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.

Apr 9, 2020

Economics lesson sparks idea for SA fashion brands online store

NOWNOW eyes expansion into other fashion hubs, as it charts its journey to becoming the biggest African online marketplace for fashion designers and brands.

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.

Oct 16, 2019

Addressing the retail data disconnect

When using data effectively, companies can really customise the customer experience, says Marcel Matodes, marketing platform lead at Google South Africa.

Jul 11, 2019

Superbalist expects R1bn private-label sales in three years

The Naspers online fashion retailer hopes to generate more than R1 billion in earnings through its in-house labels in the next three years.

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 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.

Sep 11, 2018

Spree, Superbalist merger to create online retail giant

The marriage between online fashion brands and has forged ahead successfully.

Jun 18, 2018

Spree, Superbalist to merge

The online fashion brands have announced a merger which will be effective next month.

May 8, 2017

Takealot confident of CompCom approval of Naspers deal

CEO Kim Reid believes Naspers' R960 million investment in the online retailer will not run into any issues with the Competition Commission.

Feb 6, 2017

CT eyes e-commerce to gain tech boost

Cape Town boasts a thriving e-commerce sector as it looks to boost its reputation in the tech space, says deputy mayor Ian Neilson.

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