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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.