Retail Technology

Virgin Money app reaches 400K users, partners with merchants

The company's P2P payment app, Spot, adds a merchant payment feature to enable in-store purchases.


2019 will see the rise of digital banks in SA

With the launch of Bank Zero, TYME and Discovery Bank last year, the retail banking industry is set for a shake-up, say industry players.

Dec 12, 2018

John Craig eyes online retail disruption in 2019

Menswear retailer sets its sights on e-commerce growth, taking on established players.

Dec 4, 2018

Magento e-commerce sites fraught with vulnerabilities

The majority of African sites that rely on the most popular e-commerce platform are at high or critical risk from cyber criminals.

Dec 3, 2018

Star Micronics unveils omni-channel POS printing solutions

The point of sale printer includes five traditional and unique interfaces and multiple hub functionality. [Local rep: The Printer Distribution Company]

Dec 3, 2018

Experience is everything for high street retail this Christmas

Smart retailers understand that responding to the increased footfall generated by seasonal peaks such as Christmas is the utmost priority, says Javier Lopez, GM, Industry Vertical Print at OKI Europe.

Nov 28, 2018

EasyBiz Technologies, CitiXsys collaborate

The companies have forged a partnership to deliver a solution for retailers that improves operational efficiencies and provides greater insight into business performance.

Nov 27, 2018

FNB intros 'Tap and PIN' on ATM transactions

The functionality allows users to tap their contactless card on an eligible ATM and enter a PIN to complete the transaction.

Nov 27, 2018

Black Friday online sales increased 700% this year

While completed transactions online on Black Friday 2018 grew by close on 700%, the average shopper spent less than last year.

Nov 26, 2018

Financial inclusivity: there's an app for that

Smart technology is allowing retailers in the informal sector to enable financial inclusion for the local community.

Nov 22, 2018

Amazon, Makro scramble to fix glitches amid Black Friday frenzy

While Amazon inadvertently exposed customers' details online, Makro's site momentarily crashed because of high traffic volumes.