Only Companies that Invest in e-Commerce Logistics Will Survive – Konga

Only companies that invest in the logistics and technical aspects of e-commerce will remain in Nigeria, according to Joseph Onuorah, vice president (logistics) at Konga.com. Onuorah stated this in Lagos while speaking on a panel at the ongoing Supply Chain West Africa conference. “The companies that will remain in Nigeria, will be companies that believe

Infographic: E-commerce in Africa

Emerging markets research firm, Jana has released an infographic showing insights on the e-commerce preferences of African consumers in Nigeria, Kenya & South Africa. Surveying 600 consumers in each country, the company asked respondents questions ranging from their favourite online store to their favourite payment mechanism. Have a look at their insights below:  

Wargaming.net to Add Karma Koin Payments

Wargaming.net has announced that they will begin to accept Karma Koin, a prepaid card solution developed by Nexon America, for in-game purchases in their highly successful massively multiplayer online (MMO) war titles. Available in denominations ranging from $10 – $500, Karma Koin can be purchased at more than 75,000 stores in the United States, Canada,

South African eCommerce Awards Finalists

As the public voting closes on this the eighth annual South African eCommerce Awards, uAfrica.com is pleased to announce the finalists (in alphabetical order) in the 2013 eCommerce Awards: • Style36.co.za • 5rooms.com • bidorbuy • Citymob • Groupon – South Africa • HomeChoice • Hot Online Fashion • kalahari.com • Loot.co.za • Mr Price

eCommerce Merchants Affected by 3D Secure Cut-over

There has been some talk in the merchant community around the Payment Association of South Africa (PASA) mandating 3D Secure for all ecommerce merchants.  PASA had sent a letter to acquirers on the 26th March 2013 requesting an implementation date of 02 April 2013 for acquirers to ensure all merchants are aware of this mandate

Is Your eCommerce Vocab Up To Speed?

Ecommerce merchants may need to get in tune with the latest vocabulary updates from Oxford Dictionaries if they want to speak the lingo with their customers.  In August 2013, Oxford Dictionaries Online added a wide range of new words and senses including phablet, selfie, twerking and digital detox.  With the internet evolving at a fast

New Sales Channel for US eCommerce Businesses via Secure Chat

SiteLock, WebsiteAlive and SecureBuy, in a joint statement today, announced the release of AliveSecure, an innovation in secure online communications and transaction processing. They are launching the new technology as an online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) designed to secure credit card payments through a website or mobile chat interface. AliveSecure is a combined effort of development and

WorldPay eCommerce Transaction Volume Grows 45%

The eCommerce division of WorldPay, a global leader in payment processing, risk and alternative payments, has today announced significant growth across all product groups with transaction volumes up 45% compared to the first half of 2012. In the first half of 2013, over 257 million gateway transactions were processed. Online transactions reached a record rate

Storm Set to Erupt Between SA e-Commerce Players, Banks

A major storm looks set to rock the South African online scene as some of the country’s largest e-commerce players square up against its biggest banking powers over online fraud detection. The heads of companies including Groupon South Africa, Takealot and uAfrica have formed an alliance expressing opposition to a new regulation which forces them