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Consumers spent $900bn more at online retailers globally in 2020

Covid-19 accelerated e-commerce around the globe and forced retailers to shift to digital...

2 days ago

Upsurge in consumer spend on digital services - FNB data
Upsurge in consumer spend on digital services - FNB data

FNB data reveals an upsurge in customers who are spending on home delivery, video and music streaming apps for convenient access to services...

2 days ago

E-commerce website options in South Africa
E-commerce website options in South Africa

We asked professional web developer Felix Norton and e-commerce expert Warrick Kernes for some tips! Here's how to build a successful South African e-commerce site...

Issued by xneelo 20 hours ago

#BehindtheBrandManager: Kate Owen, Uber SA marketing manager for Rides and Eats
#BehindtheBrandManager: Kate Owen, Uber SA marketing manager for Rides and Eats

Kate Owen, Uber SA's marketing manager unpacks Uber's brand strategy for both Uber Rides and Uber Eats, amongst other things...

By Robin Fredericks 1 day ago

New e-commerce platform makes it easier for business owners to buy the right tech solutions
New e-commerce platform makes it easier for business owners to buy the right tech solutions

SME South Africa has launched an e-commerce platform to help business owners purchase the tech tools and business solutions they need to grow their businesses...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 2 days ago

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Challenging 6 informal sector myths

Technology liberates. To understand if the informal sector is ready to adopt tech innovation, certain myths need to shattered, says Kim Furman from Synthesis...

By Kim Furman 12 Apr 2021

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Kenyan startup Tanda set for regional expansion after funding boost

Tanda enables shops in Kenya to be access points for financial services including banking, insurance, and utility payments...

12 Apr 2021

Mentholatum goes direct to consumer with new e-commerce platform
Mentholatum goes direct to consumer with new e-commerce platform

Visitors to Mentholatum SA's online store will be able to access the company's full range of brands including Deep Heat, Oxy, Happy Event and Softlips...

9 Apr 2021

How telematics can improve e-commerce in SA during Covid-19
How telematics can improve e-commerce in SA during Covid-19

With more people choosing online as their preferred shopping channel, now would be the right time for the e-commerce sector to adopt telematics technology...

By Justin Manson 8 Apr 2021

Thirst Cape Town under new leadership
Thirst Cape Town under new leadership

We're thrilled to announce that Thirst Cape Town's operation is now under the leadership and guidance of our original founders Clyde Aca Ackerman and Rael Lasarow...

Issued by Thirst Bar Services 8 Apr 2021

Kwikmart app launches to empower and support local food businesses post-Covid-19
Kwikmart app launches to empower and support local food businesses post-Covid-19

The newly launched Kwikmart app provides a sales platform for local food businesses, whilst serving up consumers more wholesome and healthier choices...

Issued by Kwikmart 7 Apr 2021

Takealot competitor Everyshop officially launches
Takealot competitor Everyshop officially launches

The marketplace has been described as a likely Takealot competitor, with an extensive product range spanning electronics and appliances, furniture, fashion, beauty, fitness, DIY...

6 Apr 2021

Jumia Ghana launches food festival to support local restaurants
Jumia Ghana launches food festival to support local restaurants

Africa's e-commerce platform Jumia has announced the launch of its Food Festival Campaign. The campaign, which will run until 11 April 2021, is organised in partnership with local restaurants and supermarkets, as well as blue-chip international restaurant chains such as KFC, Pizza Inn and Burger King...

1 Apr 2021

Empowering manufacturers to act more like retailers
Empowering manufacturers to act more like retailers

Not only did the pandemic cause local manufacturing output to drop by nearly 50%, manufacturers also faced a squeeze from retailers looking to provide the best possible value to customers...

By Greg Gatherer 31 Mar 2021

Vans launches e-commerce offering in SA
Vans launches e-commerce offering in SA

Vans, the action sports footwear and apparel brand, has launch an online store in South Africa, available to local shoppers at www.vans.co.za.

31 Mar 2021

International buy-now-and-pay-later interest-free phenomenon arrives in South Africa
International buy-now-and-pay-later interest-free phenomenon arrives in South Africa

South Africans can now shop online and pay later, interest-free over six weeks; Payflex customers can shop at over 500 well-known stores like Cotton On, Superbalist and The Pro Shop...

Issued by Payflex 30 Mar 2021

How a year of lockdown reshaped online retail
How a year of lockdown reshaped online retail

Derek Cikes, commercial director at part-payment platform Payflex, outlines some of the key pandemic-led changes to the retail landscape over the past 365 days...

Issued by Payflex 26 Mar 2021

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E-commerce to account for half of global retail growth by 2025

By 2025, e-commerce will expand by an additional $1.4tn, and account for half the growth in the global retail sector...

25 Mar 2021

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#StartupStory: New bicycle app delivery service to disrupt the logistics landscape

App delivery service Dash Deliveries is a new way to move your parcels from A to B with zero emissions...

By Robin Fredericks 24 Mar 2021

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OneDayOnly dedicates 26 March to proudly SA suppliers

Daily deals online retailer OneDayOnly has launched a dedicated Shop Local Shop day on Friday, 26 March 2021, a gesture of support for proudly South African suppliers and manufacturers after what's been a tough year for most.

24 Mar 2021

Online retailers continue to face challenges that undermine the customer experience
Online retailers continue to face challenges that undermine the customer experience

A study evaluating the consumer experience of online shoppers has highlighted the challenges that continue to face online retailers including ensuring sufficient stock, transaction and delivery issues and unclear refund practices...

Issued by BMi Research 23 Mar 2021

Enabling entrepreneurs on E-commerce Day
Enabling entrepreneurs on E-commerce Day

On the first-ever E-commerce Day, Xneelo was there to support these entrepreneurs with insightful help and advice. We also launched our first free e-book...

Issued by xneelo 23 Mar 2021

How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19
How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19

Thanks to platforms that link online consumption to local interests, the desire to buy local, a trend fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, is giving rise to a new phenomenon known as digital localism...

By Myriam Ertz, Damien Hallegatte, Imen Latrous and Julien Bousquet 19 Mar 2021

Incubeta acquires e-commerce agency Groundswell
Incubeta acquires e-commerce agency Groundswell

Incubeta announced it has acquired e-commerce experts Groundswell. The acquisition of the Belfast-based company will expand Incubeta's reach to e-commerce clients worldwide...

Issued by Incubeta 19 Mar 2021

PayFast records 412% growth in QR code payments
PayFast records 412% growth in QR code payments

One year since the country entered level five of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown on 26 March, digital payments have become the norm for convenient and safe transactions...

17 Mar 2021

B2B bullish about e-commerce opportunities
B2B bullish about e-commerce opportunities

Business has changed forever, we need to rethink our priorities, strategies and processes. Suddenly entire workforces are working remotely and most budgets are now non-existent...

By Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 17 Mar 2021

Cascade Holdings, SA's new multi-dimensional bar and beverage business
Cascade Holdings, SA's new multi-dimensional bar and beverage business

Cascade Holdings is a new full-service bar and beverage business aiming to provide solutions that will "disrupt" the local liquor and entertainment industries...

17 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Yakha, an online marketplace for the local built environment
#StartupStory: Yakha, an online marketplace for the local built environment

Fresh to the local startup scene is Yakha, a new digital marketplace for the African built environment which aims to simplify...

By Sindy Peters 17 Mar 2021

Ukheshe Technologies develops SA's first WhatsApp payment gateway
Ukheshe Technologies develops SA's first WhatsApp payment gateway

In addition to being South Africa's first digital wallet platform, the solution is also the first WhatsApp channel to enable payments using QR...

16 Mar 2021



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