Retailers look to WiFi for digital transformation

CIOs in the retail sector are increasingly looking to location analytics provided by sophisticated WiFi marketing solutions to address digital transformation. This is the view of Wade Gomes, sales director of Corr-Serve, a local value-added distributor that represents...

Omni-channel approach boost retailer sales

It is no secret that local retailers are having a torrid time. The economy remains in the doldrums with investors and consumers spooked by debilitating load shedding, ongoing job cuts and a volatile political environment. By Gareth Hawkey, group CEO of redPanda...

Analytics give retailers the edge and boost sales

With the buzz from Black Friday and the festive season now in the rear-view mirror, retailers are looking ahead to ensure the continuation of ‘traffic’ into malls, high streets, pop-up stores, websites, apps and other channels. By Simon Shaw, business...

How IoT could transform SA’s retail sector

It is hard to believe that billions of connected devices and sensors – the Internet of Things – are forecast to be worth a staggering $US94 billion by 2025 in the retail sector. Already in use in retail outlets around the world, the Internet of Things...

Retail trends and predictions for 2019

2019 is almost here and, if you’re in retail, you’re likely wondering what the next 12 months will bring. What must merchants do to win? Will the retail industry prosper and thrive? To help answer these questions, Francesca Nicasio, Retail Expert at Vend,...

Why mobile and card acceptance by informal retailers is key

Despite the majority (77%) of adult South Africans owning bank accounts, more than half of the total value of all consumer transactions in the country are still conducted in cash. This suggests that being formally banked may not be enough of an incentive for consumers...