ecommerce

  1. Jan

    South African TV retailers price comparison - 43-inch to 75-inch

    Ultimate South African TV price shootout — With a clear winner and loser If you are looking for the best deal on a TV in South Africa, you might be better off shopping at a traditional brick-and-mortar retailer than using one of South Africa's top online stores. MyBroadband compared the prices...
  2. K

    Where can I get a recognized E-commerce Specialist Certification?

    I have an IT diploma in Systems Analysis & Design & from a UK college and have been working for an online store since 2012. I started out as a web developer and was heavily involved in the building and maintenance of the online store and eventually I was promoted to manage the whole online store...
  3. Jan

    South African ecommerce shows explosive growth since 2019 - FNB

    South Africa's online shopping explosion FNB's Merchant Services has recorded an explosion of growth in ecommerce sales and variety in South Africa since 2019. The bank said the Covid-19 pandemic has exponentially accelerated the adoption of ecommerce in the country.
  4. Jan

    Most expensive products on Takealot - textbooks and gym racks and diamonds; oh my!

    The most expensive products on Takealot — including a battery for R164,638 While textbooks for niche subjects remain some of Takealot's most expensive items, the online retailer also has some pricey batteries, gym equipment, and TVs on its platform.
  5. Jan

    Shoprite buying delivery business in ecommerce play

    Shoprite taking the fight to Takealot and Mr D Shoprite has announced it has entered into a joint venture in which it will own 50% of RTT Group, the company which handles the last-mile logistics of its Checkers Sixty60 delivery service. The retail giant said that the transaction follows the...
  6. Jan

    Fake online shopping courier scam warning

    Online shopping scams stealing people's money and private data in South Africa Cybersecurity company Mimecast has warned consumers to be on the lookout for a clever online shopping delivery scam in South Africa that could expose their credit card details to fraudsters. The company's threat...
  7. Jan

    Takealot explains recommended retail price anomalies tracked by Serval

    Takealot's strange deal prices explained While recently-launched price tracking websites are useful for seeing whether a deal is good, Takealot has explained that they are not an accurate way of detecting pricing anomalies on its platform. MyBroadband readers have often complained that the...
  8. Jan

    Price tracking website shows you if a Takealot deal is actually good

    This new website tells you if a Takealot deal is good A new website makes it easy for Takealot shoppers to see whether they are scoring a good deal on a discounted product or whether the saving shown to them has been overstated. Servaltracker.com records the daily historic listed and selling...
  9. Jan

    Takealot Blue Dot Sale plans for Black Friday announced

    Takealot reveals Black Friday plans — Over 100,000 deals coming Takealot has announced details of its 2021 Blue Dot Sale, the online shopping giant's version of Black Friday. Like in 2020, Takealot will offer weekly deals ahead of Black Friday on 26 November.
  10. R

    ShopCreatify joins Realm Digital

    ShopCreatify has joined South African software development and consulting company, Realm Digital. The newly formed partnership will see Realm Digital further solidifying its impact in the eCommerce sector. ShopCreatify design, build and customize performance Shopify stores, with a particular...
  11. Jan

    Massmart selling food stores to Shoprite Checkers to invest in ecommerce

    Massmart selling food stores to Shoprite Checkers for R1.36 billion Retail group Massmart has announced it will sell some of its food-focused retailers and cash and carry stores to Shoprite Checkers for R1.36 billion. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, will see...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    Competition Commission could target Amazon and Google in online shopping investigation

    Competition Commission could target Amazon and Google in online shopping investigation The Competition Commission’s enquiry into South Africa’s digital market will include international platforms, which means the Amazon Store, the Apple App Store, and the Google Play Store would form part of...
  13. Hanno Labuschagne

    Makro gunning for top ecommerce spot in South Africa

    Makro gunning for top ecommerce spot in South Africa South African wholesale retailer Makro plans to become a dominant ecommerce player in South Africa. The company has told MyBroadband it is increasing its availability on ordering platforms, redesigning its website, and optimising delivery...
  14. Hanno Labuschagne

    South African ecommerce booming

    South African ecommerce booming The South African ecommerce market is a hive of activity with acquisitions, new launches, and millions flowing to fintech businesses. 2020 was a watershed year for ecommerce in South Africa. After a steady start, the COVID-19 pandemic brought online shopping to a...
  15. Hanno Labuschagne

    Takealot facing inquiry over dominance in South African ecommerce

    Takealot facing inquiry over dominance in South African ecommerce The Competition Commission will launch an “Online Intermediation Platforms Market Inquiry (OIPMI)”, which will encompass companies such as Takealot, Uber Eats, and Airbnb. The Commission published a draft for public comment...
  16. J

    The real reason for online delivery delays in South Africa

    The real reason for online delivery delays in South Africa MyBroadband recently received several complaints from Loot customers regarding delayed deliveries and poor customer service. One reader told MyBroadband they had submitted an order on 22 May and received their money back, rather than...
  17. J

    The biggest South African ecommerce winners

    The biggest South African ecommerce winners The Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition has published new regulations which allow online shops to sell any goods, with the exception of alcohol and tobacco. The lifting of previous restrictions on ecommerce is good news for most ecommerce...
  18. J

    DA orders Minister Ebrahim Patel a book called “E-Commerce, a South African Perspective"

    DA orders Minister Ebrahim Patel a book called “E-Commerce, a South African Perspective" The Democratic Alliance (DA) has sent Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel a book titled “E-Commerce, a South African Perspective" via an e-commerce platform. This, the DA said in a press...
  19. J

    Ecommerce restrictions are a mistake - Online stores

    Ecommerce restrictions are a mistake - Online stores South Africa's COVID-19 alert level will be reduced to level 4 on 1 May, which means some restrictions that have applied during the lockdown will be relaxed. Online stores, however, will only be able to sell a slightly extended list of...
  20. D

    Shipping from china

    Has anyone had any experience importing from China? From alibaba and other places. How can one decrease the delivery times to under a week, that isn't going to cost an arm and a leg. Looking at selling low cost items on my website, but the DHL shipping is just much too expensive to make it...
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