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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Instagram expands shoppable posts in 8 countries

Instagram expands shoppable posts in 8 countries

22/03/2018 - 15:01
Instagram expanded its shoppable posts feature to eight more countries: the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Canada and Spain. read more
wiGroup mcommerce innovation helps drives on-demand retail trend in SA

wiGroup mcommerce innovation helps drives on-demand retail trend in SA

15/05/2017 - 13:45
New mcommerce platform enables mobile order and pay in retail stores by leveraging existing infrastructure. read more