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Egyptian online grocery startup GoodsMart raises $750k
Egyptian online grocery startup GoodsMart raises $750k

Egyptian online grocery service GoodsMart has raised $750,000 in funding from Algebra Ventures, which will go towards growing its operational capacity...

By Tom Jackson 3 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

South African retailers fall short on social media
South African retailers fall short on social media

When it comes to retail service, every South African knows that sometimes this can leave a lot to be desired. There are few better ways to gauge just how serious a company is about engaging its customers on service-related issues than by checking out its social media accounts...

By Nick Paul 20 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Taking entrepreneurship up a notch
Taking entrepreneurship up a notch

World Entrepreneurship Day takes place tomorrow, 21 August 2014, and is a time for South Africans to review how we facilitate, nurture and encourage entrepreneurship.

By Gareth Pearson 20 Aug 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Transaction reconciliation vital in EFT, VAS domain
Transaction reconciliation vital in EFT, VAS domain

Transaction reconciliation can be used both as a strategic advantage and as business critical safety net, as more retailers implement Value Added Services (VAS) to enhance the customer experience, to generate incremental revenue and to gain a competitive advantage.

By Ian Steyn 8 Nov 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Ian Steyn
Integrate POS services at tills

The use of multiple terminals at till points leads to inefficiency, lack of productivity and affects retailer profits. Wasted cashier time and longer queues are just the start of the challenges, for multiple standalone terminals puts retailers at much greater risk of mistakes and fraud. The solution is integrating all those services into the point of sale.

By Ian Steyn 6 Aug 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Craig Wilson
CheqOut promises to shake up SA payments

South Africans using Apple and Google Android-based smartphones can look forward to being able to accept credit- and cheque-card payments using their mobile phones from early next month, thanks to a Cape Town-based start-up that is launching a new service called CheqOut next month.

By Craig Wilson 27 Mar 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

Interactive touch screen kiosks: what lies beneath
Interactive touch screen kiosks: what lies beneath

Using an interactive touch screen kiosk can be a fast, helpful, integrated and informative experience, Frank Nunan of the Kiosk Shop, told delegates currently attending the JusTTouchIT two-day conference in Midrand, Johannesburg.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 4 May 2010

SOUTH AFRICA

Issa Sikiti da Silva
Emphasising interactive kiosks' role in retail sector

There are just over 1000 interactive kiosks in South Africa's retail sector, compared to between 50 000 and 100 000 in the US where they were introduced some 15-20 years ago, it was revealed last week. Therefore, a conference aimed at emphasising the vital role of interactive kiosks is due to take place in Johannesburg this year.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 16 Apr 2010

SOUTH AFRICA

Howard Badler
Service in a recession

The buzzword in the world these days seems to be “recession”. How will your company stay afloat during these challenging times, especially when research has shown that it costs up to five times more to get a new customer than retaining your existing customer?

By Howard Badler 6 Jul 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

ActivRetail
Riding ad rights at OR Tambo

Indiza Media, a subsidiary of Primedia Outdoor, has secured the advertising rights for OR Tambo International Airport's (ORTIA) airport busses for five years.

By ActivRetail 27 Jan 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

ActivRetail
Branding 'history' on Bloed Street

ComutaNet is said to be the first media owner in South Africa to brand a fully integrated shopping mall and taxi rank, doing so on behalf of leading mobile operator Cell C.

By ActivRetail 13 Jan 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

ActivRetail
Treinen to tell of Target's appeal

Betsy Treinen, the Director of Strategy and Client Services at Catalyst Studios, has confirmed her attendance as a guest speaker at the Retail Advertising Conference, RAC Lite, next week. Her eight-year hold of the Target brand relationship saw the bulls eye soar from being barely-on-the-map, to one of the most recognisable icons in the United States.

By ActivRetail 6 Aug 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

Petros Kondos
Bluetooth marketing three years on

Late 2005 saw the first malls in South Africa go live with Bluetooth as location-based marketing communication medium. The idea is to use Bluetooth to communicate relevant retail and mall communications to accepting customers' cellphones.

By Petros Kondos 5 Mar 2008

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