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Comparison tools lead the way for price transparency in e-commerce

Comparison tools lead the way for price transparency in e-commerce

04/07/2019 - 15:09
Online shopping has become increasingly popular amongst South African consumers. Convenience, competitive pricing, and a wide choice of products make online purchasing a no-brainer for tech-savvy shoppers, but retailers need to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to standing out against the competition. read more
5 electronic payment security risks to watch out for this Easter period

5 electronic payment security risks to watch out for this Easter period

16/04/2019 - 10:33
Consumers should not let their guard down this Easter period.  read more
Retailers feel the heat as e-commerce siphons off sales

Retailers feel the heat as e-commerce siphons off sales

11/04/2019 - 09:47
The start of 2019 has been bleak for most SA retailers, raising questions about the future of the sector. read more
SA consumers embrace digital shopping

SA consumers embrace digital shopping

08/04/2019 - 09:30
Smartphones have become the go-to technology for online shopping, with more than 20percent of South African consumers using them weekly over other mobile devices. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Retail technology - changing buying and delivery methods

Retail technology - changing buying and delivery methods

12/11/2018 - 11:31
The retail industry has undergone a massive transformation with the advent of technology. Beyond the rapid rise of online shopping, retailers are spying innovative ways to hang on to traditional shoppers while diversifying both their channels and their wares.  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
3 Instagram mistakes that could land your brand in hot water

3 Instagram mistakes that could land your brand in hot water

06/11/2018 - 08:44
Instagram is fast becoming a hugely important sales channel for retailers - as a way to showcase your store and brand, market new products and promotions, and even tap into social selling. If you’re marketing on Instagram, chances are you’re in it because you want to increase customer engagement, followers, and ultimately, revenue. read more
Pick n Pay begins to introduce Black Friday deals

Pick n Pay begins to introduce Black Friday deals

05/11/2018 - 10:11
Pick n Pay launches dedicated Black Friday deals for its online customers in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town as a ‘taste’ of what is to come.  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
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
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
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
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
Popular promotion ideas for shopping mall stores

Popular promotion ideas for shopping mall stores

28/06/2018 - 08:12
With online shopping taking the retail market by storm, it’s not always easy to get new foot traffic to your shopping mall store. Or existing foot traffic for that matter. It may seem as though becoming e-commerce only is the more lucrative option right now, but with the right shopping centre advertising ideas, you will be able to be as successful in-store as your brand is online. It’s all about your platforms and messaging. 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
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
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
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
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
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
International survey reveals 31% of people to buy Valentine's Day gifts online

International survey reveals 31% of people to buy Valentine's Day gifts online

09/02/2018 - 16:22
A survey by One Hour Translation, the world's largest online translation agency, which provides translation services to thousands of global e-commerce companies, provides an international perspective for consumer preferences around the world concerning the purchase of Valentine's Day gifts this year.  read more
Cotton On launches online store and rewards programme

Cotton On launches online store and rewards programme

31/01/2018 - 09:11
Cotton On Group launches online, Click & Collect, Store to Door and CottonOn & Co. Perks  read more
Retailers move into high gear this festive season

Retailers move into high gear this festive season

18/12/2017 - 16:13
Annually, search retail queries increase steadily before Christmas with notable upticks before Black Friday, on Cyber Monday and Boxing Day. Internal Google data shows that customers are prepared to spend more in the festive season and they are less brand loyal than usual either because they are looking for the best deals or for a specific product on someone’s gift list. read more
TFG Collect In Store expands countrywide

TFG Collect In Store expands countrywide

15/12/2017 - 08:39
The Foschini Group (TFG) has rolled out its Collect In Store service for online shoppers across the country, taking the number of participating stores to 184, and now offers the service entirely free, with no qualifying amount required. read more
Curing the epidemic of retail bankruptcy: X-data

Curing the epidemic of retail bankruptcy: X-data

04/10/2017 - 13:39
Drastic changes have occurred in retail this year. In just six months, over 300 retailers have filed for bankruptcy, including Gymboree, Gander Mountain, Radioshack, rue21, Payless and Gordman Stores. And the future appears uncertain for a number of others.  read more
Here’s why South Africa’s online shoppers keep coming back for more

Here’s why South Africa’s online shoppers keep coming back for more

28/09/2017 - 14:14
Online shopping is becoming ubiquitous in many parts of the world. The internet today enables retailers to open online and serve customers at any time of the day without the need for them to visit a physical store. read more
Smartphones fuel boom in retail searches

Smartphones fuel boom in retail searches

04/08/2017 - 15:01
Research has found smartphones caused an explosion in searches for the wares of UK retailers in the second quarter. read more
Walmart tests grocery ATM

Walmart tests grocery ATM

09/06/2017 - 13:00
Walmart is testing a new way to appease online grocery shoppers that prefer self-service. The retail giant has rolled out an automated kiosk in Oklahoma City that allows shoppers to pick up groceries any day or time. read more
Online retailing in SA has plenty of room for growth

Online retailing in SA has plenty of room for growth

10/05/2017 - 15:00
A Nielsen survey indicates that SA consumers are open to the idea of online shopping, with online grocery shopping still the ‘holy grail’ for retailers. read more
Groceries keep stores alive in digital age – research

Groceries keep stores alive in digital age – research

09/05/2017 - 10:31
Despite growing popularity of online shopping, there is still a future for bricks and mortar in the retail industry, a survey by Nielsen revealed. read more
Facebook enhances its online shopping feature

Facebook enhances its online shopping feature

27/03/2017 - 08:51
Facebook has announced a new shopping ad format called Collection to help brands showcase their products in a more visually engaging way. read more
Walmart making great strides in eCommerce

Walmart making great strides in eCommerce

27/02/2017 - 16:41
Walmart is seeing payoff from its significant investments in eCommerce, growing online sales 29% in the fourth quarter while gross merchandise value (GMV) increased 36.1%, including its Jet.com and grocery businesses. read more
South Africans ditch cash and queues for online shopping

South Africans ditch cash and queues for online shopping

20/02/2017 - 16:31
South Africans are fast getting over their cyber anxiety‚ as more and more are choosing to ditch cash and queues for online shopping.  read more
“German engineering” sparks Chinese online shopping binge

“German engineering” sparks Chinese online shopping binge

31/01/2017 - 13:59
The power and magnitude of online Chinese shoppers and their demand for high-quality products has left German retailers reeling as selected goods sell-out unexpectedly across the country. read more
KPMG survey details what online shoppers really want

KPMG survey details what online shoppers really want

18/01/2017 - 08:33
A new report by KPMG International analyses the online shopping preferences and behaviours of more than 18,000 consumers in 51 countries, by geography, generation and product category. read more
South African Hyperli launches new online deal marketplace

South African Hyperli launches new online deal marketplace

12/12/2016 - 11:57
7 December 2016, Cape Town: Fast on the heels of Groupon’s exit from the South African market, newly formed Hyperli is set to take the online deal marketplace by storm. Hyperli has honed its offering and today launches a newly curated online marketplace focused on delivering relevant deals to South African consumers. read more
Meteoric rise of mobile and online shopping brings with it new digital trends

Meteoric rise of mobile and online shopping brings with it new digital trends

09/12/2016 - 14:22
The retail industry is getting the hang of digital. As the “digital-physical divide” continues to fade and shopping becomes increasingly omnichannel, retailers both large and small are discovering new opportunities to thrive and grow. read more
TFG to use Uber-like delivery model

TFG to use Uber-like delivery model

06/12/2016 - 08:56
The retailer takes on game-changers with its ‘deliver 2 me’ service for online fashion purchases read more
Clicks and Pargo partners for online shopping delivery solution

Clicks and Pargo partners for online shopping delivery solution

27/09/2016 - 14:41
Pargo and Clicks Retailers have announced a partnership that will enable online shoppers to collect and return purchases in Clicks stores countrywide, whether they shopped at Spree, BidorBuy or OneDayOnly. Through the partnership, Pargo will grow its network of pick-up points to over 1,000 stores. 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
Riverbed Retail Therapy Week Comment

Riverbed Retail Therapy Week Comment

09/06/2016 - 14:05
More and more people are choosing to purchase their goods virtually, leading to online sales in Europe forecast to reach £174.81.32 billion in 2016.  read more
South Africa’s leading online retailer adds liquor to its top shelf

South Africa’s leading online retailer adds liquor to its top shelf

17/05/2016 - 09:03
takealot.com, South Africa’s leading online retailer, adds a brand new Liquor category to its ever-growing product range this week. The new Liquor department is launching with a strong range of spirits, MCC, champagne and sparkling wine, offering customers the most convenient way possible to shop their favourite drinks. read more
US stocks up on pharma upgrades, solid online shopping

US stocks up on pharma upgrades, solid online shopping

02/12/2015 - 10:14
US stocks pushed higher on Tuesday, led by gains in pharmaceuticals, technology and retailers, which benefited from greater optimism about the holiday shopping season. read more
Global consumers eye online groceries - USA

Global consumers eye online groceries - USA

30/04/2015 - 10:01
New York – Retailers who offer or are considering offering online grocery shopping may be on the right track.  read more
Tonaton.Com advises online traders to be vigilant - Ghana

Tonaton.Com advises online traders to be vigilant - Ghana

06/10/2014 - 11:35
Tonaton.com, Ghana’s largest Marketplace has advised online traders in Ghana to read more about safety before undertaking the actual buying transaction offline. read more
What online shoppers want: fast and free delivery

What online shoppers want: fast and free delivery

15/09/2014 - 09:42
Free delivery, in a shorter amount of time, ranks as the top desire for online shoppers in South Africa, according to three new surveys. read more
FirstBank, PayPal partner to encourage online shopping in Nigeria

FirstBank, PayPal partner to encourage online shopping in Nigeria

24/07/2014 - 09:11
FirstBank Limited and global payments provider, PayPal, have announced a partnership to encourage Nigerians to shop online. read more
Convenient online shopping poses a serious debt risk

Convenient online shopping poses a serious debt risk

24/06/2014 - 10:12
The online shopping market is on the rise in SA, but as an individual online shopper, it can come at a greater cost than anticipated. read more
Users relieve shopping experience with online shopping

Users relieve shopping experience with online shopping

20/06/2014 - 12:04
The Managing Director of TradeStable, Andrew Hall, has expressed his excitement over the huge patronage of his online shop, Tradestable.com.ng by Nigerians.  read more
Pick n Pay reveals online food delivery growth

Pick n Pay reveals online food delivery growth

17/04/2014 - 10:06
Listed retailer Pick n Pay has announced a 27% rise in its online food delivery business in announcing results for the 52 weeks ended 2 March, 2014. read more
Pick ‘n Pay’s online recipe

Pick ‘n Pay’s online recipe

14/09/2012 - 08:04
Mike Cotterell, GM of online shopping at listed retailer Pick ‘n Pay, says the group continues to invest significantly in upgrading and improving its online shopping offering. read more
 Shoprite delays online grocery shopping

Shoprite delays online grocery shopping

31/07/2012 - 08:50
Shoprite had put the idea of an online grocery store on ice until consumers showed interest, the owner of Checkers, House&Home and OK Furniture stores said. read more
Mr Price to launch online shopping

Mr Price to launch online shopping

25/05/2012 - 08:22
Johannesburg - In an aim to grow market share, fashion retailer Mr Price Group [JSE:MPC] will launch an online shopping platform later this year.  read more
More shopping online in SA - survey

More shopping online in SA - survey

19/04/2012 - 09:31
Johannesburg - Online shopping in South Africa is on the rise, with the majority of active internet users saying they do so, according to a survey released on Wednesday. read more
US Study: Mobile isn't the end for brick-and-mortar stores

US Study: Mobile isn't the end for brick-and-mortar stores

05/04/2012 - 11:13
Despite all the buzz around showrooming and mobile shopping, retailers will be relieved to know that brick-and-mortar stores are still important for 90 percent of shoppers, according to a study published by the e-tailing group with online local media company Local Corporation. read more
UK: Supermarkets changing strategies to compete with ecommerce

UK: Supermarkets changing strategies to compete with ecommerce

06/03/2012 - 08:35
Large supermarkets are changing strategies as customers begin to shop online instead of going to hypermarkets.  read more
Consumer profiles changing - expert

Consumer profiles changing - expert

05/03/2012 - 09:35
Retailers need to capitalise on the changing profile of consumers and adopt a more consumer-centred approach to become more efficient, a retail expert with JDA Software, which specialises in supply chain management software, has said.  read more
Online shopping to rise with prepaid cards

Online shopping to rise with prepaid cards

29/02/2012 - 07:40
Johannesburg - South Africans who don't have access to a credit card can now shop online by using a single-use virtual prepaid card system called 1-2-Pay-Online.  read more