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Embracing smartphone shopping

Smartphones: the first thing you look at in the morning and the last thing at night. The love affair between our smartphone and us knows no bounds, yet brands have been slow to capitalise on this relationship...

By Marion Marais 22 Sep 2015 12:00

[Beyond Retail 2015] Reinventing the business model

The focus of the fifth consecutive UCS Solutions' Beyond Retail event was on reinventing retail and how business models need to harness the innovation the industry demands...

16 Sep 2015 13:00

Amazon recruits 'on demand' delivery workers

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon began advertising its plan Tuesday to recruit on-demand delivery workers, in a move that challenges startups in the sizzling sector...

30 Sep 2015 09:10

Edelstein sold on Daddy's Deals

News spread quickly that Daddy's Deals' CEO was up for grabs and in just a couple of hours, five coffee dates were snapped up by consumers eager to get some first-hand advice from a top South African entrepreneur...

22 Sep 2015 08:30

Five simple ways content can help you convert visitors to customers

There are lots of online shopping platforms propping up by the day. But the challenge that remains for all of them is to convert the online visitors to actual buyers. The true secret is that often the most important things are behind the curtains...

By Jonha Richman 18 Sep 2015 13:45

mPos still to reach its full potential

In terms of mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) adoption it is a conservative market, but so far mPOS growth in South Africa has been impressive. It's estimated that there are 10,000...

18 Sep 2015 10:25

Youngsters take to 'clicks and mortar'

More than 80% of South Africans between the ages of 16 and 24 are transacting online...

17 Sep 2015 13:40

E-Escrow solves the online shopping conundrum, says MD

Although highly convenient, when buying or selling goods there is a disparity in the order of who acts first. Does the seller wait to receive funds from the buyer before shipping the goods or does the buyer ask for the goods before making payment?

17 Sep 2015 12:45

Young professionals lead the way as they take their spending online

Over 80% of South Africans between the ages of 16 and 24 are transacting online, according to online survey, "SA Shopper Survey 2015", conducted in June this year by WhyFive and Student Brands...

Issued by Student Brands 17 Sep 2015 10:57 announces the winners at the 10th annual E-commerce Awards

It was a night of glitz and glamour in Rivonia, where the who's who and the up-and-coming entrepreneurs of the e-commerce industry celebrated the 10th year of the prestigious South African E-commerce Awards...

Issued by E-commerce Awards 17 Sep 2015 10:12

E-commerce, the commerce channel of the future

As globalisation continues to promote an electronically focused world, consumers in South Africa and abroad are becoming increasingly adept at navigating the e-commerce realm with confidence...

16 Sep 2015 12:45

Transforming logistics in the ever-changing e-commerce environment

While the logistics infrastructure is being addressed in the e-commerce sector through substantial improvements for deliveries originating from the stores, there are still common mistakes being made in this area...

Issued by E-commerce Awards 16 Sep 2015 10:33

Ordering food from home made easier

Online food ordering service, OrderIn, has opened an official account on WeChat, letting users easily and securely order and pay for food from...

16 Sep 2015 09:13

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