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Van Schaik Bookstore to launch rewards app

Van Schaik Bookstore has announced it will launch a lock screen replacement android app that has been integrated with the Van Schaik Rewards loyalty programme. Aimed mainly at students studying at tertiary education institutions around South Africa, the app enables students to earn virtual rands and benefit from other deals in an almost passive manner.

1 day ago

Virtual reality, chatbots will dominate CX by 2020
Virtual reality, chatbots will dominate CX by 2020

The relationship brands have with their customers is set to undergo a technological revolution causing the number of human-to-human interactions to fall significantly, according to new research released by Oracle.

2 days ago

Onyx Connect to build Africa's first smartphone plant
Onyx Connect to build Africa's first smartphone plant

According to a report by TimesLive, South African startup Onyx Connect is set to become the first to manufacture smartphones in Africa.

2 days ago

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Card, cybercrime threats to look out for this festive season

Consumers are eager to spend and retailers are keen for the windfall of the holidays but when people are more spendthrift, criminals are more alert. This is particularly true for cybercriminals, cashing in on the holiday spirit.

By Hein Kern 3 days ago

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Demand for personalised service increases 52%

Verint Systems has noted in its 2016 research an increase of 52% in customers preferring customised service. This year, eight out of ten customers prefer it when service is personalised to them. It is apparent that market preferences are developing at a rapid rate and companies need to develop in time with their consumers.

By Wynand Smit 3 days ago

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TFG to use Uber-like delivery model

Fashion fundies across SA will soon get their threads as easily as they get an Uber with retailer TFG testing its 'deliver 2 me' service for online purchases.

By Colleen Goko 6 Dec 2016

Amazon testing cashier-free retail store

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon on Monday unveiled a new kind of retail store, with no cashiers.

6 Dec 2016

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Nokia brand ready for smartphone comeback in 2017

HELSINSKI: Nokia, once the world's top mobile phone maker, will make a comeback on the smartphone market in the first half of 2017, the company and its licensee said Thursday.

5 Dec 2016