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The power of retargeting: How to move customers from wanting what you offer to needing it
The power of retargeting: How to move customers from wanting what you offer to needing it

If you are not yet doing retargeting for your business, you are clearly missing out on a key step in the decision-making process. Here's a quick overview...

By Kyle Warmback 22 May 2019

Yoco encourages entrepreneurs to #JustStart
Yoco encourages entrepreneurs to #JustStart

Yoco is pioneering a new way to engage with entrepreneurs in its #JustStart campaign...

21 May 2019

5 ways to ensure a more profitable future in retail
5 ways to ensure a more profitable future in retail

It's clear that the retail landscape is in a state of major transformation. Thanks to disruptive technologies and changing consumer behaviour, traditional retailers are under increasing pressure...

By Pieter Engelbrecht 21 May 2019

#TechBytes 9: Agile Marketing Metrics
#TechBytes 9: Agile Marketing Metrics

#TechBytes is a nine-part video mini-series that shares nine simple steps any business can apply to generate qualified leads...

20 May 2019

Andrew Jennings on surviving the era of digital retail
Andrew Jennings on surviving the era of digital retail

Andrew Jennings, the former group MD of Woolworths, recently shared valuable survival lessons for retail brands under siege in the digital age...

17 May 2019

UCook partners with Suzelle for delish DIY dinner kits
UCook partners with Suzelle for delish DIY dinner kits

UCook may be in the midst of its most exciting collaboration yet, having joined forces with quirky internet phenomenon SuzelleDIY...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 May 2019

5 technologies transforming the online ticketing business
5 technologies transforming the online ticketing business

As a sub-industry of online retail, ticketing and event management are being shaped to engage consumers in unprecedented ways...

By James Tagg 16 May 2019

EPP CEO questions environmental toll of e-commerce
EPP CEO questions environmental toll of e-commerce

Change your shopping habits if you want to lighten your environmental footprint, says Hadley Dean, CEO of JSE-listed EPP...

15 May 2019

The most valuable global retail brands for 2019
The most valuable global retail brands for 2019

The results of the second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands have been revealed. The research shows that the world's most valuable retail brands are worth $339 billion more...

14 May 2019

Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products
Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products

Instagram has launched a @shop account, essentially a curation of posts from online merchants that sell products through the image-sharing app.

14 May 2019

Accelerating the browsing experience
Accelerating the browsing experience

Superbalist.com, has adopted two new technologies which have significantly accelerated the browsing experience for shoppers and translated into strong business results...

14 May 2019

Nike's new app feature helps customers find the perfect fit
Nike's new app feature helps customers find the perfect fit

Nike has launched a new in-app scanning solution in the US, called Nike Fit, that provides customers with their recommended shoe size in each of the company's footwear products...

10 May 2019

The power of tech for cross-border trade
The power of tech for cross-border trade

Marshall McLuhan is better known for creating the term 'global village', a description that describes how borders have effectively disappeared...

By Mike Higley 10 May 2019

Luxury beauty now available on Takealot and Superbalist
Luxury beauty now available on Takealot and Superbalist

South Africans can now shop for their favourite luxury beauty brands online at Takealot.com and Superbalist.com...

10 May 2019

Successful retail chatbot interactions to grow eightfold by 2023
Successful retail chatbot interactions to grow eightfold by 2023

The global number of successful retail chatbot interactions will reach 22 billion by 2023, up from an estimated 2.6 billion in 2019, as AI offers compelling new engagement solutions...

9 May 2019

Takealot revamps flagship pickup point in Gauteng
Takealot revamps flagship pickup point in Gauteng

Takealot.com's flagship Pickup Point at the New Road off-ramp in Midrand spans the N1 highway, allowing motorists to easily collect their online orders...

9 May 2019

Retailers must leverage online and offline tactics to succeed
Retailers must leverage online and offline tactics to succeed

Now that we're in the ninth year of what's dramatically been dubbed 'the retail apocalypse', local retailers have felt the pinch...

By Michael Zahariev 6 May 2019

IRL: AI powers Walmart's store of the future
IRL: AI powers Walmart's store of the future

Over the past few months, a Walmart Neighborhood Market in New York has quietly transformed into the company's first Intelligent Retail Lab...

2 May 2019

Builders reveals new store prototype in Boksburg
Builders reveals new store prototype in Boksburg

A new store prototype developed by Builders Warehouse made its debut at the newly-opened Boksburg outlet this week, offering 3D printing, flatpack furniture, a smart home hub, and other new features.

2 May 2019

Phygital: 6 ways to adapt, or die
Phygital: 6 ways to adapt, or die

Innovative phygital business models, where bricks and mortar and digital seamlessly integrate, are popping up across the globe. But the best phygital experiences still remain aligned with old-school sales strategies...

By Eben Esterhuizen 30 Apr 2019

Drinks delivery app Quench expands to Gauteng and KZN
Drinks delivery app Quench expands to Gauteng and KZN

Alcohol delivery app Quench has launched in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal with a new redesigned app. The business has been delivering cold alcoholic beverages to customers in the Western Cape since 2016...

26 Apr 2019

Online marketplace Thola Africa shines a light on local artisans
Online marketplace Thola Africa shines a light on local artisans

New online marketplace Tholaafrica.com is making it easier to shop African artisanal wares, with its selection of bespoke fashion and d├ęcor crafted by local creatives and designers...

26 Apr 2019

Small e-commerce companies ideally positioned to weather the slowdown
Small e-commerce companies ideally positioned to weather the slowdown

As South Africa continues its longest downward cycle in many decades, local business owners are actively looking for ways to shore up...

By Brendon Williamson 25 Apr 2019

New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA
New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the approval rate rose by 5.1% bringing MENA's rate just 3% behind the rest of the world. Due to the high transaction value in the travel industry, card approval rates have seen a slower growth rate than other industries...

By Fundisiwe Maseko 25 Apr 2019

H&M introduces product transparency for all garments sold online
H&M introduces product transparency for all garments sold online

H&M has launched a new transparency initiative that will see the retailer share details on for each garment it sells online. This information will include the country where it's produced, supplier names, factory names and addresses...

25 Apr 2019

How to protect yourself from the latest online security threat - formjacking
How to protect yourself from the latest online security threat - formjacking

The latest Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report lists formjacking as one of the most dangerous attacks in the history of cybercrime...

23 Apr 2019

Skip the queue, earn rewards with Kauai's new app
Skip the queue, earn rewards with Kauai's new app

Health food chain Kauai has launched a new app that lets customers order ahead, skip the queue and earn rewards...

23 Apr 2019

Riccardo Spagni
50 shades of financial privacy

Privacy is widely held as a fundamental human right and is recognised in the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and in the Constitution of nearly every country in the world...

By Riccardo Spagni 18 Apr 2019

Using e-commerce data to build successful pricing strategies
Using e-commerce data to build successful pricing strategies

Euromonitor International's new report looks at how building an effective pricing strategy is critical to the successful sales and marketing of any product...

17 Apr 2019

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