Brace your business for the festive shopping season
Brace your business for the festive shopping season

2018 has been a year of great retail activity and by August we had reached a technical recession. A recession is two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth...

By Eben Esterhuizen 11 Oct 2018

SA florist startup Petal&Post plans nationwide expansion
SA florist startup Petal&Post plans nationwide expansion

South African online florist Petal&Post is planning expansion across the country after its offering met with significant success in Cape Town and Durbanville...

By Tom Jackson 10 Oct 2018

E-commerce needs ERP
E-commerce needs ERP

E-commerce is growing rapidly and many will increase their online spend to get better deals, for its convenience and savings on shipping...

By Bernard Ford 9 Oct 2018

Guzzle launches B2B app for retail SMEs
Guzzle launches B2B app for retail SMEs

South African online retail aggregator Guzzle, which allows consumers to browse deals from the country's largest retailers, has just launched its business-to-business app...

4 Oct 2018

South Africans browse on their smartphones, then purchase in a store
South Africans browse on their smartphones, then purchase in a store

South African internet-connected consumers still gravitate towards brick-and-mortar shops for their purchases, with more shoppers practicing "webrooming" than "showrooming"...

Issued by GfK South Africa 28 Sep 2018

#FoodNextAfrica: Braai goods online and on-demand
#FoodNextAfrica: Braai goods online and on-demand

Gauteng startup MyBraai has taken a popular South African past-time and turned it into a thriving online business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Sep 2018

Have your say in the Online Retail in SA 2018 survey
Have your say in the Online Retail in SA 2018 survey

World Wide Worx, Visa, and Platinum Seed have joined forces to look into the local online retail industry and its contribution to the South African economy...

27 Sep 2018

How to stay afloat when fake online reviews could sink your business
How to stay afloat when fake online reviews could sink your business

Fake news is a pervasive epidemic. Insidious distortion of truth, fueled by hidden (or blatant) agendas is now accepted as a fact of life...

By Daniella Shapiro 27 Sep 2018

How to overcome financial planning challenges in retail
How to overcome financial planning challenges in retail

South African retailers face numerous macro-economic, socio-economic, political, and operational challenges. In a world where finance departments are driving to be business partners...

By Allan Saffy 27 Sep 2018

French hardware giant Leroy Merlin readies to open in SA
French hardware giant Leroy Merlin readies to open in SA

French home improvement retailer Leroy Merlin is preparing to open its first store on the African continent in Edenvale, Gauteng on Friday, 28 September 2018...

26 Sep 2018

SA deliveries startup Droppa launches retail gateway
SA deliveries startup Droppa launches retail gateway

South African on-demand delivery startup Droppa has launched Droppa Retail, a gateway for retail stores, warehouses and distribution centres to make deliveries to their customers...

By Tom Jackson 26 Sep 2018

Are retailers using tech correctly?
Are retailers using tech correctly?

The digital shift in retail does not refer only to the notion that customers will one day forgo physical stores and shop exclusively online...

By Sebastian Isaac 25 Sep 2018

The Kiddie Company is South Africa's online baby store that makes shopping so easy
The Kiddie Company is South Africa's online baby store that makes shopping so easy

The Kiddie Company is South Africa's latest online baby store with an exclusive range of baby accessories, natural baby products, baby clothes, maternity wear and pre- and post-pregnancy supplies...

Issued by Savings Direct 21 Sep 2018

SA's TastePal ready to scale after early success with corporates
SA's TastePal ready to scale after early success with corporates

South African startup TastePal is ready to scale into other sectors and countries after completing its proof of concept stage with six corporates...

By Tom Jackson 19 Sep 2018

Gartner reveals customer experience myths
Gartner reveals customer experience myths

Gartner analysts discuss best practices and pitfalls of the customer experience journey...

19 Sep 2018

6 top tips for effective customer engagement on mobile
6 top tips for effective customer engagement on mobile

Speaking at this year's annual PriceCheck Awards ceremony, CEO Kevin Tucker noted that the Tech and E-commerce Awards are more important than ever before...

By Lynette Hundermark 18 Sep 2018

This Cape Town startup delivers restaurant-grade meat directly to your door
This Cape Town startup delivers restaurant-grade meat directly to your door

Buyfresh is online butchery supplying ethically-sourced, top quality meat at affordable prices to discerning Cape Town omnivores as well as the city's restaurant trade...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Sep 2018

Challenges in the rapid digitisation of Africa
Challenges in the rapid digitisation of Africa

African countries need to develop a policy response to the digital economy as it will have a profound impact on industrialisation...

18 Sep 2018

What's really driving the future of retail?
What's really driving the future of retail?

Many predictions about the future of retailing have been made. These range from the supposed dominance of certain technologies, to increased use of data and analytics...

By Jason Pallant 17 Sep 2018

Boost your business with smart delivery
Boost your business with smart delivery

It can be difficult to carve out a competitive advantage in today's cutthroat business environment. For some companies, investments have been focused on creating digital advantage through measures like apps or fancy websites...

By Morné Stoltz 17 Sep 2018

Uganda's 2ambale targets millennials with speedy e-commerce platform
Uganda's 2ambale targets millennials with speedy e-commerce platform

Ugandan e-commerce startup 2ambale is targeting people between the ages of 21 and 35 with its mobile app, which promises deliveries of orders within one hour...

By Tom Jackson 17 Sep 2018

Fashion brand Donna sees online sales soar
Fashion brand Donna sees online sales soar

The online sales of women's fashion brand Donna have significantly outstripped expectations, after just a month of launching online...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 12 Sep 2018

SA's growing appetite for convenience an opportunity for retailers, manufacturers
SA's growing appetite for convenience an opportunity for retailers, manufacturers

South African consumers are facing an increasingly stressful, time-starved lifestyle which has created a burgeoning demand for convenient solutions that can help simplify their lives...

12 Sep 2018

Prepping for the Black Friday digital demand
Prepping for the Black Friday digital demand

In preparation for Black Friday, retailers need to scale their systems, leverage big data analytics and tools and capitalise on an exceptional customer experience well before the manic shopping event hits...

11 Sep 2018

Online spend in SA will hit R45bn in 2018, and consumers are shopping the globe
Online spend in SA will hit R45bn in 2018, and consumers are shopping the globe

South Africans are forecasted to spend over R45 billion online this year, with over 60% making a purchase from an overseas retailer...

11 Sep 2018

Spree brand to fold into Superbalist in October
Spree brand to fold into Superbalist in October

The announcement in June that SA's online fashion juggernauts, Spree and Superbalist, will merge into one focused platform, left many questions regarding the branding of the new entity.

10 Sep 2018

How to use tech to drive innovation in traditional retail
How to use tech to drive innovation in traditional retail

For years, the threat of online shopping to brick-and-mortar has dominated the conversation in retail. The 2010s saw technological devices become more savvy and buying things online became easy...

By Sebastian Isaac 6 Sep 2018

A tech 'dress' rehearsal
A tech 'dress' rehearsal

Online retailer RunwaySale is hosting a 'dress' rehearsal for Black Friday in the form of a Secret Sale - an idea conceptualised and introduced five years ago - during September...

Issued by KC Communications 6 Sep 2018

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#NewBiz: 2Sales acquired by Wunderman

WPP's wholly-owned global digital agency, Wunderman, has acquired 2Sales International SA, an e-commerce consulting agency...

6 Sep 2018

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