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.

It’s a trap! Don’t fall for these common online scams

2014-06-11 13:32

Don't be fooled! The most common online scams in South Africa, and how to avoid them.

Online vs. ‘real’ shopping – what’s more expensive?

2014-06-03 12:31

Times are hard, but there's no need to bankrupt yourself! Read on to find out the benefits of online shopping.

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.

Online shopping hits impulse buys

2013-11-27 14:27

For consumers, one of the great things about shopping online is bypassing the queue to check out, but this is a headache for producers of the candy, magazines and drinks.

The tablet revolution

2013-08-01 07:28

Online shoppers are fast taking to tablets, a survey shows.

SA’s invisible mall

2013-07-02 07:46

SA's virtual sales market is gaining momentum, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Zando taking SA online shopping by storm

2013-02-07 11:23

Zando, an online fashion retailer, is making big waves with more than 10 million South Africans that have already visited the website.

Online sales top $1bn in one day

2012-11-26 07:25

US shoppers have spent heavily online on the crucial Black Friday shopping day, for the first time topping a billion dollars in online sales in a single day.

Shop online with your debit card

2012-07-12 16:27

Online shopping has broadened the horizons of debit card holders, as credit cards are no longer the sole method of payment when shopping online.

Mr Price to launch online shopping

2012-05-24 10:23

Fashion retailer Mr Price will launch an online shopping platform later this year in a bid to grow market share.

Online shopping to rise with prepaid cards

2012-02-28 16:47

South Africans who don't have credit cards can now shop online by using a single-use virtual prepaid card system.

Technology increasingly empowers users

2011-10-09 15:15

SA's retail world is in for significant changes to meet the needs of consumers who expect online service at their fingertips.

Shopping safely online

2010-08-20 07:27

With a little help, you can learn to shop online safely and conveniently.

Internet supermarket booms

2009-11-15 14:16

The internet global supermarket is booming because people and businesses are looking for bargains and new outlets in bad times, a new report says.

SA web: 80% shop online

2009-06-03 11:17

Eighty percent of South Africa's internet users shop online with the majority buying items like CDs and DVDs, according to the results of a survey.


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.

Online vs. ‘real’ shopping – what’s more expensive?

2014-06-05 16:30

Times are hard, but there's no need to bankrupt yourself! Read on to find out the benefits of online shopping. 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.

Finally! A bunch of online cosmetic stores in SA for you to pick and choose from

2014-01-20 12:34

Online beauty platforms are no longer few and far between. We've done a roundup of our favourites.

Retailers eye profits from click & collect

2013-09-15 15:50

European retailers are racing to build pick-up points to capitalise on shoppers' increasing demand for "click and collect" grocery options.

Shoppers go online to save, poll shows

2013-07-08 18:36

Is being a shopaholic taking a toll on your wallet or purse? A survey shows that impulsive buying is greatly reduced when shopping online so you could save more.

Microsoft, Google in online shopping war

2012-12-02 10:00

Just in time for the holidays, Microsoft and Google have become embroiled in a bitter dispute over who is the fairest of them all for online shopping.

More choice for SA cyber shoppers

2012-09-05 14:38

South African shoppers are shedding their reluctance to turn to the internet and are increasingly opting for online shopping.

Tablets driving online shopping

2012-06-11 18:02

More than 70% of tablet owners use the devices to shop online, according to a survey.

More shopping online in SA - survey

2012-04-18 11:17

Online shopping in South Africa is on the rise as the majority of active internet users avail themselves of the facility, according to a survey.

Holiday shopping online rockets in US

2011-12-29 08:29

US consumers turned in record levels to the internet for holiday shopping this year, further boosting online sellers' share of the huge national retail pie.

Broke? Borrowing's in fashion

2011-05-11 12:00

The recession spells trouble for fashionistas but online rental could offer a solution for avid shoppers.

Fear of flying

2010-06-10 00:00

IMAGINING ONLINE flight booking to be an effortless process, I proceeded to book an overseas trip on SA Airways’ website for my mum. It was reasonably quick – until I got to the payment page. Having filled in all my account details I clicked on the pay button and received the message that the website was experiencing technical difficulties and that I should try again later.

Broke? Borrowing's in fashion

2009-09-10 15:20

The recession spells trouble for fashionistas but online rental could offer a solution for avid shoppers.

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