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Airlines urged to embrace e-commerce

African airlines have been urged to embrace e-commerce and digital technologies to become more profitable. According to Eckart Reiche, the vice-president for sales at Airlines Wirecard, airlines on the continent should embrace technology to serve customer needs and experience in the increasingly competitive market. Reiche said: "Airlines have no choice but to innovate and embrace technologies that will help reduce the cost of operation and also improve customer experience."

By Peterson Tumwebaze 1 day ago

3D printed sports shoes are more about your wallet than your feet
3D printed sports shoes are more about your wallet than your feet

The race is on to bring 3D printed footwear to market. Adidas, Nike and Under Armour are some of the big names that have been working on delivering bespoke shoes to their customers.

By ManMohan S Sodhi 1 day ago

New leadership take helm at Samsung Electronics
New leadership take helm at Samsung Electronics

Announcing new leadership at Samsung Electronics, presidents Kinam Kim, Hyunsuk (HS) Kim, and Dongjin (DJ) Koh will succeed vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon, presidents Boo-Keun Yoon and Jong-Kyun Shin, respectively, as heads of the Device Solutions, Consumer Electronics, and Integrated Mobile Divisions. The company will maintain its three co-CEO management structure, with all new appointments effective immediately.

2 days ago

Digital coupon redemptions predicted to reach $91bn by 2022
Digital coupon redemptions predicted to reach $91bn by 2022

According to a new study from Juniper Research, the value of digital coupon redemptions will surge to $91 billion by 2022, up from $47 billion in 2017.

3 days ago

Woolworths forges ahead with digital strategy
Woolworths forges ahead with digital strategy

Woolworths is investing confidently in its digital strategy, as global retail trends reveal steady growth in online shopping and tech-savvy instore customer experiences.

3 days ago

Mastercard-Spazapp collaboration brings cashless payments to informal retailers
Mastercard-Spazapp collaboration brings cashless payments to informal retailers

The informal retail sector boasts an impressive R46 billion in annual sales a year with more than nine million households regularly shopping at these stores. While these shops represent the economic backbone of many local communities, according to Mastercard "their true potential remains untapped as they do not have the tools necessary to accept electronic payments and run their businesses effectively."

3 days ago

Hisense acquires Toshiba television business
Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation (TVS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen (R1,6 billion). Toshiba holds its 5% stock rights.

14 Nov 2017