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Black Friday 2019 was anything but black

A maturing sector and consumer base, advances in technology and better collaboration from industry players saw this year’s sales go off virtually without a hitch, says Craig Duggan, commercial head at Transaction Junction.

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.

Dec 3, 2019

Black Friday: The payments aftermath

It would be prudent for retailers to select a payments solution that can handle high volumes every day, no matter the time of year, says Douglas Gillan, Nomad CEO.

Nov 29, 2019

Takealot takes flak over Black Friday deals

Consumers take to social media to slam local online retailer over its “insignificant” discounts.

Nov 28, 2019

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.

Nov 27, 2019

Both consumers and e-commerce providers must be cautious on Black Friday. Here’s how

Consumers should shop on trusted sites and use strong passwords, while e-commerce providers need to have a strong threat management strategy in place, says Stefan van de Giessen, General Manager: Cybersecurity at Networks Unlimited Africa.

Nov 26, 2019

Scammers lurk among Black Friday mega-discounts

Experts warn the peak sales period will see online scams and malicious cyber campaigns showing unusually heavy spikes.

Nov 26, 2019

Black Friday – are retailers ready?

Online retailers need to look at their cloud strategy as they head into the holiday shopping rush, says Grant Morgan, GM for Cloud at Dimension Data.

Nov 22, 2019

Shopping sites prepare for Black Friday battles

Black Friday frenzy has already begun as online retailers prepare for what’s expected to be 2019’s biggest shopping day.

Nov 22, 2019

Get your Web site Black Friday ready

Don’t alienate an interested customer with a Web site and products that take too long to load, says

Nov 19, 2019

Inside Takealot’s upgraded warehouse and distribution centre

The online store expands its Johannesburg distribution centre to scale to 10 000 boxes leaving the warehouse every hour.

Nov 13, 2019

Takealot edges closer to 2m customers

The online retailer sees rapid growth, as it focuses on expanding its third-party sellers’ marketplace and pickup points.

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