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Asos sales up 13% as UK market outperforms

Asos sales up 13% as UK market outperforms

20/03/2019 - 09:25
Asos has reported a rise in its quarterly sales, as growth at home in the UK continues to outperform its foreign markets. read more
Alibaba invests $693m for stake in Chinese courier STO Express

Alibaba invests $693m for stake in Chinese courier STO Express

12/03/2019 - 11:30
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will take a 14 percent stake in STO Express Co Ltd through a $693 million deal, the e-commerce giant’s fourth significant investment in a Chinese courier company. read more
3 Reasons why every retailer should consider Click & Collect

3 Reasons why every retailer should consider Click & Collect

05/03/2019 - 13:14
If you want to engage customers and drive foot traffic in your store, then an ecommerce presence is essential. It might sound counter-intuitive, but in this modern shopping environment, online and in-store work together, not against each other, to attract and retain customers. These days people are shopping online more than ever, so not having a digital storefront means you’re missing out on a lot of potential customers. read more
Retail fallout linked to need for innovation

Retail fallout linked to need for innovation

25/02/2019 - 12:13
Retailers across the world continue to face strong headwinds. They have suffered a sharp drop in business in recent years, with bankruptcy filings and store closings almost becoming commonplace.  read more
How SA’s retailers can boost sales with an omnichannel approach

How SA’s retailers can boost sales with an omnichannel approach

22/02/2019 - 13:59
It is no secret that local retailers are having a torrid time. The economy remains in the doldrums with investors and consumers spooked by debilitating load shedding, ongoing job cuts and a volatile political environment. Consumers naturally cut back on spending in uncertain times, and retailers are undoubtedly feeling the heat. read more
TFG achieves eCommerce leadership with Oracle

TFG achieves eCommerce leadership with Oracle

19/02/2019 - 15:43
TFG (The Foschini Group), a South African retail group operating in thirty-two countries across five continents, has chosen Oracle to support its digital transformation strategy with the consolidation of twenty-two brands into one online marketplace. With close to 3000 stores, TFG migrated its brick-and-mortar offering to a hassle-free digital platform and now offers the myTFGworld.com online marketplace to its customers. read more
Toys R Us makes a comeback as Tru Kids Brands

Toys R Us makes a comeback as Tru Kids Brands

12/02/2019 - 19:17
Toys R Us is making a comeback as a brand new company known as Tru Kids Brands, one year after the toy retailer went bust.  read more
Amazon grocery service slowly returns in India after e-commerce disruption

Amazon grocery service slowly returns in India after e-commerce disruption

08/02/2019 - 09:54
Amazon.com Inc’s grocery service is slowly returning on its India website after the online retail giant faced disruption from revised e-commerce curbs which kicked in on Feb. 1. read more
Amazon Pantry slowly returns in India after e-commerce disruption

Amazon Pantry slowly returns in India after e-commerce disruption

06/02/2019 - 11:15
Amazon.com’s grocery service is slowly returning on its India website after the online retail company faced disruption from revised e-commerce curbs which kicked in on February 1. read more
Why retail will never be the same as tech-savvy customers change the game

Why retail will never be the same as tech-savvy customers change the game

01/02/2019 - 09:02
Traditional brick and mortar stores still have a future despite the boom in online retail, says Andrew Jennings, chair of the Prince's Trust Retail Leadership Group in London. But, he says, with techno-savvy customers, it won't mean business as usual. read more
Alcohol, clothes set to boost online retail sales to R20bn

Alcohol, clothes set to boost online retail sales to R20bn

01/02/2019 - 08:37
Retail sales in South Africa are expected to reach R20 billion in 2020 on the back of a surge in online sales of apparels, alcohol and tobacco products. read more
Retail SMEs to embrace e-commerce

Retail SMEs to embrace e-commerce

31/01/2019 - 13:53
A forecast by World Wide Worx shows that online retail sales figures in South Africa are expected to more than double from 2016 to almost R20-billion by 2020. As such, South African small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in the retail sector should start to consider entering into the e-commerce space – an industry poised for growth as millennials and digital Generation Z, who have been dubbed digital natives, begin to make up an increasingly large portion of consumers.  read more
Futureproof your retail store

Futureproof your retail store

31/01/2019 - 08:57
Recession, economic uncertainty, political upheaval – these factors, among many others, are playing havoc with retail stability and longevity around the world. In the United Kingdom, well-known brands such as House of Fraser and Orla Kiely have either gone into administration or closed down. Edgars may shut the doors of its landmark store in the centre of Johannesburg in an attempt to revive the ailing brand, and Nine West and Mango have closed their stores across the country due to increased competition and economic pressure. As outlooks go, this may seem dire, but for those retailers that are paying attention and preparing to adapt, it’s a landscape filled with potential.  read more
Alibaba creates new smartphone technology that allows the blind and visually-impaired to shop online

Alibaba creates new smartphone technology that allows the blind and visually-impaired to shop online

28/01/2019 - 09:56
Alibaba has created new smartphone technology that allows the blind and visually-impaired to shop online. read more
Zando celebrates 7 years of success

Zando celebrates 7 years of success

23/01/2019 - 14:50
Launched in 2012, Zando has grown from a small e-commerce store to become South Africa’s largest fashion destination. Aimed at the 20 to 40 somethings, it has sold more than 1800 local and international brands on its site and also has its own private label, UTOPIA.  read more
Becoming an intelligent enterprise: Growth in IoT deployment strengthening retail’s frontline workers

Becoming an intelligent enterprise: Growth in IoT deployment strengthening retail’s frontline workers

21/01/2019 - 14:40
Retail buzzwords like “personalisation” and “omnichannel” are no longer just concepts and strategies that companies are working toward. Today, more retailers are actively deploying new technologies and migrating to an intelligent environment to reclaim their relevance in the on-demand economy.  read more
Online sales boost luxury goods group Richemont’s earnings

Online sales boost luxury goods group Richemont’s earnings

14/01/2019 - 09:04
Johann Rupert’s Richemont, the luxury goods group that was initially cautious about e-commerce, has seen online businesses YOOX Net-a-Porter (YNAP) and Watchfinder giving its earnings a handy boost.  read more
58% of UK shoppers face Christmas delivery problems

58% of UK shoppers face Christmas delivery problems

19/12/2018 - 11:39
More than 50 per cent of people who shopped online over last year’s Christmas period have experienced some sort of problem with their delivery, according to new research. read more
5 Retail trends and predictions for 2019

5 Retail trends and predictions for 2019

13/12/2018 - 14:01
2019 is here, and if you’re in retail, you’re likely wondering what the next 12 months will bring. read more
New age consumerism and the consumer power-shift

New age consumerism and the consumer power-shift

05/12/2018 - 10:37
Advances in telecommunication technology have transformed the tools used for marketing and consumerism and ultimately, the way that businesses operate. The Statista 2017 Report indicated that the number of smartphone users in the United States is estimated to have reached 224.3 million, with smartphone users worldwide exceeding 2 billion. Undoubtedly, we are running headlong into the end of the industrial era of consumption and into a consumer power-shift.  read more
SA ecommerce hits its stride

SA ecommerce hits its stride

04/12/2018 - 09:32
Despite the lacklustre macro-economic indicators, South African tenacity showed itself once again as retailers – especially smaller stores – cashed in on the online space over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend says Payment Service Provider, DPO PayGate. read more
Black Friday: how a sales gimmick is changing SA’s retail sector

Black Friday: how a sales gimmick is changing SA’s retail sector

30/11/2018 - 10:10
Black Friday promotional sales are transforming the SA retail sector. read more
R6 million – the biggest single transaction on Black Friday 2018

R6 million – the biggest single transaction on Black Friday 2018

29/11/2018 - 10:20
Online sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 exceeded figures for 2017, according to BankservAfrica, Africa’s largest automated payments clearing house. read more
Closing the gap between browsing and conversion

Closing the gap between browsing and conversion

27/11/2018 - 09:27
Digital tactics are designed to bring brands to the fore of consumers’ minds, and the world of online shopping is no different. A recent experiment by Google and Travelstart measured the impact of dynamic remarketing – campaigns which show previous website visitors ads featuring the products or services they viewed on the site. read more
An effective online retail strategy will allow SA to catch up with big guns

An effective online retail strategy will allow SA to catch up with big guns

26/11/2018 - 13:25
The rise of online retail internationally has raised an apocalyptic spectre of empty malls, dying city centres, local factory closures and rising unemployment.  read more
SA consumers swarm online but still lag way behind international trends

SA consumers swarm online but still lag way behind international trends

26/11/2018 - 08:13
It’s too early to say to what extent Black Friday sales have boosted retailers’ bottom line but there is no doubt that South African consumers are increasingly turning to tech-enabled solutions for their regular dose of retail therapy. 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
Black Friday is growing in SA

Black Friday is growing in SA

21/11/2018 - 09:10
The global Black Friday phenomenon has cemented itself as the precursor into Festive Season shopping and it is no surprise that it is making a growing impression amongst South African retailers and consumers alike.  read more
Five steps for online startups to take advantage of Black Friday

Five steps for online startups to take advantage of Black Friday

16/11/2018 - 14:46
According to Google Trends, last year South Africa registered the largest ‘Black Friday’ search interest of any country, even ahead of the US where the retail mega-event was conceived. read more
How to maximise value this Black Friday

How to maximise value this Black Friday

16/11/2018 - 10:17
Black Friday is almost here! Around South Africa, eager shoppers are double-checking their budgets and making wish-lists! Black Friday is now so well-entrenched, everyone’s getting in on the action. With discounts of as much as 80%, thousands of bargain hunters will flood SA’s online retailers when the clock strikes midnight. read more
Macy's raises annual forecast before holiday season

Macy's raises annual forecast before holiday season

16/11/2018 - 08:47
Macy’s raised its annual earnings forecast, signalling a strong holiday shopping season ahead, as the department store chain builds on a recovery strategy that focuses on its well-performing stores and expanding online.  read more
Superbalist.com launches its Click and Collect service in time for peak season shopping

Superbalist.com launches its Click and Collect service in time for peak season shopping

14/11/2018 - 16:09
Customers use the service by choosing “Collection” when they check out on the Superbalist website or app. They are provided a pin code via email and sms and take that to their chosen Takealot Pickup Point within 7 days of delivery - orders arrive within 2-4 days of purchase.  read more
UK mobile commerce market to nearly double by 2022

UK mobile commerce market to nearly double by 2022

13/11/2018 - 08:27
Mobile commerce is set to overtake desktop sales globally by 2023 while the UK’s market is expected to nearly double. read more
SA e-commerce up by 25%

SA e-commerce up by 25%

09/11/2018 - 09:23
The city is leading the e-commerce space in South Africa with 10 of the most visited online retailers based in the City. read more
Online shopping hits R14bn mark in SA

Online shopping hits R14bn mark in SA

05/11/2018 - 08:44
Online shopping hit the R14 billion mark in South Africa with 1.4 percent of overall sales in the country despite persistent apprehensions about its safety. read more
HomeChoice bets on store in Johannesburg CBD

HomeChoice bets on store in Johannesburg CBD

05/11/2018 - 08:04
Retailer and financial service group HomeChoice International has opened its first brick and mortar showroom in the Johannesburg CBD. read more
TFG takes on Amazon with myTFGworld.com

TFG takes on Amazon with myTFGworld.com

01/11/2018 - 14:29
TFG has amplified its online shopping presence with the launch of myTFGworld.com. By repositioning its e-commerce platform as a marketplace, TFG eCommerce is no longer competing with the single retail brand sites of their competitors but is taking on global marketplaces such as Amazon.com. read more
SA brands start the countdown to Black Friday

SA brands start the countdown to Black Friday

29/10/2018 - 11:12
The days are getting longer and hotter, suburban South Africans are firing up their braais and the malls will soon be filled with the sounds of Boney M. Yes, it’s nearly time for the festive shopping season, preceded by Black Friday, an imported tradition that South African shoppers have made their own. With a few weeks to go before Black Friday on 23 November, technical goods retailers and manufacturers are scrambling to get ready.  read more
US online grocery sales to quadruple by 2023 – report

US online grocery sales to quadruple by 2023 – report

24/10/2018 - 11:05
Online grocery sales in the US have more than tripled between 2013 and 2018 and are set to quadruple between 2018 and 2023, according to a report by research agency Packaged Facts. read more
US retail giant Walmart bets its online sales will expand

US retail giant Walmart bets its online sales will expand

18/10/2018 - 10:42
Walmart expects some of its fastest sales growth this decade as it draws in more digital customers in its turf war against Amazon.com. read more
South Africans browse on their smartphones, then purchase in store

South Africans browse on their smartphones, then purchase in store

01/10/2018 - 12:55
South African Internet-connected consumers still gravitate towards brick and mortar shops for their purchases, with more shoppers practising “webrooming” than “showrooming”.  read more
Personalised customer experience enhances in-store value

Personalised customer experience enhances in-store value

20/09/2018 - 10:47
Being able to effectively utilise the data at the disposal of South African retailers - using sophisticated technology - will be fundamental to remaining competitive with personalised in-store customer experiences. read more
Instagram introduces shopping tab to Explore page

Instagram introduces shopping tab to Explore page

19/09/2018 - 11:09
Instagram has continued to develop its commerce offering as it adds a shopping tab to its Explore page, ahead of the launch of its standalone shopping app. read more
Exciting predictions to look forward to in customer service technology

Exciting predictions to look forward to in customer service technology

19/09/2018 - 09:45
Customer service has evolved over the years. Today, companies are relying on artificial support to assist in time-consuming tasks and to bridge the communication gap between agents and customers. From real-time messaging and video technology to self-service, cryptocurrencies and more, the traditional customer-facing departments are experiencing massive changes in day-to-day operations.  read more
6 Tips for top customer engagement on mobile from the 2018 PriceCheck Awards

6 Tips for top customer engagement on mobile from the 2018 PriceCheck Awards

18/09/2018 - 08:50
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. He said that while 2018 has been a tough year for retail, it’s an industry with massive potential for growth. read more
Partnerships help retailers move from bricks to clicks

Partnerships help retailers move from bricks to clicks

11/09/2018 - 11:29
It is no new revelation that traditional retailers are having to revisit their business models as new, agile e-commerce stores are eroding the reach of ‘in-store’ retail outlets. To mirror the success of newer, online stores, large retailers are looking to modernise by establishing parallel online presences.  read more
Fashion brand Donna sees online sales soar

Fashion brand Donna sees online sales soar

10/09/2018 - 15:43
The online sales of women’s fashion brand Donna have significantly outstripped expectations, after just a month of launching online.  read more
South Africans are expected to spend R45 billion shopping online this year

South Africans are expected to spend R45 billion shopping online this year

10/09/2018 - 11:27
PayPal and research group Ipsos have released their latest e-commerce report, showing the biggest online shopping trends in South Africa, and what is expected in the market over the next few years. read more
PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards: Meet SA’s best

PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards: Meet SA’s best

04/09/2018 - 13:43
The third annual PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards sponsored by Criteo was held last week at Cape Town's Westin Hotel. The event brings together and recognises brands and individuals in e-commerce and technology providing outstanding consumer experiences.  read more
7 ways to create in-store experiences that drive traffic and sales

7 ways to create in-store experiences that drive traffic and sales

31/08/2018 - 11:28
Competition in the retail industry is fiercer than ever. Between e-commerce sites and subscription services, consumers have plenty of choices when it comes to where they spend their time and money. read more
Reducing returns: Tips to keep e-commerce merchandise from coming back

Reducing returns: Tips to keep e-commerce merchandise from coming back

29/08/2018 - 16:50
Product returns are one of the biggest challenges for online businesses. Customers can’t see, touch or feel the product before buying it, so the return rate for all e-commerce businesses ranges between 25 to 40 percent. How can you prevent that dent from becoming a deep pit that swallows up your time and money?  read more
Why online shopping is the preferred shopping medium

Why online shopping is the preferred shopping medium

23/08/2018 - 11:07
Online shopping is the new norm, not necessarily for the customer service perks or specials you receive from signing up for a newsletter, but because of the convenience. Time is essential for consumers who are already struggling to juggle work hours with family time, hobbies and chores around the house.  read more
1 in 10 UK shoppers return clothes after Instagram post

1 in 10 UK shoppers return clothes after Instagram post

17/08/2018 - 09:15
A new survey commissioned by Barclaycard has found almost one in 10 UK shoppers admit to buying clothing only to take a photo on social media. 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
Amazon rules the retail world by closing a deal better than its rivals can

Amazon rules the retail world by closing a deal better than its rivals can

15/08/2018 - 11:16
What matters most to web retailers are three things: traffic, engagement and conversion. read more
Robots will replace humans in retail, says China's JD.com

Robots will replace humans in retail, says China's JD.com

18/07/2018 - 09:45
Chinese e-commerce company JD.com predicts robots will eventually replace human workers in the retail industry. read more
Four ways mobile can unlock innovation in brick and mortar retail

Four ways mobile can unlock innovation in brick and mortar retail

17/07/2018 - 11:29
With the ubiquity of smartphones – particularly in the South African marketplace – local retailers have a great opportunity to boost in-store engagement. read more
Amazon rivals Walmart and Microsoft join forces in cloud partnership

Amazon rivals Walmart and Microsoft join forces in cloud partnership

17/07/2018 - 11:05
Retail giant Walmart said it entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft for wider use of cloud and artificial intelligence technology, in a sign of major rivals of Amazon.com coming together. 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
Online wine retailer poised for growth as e-commerce niche booms globally

Online wine retailer poised for growth as e-commerce niche booms globally

11/07/2018 - 14:07
South African online shopping trends tend to follow those globally, and with online wine retailers experiencing a boom in sales worldwide, the local market is expected to follow suit. In the United States alone, wine retailers experienced online sales growth of wine, beer and liquor by almost 33% in 2017 (source).  read more
How to simplify your mobile checkout

How to simplify your mobile checkout

09/07/2018 - 13:59
Statistics show that as screen sizes decrease so do mobile checkout rates. In fact, only about 15% of mobile checkouts result in sales. Why is this? Could it be that global ecommerce has yet to successfully optimise for mobile checkout?  read more
Cybercellar appoints new CEO

Cybercellar appoints new CEO

05/07/2018 - 07:54
Cybercellar, one of South Africa’s leading online wine retailers, has appointed AJ Nel as its new CEO.  read more
5 reasons retailers should control the post-click customer experience

5 reasons retailers should control the post-click customer experience

04/07/2018 - 09:11
One of the biggest differences between the e-commerce customer experience and that of traditional, brick-and-mortar retail is that with e-commerce you don't just walk out of the store with your purchase, you must wait to have it delivered. read more
Online shopping grows in SA

Online shopping grows in SA

21/06/2018 - 10:21
Although traditional retail stores dominate the South African market, consumers are choosing the online option for cheaper technical goods purchases. read more
Instagram’s new shopping bag icon adds e-commerce element to advertisers’ Stories

Instagram’s new shopping bag icon adds e-commerce element to advertisers’ Stories

20/06/2018 - 08:40
Tapping the shopping bag icon will display more details on the products featured on Instagram Stories from brands.  read more
Why consumers need a Tech & E-commerce awards

Why consumers need a Tech & E-commerce awards

15/06/2018 - 10:52
Be honest, when you buy a bottle of wine to take to a dinner party, how often do you choose one that has gold stickers on it, over one that costs more? The odds are good that, if the wine has won awards to earn those stickers, industry experts have given it their firm nod of approval. This makes it stand out on the shelf above all others.  read more
Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar

Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar

12/06/2018 - 15:44
Forbes’ richest people in the world list says Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, earns $US107.4 million per day, so he must be doing something right.  read more
Pargo partners with The Body Shop and grows pick-up point network to 1,500 stores

Pargo partners with The Body Shop and grows pick-up point network to 1,500 stores

12/06/2018 - 13:38
Pargo, South Africa’s leading smart logistics company, recently announced a partnership with The Body Shop that will enable consumers to use The Body Shop stores as parcel drop-off and pick-up points.  read more
Harnessing smart integration to transform today’s retail experience

Harnessing smart integration to transform today’s retail experience

28/05/2018 - 16:05
The right platform can connect the physical and digital shopping journey for modern, tech-savvy customers…  read more
Majority of SA online shopping is done at the office

Majority of SA online shopping is done at the office

18/05/2018 - 14:48
More men buy goods online than women in SA and peak shopping time happens during working hours. read more
Campbell soups up its e‑commerce strategy

Campbell soups up its e‑commerce strategy

16/05/2018 - 11:36
Consumer packaged goods giant Campbell is prioritising its digital strategy, from investing $10 million in meal-kit merchant Chef’d to piloting a program that fulfills online orders for its wholesale retailer clients. read more
Smartphone shoppers altering retail reality

Smartphone shoppers altering retail reality

14/05/2018 - 13:23
Smartphone shopping is expected to peak globally in the coming few years with 43 percent surveyed already making purchases on their phone weekly. read more
10 Ways blockchains can benefit merchants

10 Ways blockchains can benefit merchants

11/05/2018 - 13:57
Blockchains can benefit merchants here's how: read more
UK fashion brands continue to attract overseas online shoppers

UK fashion brands continue to attract overseas online shoppers

08/05/2018 - 10:41
Online search activity for UK retailers, especially from consumers outside the EU, has maintained its growth trajectory into 2018 – reflecting an ongoing trend to shop online. read more
SA women increasing their purchasing power online

SA women increasing their purchasing power online

04/05/2018 - 14:50
South African women currently account for 47% of the country’s ecommerce market, according to a survey released by We Are Social which measures online shopping activity in South Africa annually. 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
Why mobile is the nexus of commerce

Why mobile is the nexus of commerce

25/04/2018 - 11:13
Mobile is more than just another marketing channel. It’s the nexus of all marketing vehicles, where varied sources, messages, and content types come together. It has proven its effectiveness in driving commerce, but few retailers value mobile as the commerce hub that it has become. read more
Walmart said to be close to $12bn deal with Naspers-backed Flipkart

Walmart said to be close to $12bn deal with Naspers-backed Flipkart

23/04/2018 - 09:24
Walmart is close to finalising a deal to buy a majority stake in Flipkart, India’s leading e-commerce company, for at least $12bn — and could complete the agreement in the next two weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.  read more
Snapchat launches new Shoppable AR Lenses for brands

Snapchat launches new Shoppable AR Lenses for brands

19/04/2018 - 11:53
Advertisers will now be able to add a 'Buy Now,' 'Watch' or 'Install Now' button to their branded Lenses. read more
Adidas plans to close stores amid major online investment

Adidas plans to close stores amid major online investment

10/04/2018 - 14:28
Adidas has announced plans to close a number of stores in the next few years as it seeks to ramp up its online offering.  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
After Amazon Go's launch, retailers renew focus on how mobile shapes in-store shopping

After Amazon Go's launch, retailers renew focus on how mobile shapes in-store shopping

06/04/2018 - 15:26
Walmart and Nike are ramping up their mobile strategies, but will the Go model become the new gold standard for retail? read more
Spree launches shoppable community platform, #SpreeGallery

Spree launches shoppable community platform, #SpreeGallery

06/04/2018 - 11:32
Online fashion retailer Spree has launched #SpreeGallery – a new social shopping hub that invites customers to share images of themselves wearing products bought on Spree. Users can submit their pictures via Twitter and Instagram, using #spreecoza or #spreegallery, or tagging @spreecoza. read more
Mobile commerce on the rise in SA

Mobile commerce on the rise in SA

04/04/2018 - 10:46
Online shopping is on the rise in South Africa. PayPal recently released data about mobile phone usage and mobile eCommerce at the Seamless Africa Conference in Cape Town last month. The research revealed South Africans spent R37.1 billion shopping online in 2016, an increase of nearly 30% from the previous year.  read more
L’Occitane goes mobile with curated retail truck

L’Occitane goes mobile with curated retail truck

04/04/2018 - 10:25
Retailers are flexing their creativity in pursuit of the ultimate experiential shopping format. To this end, L’Occitane has launched the L’Occi truck, a vintage French Citroën H Van that will provide a direct-to-consumer experience to shoppers across the U.S. read more
Spree forecasts exponential growth curve ahead for online retail in SA

Spree forecasts exponential growth curve ahead for online retail in SA

04/04/2018 - 09:29
After many years hovering around the 1% mark, Spree predicts online shopping’s share of total retail sales in South Africa will increase exponentially over the next three years, rising to about 4% by 2021.  read more
Google Shopping report reaffirms that the future is mobile

Google Shopping report reaffirms that the future is mobile

04/04/2018 - 08:36
A new report has shown that Google Shopping is the still the key marketing and shopping platform for retailers selling online and that shoppers are completing high-value purchases on mobile devices. read more
Amazon Fashion prioritising high-value inventory

Amazon Fashion prioritising high-value inventory

28/03/2018 - 11:29
Amazon's U.S. Fashion website offers more than 880,000 products across almost 2,800 brands for both men and women. But a majority of the marketplace's sales are still from third-party sellers, as just 13.7% of products are sold by Amazon. And Amazon's focus for its first-party inventory appears to be on higher-end fashion, according to recent aggregated data.  read more
Three key elements to a successful click and collect solution

Three key elements to a successful click and collect solution

27/03/2018 - 13:40
There’s no doubt about it, this past year witnessed continued massive change in the retail landscape.  read more
HomeChoice looks to growth with capital-raising exercise

HomeChoice looks to growth with capital-raising exercise

27/03/2018 - 10:40
Retail and financial services specialist HomeChoice is considering a large capital-raising exercise to fund growth.  read more
#ECMA18 - Setting the scene for the future of eCommerce in Africa

#ECMA18 - Setting the scene for the future of eCommerce in Africa

27/03/2018 - 10:32
The 4th Annual DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica Conference & Exhibition was recently hosted at the brand new, green star-rated CTICC East Wing in Cape Town on 14 & 15 March 2018.  read more
Google expands retail shopping program

Google expands retail shopping program

26/03/2018 - 13:34
Retailers and brands battling against Amazon now have a new business partner ally — Google. read more
Booming online luxury goods sales convert watchmakers to the web

Booming online luxury goods sales convert watchmakers to the web

26/03/2018 - 10:20
A boom in online luxury goods sales is finally convincing high-end watchmakers, long sceptical that customers would pay thousands to buy timepieces on the web, to step up investments in e-commerce. read more
Embrace cross-border e-commerce, says DHL

Embrace cross-border e-commerce, says DHL

15/03/2018 - 09:04
Cross-border retail volumes are predicted to increase at an annual average rate of 25% between 2015 and 2020. read more
Target boosts its omnichannel fulfillment capabilities

Target boosts its omnichannel fulfillment capabilities

13/03/2018 - 15:45
Target announced a number of initiatives to improve its omnichannel delivery and fulfillment services for customers as it continues to feel the heat from Amazon and other major competitors in retail and ecommerce. read more
Homechoice to step up its digital sales platform

Homechoice to step up its digital sales platform

12/03/2018 - 13:04
Listed household goods retailer and financial services group Homechoice is gearing up to improve its digital offering to further enhance sales. read more
Walmart unveils e-commerce brand for bedroom

Walmart unveils e-commerce brand for bedroom

07/03/2018 - 11:49
Walmart has invested in a digital-only bedding and mattress brand and just unveiled Allswell, a design-centric home line.  read more
Walmart closes the online grocery price gap with Amazon

Walmart closes the online grocery price gap with Amazon

06/03/2018 - 12:26
Never count Walmart out on pricing. Traditional supermarket chains have found that out the hard way through the years, and now it appears that Amazon might be learning the same lesson. read more
How personalisation brings to life exclusive eCommerce services

How personalisation brings to life exclusive eCommerce services

23/02/2018 - 09:16
Have you ever asked such questions as how to improve personalised customer services, how to customise your e-commerce platform, how to engage more clients within a cost-efficient marketing strategy? read more
Walmart profit drops, online sales slow in key holiday quarter

Walmart profit drops, online sales slow in key holiday quarter

20/02/2018 - 15:58
Retail behemoth Walmart Inc reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and posted a sharp drop in online sales growth during the critical holiday period, sending its shares slumping more than 6 percent in premarket trade. read more