E-commerce news


Subscribe to industry newsletters

Press offices

Enquire about a press office
Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Advertise with us
Advertise & RatesMy Account
Company press officeList company
Recruitment packagesSubmit job ad
Download ratecard
E-commerce news

Online spending up 30% at kalahari.com

18 Dec 2012 08:53
Online spending at kalahari.com has seen over 30% year on year growth in sales thanks to an increased number of connected shoppers. Its recently released 2012 festive season survey, predicted that 92.4% of SA connected shoppers would be doing their festive season shopping online this year, an increase of close to 5% compared to 2011.
"We are having a bumper festive season so far. Our sales growth is not only good news for kalahari.com but it is also positive for the industry as a whole as it shows that South Africans are embracing the convenience of online shopping. Our predictions earlier this month indicated an increase in the number of shoppers opting to purchase their gifts over the internet and thus far the prediction is happening," says Liz Hillock, head of marketing at kalahari.com.

At this time of year, the retail sector experiences traditional seasonal surge in sales. For online shopping, this year signals positive signs for a further growth for South Africa's e-Commerce industry.

"With still a few days to go before the official festive season splurge, we are expecting a lot of stocking-filling traffic to the site. This week has been our busiest ever with shoppers indulging themselves on coveted items including electronics, toys, appliances and cameras. In the books and music categories, local products are flying high. We are in for an exciting season with South Africans choosing convenience and cost effectiveness over long queues at malls," concludes Hillock.

Top sellers

As of 13 December 2012, the top selling festive season items by category on kalahari.com are:

Books:
  1. Storieman Omnibus 1 & 2 (Afrikaans) - Leon Rousseau
  2. Fifty Shades of Grey (eBook and physical book)
  3. Masterchef SA
DVDs:
  1. Brave
  2. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
  3. The Dark Knight Rises
Electronics:
  1. gobii 7" Colour LCD eReader + R160 eBook Voucher
  2. DStv HD PVR decoder
  3. LeapPad 2
    
 
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This Message Board accepts no liability of legal consequences that arise from the Message Boards (e.g. defamation, slander, or other such crimes). All posted messages are the sole property of their respective authors. The maintainer does retain the right to remove any message posts for whatever reasons. People that post messages to this forum are not to libel/slander nor in any other way depict a company, entity, individual(s), or service in a false light; should they do so, the legal consequences are theirs alone. Bizcommunity.com will disclose authors' IP addresses to authorities if compelled to do so by a court of law.

News