SA slow to adopt online shopping, with logistics a problem

Logistics in SA

In South Africa, buying food and beverages as well as clothes online continues to lag behind global norms, an Ernst & Young (EY) survey revealed yesterday, 22 July 2014. © cienpiesnf – Fotolia.com Though online activity is rising in SA, Continue reading SA slow to adopt online shopping, with logistics a problem

Online fashion shopping website launched – Madichaba.com

The digital era has brought about with it a new Zeitgeist, that of shopping online as a convenient, simple and stress free experience. No need to stand in long queues to pay or to wait so we can try on Continue reading Online fashion shopping website launched – Madichaba.com

Top speakers and an exciting agenda lined up for the eCommerce Africa Confex

2015 eCommerce Conference

Kinetic is pleased to announce that our inaugural eCommerce Africa Confex (Conference and Exhibition) will be happening at the Cape Town International Conference Centre from the 3-4February 2015. The eCommerce Africa Confex brings together a unique blend of compelling and Continue reading Top speakers and an exciting agenda lined up for the eCommerce Africa Confex

Barclays bankers can say goodbye to PINs and passwords

Barclays Banking Innovation

Since May 2013, Barclays has offered its high net-worth customers the ability to use voice recognition for banking authentication. Now it seems that the solution will be rolled out to include all of its 12 million retail customers as well. Continue reading Barclays bankers can say goodbye to PINs and passwords

SA Companies Adopting ‘Tap-n-Go’ Cashless Payment Systems

NFC Card Technology

South Africa’s retailers, financial institutions and brands are gaining pace with international competitors in adopting technologies such as near-field communication (NFC) for mobile and cashless payments. Two years ago, it was predicted that the high cost of installing point-of-sale terminals Continue reading SA Companies Adopting ‘Tap-n-Go’ Cashless Payment Systems

How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon

You’re a small retailer, and you’re nervous about Amazon.com. Well, you shouldn’t be. Sure, they’re a giant, and aggressive. Yes, people may be able to find the same products you sell for a cheaper price on Amazon. Many may not Continue reading How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon

Shopping Online Can Save You Money

Shop Online Cheaper

Did you know that shopping online can not only save you time but money too? More and more South Africans are discovering the benefits of purchasing goods on the web. Statistics published by Mastercard revealed that South Africans spent R3,3bn Continue reading Shopping Online Can Save You Money

Naspers aggressively expands into mobile internet

Koos Bekker of Naspers

CAPE TOWN – Internet and e-commerce company Naspers is investing heavily in future growth and in its 2014 financial year ploughed R7.7 billion into acquisitions and development in its e-commerce and digital terrestrial television businesses. This was a 79% increase Continue reading Naspers aggressively expands into mobile internet