that time of the year when all e-commerce website owners tend to adjust their website in efforts to drive more traffic and increase sales...

By Yoray Narainpersad 5 Oct 2017

How to choose the ideal retail payment system for your business

Due to the various options available in the market, choosing the perfect retail payment system could be quite challenging, however, here are six tips to help you make the right choice...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 5 Oct 2017

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International

Some essential things you'll need when starting a restaurant

In the United States, owning a restaurant is a proven business model because many people love to eat out, with a certain proportion of the general public even eating out more often than eating home-cooked meals - either because they dislike cooking or because they have demanding schedules and don't have the time or energy to cook much at home. Moreover, if your cuisine is exceptional, you will be able to ease up on paid marketing efforts after only a short while because your restaurant will attract a high volume of repeat business.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 18 hours ago

#BODJHB: Chris Weylandt on the basics of retail

In the afternoon on day two of the Johannesburg version of Business of Design, Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of Weylandts, the contemporary furniture and décor chain store, explained his tactics to competing or rather leading in the retail game.

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion

PARIS, France - The world's biggest brandy producer Hennessy on Wednesday opened a new plant in southwest France to try to satisfy the seemingly insatiable thirst for its liquor in the US and Asia.

19 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference held in Cape Town last week and Johannesburg this week.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Oct 2017

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