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The future of cross-border retail: Challenges of scaling from South Africa into the continent

The future of cross-border retail: Challenges of scaling from South Africa into the continent

01/04/2019 - 09:33
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. However, this will not remain the status quo for long, as smartphone proliferation increases, data costs decrease and usability improves. Wallets, now commonplace, are an excellent example of this', bypassing the continent's challenges around depositing, withdrawing and transferring cash, as well as buying airtime and electricity. read more
Mobile, cross-border and inter-regional online payments gaining ground

Mobile, cross-border and inter-regional online payments gaining ground

16/08/2018 - 10:44
Online and mobile payments are taking off in Africa as a combination of improved internet access, advanced financial systems and widespread mobile penetration help spur demand for services. However, the ability to pay and accept payments on the continent are not without their challenges, principally around risk and settlement. read more
DHL partners with MallforAfrica to deliver African-made products to the world

DHL partners with MallforAfrica to deliver African-made products to the world

17/07/2018 - 09:30
DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, today announced its partnership with e-commerce giant, MallforAfrica’s new platform, Marketplace Africa, to help online retailers bring African-made products to the US and global market.  read more
DHL introduces the next evolution in international shipping

DHL introduces the next evolution in international shipping

07/06/2018 - 12:25
DHL, the world’s leading international express delivery services provider, has unveiled MyDHL+, an industry-leading global shipping application that brings new levels of speed and simplicity to the often confusing and complicated cross-border shipping process.  read more
Cross-border e-commerce: Barriers and solutions

Cross-border e-commerce: Barriers and solutions

10/04/2018 - 10:29
It’s about the lifestyle you are selling, not your product.  read more
Four principles for reaching the global consumer

Four principles for reaching the global consumer

14/02/2018 - 09:54
Today’s consumer is a lot different than the consumer of 5 years ago, or even one year ago. Consumers today are making purchases both on and offline, through mobile devices, and even social channels from all over the world. Retailers are transforming their business strategies to engage these consumers, wherever they are, but not every retailer is seeing the payoff for their efforts. read more
Rob Davies launches Musina cross-border terminal

Rob Davies launches Musina cross-border terminal

28/06/2017 - 10:26
There needs to be less cargo transported by road and more by rail that was the message from Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies as he launched the Musina Intermodal Terminal (MIT). read more
Cross-border eCommerce considered a growth rocket for Sub Saharan African retailers

Cross-border eCommerce considered a growth rocket for Sub Saharan African retailers

27/02/2017 - 15:18
Cross-border online retail predicted to grow at twice the rate of domestic e-commerce (CAGR: 25%) until 2020. Retailers can grow 60% faster with a premium service offering.  read more