Sybaritic wasnt too bad but didnt offer free shipping which made them less attractive.Sybaritic and Purple Fly Trading are in liquidation; Prophecy, Have2have, and a host of former Naspers properties have shut down their online shopping operations;
That guy's business model will fold tomorrow if one of the big players decides to start tapping the same market as him.Read about a local online store recently; it's a one-man show and its a blazing success
even tho the site-design is apalling. The guy did his research and sells male-potency
products, and the like. So the advice in this article seems sound:
NICHE PRODUCT (in-demand) + MODERATE MARGIN = SUCCESS.
My sentiments exactly. A quite bunch of people could afford computer and proper internet, yet they own DSTV subscription. But noo... They have no idea what I am talking about regards internet stuff (latest TV series, trends, etc), giving me a smile as if I'm talking about manned space flight to next door galaxy, though there is nothing about space in discussion. They have no idea of what they are missing on! (And that's why my area is not VDSL enabled, while surrounding areas in same suburb do have VDSL)The problem most South Africans are technophobes, I know so many under 30s who only their phones for making phone calls, whatsapp and BBM and they don't even own a computer
I was wondering what was going on with Purple Fly. This makes sense now. Sad for Prophecy. Have2Have was just too expensive and felt they were directly up against Wantitall.Sybaritic and Purple Fly Trading are in liquidation; Prophecy, Have2have, and a host of former Naspers properties have shut down their online shopping operations; and the Competition Commission recently approved the merger between Kalahari and Takealot.
Im 30 something and my family buys almost everything online. I dont think its a company issue, but a people issue. Some people struggle to adapt to change and get stuck in their ways. They will die out.I'm an average 30 year old that is computer literate but for some reason the only things I buy online is a book once a year from Kalahari. I have not really found the value in buying things online.
Maybe so company should investigate why as I'm sure there are lots of other people like me.
To note I lived in the UK for a few years when I was younger and I used to buy and sell stuff there online often.