GoDaddy, WooCommerce make e-commerce easier

GoDaddy has announced an integration with WooCommerce, the most popular and powerful eCommerce engine available for WordPress. The integration, now available in South Africa, reduces the typical four-step set-up process into a single easy step, so GoDaddy WordPress...

Meals are always on time with Picup

Online meal kit provider UCOOK has scaled from 24 meals in its first delivery five years ago, to thousands every week now. The mise en place for this scalability was Picup’s disruptive logistics solution. UCOOK provides high-quality ingredients, well-written...

FNB expects spike in Black Friday purchases

FNB debit and credit card holders made over R2,5-billion worth of purchases during last year’s Black Friday. FNB retail chief executive Raj Makanjee says: “We expect the value of Black Friday transactions to rise by 16% this year. When comparing typical...

DHL Africa eShop for international Black Friday deals

With Black Friday only a couple days away, many ardent shoppers have been on the lookout for the best possible deals. Black Friday originated in the US and has fast become known as the start of the famous sales weekend following Thanksgiving Day, with brands offering...

Takealot prepares to ship an order per second

South Africa’s leading ecommerce group expects to ship at least one order every second, with roughly 10 000 boxes leaving its warehouses every hour this shopping season. Black Friday was first introduced to South Africa in 2012, and has since become an important...

Strategies for reducing cart abandonment

When it comes to e-commerce, reducing cart abandonment is critical to increase sales and revenue. The industry norm for abandoned carts is an astonishing 75% to 80%, which means that merchants are losing 4 out of every 5 sales due to poor checkout conversion –...