Covid-19 shifts consumers to home delivery

South Africans are receiving a push towards buying their essential goods online, writes Picup CEO Antonio Bruni. The Covid-19 pandemic has left people reluctant to leave their homes and they are therefore receptive to receiving groceries, medicines and other essential...

Ecommerce cloud be key to surviving the virus

While there is a lot of uncertainty around the economic impact of the novel coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak, one thing that is certain is that it will change the way we do business in the long-term. People are moving from offline shopping to online, says Jonathan...

Stay safe while shopping online

Individuals and retailers aren’t the only ones getting ready for the biggest shopping season of the year. The holiday shopping season is also a big event for cybercriminals. By Doros Hadjizenonos, regional sales director at Fortinet Every holiday season,...

Ace Black Friday with this cheat sheet

What started as a post-Thanksgiving blowout sale by US retailers has snowballed into one of the most significant calendar days for consumers and the retail industry the world over. Black Friday, which always falls on the day after the US’s Thanksgiving holiday,...

Cut through the Black Friday clutter

Black Friday, although an American shopping tradition, gets bigger every year in South Africa. In just a few years, it has disrupted sales trends and patterns, changed consumer shopping habits, and forced businesses to rethink their year-end sales strategies and...

Get the most out of Black Friday

Retailers hoping to secure their portion of the expected 30% year-on-year online Black Friday growth should ensure co-ordinated marketing across channels and making payments as easy as possible. With the big day fast approaching, two ecommerce specialists believe...