Why online marketplaces can be catalysts for SME growth
Why online marketplaces can be catalysts for SME growth

In the modern business environment, one of the biggest make-or-break factors for small to medium-sized companies is creating and maintaining a strong online presence...

28 minutes ago

#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket
#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket

The second speaker at the 2018 DStv Seminar of Creativity was Lethepu Matshaba, vice president of Homecare Southern Africa at Unilever SA, who spoke on the relevance of creativity in a hyper-fragmented world...

By Angie White 3 days ago

5 ways e-commerce startups can take advantage of Black Friday
5 ways e-commerce startups can take advantage of Black Friday

According to Google Trends, last year South Africa registered the largest Black Friday search interest of any country, even ahead of the US where the retail mega-event was conceived...

16 Aug 2018

5 lessons retailers can learn from the Tour de France
5 lessons retailers can learn from the Tour de France

The Tour de France is the biggest cycling race in the world, attracting 12 million TV viewers for each of its 21 stages, and 6.5 million digital fans from across 190 countries...

By Raj Mistry 14 Aug 2018

Cybercellar launches subscription service curated by SA wine fundis
Cybercellar launches subscription service curated by SA wine fundis

Online wine retailer Cybercellar has launched a new wine subscription service called Liquid Social, allowing customers to purchase a package of wine which is delivered to them on a monthly or quarterly basis...

14 Aug 2018

Nigeria's WaraCake expands and launches WaraChow service
Nigeria's WaraCake expands and launches WaraChow service

Nigerian e-commerce startup WaraCake has expanded into 23 Nigerian states and has also announced the launch of a new food delivery service called WaraChow...

13 Aug 2018

Koreanbeauty.co.za caters to growing demand for Korean skincare solutions
Koreanbeauty.co.za caters to growing demand for Korean skincare solutions

South Africans have been latching on to the Korean beauty trend, and a new online store, Koreanbeauty.co.za, has been launched to cater to the growing demand...

13 Aug 2018

Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup Eazyloop
Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup Eazyloop

Ghanaian startup Eazyloop is allowing users to shop on international platforms like Amazon and have their purchases delivered to their door within two weeks...

By Tom Jackson 13 Aug 2018

IoT and ERP combine for improved food traceability
IoT and ERP combine for improved food traceability

The Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on food traceability will be instrumental in addressing everything from world hunger to improving food safety...

By Stuart Scanlon 8 Aug 2018

Instagram, the natural showcase for fashion and luxury
Instagram, the natural showcase for fashion and luxury

In a difficult economic context, the fashion industry, and even the long-reluctant luxury goods sector, have turned towards digital technology...

By Valérie Moatti and Céline Abecassis-Moedas 6 Aug 2018

#CEMAfrica2018: Learn from these examples of storytelling to create emotional relevance!
#CEMAfrica2018: Learn from these examples of storytelling to create emotional relevance!

Mike Joubert, founder of the Billybo group - not to be confused with Australian surf apparel brand Billabong - spoke on the first day of CEM Africa about the link between the core emotional connection created by great storytelling, which in turn builds relevance and authenticity to the emotional drivers in the customer journey...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Aug 2018

Mr D Food reaches milestone of 1 million downloads
Mr D Food reaches milestone of 1 million downloads

Online food delivery service, Mr D Food, reached one million app downloads last week...

2 Aug 2018

SA's Picadoo formalising the African haircare industry
SA's Picadoo formalising the African haircare industry

Johannesburg-based startup Picadoo is bidding to formalise Africa's haircare industry via its online marketplace that helps users find local salons and book appointments...

By Tom Jackson 1 Aug 2018

5 ways bricks-and-mortar shops can survive the onslaught of e-commerce
5 ways bricks-and-mortar shops can survive the onslaught of e-commerce

Rarely a week goes by without news of a household high street name shutting up shop or closing stores. The rise of online shopping is widely blamed for the demise of traditional retail...

By Claire McCamley 31 Jul 2018

Julia Ahlfeldt, certified customer experience professional (CCXP).
#CEMAfrica2018: "Customer experience is the next competitive battlefield"

As #WomensMonth gets underway, I chat to CCXP Julia Ahlfeldt for a sneak peek on what to expect from the Customer Experience Management (CEM) Africa 2018 Summit, kicking off today...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Jul 2018

Kenyan e-commerce startup Sokowatch raises $2m seed round
Kenyan e-commerce startup Sokowatch raises $2m seed round

Kenyan B2B e-commerce startup Sokowatch has closed a $2 million seed round to further expand its customer base across East Africa while also piloting additional value-added services for shops...

By Tom Jackson 30 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The rise of mobile shopping and its impact on business
#MobileCommerce: The rise of mobile shopping and its impact on business

With smartphone usage in SA as high as an estimated 29.2 million (51% of the population), more and more shoppers are making purchases on their mobile phones...

By Sven Schoof 30 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: Embrace international markets
#MobileCommerce: Embrace international markets

Cross border e-commerce continues to provide significant growth opportunities for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering...

By Megan Roper 26 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: E-commerce starts to connect with South African consumers
#MobileCommerce: E-commerce starts to connect with South African consumers

With the rise of e-commerce in South Africa taking some bold steps during the last few weeks with the merger of Superbalist and Spree, it seems that mobile e-commerce may finally be on a path to reaching its full potential...

By Gareth Paterson 24 Jul 2018

#Apex2018: Are we human or are we brands?
#Apex2018: Are we human or are we brands?

Musa Kalenga, chief future officer at the House of Brave, opened the Association for Communication and Advertising's Apex 'Next Level of Thinking Masterclass' last week where he spoke about the shifts that are taking place and why he believes we ought to solve real human problems before we think like brands...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Jul 2018

Décor brand Something Desired launches kiddies' range
Décor brand Something Desired launches kiddies' range

Something Desired, the online custom décor arm of events design concept Something Different, has launched a kiddies' collection...

23 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: From search to checkout, the top 5 features likely to make your user tap "buy now"
#MobileCommerce: From search to checkout, the top 5 features likely to make your user tap "buy now"

Mobile, and increasingly apps, are core to the success of any retailer's strategy through all stages of the path to purchase or shopping customer's experience...

By Lynette Hundermark 20 Jul 2018

SnapnSave introduces cashback rewards programme for wholesaler sector
SnapnSave introduces cashback rewards programme for wholesaler sector

Locally developed cashback rewards app, SnapnSave, has launched in the wholesale trade sector, allowing independent traders and spaza owners to benefit from cashback rewards...

20 Jul 2018

5 expectations of the African millennial consumer
5 expectations of the African millennial consumer

As the largest consumer group in the world today, it is impossible to ignore the impact millennials have had - and will continue to have for decades to come as they settle into their prime spending years...

19 Jul 2018

The digital landscape of South Africa
The digital landscape of South Africa

Ellen De Matos Silva shares her thoughts on the digital landscape of South Africa as well as the rise of e-commerce...

By Ellen De Matos Silva 19 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right time
#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right time

As Cape Union Mart Group's director of e-commerce, Amanda Herson has the mammoth task of ensuring a seamless online experience for some of South Africa's most loved retail brands...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Jul 2018

SA fashion brands Donna and The Fix now shoppable online
SA fashion brands Donna and The Fix now shoppable online

TFG has launched two new online fashion stores, Donna and The Fix, marking the 16th and 17th online stores for the retail group since it started its e-commerce journey in 2014...

18 Jul 2018

New Pan-African B2B marketplace "a one-stop-shop for all things African"
New Pan-African B2B marketplace "a one-stop-shop for all things African"

Afrimart, a Pan-African business to business (B2B) e-commerce platform for products made in Africa, has just been launched, offering growth prospects for the less exploited intra-Africa trade...

18 Jul 2018

Preparing for Black Friday - 8 lessons learnt from 2017
Preparing for Black Friday - 8 lessons learnt from 2017

If 2017 is anything to go by, Black Friday is quickly becoming one of the busiest South African shopping days and, like the US, marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season...

By Graham van der Merwe 17 Jul 2018

Hoorah CSO and co-founder Jay Thomson and Tenzing Agency co-founder Jason Liebenberg.
#NewBiz: Hoorah acquires Tenzing Agency

Hoorah ramps up its e-commerce capabilities with the acquisition of Durban-based design and development agency, Tenzing...

16 Jul 2018

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