Advertise with fastmoving.co.za
 
 

ONLINE RETAIL NEWS ON FASTMOVING

Subscribe to online retail

Amazon partners with UK's Next for click and collect service

Amazon partners with UK's Next for click and collect service

15/05/2019 - 09:07
Amazon has teamed up with British clothing chain Next to offer a network of stores where the US online retail giant’s UK customers can collect their parcels. read more
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
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
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
Driving the in-store brand experience

Driving the in-store brand experience

27/08/2018 - 10:55
In the highly competitive environment of in-store advertising, brands are contesting limited market share. Consumers have become more discerning of what they buy owing to the availability of product information online. It is therefore imperative to cut through the clutter and create a 360-degree retail experience. 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
Spree and Superbalist merge to create larger, more focused fashion platform

Spree and Superbalist merge to create larger, more focused fashion platform

19/06/2018 - 08:08
Media24 and Takealot.com announced that they will merge their online fashion brands, Spree and Superbalist, creating an exciting online fashion platform for South African consumers.  read more
FALKE to expand global footprint with brand presence in Australia

FALKE to expand global footprint with brand presence in Australia

12/06/2018 - 13:57
Legwear specialists FALKE South Africa will this month be expanding its global footprint when they establish a retail presence in Australia.  read more
Zara opens first click-and-collect store in London

Zara opens first click-and-collect store in London

05/02/2018 - 14:05
Zara opens its first ever store in the world dedicated to click-and-collect orders at Westfield Stratford City in east London. read more
Amazon enjoys best ever year with record profits and sales

Amazon enjoys best ever year with record profits and sales

02/02/2018 - 14:03
Amazon has enjoyed its best-ever financial year, with quarterly profits almost reaching the $2 billion mark for the first time. read more
Alibaba Singles Day racks up $1 billion in sales in two minutes

Alibaba Singles Day racks up $1 billion in sales in two minutes

13/11/2017 - 10:46
Alibaba Group kicked off its annual Singles’ Day shopping bonanza, logging $1 billion in gross merchandise volume within the first two minutes. read more
 UK online sales boosted by Easter retail

UK online sales boosted by Easter retail

11/05/2017 - 11:27
Online sales of non-food products in the UK increased by 10.3% in April, compared to the same month last year, according to the latest report by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG. read more
Instagram to roll out shopping feature after successful trial

Instagram to roll out shopping feature after successful trial

24/03/2017 - 16:11
Instagram has announced plans to roll out its shopping options within the image-sharing app. 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
Have retailers jumped the gun with mobile platforms?

Have retailers jumped the gun with mobile platforms?

12/09/2016 - 11:33
New research has shown that retailers may have their priorities wrong when it comes to mobile platforms. read more
Amazon expands delivery service to take on Deliveroo, UberEATS

Amazon expands delivery service to take on Deliveroo, UberEATS

07/09/2016 - 11:34
First it was the supermarkets, now it’s the restaurants – Amazon has just expanded its delivery services with the launch of Amazon Restaurant, allowing customers to have meals delivered within one hour. read more
500 new jobs as Amazon opens new Doncaster warehouse in 2017

500 new jobs as Amazon opens new Doncaster warehouse in 2017

18/08/2016 - 09:24
Amazon will open its third warehouse in Doncaster next year, creating 500 permanent jobs in addition to the 3500 that it plans to recruit by the end of 2016. read more
Sainsbury's to expand same-day delivery and create 900 jobs

Sainsbury's to expand same-day delivery and create 900 jobs

15/08/2016 - 14:12
Sainsbury’s has announced plans to introduce a same-day delivery service to 30 of its stores by Christmas to keep up with the rise in demand. The first three stores that currently have same-day delivery trials are Richmond and Streatham Common in London and Brookwood in Surrey. read more
Drone delivery could soon be a thing, thanks to new Amazon & Government partnership

Drone delivery could soon be a thing, thanks to new Amazon & Government partnership

15/08/2016 - 13:47
Having online purchases delivered to you by small drones could soon become a reality after the UK Government today gave the green light for Amazon to take the first steps in trialling the delivery method. read more
South African online retail reaches 1% of sales but needs innovative business models

South African online retail reaches 1% of sales but needs innovative business models

29/07/2016 - 14:09
According to the World Wide Worx Online Retail in South Africa 2016 report, online retail has maintained a growth rate of above 20% for several years. In 2015, the rate of growth was 26% or R7.5bn and this year, growth in rand terms is expected to remain the same as in 2015, taking the total to above R9bn. read more
Online retail sales expected to grow 20% this year

Online retail sales expected to grow 20% this year

07/04/2016 - 10:13
Online shopping is beginning to eat into the market share of traditional retail as more South Africans turn to the web. read more
Zara owner sports runaway growth - Spain

Zara owner sports runaway growth - Spain

09/03/2016 - 16:19
Madrid - Inditex, the world’s largest clothing retailer, reported its fastest annual profit growth in three years fuelled by online sales and the Zara chain, which offers $19.90 flared dresses and $29.90 leather sandals. read more
SA, Nigeria lead Africa online retail - Zimbabwe

SA, Nigeria lead Africa online retail - Zimbabwe

05/02/2016 - 10:14
Harare - While mobile money has taken off significantly in Africa and continues to grow, a new trend - digital currency - is also gaining popularity. read more
Local e-commerce site creates innovative platform guaranteeing half a million users

Local e-commerce site creates innovative platform guaranteeing half a million users

28/08/2015 - 08:19
In the cutthroat world of marketing, innovation is paramount to maintaining a competitive edge. In the world of brand building, ensuring your brand is exposed to a targeted audience, in the right volumes, is key to ensuring the best possible return on investment. read more
Why we don’t like shopping online in SA

Why we don’t like shopping online in SA

11/03/2015 - 09:09
Physical stores are still the preferred destination for shoppers in South Africa, despite significant growth in online shopping. read more
Festive season 'burns' SA online retailers

Festive season 'burns' SA online retailers

21/01/2015 - 13:58
Cape Town - South African retailers let their greed get the better of them and lost money over the festive season to criminal gangs, according to a local digital payments company. read more
Takealot.com targets mobile with new site

Takealot.com targets mobile with new site

21/08/2014 - 10:15
Online retailer Takealot.com has redesigned its mobile site to make it easier to navigate on smartphones, as the group turns its attention to the growing mobile e-commerce market. read more
In-store experience still trumps online buying in SA

In-store experience still trumps online buying in SA

14/07/2014 - 11:00
While South Africans are embracing online and mobile shopping, the in-store experience is as important as ever. read more
Consumer spending online rises 30% to R2,6bn

Consumer spending online rises 30% to R2,6bn

11/01/2012 - 09:26
South Africans spent about R2,6bn online last year, 30% more than in 2010, research from World Wide Worx shows. read more
Mobile commerce a must for SA retailers

Mobile commerce a must for SA retailers

26/07/2011 - 09:30
MTN Business reckons retailers that fail to embrace mobile risk falling behind their peers. At the same time, mobile solutions present an opportunity for smaller retailers to remain competitive in the face of big, international entrants. read more
Massmart eyes online retail

Massmart eyes online retail

05/07/2011 - 10:54
Massmart, which has just merged with US retail giant Walmart, is slowly gearing up to enter the burgeoning market of online retailing. read more
Online retail sales seen repeating 30% growth

Online retail sales seen repeating 30% growth

13/05/2011 - 13:49
TOTAL online spending on retail goods in SA last year passed the R2bn mark, up 30% on the previous year, and it is expected to grow another 30% this year, World Wide Worx’s Online Retail in SA 2011 study shows. read more