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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

To buy or not to buy?
To buy or not to buy?Article

Around a third of consumers chose not to participate in Black Friday this year, largely as a result of financial constraints (61%), but also because they don't believe prices are meaningfully reduced (21%)...

Andrea Rademeyer and Dr Amelia Richards, Issued by Ask Afrika 1 Dec 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

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

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

3 factors impacting online shopping in SA, and how to address them during lockdown
3 factors impacting online shopping in SA, and how to address them during lockdownArticle

SA might never be able to 'go back to normal', especially in terms of retail which currently contributes 15% of South Africa's GDP...

Semona Pillay 22 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

The case for loyalty programmes
The case for loyalty programmesArticle

If repeat business is about regular customers, then loyalty programmes are the mechanism businesses can use to attract and retain these customers...

3 Feb 2020

A month dedicated to Black Friday
A month dedicated to Black FridayArticle

Like having Christmas decorations in shops in October, Black Friday 2019 began well in advance of the day itself...

Eben Esterhuizen 2 Dec 2019

Image credit: Jaromir Kavan on Unsplash.
How technology helps brands evolveArticle

Today's customers are tech-savvy; have access to brands across a global marketplace; are not restricted to trading hours; and they know what they want.

Paula Sartini 18 Oct 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

Andrew Jennings on surviving the era of digital retail
Andrew Jennings on surviving the era of digital retailArticle

Andrew Jennings, the former group MD of Woolworths, recently shared valuable survival lessons for retail brands under siege in the digital age...

17 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

Accelerating the browsing experience
Accelerating the browsing experienceArticle

Superbalist.com, has adopted two new technologies which have significantly accelerated the browsing experience for shoppers and translated into strong business results...

13 May 2019

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

Singles Day shows China's global retail power
Singles Day shows China's global retail powerArticle

11 Nov., or 11/11, has been celebrated as Singles Day - a sort of anti-Valentine's Day for single people - since 1993. Chosen because its date has four ones in a row, the holiday originated in China...

Venkatesh Shankar 12 Nov 2018

Yuppiechef scoops title of SA's Online Retailer of the Year
Yuppiechef scoops title of SA's Online Retailer of the YearArticle

Yuppiechef triumphed at the inaugural Online Retailer of the Year awards, which recognises online stores in South Africa that grow trust amongst digital shoppers...

2 Nov 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

A tech 'dress' rehearsal
A tech 'dress' rehearsalArticle

Online retailer RunwaySale is hosting a 'dress' rehearsal for Black Friday in the form of a Secret Sale - an idea conceptualised and introduced five years ago - during September...

Issued by KC Communications 6 Sep 2018

Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards 2018 winners revealed
Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards 2018 winners revealedArticle

Takealot cleaned up at this year's Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards, bagging four of the 14 awards presented, including the coveted E-commerce Service of the Year...

Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Aug 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

#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

#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

Entries now open for Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards
Entries now open for Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce AwardsArticle

Entries are officially open for the third annual Tech and E-commerce Awards hosted by price comparison website Pricecheck...

14 Jun 2018

Mobile culture fertile ground for online retail growth
Mobile culture fertile ground for online retail growthArticle

South Africa has a population 56 million, but the number of cellphones in the country exceeds the number. 22.5 million of these mobile owners are online users and many of them shop online using their cellphones...

5 Apr 2018

Zando launches zero-rated shopping for Vodacom subscribers
Zando launches zero-rated shopping for Vodacom subscribersArticle

Online fashion retailer Zando has initiated zero-rate data for both contract and prepaid Vodacom subscribers in SA. This means that all Vodacom users can browse and transact on Zando's app and mobile website and no longer pay for data...

29 Mar 2018

Examples of retailers employing the new rules of attraction.
The new laws of attraction to survive the retail apocalypseArticle

FCB Red Chicago's retail strategy group lead Curt Munk explains that retailers and marketers alike need to understand the new laws of attraction in order to survive what he dubs 'the retail apocalypse'...

Leigh Andrews 13 Mar 2018

PayPal upbeat about digital sales
PayPal upbeat about digital salesArticle

PayPal expects sales from SA of R53bn in 2018 as more and more South Africans use their cellphones as digital wallets...

6 Mar 2018

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Trends 2018: Omnichannel is the new normalArticle

As smart technology enters our homes, cars, work and leisure time, marketers have the opportunity to innovate and reach potential customers via ever-expanding touch points...

Jainita Khatri 25 Jan 2018

More businesses are trying mobile apps to lure and keep consumers
More businesses are trying mobile apps to lure and keep consumersArticle

Intense retail competition has led old standbys, such as Sears, to close dozens of stores. Walmart is venturing online more. And Amazon is expanding offline...

Venkatesh Shankar and Unnati Narang 4 Jan 2018

Transformation in Africa's digital retail landscape
Transformation in Africa's digital retail landscapeArticle

Undeniably, digital transformation continues to dramatically change the way we live and do business - almost daily it seems...

Isabelle Lurquin 21 Dec 2017

Tailoring the customer experience boosts online sales
Tailoring the customer experience boosts online salesArticle

Annual online retail or "e-tail" sales now exceed $19 billion in Canada, AUS$21 billion in Australia, US$410 billion in the United States and US$1 trillion in China...

Michael J. Armstrong and Narongsak (Tek) Thongpapa 31 Oct 2017

Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor
Top five South African consumer trends - EuromonitorArticle

Global market intelligence company, Euromonitor International, has just released the latest results of the 2017 Global Consumer Trends survey...

17 Oct 2017

Consumers in South Africa trust content and brands, but for how long?
Consumers in South Africa trust content and brands, but for how long?Article

Highly connected but increasingly suspicious: global study reveals ‘consumer trust divide' for brands online...

Issued by Kantar 16 Oct 2017

#PricecheckAwards: Travelstart named E-commerce Service of the Year
#PricecheckAwards: Travelstart named E-commerce Service of the YearArticle

Travelstart was the overall winner of the PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards 2017, claiming the title of E-commerce Service of the Year...

Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Sep 2017

Retailers need to prioritise mobile, omnichannel strategies for B2B growth
Retailers need to prioritise mobile, omnichannel strategies for B2B growthArticle

Frost & Sullivan's research finds that prioritising mobile and omnichannel strategies will augment growth opportunities in B2B online retailing...

13 Sep 2017

PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards 2016 award winners.
2017 PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards shortlist announcedArticle

The 2017 PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards shortlist has been announced, following a record 44,500 votes cast...

6 Sep 2017

Chat Find app offers freelancers, businesses a mobile shopfront
Chat Find app offers freelancers, businesses a mobile shopfrontArticle

Mobile commerce app, Chat Find, offers businesses and freelancers a mobile shopfront and the ability to process payment and invoice customers directly...

20 Jul 2017

Rapid mobile shopping uptake among SA consumers: Spree
Rapid mobile shopping uptake among SA consumers: SpreeArticle

Online fashion retailer, Spree, has conducted a survey that indicates that there is a 167% increase in the number of people preferring to shop via their mobile phone...

2 Jun 2017

PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards 2016 award winners
PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards open for nominations in JuneArticle

Nominations for entries into this year's PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards will open on 1 June and close on 15 June 2017...

19 May 2017

Facebook introduces new shopping ad format to showcase products
Facebook introduces new shopping ad format to showcase productsArticle

Marketers want better ways to visually inspire mobile shoppers to purchase, and so Facebook is introducing a new ad format called 'collection'...

23 Mar 2017

Rising e-commerce trends in South Africa for the year 2017
Rising e-commerce trends in South Africa for the year 2017Article

Experts hold that consumer uptake and the popularity of e-commerce is going to see a significant local growth in 2017. Let's now check out some of the trends that we will see in terms of online business growth this year...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 Mar 2017

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