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July 9, 2019

South African retail supply shows steady growth

With economic conditions remaining challenging, the short-term outlook for the South African retail sector doesn’t look promising. Data from FNB/BER indicates that consumer confidence declined in the first quarter of 2019 in comparison to data from the last quarter of 2018. However, the long-term outlook appears positive with high levels of construction as well as the increase in willingness from retailers to anchor new developments.

Despite concerns of over-supply in certain locations, the retail market has shown steady growth with the number of shopping centres increasing from 1959 in mid-2017 to over 2000 at present.

This is according to the latest Retail [...]

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June 12, 2019

DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more markets in Africa

DHL Africa eShop has seen impressive growth since launching and has now been rolled out to nine more countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

Following the success of the DHL Africa eShop (www.Africa-eShop.DHL) app in 11 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, DHL Express has announced that its innovative mobile and desktop platform has been rolled out in nine more countries across the continent.

Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express sub-Saharan Africa, says that they’ve seen impressive growth in usage of the DHL Africa eShop app since it was initially brought online in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Mauritius, Ghana, Senegal, Rwanda, Malawi, Botswana, Sierra Leone and Uganda in [...]

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March 19, 2019

3 Reasons why every retailer should consider Click & Collect

 

If you want to engage customers and drive foot traffic in your store, then an ecommerce presence is essential. It might sound counter-intuitive, but in this modern shopping environment, online and in-store work together, not against each other, to attract and retain customers. These days people are shopping online more than ever, so not having a digital storefront means you’re missing out on a lot of potential customers.

 

The good news is, it’s easy to create an ecommerce site. And if you’re already using a point of sale system, you can even sync your online and physical stores to get a single view of products, customers, and sales data, without [...]

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October 25, 2018

ONLINE SHOPPING THAT PUTS CUSTOMERS 1ST

Here are five personalisation tactics written in collaboration with SA’s largest payment gateway, PayU, that you can implement into your sales strategy.

Developing the right personalisation processes will prove that your eCommerce website has mastered the art of delivering value to your customers.

We all know that feeling of walking into a shop and the sales assistant remembers what size shoe you’re wearing, or the waitress at your favourite restaurant already knows what type of sandwich you’re going to order.

If you’re in the eCommerce business, it’s crucial that you also relate to and value each customer in order to reinforce their loyalty to your brand. For an [...]

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