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Best places to get craft ideas and supplies

E-commerce has revolutionised many retail shopping fields, and can be taken advantage of to make it simpler and more convenient for getting ideas and supplies for your craft projects...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 13 hours ago

Locnville style now available online

Locnville brothers, Andrew and Brian Chaplin have launched an online store for their ContraBanned clothing label. The site offers apparel for both men and women...

15 hours ago

Naspers records full-year revenue up 3% to $6.1bn

The $3.25bn sale of Polish online auction site Allegro in October and other disposals helped Naspers nearly triple its aftertax profit for the year to end-March...

By Robert Laing 1 day ago

Seamless data integration key in differentiating e-commerce customer experience

Online spend is forecasted to grow to over R53bn by 2018 according to the PayPal and Ipsos third annual cross-border commerce report...

By Kerry Hope 23 Jun 2017

Tech innovation ushering in new era of retail in South Africa

Already, South African retailers and shopping centres have openly embraced the technological boom but more is on the cards...

15 Jun 2017

How beacon technology delivers a truly data-driven customer experience

You know what shoppers are doing online - but do you know what they are doing in-store? Consumers are increasingly using digital technology...

By Colleen Rose 14 Jun 2017

The biggest e-commerce friction points e-tailers must fix

The e-commerce industry has undergone exponential growth in recent years, but it still lags behind retail in more ways than one...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Jun 2017

The broad business case for pop-up shops

The concept of pop-up retail has soared in popularity over the last number of years. Done right, these temporary retail spaces...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Jun 2017

Spree launches image search, similar style shopping app feature

Spree has launched an image search or similar style shopping app feature that identifies clothing or footwear seen in photos and images and finds users something similar...

9 Jun 2017

How e-commerce companies are integrating live streaming on their platforms

Live streaming is a brilliant marketing vehicle for brands to interact with fans, showcase new products and add a personalised touch to their communication approach. But there's a whole lot more to it...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 Jun 2017

Marie Claire SA launches digital fashion platform

‘Styled By Marie Claire' is a new digital platform offering on-trend, shoppable looks curated by stylists and influencers such as editor Jackie May...

6 Jun 2017

New program has Wal-Mart workers making home deliveries

Want something from Wal-Mart? Employees may soon bring it right to your doorstep...

6 Jun 2017

Rapid mobile shopping uptake among SA consumers: Spree

Online fashion retailer, Spree, has conducted a survey that indicates that there is a 167% increase in the number of people preferring to shop via their mobile phone...

2 Jun 2017

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China Guangxi business matchmaking opens at SAITEX

The ‘Brands of China African Showcase' was launched at Gallagher Convention Centre, alongside the Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX) to enhance Sino-South Africa trade relations.

16 hours ago

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters, Europe's police agency said Thursday.

23 Jun 2017

Woolies faces fight on many fronts

Shares in Woolworths, once regarded as a recession-proof retailer, are trading close to three-year lows as the company finds itself stuck between SA's stalling economy, the cash-guzzling turnaround of its David Jones acquisition in Australia and an impending competitive onslaught from Shoprite, which is moving up-market.

By Giulietta Talevi 22 Jun 2017

PMI to invest $320m into German Heets production facility

Philip Morris International (PMI) will invest approximately $320 million in a new high-tech facility in Dresden, Germany, to produce Heets, the tobacco units to be used with the electronic tobacco heating device IQOS. Construction of the 80,000 m2 facility is scheduled to begin in late 2017. Operational in early 2019, the factory is expected to employ about 500 people.

22 Jun 2017

South African designers showcase their wares in Paris

Forty-two South African designers are currently exhibiting their artisanal goods at the renowned BHV/Marais in Paris, a department store of the group of Galeries Lafayette that attracts over 60,000 visitors daily. The exhibition, which runs until 31 July 2017, showcases South Africa's creative energy and its international design and cultural capitals: Johannesburg and Cape Town.

22 Jun 2017

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