Online Shopping Continues To Gain Traction

When it comes to Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday, which one takes the lead in terms of online sales? The popularity of online shopping continues to gain traction, even though many consumers have returned in-store. The Courier Guy monitored local shipments that took place during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday. According to The Courier Guy, the growth in total shipments [...]

By |2023-12-13T21:50:23+02:00December 13th, 2023|Trends|0 Comments

Retail Industry Trends

Mike Smollan, Chief Growth and Innovation Officer at Smollan, looks at trend developments that are on the radar as the retail industry transformation continues. As per the Edge Global Insights Report 2023, overall, the retail industry this year has navigated the lingering effects of the pandemic, embraced digital transformation, addressed sustainability concerns, and tackled supply chain challenges. That is coupled with [...]

By |2023-12-08T16:14:50+02:00December 8th, 2023|Trends|0 Comments

Top Consumer Concerns About Online Shopping And Strategies To Ease Them

Based on a recent poll conducted using KLA’s YourView tool, there are six main reasons why consumers in South Africa are hesitant to shop online. Security Concerns A staggering 44% of respondents expressed concerns about the security of their personal and financial information while shopping online. Security threats, including scams and phishing attacks, deter many South Africans from engaging in online [...]

By |2023-10-06T09:33:34+02:00October 6th, 2023|Trends|0 Comments

Static Or Digital Out Of Home Media? It Depends On Your Objectives

Mali Motsumi-Garrido, Sales Director at Tractor Outdoor, says that when it comes to outdoor media, both static out of home (OOH) or digital out of home (DOOH) media can both play a role in your media strategy. Within media circles, you often notice that the average ‘water cooler’ conversation grows somewhat vehement when it comes […]

By |2023-07-28T16:26:50+02:00July 27th, 2023|Trends|0 Comments

Embracing Technology Is A Strategic Imperative For Retailers

According to Times 3 Technologies, having a robust tech foundation is no longer a nice to have, it has become a must-have as retailers look to do things differently without blowing their budgets. By optimising everything from inventory management and order fulfilment to finances, supply chain and customer engagement, the right Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) […]

By |2023-06-29T12:37:32+02:00June 28th, 2023|Trends|0 Comments

Report Shows That Online Shopping Continues Its Dominance

The future of retail is steadfastly being shaped by digital, as shoppers envision a future where nearly two-thirds (64%) of their shopping will be online in the next 10 years. As the landscape shifts, successful businesses consciously adapt to the new era of digital technologies and economies, according to the Future Shopper Report 2023 by […]

By |2023-06-29T12:36:41+02:00June 28th, 2023|Trends|0 Comments

Attend ECOM Africa 2023 For Free As An Expo Visitor

The CTICC is the place to be on 18-19 April 2023, with leading retail and e-commerce brands gathering for two days. ECOM Africa is giving you the opportunity to attend ECOM Africa 2023 free as an expo visitor. The ECOM Africa Expo will feature two on-the-floor stages hosting 50+ speakers covering topics such as retail and e-commerce, cybersecurity, and the future of [...]

By |2023-04-13T17:06:18+02:00April 13th, 2023|Local News|0 Comments

Keep Up With The Constantly Evolving E-Commerce Sector At ECOM Africa

The ECOM Africa 2023 programme will comprise a global community of experts and practitioners, local success stories and up-and-coming start-ups, sharing their experiences in the latest trends across five tracks focused on: retail and e-commerce, fintech and payments, cybersecurity, fulfilment and logistics and the future of marketing. Helping organisations become resilient and anti-fragile, focusing on the future of commerce and keeping [...]

By |2023-02-03T15:35:16+02:00February 3rd, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

E-Commerce Innovations Will Revolutionise The Online Shopping Experience

Craig Lubbe, CEO of bidorbuy, discusses emerging e-commerce opportunities and what entrepreneurs abroad are doing that their local counterparts could be doing. In May this year, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released a report that showed e-commerce’s share of the global retail trade grew from 14% in 2019 to 17% in 2020. The huge increase, representing tens of [...]

By |2021-12-15T17:29:50+02:00December 8th, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Building A Strong Digital Marketplace Strategy Is Not Optional

Haydn Townsend, Managing Director at Accenture Interactive Africa, says small, agile companies are enjoying great success in digital marketplaces. As digitally native businesses that can evolve on the fly, these brands are capitalising on the multitude of shoppers on the likes of Amazon, Alibaba, click and collect models and food delivery ecosystems. However, a disruptive […]

By |2021-05-10T09:01:16+02:00May 3rd, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments
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