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.
OneDayOnly runs second Black Friday after site crash
After suffering downtime for several hours last week Friday, the online shopping site hosts Black Friday again today.
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.
Online marketplaces fight scams as fraudsters exploit COVID-19
SA’s online marketplaces intensify security, as scammers take advantage of the growing e-commerce opportunity presented by the pandemic.
Online shopping sites witness dramatic surge after govt unbanning
SA’s e-commerce sector reports a substantial uptick in sales after government lifted the lockdown restrictions on online shopping.
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.
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.
New e-commerce platform takes on Takealot, Bidorbuy
Allsale Club aims to disrupt local retailers through its subscription-based business model, which allows it to offer items at competitive prices.
Developing innovations that dominate industries
Today, it's the businesses that focus on the customer that will really stand out, says Craig Lubbe, CEO of Bidorbuy.
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.
Facebook rolls out Gumtree competitor in SA
The world's largest social media platform integrates an online platform into its local site to let users buy and sell goods.