The big chance for takealot

2017-05-31 17:09

While takealot is already South Africa’s leading e-commerce retailer, it needed cash to scale up. A huge investment by Naspers is making that possible.

SA's 'Gumtree for gamers' sees massive growth

2017-05-09 14:22

Local website GamesTrader has become a hub to buy, sell and trade game titles for consoles online.

Can Amazon conquer the Middle East?

2017-04-03 11:44

After acquiring, can it convince Middle East's 50 million consumers it is a one-stop shop for online retail?

Takealot apologises for late Christmas deliveries

2016-12-28 11:57

Online shopping site, has apologised to customers who had not received packages before Christmas.

Amazon gets real about fake products on Its marketplace

2016-11-28 15:30

Randy Hetrick first noticed counterfeits on Inc. in 2013. He had been selling his TRX Training System - an exercise kit of suspension straps - on the site since 2008.

Best tech deals between #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday

2016-11-25 16:09

Tech-lovers can get their fix of Black Friday sales with discounted gadgets from smartphones to TV sets, most of which are expected to last until Cyber Monday.

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.

Surviving silly season with a newborn

2015-11-02 12:18

Keeping things under control during silly season.


Groceries keep stores alive in digital age – research

2017-05-09 07:36

Despite growing popularity of online shopping, there is still a future for bricks and mortar in the retail industry, a survey by Nielsen revealed.

Net shopping is booming

2017-02-26 06:06

South African online spending was set to continue growing in strong double digits this year and next year, Efi Dahan, PayPal’s regional director for Israel and Africa, said this week.

Amazon sold 'millions' of AI speakers for holiday

2016-12-28 08:32

Amazon said its connected Echo speakers infused with artificial intelligence were the top-selling products over the holiday season for the online giant.

Missed Black Friday? Here's a list of Cyber Monday deals

2016-11-28 09:07

Cyber Monday, which follows Black Friday, was born out of retailers trying to persuade customers to shop online and SA is among latest countries to be bitten by the bug.

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.

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?

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