E-commerce offers opportunities for young SMMES, niche players

As the world of e-commerce grows in South Africa, PayGate CEO Peter Harvey sees growth coming from young start-ups and innovation from niche players in 2015. © Sergey Peterman – Fotolia.com “Five years ago we’d load 10 start-ups onto our Continue reading

Why email marketing is essential to your business?

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The good old email marketing is seen by some as old fashioned, who consider him as Grandpa digital marketing. Devoid of the popularity of social media and getting much lower investment to sponsored links, email marketing is a wronged. The Continue reading

PRICE ADVANTAGE CONTINUES TO INCREASE FOR ONLINE CHANNEL

Moving from Electronic-commerce to “Everywhere-commerce”

Chicago – January 20, 2015 – Anthem Marketing Solutions has released the eighth installment of its semi-annual study comparing online and in-store pricing of consumer goods across a range of regularly purchased categories. The key findings in this study include: Continue reading

E-COMMERCE IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 2014 AND BEYOND

E-COMMERCE IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 2014 By Hagen

Let’s be honest. E-commerce in South Africa, in 2014, is still in its infancy. Compared to the rest of the world, we aren’t even close yet. So what’s the holdup? What is preventing e-commerce from exploding the way that it has in Continue reading

How to Shop Online in Mozambique?

E-Commerce and online transactions are booming in Mozambique due to an increase in mature online users, faster and more affordable internet and a slow but steady sophistication of a nascent developer community. LAM recently stated that online ticket sales are Continue reading

5 Tactics to Reduce mCommerce Abandonment

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Jumio’s perspective on the abandonment challenge If 66% of your shoppers abandoned their shopping at an in-store checkout, would you be worried? According to Jumio’s Consumer Insights study, that’s exactly what is happening in the M-commerce channel. So how can Continue reading

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

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