Jul 8, 2021

Online shopping boom leads to social commerce trend

PayFast reveals Gen Z’s growing influence on SA’s e-commerce landscape, as this generation moves local shopping to social media platforms.

Jun 10, 2021

Three countries drive Sub-Saharan Africa’s e-commerce boom

Research by financial services firm Visa reveals SA, Nigeria and Kenya as the top drivers of e-commerce volumes in the region.


Buy now, pay later models to turbo-charge SA’s online shopping

Buy now, pay later flexible payments gain prevalence in SA’s e-commerce sector, as more consumers select interest-free credit options.


Fraudulent e-shopping sites on the rise, says ombudsman

The consumer goods watchdog and Ecommerce Forum South Africa report an increase in consumer complaints about fraudulent shopping Web sites.

Mar 19, 2021

QR payments become the norm in SA, PayFast finds

The online payment gateway records a 412% growth in quick response code payments, as more consumers shop online.

Feb 23, 2021

E-commerce Day aspires to build sustainable virtual businesses

South Africa’s e-commerce industry players set up E-commerce Day, an initiative to support and help grow the local online shopping sector.

Dec 1, 2020

E-commerce skyrockets, physical retail plummets during Black Friday

South Africa’s e-commerce sector reported a dramatic uptick in sales during the Black Friday weekend, while brick-and-mortar sales plummeted.

Nov 10, 2020

Online shopping via mobile gets shot of adrenaline

Online payment gateway PayFast says the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted the adoption rate of online shopping via mobile devices.

Jul 27, 2020

E-commerce booms as retail sales plummet to record decline

E-commerce is expected to be the retail industry’s lifeline, as the latest local brick-and-mortar sales figures paint a bleak picture.

May 21, 2020

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Combine any of WordPress's hosting packages with a WordPress theme, WooCommerce plugin and PayFast account.

Mar 20, 2020

Digital payments soar amid COVID-19 fears

Demand for online and contactless payments surges in SA, as more people get stranded in their homes, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jul 30, 2019

DPO Group buys e-commerce payment platform PayFast

The integration of PayFast into DPO’s payment services will enable payment solutions on a single platform to over 100 000 African merchants.

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