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TFG launches Foschini mobile app
TFG launches Foschini mobile appArticle

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...

19 Apr 2021

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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

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Smart m-commerce opportunities for Black Friday and beyondArticle

Black Friday presents a prime opportunity to attract existing and new customers to your physical or digital store. It's also a fantastic time to capture valuable customer data...

James Bayhack 20 Oct 2020

By invitation only: Amazon's new 'Luxury Stores' experience
By invitation only: Amazon's new 'Luxury Stores' experienceArticle

Amazon has unveiled a new premium shopping experience on its mobile app, called Luxury Stores, that will focus on both established and emerging luxury fashion and beauty brands...

16 Sep 2020

The rise of e-commerce, m-commerce and personalisation
The rise of e-commerce, m-commerce and personalisationArticle

Online shopping is something South African consumers have had to become more familiar with recently...

James Bayhack 31 Jul 2020

Food delivery service Dryvar Foods launches in SA
Food delivery service Dryvar Foods launches in SAArticle

After a few months of beta testing, food delivery service Dryvar Foods has officially launched its cloud-based delivery application in the country...

9 Jul 2020

Nedbank launches Avo, its new e-commerce "super app"
Nedbank launches Avo, its new e-commerce "super app"Article

Nedbank has revealed its new digital platform Avo. Described as a "super app", Avo will provide customers with access to online shopping and other essential services...

19 May 2020

Satisfying demand during the Covid-19 crisis - guidelines for SA's e-tailers
Satisfying demand during the Covid-19 crisis - guidelines for SA's e-tailersArticle

The new e-commerce regulation is expected to lead to a drastic increase in online shopping amongst South Africans...

Dr Nicole Cunningham 18 May 2020

How m-commerce is brewing in SA's coffee industry
How m-commerce is brewing in SA's coffee industryArticle

Insight Survey's latest SA Coffee Industry Landscape Report 2020 uncovers the global and local coffee markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 23 Mar 2020

Pieter de Villiers, co-founder and CEO, Clickatell
#AfricaCom: Chat commerce leapfrogs in AfricaArticle

Chat commerce and chat banking have revolutionised the way companies are serving their customers. Without having to invest in new architecture, companies are able to meet and engage with their clients on the platforms of their choice...

13 Nov 2019

SA retailers still not fully embracing online opportunity - Accenture
SA retailers still not fully embracing online opportunity - AccentureArticle

A new study by Accenture suggests that traditional retailers in South Africa are putting most of their efforts into their core brick-and-mortar stores as they find online operations expensive...

21 Oct 2019

SACSC Congress 2019 to zero in on the evolution of retail
SACSC Congress 2019 to zero in on the evolution of retailArticle

'Evolve' is the theme of the 23rd South African Council of Shopping Centres' Annual Congress, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 16 to 18 October 2019...

10 Oct 2019

A walk through the warehouse of a thriving fashion e-tailer
A walk through the warehouse of a thriving fashion e-tailerArticle

When you think about South Africa's most successful online fashion retailers, it may not immediately occur to you that RunwaySale is one of them. The platform boasts over 1 million members...

Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Oct 2019

Online sales in physical and digital goods to surpass $6tn by 2024
Online sales in physical and digital goods to surpass $6tn by 2024Article

New data from Juniper Research states that the total transaction value of remote payments for digital and physical goods will exceed $6 trillion by 2024, representing a growth of 53%...

17 Sep 2019

How female consumers are shaping SA's e-commerce boom
How female consumers are shaping SA's e-commerce boomArticle

High mobile penetration, secure payment options and changing spending habits, and female consumers, are driving SA e-commerce...

3 Sep 2019

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Mobile money service launches in South SudanArticle

Zain and Trinity Technologies introduced mobile money service 'M-Gurush' in South Sudan...

29 Jul 2019

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How Ghana is acing its transition to mobile financial servicesArticle

Ghana has recently become the fastest-growing mobile money market in Africa...

Selin Ozyurt 19 Jul 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution in retail and the low-income consumer
The Fourth Industrial Revolution in retail and the low-income consumerArticle

In an era of rapid technological change, and with the Fourth Industrial Revolution on everybody's lips, I ask: What about lower-income retail shoppers in emerging markets like South Africa?

Semona Pillay 30 May 2019

Summit highlights the vital importance of digital solutions
Summit highlights the vital importance of digital solutionsArticle

Following three days of compelling presentations, headline talks and tactical sessions, Africa's first-ever BigFive Summit concluded with a stimulating B2B Sales workshop...

25 May 2019

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

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 productsArticle

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

#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?
#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?Article

When you design for mobile, consider who you're building for. For the small percentage with beautiful, high-end phones, or for 61% of the market?

Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Mar 2019

Keeping on trend in digital retail
Keeping on trend in digital retailArticle

As we approach the third month of 2019, some interesting trends are being predicted and already seen, in the retail and online market segment. Considering that December was a tough one for SA retailers...

27 Feb 2019

3 technology titans reshaping retail
3 technology titans reshaping retailArticle

To say that Amazon has shaken up US retailing is almost a cliché at this point. Looking globally, we see powerful tremors from seismic shifts in retailing driven by Alibaba in China and MercadoLibre in South America...

Stephen Dover, Dan Searle, Katherine Owen, Mary Ki 26 Feb 2019

Scaling e-commerce in Africa
Scaling e-commerce in AfricaArticle

At present, e-business in Africa remains a challenge. It may be better than it ever has been, but the truth is that lower literacy and internet penetration levels continue to limit the growth on the continent...

Dean McCoubrey 13 Feb 2019

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Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019Article

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance...

21 Jan 2019

Mobile payments boost Nigerian economy
Mobile payments boost Nigerian economyArticle

Mobile penetration has significantly increased across Africa, with Nigeria remaining the largest mobile market of about 162-million subscribers and a penetration rate of 84%...

17 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: From mobile e-commerce to AI - the top 5 trends driving SA consumers in 2019
#BizTrends2019: From mobile e-commerce to AI - the top 5 trends driving SA consumers in 2019Article

In all our years of watching and researching consumer trends, this is the first time that the evidence we are gathering points to an overwhelming digital influence...

Gareth Pearson 3 Jan 2019

RunwaySale's runaway success
RunwaySale's runaway successArticle

RunwaySale was born from a love of affordable designer brands. The two dynamos behind this business combined their international experience to give South Africans access to premium brands...

Eugene Yiga 11 Dec 2018

The consumer power-shift of the digital age
The consumer power-shift of the digital ageArticle

Advances in telecommunication technology have transformed the tools used for marketing and consumerism and ultimately, the way that businesses operate...

Itumeleng Mukhovha 5 Dec 2018

6 top tips for effective customer engagement on mobile
6 top tips for effective customer engagement on mobileArticle

Speaking at this year's annual PriceCheck Awards ceremony, CEO Kevin Tucker noted that the Tech and E-commerce Awards are more important than ever before...

Lynette Hundermark 18 Sep 2018

Online spend in SA will hit R45bn in 2018, and consumers are shopping the globe
Online spend in SA will hit R45bn in 2018, and consumers are shopping the globeArticle

South Africans are forecasted to spend over R45 billion online this year, with over 60% making a purchase from an overseas retailer...

10 Sep 2018

Finalists announced for 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards
Finalists announced for 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce AwardsArticle

The 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards shortlist has been announced...

27 Aug 2018

Mobile consumer survey reveals intentional change for the industry
Mobile consumer survey reveals intentional change for the industryArticle

The mobile industry is changing at an exponential rate as new influences shape the way consumer expectations rise...

22 Aug 2018

#MobileCommerce: The rise of mobile shopping and its impact on business
#MobileCommerce: The rise of mobile shopping and its impact on businessArticle

With smartphone usage in SA as high as an estimated 29.2 million (51% of the population), more and more shoppers are making purchases on their mobile phones...

Sven Schoof 30 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: E-commerce starts to connect with South African consumers
#MobileCommerce: E-commerce starts to connect with South African consumersArticle

With the rise of e-commerce in South Africa taking some bold steps during the last few weeks with the merger of Superbalist and Spree, it seems that mobile e-commerce may finally be on a path to reaching its full potential...

Gareth Paterson 20 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: Embrace international markets
#MobileCommerce: Embrace international marketsArticle

Cross border e-commerce continues to provide significant growth opportunities for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering...

Megan Roper 20 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: From search to checkout, the top 5 features likely to make your user tap "buy now"
#MobileCommerce: From search to checkout, the top 5 features likely to make your user tap "buy now"Article

Mobile, and increasingly apps, are core to the success of any retailer's strategy through all stages of the path to purchase or shopping customer's experience...

Lynette Hundermark 20 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right time
#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right timeArticle

As Cape Union Mart Group's director of e-commerce, Amanda Herson has the mammoth task of ensuring a seamless online experience for some of South Africa's most loved retail brands...

Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The growth of mobile shopping in South Africa
#MobileCommerce: The growth of mobile shopping in South AfricaArticle

E-commerce is going from strength to strength in South Africa, more and more consumers are gaining confidence in making online purchases that are not solely limited to the likes of books, CDs, electronics, airline tickets and the like...

Graham Du Plessis 13 Jul 2018

The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insights
The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insightsArticle

Over the last 15 years, technology has reshaped the face of global retail. With billions of people spending more time online each day, the way we buy things has evolved...

Sarah Quinlan 13 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: Understanding payment trends to ensure customers get what they want
#MobileCommerce: Understanding payment trends to ensure customers get what they wantArticle

Startup companies are faced with a number of challenges before they even begin trading. Market research and designing an excellent customer journey are important, but ensuring your customer has a payment option...

Brendon Williamson 11 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The last mile digitised, democratised and on-demand
#MobileCommerce: The last mile digitised, democratised and on-demandArticle

It's no secret, in the digital age shoppers want what we want when we want it...

Bronwyn Williams 10 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: How to manage sustainable omnichannel growth in retail
#MobileCommerce: How to manage sustainable omnichannel growth in retailArticle

In today's consumer landscape, customers can shop from anywhere at any time. The proliferation of technology-driven purchasing means retailers are expected to keep up with the always-connected, digital-savvy shoppers...

Mark Thomson 6 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: Step into the future with mobile
#MobileCommerce: Step into the future with mobileArticle

When mobile phones hit the market in South Africa around 1994, there was a sentiment by many that, having lived life quite effectively without these devices, they simply did not need one...

Dave Nemeth 4 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The rise of mobile shopping and its impact on business
#MobileCommerce: The rise of mobile shopping and its impact on businessArticle

While retailers need to be geared for mobile, it is only a part of the shopping journey in South Africa. Omnichannel is where it is at...

Robyn Cooke 2 Jul 2018

Harnessing the evolutionary power of smart packaging in Africa
Harnessing the evolutionary power of smart packaging in AfricaArticle

For the last few years, packaging industry professionals have been curious about the future of smart packaging. Whilst barcodes and QR codes were once considered the "next big thing", the acceleration of technology is transforming smart packaging...

15 Jun 2018

Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in Africa
Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in AfricaArticle

Africa's growing digital economy is fast changing how business is done on the continent. Trading of goods and services online is estimated to be worth $24bn...

Mercy Mpinganjira 4 Jun 2018

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