Taking advantage of e-commerce boom

e-Commerce South Africa 2015

Ten years ago, many retailers were sceptical about whether e-commerce would ever become a big thing in South Africa because of the high barrier of entry but today e-commerce is booming in South Africa. In February 2014, a report found Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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