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...

Keep customers and make sales this Black Friday

Five years ago, Black Friday and Cyber Monday didn’t even exist in South Africa. Today, they’re a major cash cow for local retailers. On Black Friday last year, consumers spent a record R2,9-billion, and that number is expected to jump 30% this year, with...

Amazon beats Google in the e-retail search

When thinking ‘search’, you’d be forgiven for assuming that Google leads the pack. A global study has shown that consumers begin their retail related searches on Amazon first (46%) followed by Google searches (34%). By Michael King: head of Reprise...

Brick and click the answer to online cars sales

With the number of online shoppers expected to approach 25 million by 2021 (up from 18 million in 2017), e-commerce is experiencing a boom time in South Africa. The average online spend is anticipated to be approximately R2 700 in two years’ time, so clearly it is a...

Tips when bidding online to buy a home

Over the past several years South Africans have become comfortable with and accustomed to making purchases on-line. Which is why on-line auction property transactions make perfect sense. So says MC du Toit, CEO: property sales for BidX1 South Africa: “Now...

Technology makes cross-border trade more accessible

Marshall McLuhan was a media and communications theorist, but he is better known for creating the term ‘global village’, a description that describes how borders have effectively disappeared because of advances in electronic technology and communications....