E-commerce boom leads to delivery services headache
Some shopping sites struggle to meet delivery timelines as they experience between 20% and 50% growth in online sales.
Govt to ease e-commerce restrictions under level four lockdown
President Cyril Ramaphosa promises expanded business activities in the local e-commerce space, amid mounting calls for unfettered e-commerce.
Partial ban on e-commerce ‘unintelligible’ under level four lockdown
Local e-commerce players Takealot, OneDayOnly and Payflex say they will never be satisfied with a phased approach, until e-commerce operates unfettered.
E-commerce platform OneDayOnly sees uptick in online orders
The e-tailer witnessed a 40% increase in page views in April, with 30% of orders consisting of essential items.
Naspers delivers protective gear for front-line healthcare workers
The Internet giant makes good on its billion-rand commitment to help protect local medical staff during the coronavirus fight.
From begging on streets, entrepreneur launches e-marketplace
Tankiso Motaung’s Red Puppy platform wants a slice of SA’s estimated R10 billion online shopping sector and to take on the likes of Takealot.
Digital economy companies take a punch as COVID-19 spreads
Analysts weigh in on the impact of coronavirus on digital economy firms, stressing the need for aggressive awareness and communication to sustain the businesses.
Post office’s mystery-filled e-commerce site coming ‘soon’
The SA Post Office plays its cards close to its chest, as it readies for the imminent launch of its e-commerce platform.
E-commerce sites use electronics as bait for Black Friday
Local e-commerce sites will use the “loss leader” approach, as they offer mega deals in exchange for new customers.