Checkers is testing a 1-hour-delivery online shopping service in Sandton and Cape Town – and for now it is free

2019-11-25 06:50

Checkers says its new app offers "South Africa's fastest grocery-delivery service", with delivery tracking of the sort popularised in SA by Uber Eats.

Black Friday: this is what South Africans wanted in 2018, including coffee and disposable nappies

2019-11-01 10:52

On Black Friday last year South Africans loaded up their pantries, and went in for purchases to treat themselves with.

Weelee can 'intervene' in WeBuyCars deal with Naspers subsidiary, Tribunal finds

2019-10-08 17:28

Weelee is allowed to "intervene" in a Competition Commission case relating to a proposed deal between WeBuyCars and Naspers-controlled MIH eCommerce.

This year's 48-hour Amazon Prime Day is the longest one yet

2019-06-25 11:14

This year's Prime Day starts July 15 and will last two full days packed with steep deals and discounts.

Jeff Bezos shares his best advice for anyone starting a business

2019-06-07 14:07

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said entrepreneurs should take risks and expect to fail. "We need big failures in order to move the needle," he said.

Shopping malls re-think tenant mix to survive weak economy - report

2019-05-13 20:31

SA's weak economy, low consumer confidence and retail centre competition have caused landlords to re-examine their tenant mix, according to a new report.

Foschini wants to be the Amazon of South Africa – but its new site is difficult to use, one expert says

2018-11-07 15:53

Foschini says it plans to ultimately take on Amazon with its new online shopping platform, but one early expert review isn't great.

Spree will disappear as Superbalist wins the battle of the brands

2018-09-10 14:07

Spree and Superbalist announced their merger in June – and the Superbalist brand is the one that will stay standing.

Amazon suffers tech crashes and strikes during Prime Day bonanza

2018-07-17 10:36 has kicked off its big Prime Day sales promotion with technical glitches on its website and app, threatening its 36-hour sales extravaganza.

6 great heating appliances that will be easy on your electricity bill

2018-07-16 08:18

Winter is still here. These 6 energy-efficient appliances promise to keep users warm for less money that you might think.


Online retailers are learning that physical stores still matter - expert

2019-11-02 21:00

Physical stores still matter, whether a retailer has an online presence or not, a UK-based expert tells SA's shopping centre industry.

These were the retailers with some of our favourite Black Friday deals last year – so you may want to watch them on 29 November

2019-10-29 08:39

Retailers tend to keep some of their best deals secret until the day, but history can be a good guide of who to watch.

Some of the most popular products at Takealot and Superbalist are on sale - here are the best deals

2019-07-24 06:25

The sale is Takealot’s attempt to create a shopping holiday similar to Amazon’s Prime Day in the US.

SA children are changing the way they search for things on the internet – here’s what they are looking for, and how much of it is porn

2019-06-15 09:06

South African kids want to are into music, videos and cartoons on their desktops, new data shows.

OPINION: Sorry, Amazon. Kim Kardashian is now a store

2019-06-01 10:32

Luxury fashion is getting ready for its selfie. If it likes what it sees, the global apparel market could become a battle of the Everything Store against the Everyone Store, says Andrea Felsted.

Netflorist was started by accident - now SA’s oldest online store gets 730,000 orders a year

2019-02-08 17:14

On Valentine’s Day, the flower and gift delivery service NetFlorist will turn 20 years old.

Alibaba inks $2bn Russia JV with Kremlin fund,

2018-09-11 12:50

Alibaba is setting up a $2bn joint venture with a Kremlin-backed fund and billionaire Alisher Usmanov’s Group to grow its e-commerce business in Russia.

Harry Potter-inspired app helps young fans crack coding

2018-07-24 15:48

Aspiring young developers can use Kano's new coding kit to learn how to recreate some of the magic spells seen in the popular Harry Potter books and movies.

DHL partners with MallforAfrica to deliver African-made products to the world

2018-07-16 16:04

International express services provider DHL has announced a partnership with e-commerce company MallforAfrica’s new platform, Marketplace Africa.

Naspers still in the hunt for e-commerce acquisitions

2018-06-23 11:00

Naspers CEO Bob Van Dijk tells Fin24 the company will continue investing in electronic commerce providers.

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