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Brand refresh positions Payflex as market leader in SA BNPL space
Brand refresh positions Payflex as market leader in SA BNPL spaceArticle

Payflex partnered with creative design agency The King James Group on its recent brand refresh...

Issued by Payflex 1 hour ago

How to create safer e-commerce marketplaces for shoppers
How to create safer e-commerce marketplaces for shoppersArticle

To regain the trust of a shopper defrauded by a seller on a marketplace platform is very difficult, which is why preventing fraudulent activities is advised above trying to pick up the pieces after the fact...

Issued by Bitventure 21 hours ago

AlphaCode awards R2m to fintech startups
AlphaCode awards R2m to fintech startupsArticle

South Africa's best up and coming fintech startups sweated it out at a virtual demo day when they had just five minutes each to convince a panel of judges that they should be part of the second phase of the AlphaCode Incubate programme...

3 days ago

Ndagi Job Goshi, Liferay Africa
6 tips to improve retail loyalty and decrease competitionArticle

In the age of digital transformation, it is critical to guide your target audience through the customer journey from interest to purchase...

Ndagi Job Goshi 14 May 2021

8 post-Covid grocery retail survival strategies
8 post-Covid grocery retail survival strategiesArticle

What can grocery retailers do to ensure that they retain their current customers and attract more customers to their stores once the Covid-19 pandemic has ended, asks UJ's Semona Pillay...

Semona Pillay 13 May 2021

Understanding a digital marketing audit, step-by-step: part 3
Understanding a digital marketing audit, step-by-step: part 3Article

Many brands, digital or otherwise believe that digital marketing audits only comprise of a few key verticals, this is not the case, while these are included - they're not exclusively the focus of the audit...

Issued by UpBeet Digital 13 May 2021

Beyond data in Kenya: How the right SaaS company can help your business
Beyond data in Kenya: How the right SaaS company can help your businessArticle

With more than 22 million internet users and over 11 million social media users in Kenya, access to digital data is on the rise in the country that continues to be a technological hub on the African continent...

Siphesihle Hlela 12 May 2021

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Beyond tech: Here's where the competitive edge is at for online retailersArticle

What exactly does innovation and agility entail, and how does it work to serve e-commerce-based businesses in 2021, asks Teljoy's Jonathan Hurvitz...

Jonathan Hurvitz 7 May 2021

New Generation Awards announces judging panel for 2021
New Generation Awards announces judging panel for 2021Article

The 9th annual New Generation Awards has named its judges for 2021, including nine new faces...

7 May 2021

Trucks loaded with goods had been waiting for weeks to cross the Côte d’Ivoire-Ghana borders at Elubo/Noe. © Franck Kuwonu/Africa Renewal
Africans urged to trade more with each otherArticle

African countries continue to trade more with the outside world than among themselves, according to findings of the UN Economic Commission for Africa assessment report...

7 May 2021

Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO
Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEOArticle

Brito will step down after 15 years as CEO and 32 years at the company...

6 May 2021

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Research reveals how South Africans are embracing digital paymentsArticle

95% of consumers in South Africa are considering emerging payments such as biometrics, digital currencies and QR codes, in addition to contactless...

6 May 2021

How EMV 3-D Secure protocol adoption will benefit the entire e-commerce ecosystem
How EMV 3-D Secure protocol adoption will benefit the entire e-commerce ecosystemArticle

Authentication specialist, Entersekt believes that for the e-commerce landscape to benefit from the new EMV 3-D Secure protocol, a collaborative effort between merchants, banks and card networks is required...

5 May 2021

Free eCommerce Virtual Summit kicks off in May
Free eCommerce Virtual Summit kicks off in MayArticle

The annual PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit, hosted by The Insaka eCommerce Academy, is set to take place from 17 to 20 May 2021...

5 May 2021

Inaugural Commonwealth Women's Entrepreneurship Summit set for May
Inaugural Commonwealth Women's Entrepreneurship Summit set for MayArticle

The inaugural Commonwealth Women's Entrepreneurship Summit is reportedly the first global event to focus on women in emerging tech sectors...

4 May 2021

#StartupFunding101: Global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa
#StartupFunding101: Global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of AfricaArticle

Allen Taylor, part of the global leadership team at Endeavor, shares insight into the global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 May 2021

Q&A with Webillism founder Derek Steyn on creating beautiful useful websites
Q&A with Webillism founder Derek Steyn on creating beautiful useful websitesArticle

Webillism founder Derek Steyn shares insight into how the web design industry has evolved, what it takes to create stand-out designs and how Covid-19 has accelerated the growth of the online space...

Issued by Webillism 3 May 2021

4 e-commerce trends, and how to use them to accelerate your business
4 e-commerce trends, and how to use them to accelerate your businessArticle

2020 proved to be a year of unprecedented consumer demand when it came to e-commerce adoption and popularity...

3 May 2021

#Newsmaker: Cassandra Wingrove heading up sales at Mickey Llew's Australian office
#Newsmaker: Cassandra Wingrove heading up sales at Mickey Llew's Australian officeArticle

Performance marketing and SEO agency Mickey Llew recently appointed Cassandra Wingrove to lead growth and development at its Australian office...

Jessica Tennant 30 Apr 2021

Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants
Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchantsArticle

Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

30 Apr 2021

SA debt burden catalyses consumer demand for alternative payment solutions
SA debt burden catalyses consumer demand for alternative payment solutionsArticle

South African consumers are under immense pressure amid record unemployment rates and rising cost of living as the cost of coronavirus pandemic to the economy becomes clearer...

Issued by Payflex 29 Apr 2021

African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU data
African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU dataArticle

South Africa's m-commerce up 35%, Nigeria is Africa's biggest e-commerce market, and Kenya primed for massive growth...

28 Apr 2021

DTIC and Proudly South African launch local online furniture portal
DTIC and Proudly South African launch local online furniture portalArticle

An online furniture portal has been launched to showcase the SA furniture sector's capabilities, and stimulate local procurement...

28 Apr 2021

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3 ways to reinvent retail customer engagement in a post-Covid worldArticle

As the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to shopping online, retailers have had to re-imagine how they do business in a new digital world...

Robbie Kearns 28 Apr 2021

Thirst revamps brand identity
Thirst revamps brand identityArticle

Thirst, South Africa's leading mobile bar and event business, has revamped its brand identity after over 15 years. The rebranding is part of a wider strategic diversification for Thirst...

Issued by Thirst Bar Services 28 Apr 2021

The potential for a digitised built environment sector
The potential for a digitised built environment sectorArticle

Before Covid-19 relegated most of society to the confines of their homes, the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) sought to bring digital transformation to the masses...

Mondli Cele 28 Apr 2021

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OneDayOnly index unpacks changes in online shopper behaviourArticle

OneDayOnly has released the results of its second ODOmeter, an index the company launched last year to better understand SA's online consumer behaviour...

23 Apr 2021

SA fintech startup funded by major international buy-now-pay-later player
SA fintech startup funded by major international buy-now-pay-later playerArticle

Payflex has scored a significant vote of confidence from an Australian-listed multinational, Zip Co...

Issued by Payflex 22 Apr 2021

Give your data a workout: How digital analytics can predict the unpredictable
Give your data a workout: How digital analytics can predict the unpredictableArticle

Here's how to win in critical moments of truth and better predict the future by improving the clarity, transparency and excellence of your digital performance...

Kent Diepraam and Sagar Ramsinghani, Issued by Kantar 22 Apr 2021

Faithful to Nature eyes omnichannel growth with flagship store opening
Faithful to Nature eyes omnichannel growth with flagship store openingArticle

Faithful to Nature opened the doors to its first flagship store at the V&A Waterfront this month...

21 Apr 2021

Mall of Africa owner to roll out retail app across shopping mall portfolio
Mall of Africa owner to roll out retail app across shopping mall portfolioArticle

The Shôping app will curate unique experiences for mall visitors, in line with Attacq's mission to put the customer back at the centre of the retail experience...

21 Apr 2021

Why we should use the e-commerce boom to support brick and mortar stores
Why we should use the e-commerce boom to support brick and mortar storesArticle

When the pandemic hit and the first lockdown arrived, everything ground to a halt. Looking at sales volumes from merchants trading on the SnapScan platform, we saw activity plummet by 50%...

Chris Zietsman, Issued by Irvine Partners 20 Apr 2021

TFG launches Foschini mobile app
TFG launches Foschini mobile appArticle

The Foschini All Women app provides easy access to Foschini's full range of fashion and cosmetics, alongside the Donna range and kids' products from Soda Bloc...

19 Apr 2021

Mitch Slape, Massmart CEO
Massmart's CEO on Covid-driven consumer trends that'll stickArticle

Retail veteran Mitch Slape unpacks the changes in consumer behaviour that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about, and where Massmart is seeing growth...

Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Apr 2021

Kwik Delivery releases Prestashop plugin enhancing Africa's e-commerce framework
Kwik Delivery releases Prestashop plugin enhancing Africa's e-commerce frameworkArticle

The plugin allows buyers to get real-time shipping rates between merchants' addresses and the buyers' delivery addresses...

19 Apr 2021

How automated product photography can accelerate your brand
How automated product photography can accelerate your brandArticle

What's central to the burgeoning e-commerce industry is experience, and this rests heavily on visual content, which undeniably includes product photography. New research shows that if your digital experience doesn't hit the market with customers, 54% could head to your competitors...

Craig Bellingham, Issued by Studio[K]irmack 19 Apr 2021

E-commerce website options in South Africa
E-commerce website options in South AfricaArticle

We asked professional web developer Felix Norton and e-commerce expert Warrick Kernes for some tips! Here's how to build a successful South African e-commerce site...

Issued by xneelo 16 Apr 2021

Wunderman Thompson named Gartner magic quadrant leader
Wunderman Thompson named Gartner magic quadrant leaderArticle

Wunderman Thompson has once again achieved 'leader' status in Gartner's magic quadrant for global marketing agencies - an accolade the agency has received every year since 2019...

Issued by Wunderman Thompson 16 Apr 2021

SMEs can thrive in SA - Here's what you need to know according to Lulalend CEO, Trevor Gosling
SMEs can thrive in SA - Here's what you need to know according to Lulalend CEO, Trevor GoslingArticle

Trevor Gosling and his co-founder, Neil Welman, launched Lulalend in 2014. The Lulalend team works hard to empower businesses across South Africa with the funds they need to grow...

Charndré Emma Kippie, Issued by Topco Media 15 Apr 2021

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SA consumers increasingly anxious about finance and healthArticle

Deloitte's latest State of the Consumer tracker shows South Africans are currently most concerned about finances - even more so than the health impact of Covid-19...

15 Apr 2021

The new iProspect Future Focus Report explores the intersection of consumer attention, commerce and data
The new iProspect Future Focus Report explores the intersection of consumer attention, commerce and dataArticle

iProspect recently launched Future Focus 2021: Brands Accelerated as the essential read for conscientious marketers seeking to explore and exploit the latest consumer and industry advancements for brand growth...

Issued by Dentsu 15 Apr 2021

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Consumers spent $900bn more at online retailers globally in 2020Article

Covid-19 accelerated e-commerce around the globe and forced retailers to shift to digital...

14 Apr 2021

New e-commerce platform makes it easier for business owners to buy the right tech solutions
New e-commerce platform makes it easier for business owners to buy the right tech solutionsArticle

SME South Africa has launched an e-commerce platform to help business owners purchase the tech tools and business solutions they need to grow their businesses...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 14 Apr 2021

Upsurge in consumer spend on digital services - FNB data
Upsurge in consumer spend on digital services - FNB dataArticle

FNB data reveals an upsurge in customers who are spending on home delivery, video and music streaming apps for convenient access to services...

14 Apr 2021

Lockdown's crazy journey for OFyt and The Crazy Store
Lockdown's crazy journey for OFyt and The Crazy StoreArticle

The relationship between agencies and their clients was either challenged or grew from strength to strength during a time of uncertainty. The Crazy Store and its agency partner, Old Friends Young Talent, was one of the latter...

Issued by Old Friends Young Talent (OFyt) 14 Apr 2021

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