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PayU Sees 8.5x Increase in Black Friday Traffic Volume from Last Year

In a Black Friday that saw the spike in volumes challenge many eCommerce companies, payment services provider, PayU, facilitated an increase of around 8.5 times the transaction volumes from last year and experienced 0% downtime across all of their system components. “Despite the massive increase in transaction volumes for our …

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Urban Airship Holiday Retail Study Finds Big M-Commerce Gains for Both Brick-and-Mortar and Online-Only Retailers

As holiday shopping results are tallied from the Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday time period, Urban Airship has released preliminary results of its fifth annual Mobile Retail Trends study of more than 100 retailers’ apps that reveal year-over-year increases in every major statistical category related to apps and notifications. In addition, …

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Customer Engagement Maximised as Clicks Focuses on In-Store Digital Journey

Today’s customer expects to engage with retailers in an engaging and digitally interactive way in-store and retailers are focusing on this customer journey to develop the relationship and increase sales. Moving Tactics, South Africa’s leading digital signage solutions company, has recently partnered with Clicks, the largest health and beauty-focused retail …

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Tesco Quadruples Gift Range as More Customers Include Pets in Festive Fun

Everyone’s Welcome at Tesco this Christmas – so prosecco and beer for cats and dogs are among the treats available to the rocketing number of Brits who now include their pets on the gift list. This year, Tesco’s Christmas campaign celebrates the many ways we come together at Christmas, and …

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2017 Retail Reputation Report Reveals Best and Worst Brands for In-Store Experience

Reputation.com has released its 2017 Retail Reputation Report, revealing which retailers lead — and which lag — on the aspects of in-store experience most frequently cited by consumers in online reviews, including wait times, quality of service, value, staff competence and other key customer satisfaction factors. The 2017 Retail Reputation …

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Set to Boost SA’s e-Commerce

As South African consumers and retailers prepare for the shopping spree associated with the international trend of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the real achievement for the country will be the expected improvement in the adoption of e-Commerce. Dr Christoph Nieuwoudt, CEO of FNB Consumer says, South Africa’s e-Commerce is …

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Ellies CEO Resigns to Pursue New Interests

Ellies Holdings Limited has advised that the company CEO, Wayne Samson, has resigned. Wayne has been with the company for 28 years and has been part of the team that implemented the turnaround strategy. Now that the company has returned to a profitable course, Wayne felt that it was time …

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Mr Price Group Announces Results for Year End 30 Sep 2017

Mr Price today announced an increase in diluted headline earnings per share of 23.6% to 434.1 cents and interim dividend per share of 22.3% to 279.0 cents. ”We’re pleased with the resilience of our business model and fortitude shown by our associates. They produced really solid results in extremely challenging …

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NCR Partners with Samsung, Unveils All-in-One Commerce Station

NCR Corporation, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics America, Inc., today launched NCR Silver Quantum™, an all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) commerce station featuring an integrated payment device with mobile wallet acceptance capability, customer display, loyalty scanner and Samsung Galaxy tablet. The NCR Silver Quantum commerce station provides merchants a sleek, efficient system …

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Lewis Shows Early Signs of Recovery in Tough Markets

Economic conditions impacting the country’s lower to middle income market continued to weigh on Lewis Group’s performance for the six months to September 2017 as headline earnings declined from R173 million to R144 million with headline earnings per share 15.8% lower at 163.9 cents. However, the group’s results show an …

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