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How the rise of online shopping could shake up retail employment

Motorcycle drivers delivering goods have become ubiquitous on SA's roads. But are these drivers part of the wholesale and retail sector, or are they part of the road freight and logistics industry?

3 days ago

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Beyond tech: Here's where the competitive edge is at for online retailers

What exactly does innovation and agility entail, and how does it work to serve e-commerce-based businesses in 2021, asks Teljoy's Jonathan Hurvitz...

By Jonathan Hurvitz 7 May 2021

Uber partners with Moove to empower drivers to become vehicle owners
Uber partners with Moove to empower drivers to become vehicle owners

Uber has extended their partnership with Moove, giving Uber Go drivers access to compact and cost-efficient vehicle choices...

Issued by Uber 7 May 2021

Woolworths rolls out virtual beauty services in SA
Woolworths rolls out virtual beauty services in SA

Woolworths has launched digital beauty experiences, Virtual Try On and Virtual Consultations, which are designed to help consumers reinvent their beauty shopping experience at home...

6 May 2021

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Research reveals how South Africans are embracing digital payments

95% of consumers in South Africa are considering emerging payments such as biometrics, digital currencies and QR codes, in addition to contactless...

6 May 2021

How EMV 3-D Secure protocol adoption will benefit the entire e-commerce ecosystem
How EMV 3-D Secure protocol adoption will benefit the entire e-commerce ecosystem

Authentication specialist, Entersekt believes that for the e-commerce landscape to benefit from the new EMV 3-D Secure protocol, a collaborative effort between merchants, banks and card networks is required...

5 May 2021

Free eCommerce Virtual Summit kicks off in May
Free eCommerce Virtual Summit kicks off in May

The annual PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit, hosted by The Insaka eCommerce Academy, is set to take place from 17 to 20 May 2021...

5 May 2021

How manufacturers can unleash their digital marketplace superpower
How manufacturers can unleash their digital marketplace superpower

Digital marketplaces such as Amazon, Alibaba, click and collect models, and food delivery ecosystems have rapidly changed consumer behaviour, and increased the demand for convenience...

By Haydn Townsend 3 May 2021

Q&A with Webillism founder Derek Steyn on creating beautiful useful websites
Q&A with Webillism founder Derek Steyn on creating beautiful useful websites

Webillism founder Derek Steyn shares insight into how the web design industry has evolved, what it takes to create stand-out designs and how Covid-19 has accelerated the growth of the online space...

Issued by Webillism 3 May 2021

4 e-commerce trends, and how to use them to accelerate your business
4 e-commerce trends, and how to use them to accelerate your business

2020 proved to be a year of unprecedented consumer demand when it came to e-commerce adoption and popularity...

3 May 2021

Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants
Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants

Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

30 Apr 2021

DTIC and Proudly South African launch local online furniture portal
DTIC and Proudly South African launch local online furniture portal

An online furniture portal has been launched to showcase the SA furniture sector's capabilities, and stimulate local procurement...

28 Apr 2021

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OneDayOnly index unpacks changes in online shopper behaviour

OneDayOnly has released the results of its second ODOmeter, an index the company launched last year to better understand SA's online consumer behaviour...

23 Apr 2021

SA fintech startup funded by major international buy-now-pay-later player
SA fintech startup funded by major international buy-now-pay-later player

Payflex has scored a significant vote of confidence from an Australian-listed multinational, Zip Co...

Issued by Payflex 22 Apr 2021

Faithful to Nature eyes omnichannel growth with flagship store opening
Faithful to Nature eyes omnichannel growth with flagship store opening

Faithful to Nature opened the doors to its first flagship store at the V&A Waterfront this month...

21 Apr 2021

Mall of Africa owner to roll out retail app across shopping mall portfolio
Mall of Africa owner to roll out retail app across shopping mall portfolio

The Shôping app will curate unique experiences for mall visitors, in line with Attacq's mission to put the customer back at the centre of the retail experience...

21 Apr 2021

Why we should use the e-commerce boom to support brick and mortar stores
Why we should use the e-commerce boom to support brick and mortar stores

When the pandemic hit and the first lockdown arrived, everything ground to a halt. Looking at sales volumes from merchants trading on the SnapScan platform, we saw activity plummet by 50%...

By Chris Zietsman, Issued by Irvine Partners 20 Apr 2021

New Amazon Africa headquarters to be built in Cape Town
New Amazon Africa headquarters to be built in Cape Town

US retail giant Amazon will be the anchor tenant of a R4bn River Club development that has gotten the go-ahead from the City of Cape Town...

20 Apr 2021

TFG launches Foschini mobile app
TFG launches Foschini mobile app

The Foschini All Women app provides easy access to Foschini's full range of fashion and cosmetics, alongside the Donna range and kids' products from Soda Bloc...

20 Apr 2021

Kwik Delivery releases Prestashop plugin enhancing Africa's e-commerce framework
Kwik Delivery releases Prestashop plugin enhancing Africa's e-commerce framework

The plugin allows buyers to get real-time shipping rates between merchants' addresses and the buyers' delivery addresses...

19 Apr 2021

Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot
Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot

Customers who opt-in will have their pre-ordered pizzas arrive in a fully autonomous vehicle made by self-driving delivery company Nuro...

19 Apr 2021

How automated product photography can accelerate your brand
How automated product photography can accelerate your brand

What's central to the burgeoning e-commerce industry is experience, and this rests heavily on visual content, which undeniably includes product photography. New research shows that if your digital experience doesn't hit the market with customers, 54% could head to your competitors...

By Craig Bellingham, Issued by Studio[K]irmack 19 Apr 2021

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 16 Apr 2021

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SA consumers increasingly anxious about finance and health

Deloitte's latest State of the Consumer tracker shows South Africans are currently most concerned about finances - even more so than the health impact of Covid-19...

15 Apr 2021

#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 15 Apr 2021

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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...

14 Apr 2021

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 14 Apr 2021

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...

14 Apr 2021



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