Online retail is on the rise

2016-09-18 06:55

South Africans, and especially men, are increasingly clicking and buying, but our online shopping industry still doesn’t come close to that of the UK and the US.

US retail giants feel pain as online shopping hits

2016-05-15 21:13

Iconic US stores Macy's and Gap are facing tough questions about their future following dreary results that highlighted the growing market share taken by online retailers.

Suffer the in-store shopper

2016-01-26 06:39

Bricks and mortar still don’t get it – at least in the USA, says Daniel Silke.

Record Cyber Monday spending tops $3bn

2015-12-03 06:59

Shoppers spent more than $3bn online this 'Cyber Monday', making it the biggest online shopping day ever.

Women are SA’s most active online shoppers

2015-03-27 11:23

The majority of visitors to prominent shopping websites in South Africa are women, according to research from an online measurements company.

Digital natives key to SA's retail future

2015-03-10 16:01

People between the ages of 18 and 24 who grew up with the internet, interact more with retailers via social media than anyone else, according to a survey.

Visa launches new service to pay online

2014-07-17 11:36

Visa has launched a new online checkout service that eliminates typing in card numbers.

Retailers swallow online food cost

2014-07-10 13:00

Big retailers are taking a calculated hit to margins to invest in online grocery operations while hoping they can persuade consumers to add more profitable items. raises R1bn for expansion

2014-05-26 16:46

Online retailer has raised over R1bn as part of its aggressive growth strategy in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

Online retail challenge

2014-03-26 10:11

As online shopping potential rises, shoppers remain wary, says Arthur Goldstuck.


Alibaba hits new milestone even as China slows

2016-03-21 13:08

China’s largest e-commerce operator Alibaba has sold $463bn of goods through online shopping for its financial year, as it moved deeper into the untapped countryside.

Jump in SA shift to online shopping

2015-12-18 12:00

South Africans are increasingly adopting online shopping as the Christmas rush puts pressure on retailers to generate a healthy bottom line in a tough environment.

How to protect yourself from online classifieds scammers

2015-06-03 12:42

More shoppers in Africa are turning to the internet to buy goods and services. So, how do you protect yourself from scam artists?

SA internet advertising grows at breakneck speed

2015-03-13 12:21

The South African internet advertising market is growing at breakneck speed and needs reliable data to position itself as globally competitive, states a report.

Online shopping ‘tiny’ in SA - survey

2015-03-10 11:26

South Africans still prefer physical shops as opposed to buying goods on the internet, according to a study.

Online shopping safer, fraud still a worry

2014-07-16 20:46

Almost every South African card user has performed a secure e-commerce transaction with their card in the last few months, but there is still concern over fraud.

Alibaba launches US shop

2014-06-11 20:20

Chinese internet giant Alibaba, which combines aspects of eBay, Amazon and PayPal, has launched a US shopping website.

Lagos traffic a boon for online retail

2014-04-10 19:02

Online shopping is extremely relevant for Nigeria because of the traffic hassle people experience when going to a shopping mall, says Jumia CEO Jeremy Doutte.

Spree records 500% growth

2014-02-21 17:05

Media24’s online fashion store has reported a 500% growth in 10 months, adding that it is just the beginning.

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