Online shopping has matured in South Africa, with many Internet users opting to purchase products online rather than visit a brick-and-mortar store.
World Wide Worx’s Online Retail in South Africa 2016 report shows that online retail has maintained a growth rate of above 20% since the turn of the century.
When it comes to technology products, consumers are spoiled for choice. Many local online shops like Takealot, Loot, Raru, and Wootware offer a wide range of gadgets and computing products.
Many international retailers, including Amazon, also ship to South Africa – which is often a popular choice for tech consumers.
Best prices on tech products
Consumers are always looking for the best deal, and MyBroadband did a basic comparison to show how the pricing of several computing products compares from different shops.
It should be noted that shipping costs for these products were not taken into account.
Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse
|Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse|
|Wootware||2 to 5 working days||R1,375|
|Loot||4 to 7 working days||R1,381|
|Takealot||7 to 10 working days||R2,450|
Samsung 34-inch Curved LED Monitor
|Samsung 34-inch Curved LED Monitor|
|Wootware||1 to 2 working days||R15,066|
|Loot||2 to 4 working days||R15,264|
|Takealot||3 to 5 working days||R18,399|
Asus RT-AC5300 Wireless Tri-Band Router
|Asus RT-AC5300 Wireless Tri-Band Router|
|Loot||1 working day||R3,999|
|Wootware||1 to 2 working days||R4,486|
|Takealot||3 to 5 working days||R4,999|
Microsoft Office 365
|Microsoft Office 365|
|Loot||1 working day||R925|
|Wootware||1 working day||R946|
|Takealot||1 working day||R999|
Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6-inch with Wi-Fi
|Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6-inch with Wi-Fi|
|Loot||1 working day||R3,255|
|Takealot||5 to 7 working days||R3,399|