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Aramex Global Shopper growth mirrors rise in cross-border e-commerce
Aramex Global Shopper growth mirrors rise in cross-border e-commerce

Cross-border e-commerce is on the rise. An estimated 1.4 million South Africans shopped internationally in 2016, spending an estimated R8.8 billion...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Oct 2017

Nigeria's VoomNow starts exporting local produce
Nigeria's VoomNow starts exporting local produce

Nigerian assisted shopping startup VoomNow has started exporting local produce to the United States (US), making local food stuffs such as catfish, egusi and noodles available...

By Tom Jackson 13 Oct 2017

The binary art of digital retail sales
The binary art of digital retail sales

We often mention that we live in the digital age, where information flows at faster speeds, is more complex and is more accessible...

By Yudhvir Seetharam 11 Oct 2017

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A new distribution landscape: Bringing blockchain to the travel industry

Lufthansa Group has partnered with Winding Tree which has dedicated itself to reorganising travel distribution. With a decentralised B2B marketplace system powering blockchain-based travel booking transactions...

11 Oct 2017

Hotel bookings: Reviews and seamless payment methods take lead as drivers in online purchase
Hotel bookings: Reviews and seamless payment methods take lead as drivers in online purchase

An analysis of the Q3 Customer Behavior and Online Trends released by Jumia Travel, reveals insights into customer shopping habits and forecasts predictions for online hotel bookings...

By Josephine Wawira 9 Oct 2017

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Could frictionless commerce take away from the shopping experience?

The reduction of friction in transactions may appear to be adding value, but it could be taking away from the shopping experience, says The Future Laboratory's Trevor Hardy, who's seeing a move towards the reduction of human interaction, from self-service to fridges that buy your groceries for you...

9 Oct 2017

DHL-Mall for Africa partnership gives African products access to global stage
DHL-Mall for Africa partnership gives African products access to global stage

DHL Express and Mall for Africa have extended their partnership to enable African businesses to sell their locally manufactured products to customers in the United States...

6 Oct 2017

10 SEO strategies to help boost your e-commerce sales
10 SEO strategies to help boost your e-commerce sales

It's heading towards that time of the year when all e-commerce website owners tend to adjust their website in efforts to drive more traffic and increase sales...

By Yoray Narainpersad 5 Oct 2017

How to choose the ideal retail payment system for your business
How to choose the ideal retail payment system for your business

Due to the various options available in the market, choosing the perfect retail payment system could be quite challenging, however, here are six tips to help you make the right choice...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 5 Oct 2017

Walmart adds NY delivery company to e-commerce empire
Walmart adds NY delivery company to e-commerce empire

Walmart Stores announced Tuesday that it acquired New York delivery company Parcel as it girds to compete with Amazon and other supermarkets for home delivery of groceries...

4 Oct 2017

Jumia Nigeria launches e-commerce bot
Jumia Nigeria launches e-commerce bot

Jumia Nigeria has introduced an e-commerce bot that allows shoppers to order food, find fashion or electronic items and book hotels and flights by simply having an online conversation...

4 Oct 2017

Bucking retailer trend, Starbucks shuts online store
Bucking retailer trend, Starbucks shuts online store

Starbucks, bucking a retailer trend focused on beefing up company-owned online stores, has shut its e-commerce site for the United States in an effort to drive more traffic to stores...

4 Oct 2017

Gulf retailer Noon.com to ignite e-commerce competition
Gulf retailer Noon.com to ignite e-commerce competition

Days after Amazon announced the launch of its first Middle East centres, online retailer Noon.com has gone live in the United Arab Emirates, boosting a rapidly nascent e-commerce sector in the Gulf.

3 Oct 2017

Leveraging digital technology for a seamless, 360-degree customer journey
Leveraging digital technology for a seamless, 360-degree customer journey

The retail shopping experience is no longer a linear one, where a person simply enters a store, makes a purchase and leaves...

By Lindy Lee 29 Sep 2017

SA fintech industry pioneers partner to further disrupt payment space
SA fintech industry pioneers partner to further disrupt payment space

Two of South Africa's first financial technology companies have announced a strategic business relationship that is set to change the fintech payment space...

Issued by Sureswipe 29 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Meet the small business turning the biltong industry on its head
#InnovationMonth: Meet the small business turning the biltong industry on its head

Maxime Eon created BiltongBoard to link local lovers of biltong with the small producers whose quality products were going unnoticed...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Sep 2017

Here's why South Africa's online shoppers keep coming back for more
Here's why South Africa's online shoppers keep coming back for more

Online shopping is becoming ubiquitous in many parts of the world. The internet today enables retailers to open online and serve customers at any time of the day...

By Mercy Mpinganjira 28 Sep 2017

How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?
How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?

Peter Sondergaard, Gartner executive VP for research, addressed CIOs and senior IT executives in his keynote at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Sep 2017

#NewCampaign: Liquorice makes its Mark on Avon emoji chatbot
#NewCampaign: Liquorice makes its Mark on Avon emoji chatbot

Since winning the Avon account in July, digital agency Liquorice has developed an innovative personalised video bot using Facebook Messenger to launch Avon's Mark Liquid Lip Matte product range...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Sep 2017

Yuppiechef to open first physical store
Yuppiechef to open first physical store

Online kitchenware retailer, Yuppiechef, has announced the launch of its first brick and mortar store signaling the start of its omnichannel journey...

19 Sep 2017

Big data divide: what traditional retailers can learn from e-commerce
Big data divide: what traditional retailers can learn from e-commerce

The harsh reality is that local retailers are still very early on their journeys towards leveraging big data...

By Garth Meier 19 Sep 2017

China's sharing economy now embraces sex dolls
China's sharing economy now embraces sex dolls

China has shared bikes, umbrellas, and basketballs, but one company is taking the country's love affair with the "sharing economy" to an erotic extreme...

18 Sep 2017

#PricecheckAwards: Travelstart named E-commerce Service of the Year
#PricecheckAwards: Travelstart named E-commerce Service of the Year

Travelstart was the overall winner of the PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards 2017, claiming the title of E-commerce Service of the Year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Sep 2017

Retailers need to prioritise mobile, omnichannel strategies for B2B growth
Retailers need to prioritise mobile, omnichannel strategies for B2B growth

Frost & Sullivan's research finds that prioritising mobile and omnichannel strategies will augment growth opportunities in B2B online retailing...

13 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Disruption in the wine market
#InnovationMonth: Disruption in the wine market

What does it really take to curate and maintain such a devastatingly tempting range of rare, vintage and well-priced wines while remaining at the fore of innovation?

12 Sep 2017

Amazon's appetite for disruption
Amazon's appetite for disruption

Amazon is not wasting time in its acquisition of Whole Foods. Speed of execution, after all, is at the essence of the tech giant's business model...

By Sylvain Charlebois 8 Sep 2017

Cash Crusaders expands its digital offering
Cash Crusaders expands its digital offering

Second-hand retailer Cash Crusaders relaunched its updated website on 5 September, giving South Africans the opportunity to experience the brand's offerings in a whole new light...

Issued by Cash Crusaders 6 Sep 2017

PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards 2016 award winners.
2017 PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards shortlist announced

The 2017 PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards shortlist has been announced, following a record 44,500 votes cast...

6 Sep 2017

The future of shopping malls and what it means for property investors
The future of shopping malls and what it means for property investors

The decline of malls in the US has caused concern among real estate investors and raises the question of what this might mean for shopping centres in the UK and Europe...

By Hugo Machin 5 Sep 2017

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