SA e-commerce growing by leaps and bounds

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Cape Town - E-commerce in South Africa is growing by leaps and bounds, according to Efi Dahan, general manager of PayPal in Israel and Africa.

"The main trends we’re seeing are growth in mobile spend due to increased mobile penetration in the country, and an increase in cross border shopping as consumers are looking for a larger variety of products at a better price," said Dahan.

"In terms of barriers, people are hoping to decrease the impact of shipping costs, which can be helped by using PayPal products like Refunded Return and Buyer Protection. We also believe that data shows a huge opportunity for South African merchants, as they have the potential to trade all over the world with minimal capital costs."

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