Results for digital retail

News

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

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

21 hours ago

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

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...

Haydn Townsend 2 days ago

Credit: Getty
3 ways to reinvent retail customer engagement in a post-Covid worldArticle

As the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to shopping online, retailers have had to re-imagine how they do business in a new digital world...

Robbie Kearns 28 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 portfolioArticle

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

Credit: Getty
Consumers spent $900bn more at online retailers globally in 2020Article

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

14 Apr 2021

Accenture acquires REPL to grow retail, supply chain capabilities
Accenture acquires REPL to grow retail, supply chain capabilitiesArticle

Accenture has acquired REPL Group, a technology consultancy specialising in solutions for supply chain, workforce management, store operations and retail customer experiences...

30 Mar 2021

Jon Savage gets real on content creation and podcasting
Jon Savage gets real on content creation and podcastingArticle

Jon Savage has, for years, been at the forefront of content creation. Inspired to think differently, he continues to push boundaries when it comes to creating content...

16 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Manuel Koser on tapping into the potential of digital
#EcommerceDay2021: Manuel Koser on tapping into the potential of digitalArticle

Manuel Koser knows a thing or two about identifying promising digital brands and helping them reach their potential...

Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Paving the way for growth beyond Covid-19
#EcommerceDay2021: Paving the way for growth beyond Covid-19Article

Digitalmall.com's Yaron Assabi weighs in on the encouraging growth of e-commerce in SA and what's needed to take it to the next level...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Mar 2021

E-commerce boom inspiring business transformation
E-commerce boom inspiring business transformationArticle

The rise of e-commerce in the country over the past year may have been driven by the pandemic, but it was long overdue...

10 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Are retailers scoring an own goal in online shopping?
#EcommerceDay2021: Are retailers scoring an own goal in online shopping?Article

According to Amanda Reekie, we need to ask what can be done to make online a bigger part of the retail mix, not least because there are still a number of faux pas that brands are making...

Amanda Reekie, Issued by imagineNATION Alliance 8 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Redefining retail - A future view of digital commerce in 2030
#EcommerceDay2021: Redefining retail - A future view of digital commerce in 2030Article

Kantar's Norman Reyneker says that as companies define their future-fit commercial strategies, they must challenge assumptions related to the evolving digital retail landscape...

Norman Reyneker, Issued by Kantar 5 Mar 2021

Jeff Bezos reshaped retail as CEO of Amazon. AP Photo/John Locher
How Bezos and Amazon changed the worldArticle

Amazon announced Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO almost 27 years after he founded the company to sell books to customers over dial-up modems...

Venkatesh Shankar 4 Feb 2021

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO
Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEOArticle

Jeff Bezos is stepping down from his role as Amazon CEO, and will transition to the role of executive chair in the third quarter...

3 Feb 2021

Walmart plans to fill online orders with help from robots at some US stores
Walmart plans to fill online orders with help from robots at some US storesArticle

Walmart Inc will add small robot-staffed warehouses to dozens of its stores to help fill orders for pickup and delivery, as Americans shift their spending online...

Melissa Fares 28 Jan 2021

To prepare for the future of retail, learn by doing
To prepare for the future of retail, learn by doingArticle

The integration of both physical and digital design presents a unique opportunity for retail brands...

Graeme Brooks 25 Jan 2021

2021 - The year of authentic visual immersion
2021 - The year of authentic visual immersionArticle

Here are eight key trends that will affect online retailers in 2021 from Craig Bellingham, founder and CEO of Studio[K]irmack...

Issued by Studio[K]irmack 19 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Auto industry set to digitally transform
#BizTrends2021: Auto industry set to digitally transformArticle

While 2020 was a year of evolving, planning and building technologies, 2021 will be a year of enterprising and entrepreneurial businesses coming to the fore...

George Mienie 30 Dec 2020

Automation and data-driven decision-making to power retail in 2021
Automation and data-driven decision-making to power retail in 2021Article

Retailers' interest in innovative technologies, solutions and new operating models continues to grow...

17 Dec 2020

SA consumers plan to spend much less this festive season - SAS
SA consumers plan to spend much less this festive season - SASArticle

Retailers will need to adapt to changing customer expectations to secure much-needed profits...

14 Dec 2020

Topshop: how the once trendsetting brand fell behind the times
Topshop: how the once trendsetting brand fell behind the timesArticle

The British fashion group Arcadia has fallen into administration, leaving 13,000 jobs at risk. Arcadia's market share slumped from around 4.5% in 2015, to 2.7% in 2020...

Julie Hodson 3 Dec 2020

Getty
Why harmonised retail is the futureArticle

For many industries, predicting the future during a pandemic would be difficult - if not impossible. Retail is different. Why?

Oliver Guy 13 Nov 2020

Getty
Don't mistake having an online store for true omnichannel retailingArticle

The age of the mall is waning. That phrase sends property fund managers into a cold sweat. But it's not just the lower foot traffic as a result of Covid that is to blame for the pressure on brick-and-mortar stores...

11 Nov 2020

Pick n Pay introduces digital receipts for Smart Shoppers
Pick n Pay introduces digital receipts for Smart ShoppersArticle

Pick n Pay's Smart Shoppers can now have their till receipts sent directly to their email instead of receiving a printed receipt...

29 Oct 2020

How TFG is weaving digital into the fabric of its business
How TFG is weaving digital into the fabric of its businessArticle

TFG is realising the positive impact of a clearly defined digital strategy and R500m investment into its digital transformation...

22 Oct 2020

Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's how
Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's howArticle

To hear some industry commentators tell it, Covid-19 is going to be the final nail in the coffin of retail as we know it. At best, they're over-simplifying. At worst, they're just wrong...

Lee Naik 13 Oct 2020

AutoTrader searches jump 76% year-on-year
AutoTrader searches jump 76% year-on-yearArticle

AutoTrader has recorded exponential growth in car searches year-on-year. Activity on South Africa's largest digital automotive marketplace rose from 32,4 million in April, to 39,9 million in May, to a high of 43,3 million in June, marking a full 76% increase when compared to June 2019...

Issued by AutoTrader 9 Sep 2020

Early investors in 4IR startups reap rewards
Early investors in 4IR startups reap rewardsArticle

Early investors in startups with exposure to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are benefiting from significant revenue growth despite the physical constraints...

7 Sep 2020

New platform aims to boost buy-local efforts and business recovery
New platform aims to boost buy-local efforts and business recoveryArticle

South Africa is the first region to benefit from a new, white label mobile payment, customer loyalty and rewards programme, with the launch of UBU International...

Issued by UBU International 26 Aug 2020

Retail sector shakeout brings challenges and opportunities
Retail sector shakeout brings challenges and opportunitiesArticle

Like most industries, the retail sector has had to transform radically, not only to survive the current situation, but also to ensure that it remains viable and sustainable into the future...

Tasmika Ramlakan 26 Aug 2020

Getty
How to capitalise on the digital retail takeoverArticle

How has Covid-19 accelerated digital shopping and what does this mean for your business?

Tyrone Van Heerden 30 Jul 2020

FNB reports 30% y/y increase in e-commerce spend
FNB reports 30% y/y increase in e-commerce spendArticle

Covid-19 lockdown regulations coupled with store closures have resulted in several consumers turning to online shopping for essential products and services...

28 Jul 2020

Virtual shopping with Under Armour
Virtual shopping with Under ArmourArticle

The virtual shopping service gives the customer a one-on-one consultation with an in-store Under Armour tech specialist using a video teleconference tool like Zoom...

Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jul 2020

Covid-19 shifts online sales from desirable to essential
Covid-19 shifts online sales from desirable to essentialArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the precariousness of a solely bricks and mortar model...

23 Jul 2020

Amazon's new Dash Cart lets shoppers skip the checkout line
Amazon's new Dash Cart lets shoppers skip the checkout lineArticle

Skip the checkout queue and roll out when you're done...

16 Jul 2020

How mobile technology is driving sales in physical retail stores
How mobile technology is driving sales in physical retail storesArticle

Retail sector investment into mobile apps and platforms has been accelerated by the global pandemic...

Leon Coetzer 10 Jul 2020

Getty
Rethinking retail: A new e-commerce era has arrivedArticle

The social and economic implications of the lockdown have forced businesses to rethink their sales strategies in order to stay afloat and meet shifting consumer demands...

Wayne Flemming 9 Jul 2020

Cracking the Privacy Paradox: How to future-proof trust in the fast-growing data economy
Cracking the Privacy Paradox: How to future-proof trust in the fast-growing data economyArticle

To leverage data and automated communications, marketers have to embrace responsible personalisation...

JD Engelbrecht, Issued by Everlytic 8 Jul 2020

Big brick-and-mortar retail needs to up its online game to survive
Big brick-and-mortar retail needs to up its online game to surviveArticle

SA's large retailers have a history of positioning themselves brilliantly in prime retail locations in premium malls, and need to follow the same strategy for their digital shopfronts...

David Jenkins 7 Jul 2020

Amazon India office, Bengaluru
Amazon debuts Smart Stores in IndiaArticle

A smart and contactless way for customers to discover products at local shops, make payments and earn rewards using Amazon Pay...

6 Jul 2020

Warrick Kernes, founder of Insaka eCommerce Academy
Selling online? Don't take your foot off the pedalArticle

Constrained from operating as normal due to lockdown and safety restrictions, many businesses have made a long-overdue entry into the online sales space...

3 Jul 2020

How to future-proof trust in the fast-growing data economy
How to future-proof trust in the fast-growing data economyArticle

To leverage data and automated communications, marketers have to embrace responsible personalisation...

JD Engelbrecht 1 Jul 2020

SA's record e-commerce performance offers hope for battered economy
SA's record e-commerce performance offers hope for battered economyArticle

E-commerce is providing a ray of hope for the local economy with transactions hitting a record high in May and June...

30 Jun 2020

PayGate Plus merchants get instant access to online credit payments with Mobicred
PayGate Plus merchants get instant access to online credit payments with MobicredArticle

As shoppers continue to embrace e-commerce, payment specialist, DPO South Africa, has announced the addition of a digital credit payment option, Mobicred, to its PayGate Plus fully managed payment solution...

Issued by DPO South Africa 29 Jun 2020

Diesel reveals Hyperoom, its new virtual fashion buying platform and showroom
Diesel reveals Hyperoom, its new virtual fashion buying platform and showroomArticle

Diesel has launched Hyperoom, a 360-degree digital sales platform and exhibition space designed to create "immersive and emotional engagements" with fashion buyers...

26 Jun 2020

Real-time analytics in retail - it's now or never
Real-time analytics in retail - it's now or neverArticle

In the digital age, data is a currency all on its own. The retail sector has lagged in leveraging the value of real time data, due to a number of factors...

Andrew Dawson 22 Jun 2020

Why agility is key to unlock value in the new (hybrid) world of online retail
Why agility is key to unlock value in the new (hybrid) world of online retailArticle

South Africa's small but aspirational e-commerce sector has been ushered into sharp focus as a result of Covid-19...

Gareth Hawkey 10 Jun 2020

Digital strategies key for retail to survive a shifting consumer landscape
Digital strategies key for retail to survive a shifting consumer landscapeArticle

The world is in unchartered territory and as many businesses face the harsh reality of lockdown, we are beginning to accept that jobs will be lost, orders will be cancelled...

Jan Bouwer 28 May 2020

Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplace
Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplaceArticle

A new online marketplace to help SMMEs access the growing digital retail sector in Africa will launch by the end of March...

4 Mar 2020

Peter Harvey
The future of payments in SA and Africa will be based on pragmatismArticle

African merchants should support payment methods that suit their customers, rather than following global trends just for the sake of it...

Peter Harvey 21 Jan 2020

Next >
Let's do Biz