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Nov 30, 2020

Unhappy Black Friday shoppers sceptical about Cyber Monday

South Africans are sceptical about Cyber Monday specials after Black Friday deals failed to impress discount-obsessed shoppers.

Nov 27, 2020

Deal or no deal

ESET explains what to watch out for this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.


FNB ups security for digital transactions

The bank rolls out online secure authentication for merchants and customers ahead of busy shopping periods Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Nov 6, 2020

E-commerce sites run stress tests to prevent Black Friday downtime

In anticipation of high levels of Black Friday frenzy this year, online retailers deploy intensive system readiness measures to avoid technical glitches.

Oct 1, 2020

Black Friday to ‘turbo-charge’ e-commerce spend in SA

E-tailers and payment platforms expect bumper sales over November’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as shoppers avoid malls due to COVID-19 fears.

Dec 4, 2019

Online retailers enjoy record Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales

E-commerce sites saw significant sales growth on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, indicating a better prepared market.

Nov 12, 2019

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day rakes in record $38.4bn

The Chinese retailer says the $38.4 billion figure is an increase of 26% compared to 2018.

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

Black Friday generates R196m for Takealot

The local e-commerce site recorded a total transaction value of over R196 million on Black Friday, representing 125% year-on-year growth.

Nov 20, 2018

Black Friday 2018 to be SA's biggest yet

Local e-commerce players expect to double their earnings this Black Friday, with intense preparations under way to ensure uptime and capacity.


Performance testing survival tips for #BlackFriday

This annual online shopping day is the cause of many sites and apps crashing, leaving consumers disappointed and social media buzzing, says DVT.

Dec 1, 2017

Lessons learnt from Black Friday

This year's Black Friday was the biggest yet in South Africa, and proved how unprepared some online retailers were for the influx of shoppers.

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