Feb 23, 2021

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.

Dec 4, 2020

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.

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.

Jul 10, 2020

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.

May 20, 2020

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.

Mar 31, 2020

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.

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.

Sep 12, 2019

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.

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.

Jan 23, 2018

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.

Nov 28, 2017

Crashing sites did not deter Black Friday hordes

Thousands of South Africans spent millions at e-commerce sites this past weekend, despite technical issues.

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