Bluegrass Digital helps Bloomable to bloom

Bloomable, formerly known as SA Florist, has partnered with digital transformation specialist Bluegrass Digital to support the growing ecommerce business with big ambitions. Bloomable is an online marketplace that connects people looking to buy fresh flowers and...

TFG personalises e-commerce with Oracle

TFG (The Foschini Group) has chosen Oracle to support its digital transformation strategy with the consolidation of 22 brands into one online marketplace. With close to 3 000 stores, TFG migrated its brick-and-mortar offering to a hassle free digital platform and now...

Live chat not well used by SA’s etailers

ChatMarshal.com, an outsource live chat and chatbot agency has researched 1 000 online shops and e-commerce web sites in South Africa and found that 98% of consumer-facing websites don't use live chat, even when the benefits are obvious. David Marshall, founder and...

South African e-commerce hits its stride

Despite the lackluster macro-economic indicators, South African tenacity showed itself once again as retailers - especially smaller stores - cashed in on the online space over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend says payment service provider, DPO PayGate. The...

Rush launches Upgrade My SME campaign

Rush business customers with an existing store or online store now qualify for a free, custom developed, e-commerce store. "We have decided to take this unprecedented step to support our SME customers and help them grow their business online," says Serema Tshesane, MD...

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Trends in IT and e-commerce

Another interesting year in the IT and e-commerce world has passed and 2018 promises to be even more eventful. Sven Hammar, chief strategy officer of Apica, identified what he thiks will be the three strongest trends in IT and e-commerce next year.   GDPR will affect...

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The safe online shopping guide

Online retailers are gearing up for the biggest shopping day of the year. With more consumers doing their holiday shopping online, additional compute resources and warehouses bulging with inventory ensure that shoppers won’t experience any delays in finding what they...

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