Mobile Shopping on the Rise this Christmas

About 32% of participants in a survey conducted on bidorbuy in September 2013 will do their Christmas shopping on a mobile device this year. Although the majority of online shoppers still prefer their computers, this shows that South Africans are becoming increasingly comfortable with buying on a cell phone or a tablet. As many as

Consumers Rack up $1 Billion in Online Spend Per Day

New data from Visa shows consumers are spending more online than ever before. eCommerce sales on the Visa network have surpassed $1 billion a day for 188 days in the first nine months of the year, demonstrating that billion-dollar eCommerce days have become the norm rather than the exception. The data coincides with a recent

Top Ecommerce Websites in South Africa 2013

In a previous article we discussed which big retailers are doing ecommerce in South Africa. With the word out that the South African ecommerce boom is on the way, we thought it would be a good idea to do a follow up article on which ecommerce sites are the popular in South Africa. In order

Global E-Retailer Modnique Launches Responsive Website

Recently, e-retailer Modnique, launched the Responsive Web Design (RWD) version of their website, which optimizes the customer experience for screen sizes as small as the iPhone and as large as 36-inch monitors. This will allow customers to effortlessly interact and shop on Modnique from any device. “With over 30 percent of our visits coming from

Mobicred Offers South Africa’s First Online Only Credit Facility

There’s not much of a limit on what you can buy online these days. Thing is, in South Africa at least, almost all of those ways involve having a bank account and, if you want things to be really simple, a credit card. But what if you could finance your online purchases with a single

UBA and Netplus Advisory Launch U-Mall e-Commerce Platform

United Bank for Africa (UBA), a Nigerian commercial bank, has launched an e-commerce platform aimed at supporting the growth of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the West African country. U-Mall is a partnership with Netplus Advisory Limited, which UBA said will allow SMEs to set up online stores and extend their reach. U-Mall

Most Expensive Apple Macbook in SA @ R999,999,999.

uPrice.co.za might want to rethink their default settings. I was in the market for an Apple Macbook Air and thought I would do some research  to check out the best prices.  uPrice.co.za was advertising the Apple MacBook Air on their home page and so hoping to find a good deal I clicked to see what

eBay Enterprise Unveils New Suite of Commerce Technologies

eBay Enterprise, the leading global provider of commerce technologies, omnichannel operations and marketing solutions for the world’s premier retailers and brands, introduced its new suite of commerce technologies at its annual Client Summit recently in New York. “Retailers and brands understand the importance of having industry-leading capabilities across their entire value chain to support a

PayPal and Intershop Close Partnership for e-Commerce Solutions

Intershop, a leading global software solutions provider for e-commerce, and PayPal, global leader for online payments, announced today a partnership for e-commerce solutions in Brazil. Via PayPal, Intershop offers retailers a safe, reliable and simple to use payment platform. In turn, PayPal will offer clients Intershop’s state-or-the-art e-commerce platform, proven technology from two decades of

Stakeholders to Discuss Challenges of Electronic Business in Nigeria

The challenges faced by owners of electronic businesses in Nigeria will be discussed by stakeholders from various industries and sectors at the e-Business Fair organised by Connect Nigeria, an information search portal. Emeka Okafor, chief executive officer (CEO) of Connect Nigeria, said the goal of the fair is to raise public awareness on e-business and