TECHNOLOGY SOUTH AFRICA
Sureswipe has acquired a 50.1% majority stake in the Point of Sale software company humble Till, a move which will enhance Sureswipe’s offering to small and medium-sized businesses using card payment solutions in-store by offering them an affordable and integrated solution.
Paul Kent, MD of Sureswipe, SA’s leading card payment company for small to medium retail market, shares some advice about how to get retail savvy and ready to enjoy the returns of the upcoming retail season in November and December.
Sureswipe’s Managing Director, Paul Kent received the 2018 National Entrepreneur Champion award, which was announced by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), in association with World Famous Events on Friday, 9th November 2018.
Fintech and new technologies are constantly in the news highlighting the impact AI or big data will have on our lives. The rise of robotics and bots are replacing today's workforce and we are unsure of the skills we will need for jobs of the future. We often hear about the rise of mobile with 20 Billion connected devices expected by 2020, the latest social platforms and the opportunities this will create for smart businesses. These new technologies are enabling digital payments or digital interactions at the point of payment; they are acting as enablers but the biggest trend we are starting to see in changing the way we pay is with the consumer themselves, and their demand for a richer, seamless or frictionless experience at the point of sale.
Theamari Jonker - Owner and Director of Jele Bebe Teething Jewellery discusses how Sureswipe’s POS LITE helped her improve her business processes.
Co-op to roll-out franchise model
13/02/2019 - 14:40
The Co-op has confirmed that it is looking to develop a network of franchise stores following successful trials of the model.
Driving mobile and card acceptance among informal retailers holds the key to scaling cashless payments in SA
05/12/2018 - 09:57
Despite the majority (77 percent) of adult South Africans owning bank accounts, more than half of the total value of all consumer transactions in the country are still conducted in cash. This suggests that being formally banked may not be enough of an incentive for consumers to move away from cash. Accelerating the pace of migration from cash to digital and card payments must be a priority for catalysing economic growth.
Tiffany's focus on the young pays off
29/08/2018 - 09:51
Tiffany’s quarterly results topped Wall Street estimates on strong demand for its jewellery in the Americas and China, helping the upmarket retailer raise its full-year profit forecast.
SA retailers get to grips with Namibia charter
21/08/2018 - 08:19
SA retailers supplying products to Namibia have to abide by that country’s retail charter, which aims to control access to the local market to allow for the development of local suppliers.
Customer engagement through gamification
17/08/2018 - 13:55
Gamification provides insurers with an ideal platform to enhance customer engagement. With apps like MEGA MEDS, that turns medicine management into a fun experience, and the likes of the Discovery Insure Driving Challenge, that rewards customers who are good drivers, there is significant potential for insurers and others to take a different approach to dealing with stakeholders.