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Instagram adds shopping feature for US users

Instagram adds shopping feature for US users

22/03/2019 - 09:34
Facebook’s Instagram is trialling a feature that lets US users shop from the photo-sharing app by using a “checkout” option on items tagged for sale, the company said. read more
How retailers can be safe from cyber fraud this #BlackFriday

How retailers can be safe from cyber fraud this #BlackFriday

21/11/2018 - 11:09
Black Friday is fast approaching, and a lot of retailers are preparing for an influx of sales and consumer traffic across all points of purchase – apps, online and in-store. This high volume of purchases puts most retailers and consumers at risk for a range of cyber security fraud and loss of critical information. read more
Black Friday / Cyber Monday - the impact of hyper-availability on e-tailing

Black Friday / Cyber Monday - the impact of hyper-availability on e-tailing

21/11/2018 - 09:20
South African e-tailers are experiencing a surge in customers thanks to the convenience and pervasiveness of mobile devices supporting online shopping apps. With people expecting a seamless customer experience between an app, online store, and fulfilment of order, a business cannot afford to experience any downtime. Hyper-availability has become an absolute necessity in this regard. read more
Amazon reveals plans for biggest Black Friday yet

Amazon reveals plans for biggest Black Friday yet

16/11/2018 - 11:13
Amazon is preparing to host what it believes will be its biggest ever Black Friday sale, with more deals available than in previous years over a 10-day period. read more
Brand scan app brings logos to life

Brand scan app brings logos to life

02/11/2018 - 08:15
Soon, scanning a favourite logo will bring it to life. LogoScan, an augmented reality-enabled app, is set to hit SA, bringing consumers within an arm’s length of engaging with brands in enhanced reality.  read more
Woolworths launches in-app shopping

Woolworths launches in-app shopping

28/09/2018 - 14:22
Woolworths has launched in-app shopping through its integrated lifestyle app, which the group says now makes it the most comprehensive retail app in the country. read more
Gamification offers huge opportunities for brands

Gamification offers huge opportunities for brands

25/09/2018 - 09:46
Online gaming is a growing industry globally. According to futurist and game designer, Jane McGonigal around 2.6bn gamers worldwide spend an average of an hour a day playing games online. read more
 Customer engagement through gamification

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. read more
What makes an app successful in today's connected world?

What makes an app successful in today's connected world?

16/08/2018 - 09:46
With technology in South Africa growing at such a rapid speed, it’s difficult to keep up with new apps being developed on a daily basis. Business owners are constantly having to educate themselves about the latest trends in order to align their business’ objectives with their customers’ changing needs.  read more
Why forcing customers to use your app is brand vanity

Why forcing customers to use your app is brand vanity

11/05/2018 - 11:12
Many brands remain obsessed with creating mobile apps. This not only defies trends that point to increasing consumer app apathy, but can exclude a sizeable portion of your customers in emerging economies. Companies need to engage with their users where they are rather than forcing them onto an app, in what can only be described as brand vanity.  read more
Spree App selected as Apple ‘App of the Day’ - A first for SA ecommerce

Spree App selected as Apple ‘App of the Day’ - A first for SA ecommerce

26/04/2018 - 09:55
In a first for fashion ecommerce in South Africa, a team of editors at Apple has selected the Spree App as App of the Day. read more
Specialty retailer uses beacons to reward customers

Specialty retailer uses beacons to reward customers

02/08/2016 - 16:57
Shoppers will soon be able to get a reward by walking into a New York & Company store. read more
Boots UK and IBM bring omnichannel functionality into the store

Boots UK and IBM bring omnichannel functionality into the store

24/06/2016 - 09:02
Boots, the U.K.-based pharmacy and beauty retailer, and IBM announced that Boots has launched Sales Assist, an IBM MobileFirst for iOS app, across its U.K. stores to make it easier for customers to find the products they need. read more
New ‘Sunday Times’ app launched for mobile devices

New ‘Sunday Times’ app launched for mobile devices

09/03/2016 - 15:50
Johannesburg - The new Sunday Times app for Apple and Android mobile devices has been launched, delivering faster download speeds with lower bandwidth consumption, enhanced functionality, a redesigned look-and-feel, and more audio-visual content. read more
BlackBerry boss takes swipe at Apple

BlackBerry boss takes swipe at Apple

19/03/2013 - 13:04
Sydney - The head of Blackberry has taken a swipe at Apple, saying in an interview the iPhone's operating system was outdated, while promising thousands of new apps as it prepares to launch its new Z10 handset. read more
Smart TVs will dominate

Smart TVs will dominate

21/01/2013 - 08:44
Nearly 85 per cent of all flat-panel TVs produced in 2016 will be smart TVs, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide unit production of flat-panel smart TVs will grow from 69 million in 2012 to 198 million in 2016. Worldwide unit production of smart TVs in 2013 is expected to reach 108 million. read more
UK stores see 'appy' Christmas in the gloom

UK stores see 'appy' Christmas in the gloom

06/12/2011 - 08:49
Mobile phone applications that allow online shopping on the move could give battered British retailers something to cheer about in what is otherwise set to be one of the toughest Christmas trading periods for years. read more