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6 Sites Driving eCommerce in Africa

eCommerce in Africa is booming but that doesn’t leave out any struggles which include uncertainty around receiving orders satisfactorily. There are currently 65.4 million eCommerce users in Africa and the Middle East, with an additional 20 million users expected to be shopping online by 2021. When it comes to eCommerce …

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Rwanda Seeks to Jumpstart Ecommerce in Africa

Internet users in emerging markets outnumber those in developed markets by a ratio of 2:1. Yet many emerging markets have struggled to access the benefits of digital commerce. The global market in digital commerce is estimated to reach more than $3 trillion this year, yet Africa claims less than $20 …

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South Africa’s TFG Achieves E-Commerce Leadership with Oracle

TFG (The Foschini Group), a South African retail group operating in thirty-two countries across five continents, has chosen Oracle to support its digital transformation strategy with the consolidation of twenty-two brands into one online marketplace. With close to 3000 stores, TFG migrated its brick-and-mortar offering to a hassle free digital …

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Cape Union Mart Launches PLM Journey with Centric Software

South African multi-chain retailer chooses Centric PLM to support rapid growth, integrate suppliers and enhance visibility Cape Union Mart, the South African outdoor company, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods …

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Entersekt Gains Early Certification for E-Commerce Authentication Solution

3-D Secure 2 access control server comes bundled with APIs for a wide range of in-app payment experiences Entersekt, an innovator in mobile-first fintech solutions, announced that it has gained EMVCo certification for its 3-D Secure 2 access control server. EMVCo is a payments industry consortium managing global specifications for …

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Explore the Future of Retail at Digital Retail Forum 2019

        JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA, January 16, 2019 — There is so much more in store for the African retail industry. According to research conducted by PWC, many sub-Saharan African countries have emerged among the world’s fastest-growing economies. This kind of development is due, in part, to a …

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New Vodacom World Brings Latest Technology Trends to Life

The newly designed Vodacom World officially launched, Friday 07 December 2018. For six months, Vodacom worked on reinventing Vodacom World and now the facility offers new and exciting technologies. Inside the new facility, there is a Vodacom Shop as well as retail space. There is an Internet of Things (IoT) …

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The Modern Store Journey: Integrated, Informative and Engaging

Despite challenging global economic conditions, retail sales in South Africa rose 1.3% year-on-year in July. Even though this is in line with expectations, it is still a positive sign that consumers have been willing to spend amidst pressure to tighten budgets. And yet, anecdotal evidence from many retailers suggest that …

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Nielse Launches Smartstore in South Africa

Nielsen has added a new product solution to their Shopper toolkit – a creative and unique solution for retailers and manufacturers globally, helping them get closer to shopper behaviour at the moment of truth and uncover What’s Next. The solution helps retailers measure, evaluate and optimize a range of retail …

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Software-Defined Networks will Enable the Store of the Future—and Keep Costs Low

The store of the future will use seamlessly integrated technology to create a wonderful retail experience for all its customers, says Metacom CEO Réan van Niekerk — and lower costs at the same time. “What makes a retail experience great is being recognised and valued as an individual,” says Van …

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