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July 24, 2020
eCommerce Growth Booming In South Africa Covid19

eCommerce during Covid19 in South Africa According to Economic Futurist Daniel Silke eCommerce is now on steroids. He says: “Shopping was heading this way even before the pandemic, but the lockdown gave the move an added sense of urgency to make it more compelling for the consumer.” Matlou Setati, Executive of the Food Safety Initiative […]

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July 13, 2020
South Africa’s eCommerce Market to Reach $3.5 Billion in 2020

eCommerce and Consumer Trust “We’re seeing more and more people realise that online shopping can be trusted, and is a safe and efficient way to address issues of health, safety and affordability,” says Craig Lubbe, CEO for Bidorbuy. The South African market will reach just over R62 billion this year, and show a compounded annual […]

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February 18, 2020
The South African Post Office plans to launch its eCommerce platform in March 2020

“The South African Post Office is looking to launch its e-commerce platform in March 2020 in conjunction with the Universal Postal Union (UPU),” said the SA Post Office. “This is a strategic priority for the South African Post Office and viewed as an important new revenue generator.” The Universal Postal Union is an agency of […]

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December 31, 2019
eCommerce sales in South Africa are increasing 20-35% annually

Online E-commerce Shops is giving brick-and-mortar a run for its money, and every year the numbers keep increasing. According to global market researcher, Statista, an estimated 1.8 billion people worldwide purchased goods online in 2018. During the same year, global e-retail sales amounted to $2.8 trillion, with projected growth of up to $4.8 trillion by […]

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June 21, 2019
Online Ecommerce concept in South Africa set to transform the car-buying experience

E-commerce is experiencing a drastic increase in South Africa, as the number of online shoppers is predicted to reach 25 million in 2021 which is a growth from 18 million in 2017. In the next two years, the average online spend is predicted to be approximately $189, 70. The co-founders of auction.co.za, William Miller and […]

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December 14, 2018
Pargo fills the South African last mile online eCommerce delivery gap

Pargo has pickup points in almost every town in South Africa Online shopping is showing rapid growth in South Africa, with sales estimated to have topped R10 billion in 2017. With online sales still only making up a very small percentage of the total retail market, this strong growth is set to continue for many […]

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December 9, 2018
E-commerce reaches 1.4% of South African retail in 2018

E-commerce in South Africa is due to pass the ZAR 14 billion mark in 2018, according to a study by World Wide Worx with the support of Visa and Platinum Seed. Online retail is projected to reach 1.4 percent of total retail, based on an estimated ZAR 1 trillion to be spent via traditional channels […]

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March 8, 2016
Importance Of Online Payments

6 Factors Highlighting the Importance of a Good User Experience in Online Payments This is a guest article written by PayFast Payments are an integral part of the eCommerce experience and unfortunately they have played their part in the ongoing battle with cart abandonments. Whether it’s due to a lack of payment options, cumbersome payment […]

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May 19, 2012
Payments

South African Payment Gateways: Payment Gateways in South Africa PayPal, PayFast, Pay4IT, MonsterPay, 2CheckOut Paypal: Charges no setup or cancellation fees and offers transaction rates at 2.4% to 3.4%, plus $0.30 USD.  The drawback with PayPal is that it is not popular with South Africans because it still charges in $ USD and other major […]

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