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RCS Acquires the Absa Funded Portion of the Edcon Store Card Debtors Book

Innovative consumer finance business RCS – a subsidiary of BNP Paribas Personal Finance, European leader in financing for individuals, itself part of the French bank BNP Paribas – has acquired the Absa funded portion of the Edcon Store Card debtors book, subject to regulatory approvals. It has also secured the …

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Africa’s E-commerce Giant Seeks More Cooperation from China

Africa’s e-commerce giant Jumia is seeking closer cooperation with China in order to boost its sales, a senior executive told Xinhua on Wednesday. Jeremy Doutte, executive vice president of Jumia Group, told Xinhua in Nairobi that his company will attend the Sixth World Internet Conference that takes place from Oct. …

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American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa Implement Click to Pay to Make Online Checkout Simple and Secure

BassPro, Cinemark, JoAnn Fabric and Crafts, Movember, Papa John’s, Rakuten, Saks Fifth Avenue, Staples, SHOP.com and Tickets.com are among the first merchants to offer consumers new option to click to pay Today, American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa announced the arrival of faster, more secure online checkout based on the …

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Nielsen Report Reveals South Africa is the Second-Most Price Sensitive Country In The World

South Africa is home to a nation of promotion obsessed shoppers. This insight stems from a Nielsen analysis on The Price of Promoting, which shows that 75% of South Africans claimed to know the prices of grocery items they regularly buy and notice changes in price, versus 69% in 2018, …

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Restaurants Gear Up for Growth with Positive Online Reviews

Positive online restaurant reviews and recommendations from customers can be highlighted with Premium listings on TripAdvisor to improve visibility and reputation. Restaurants gearing up for the end-of-year tourist season should ensure their social media listings and online reviews are optimised in order to boost their visibility and increase trade. Research …

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Toys “R” Us First Retailer in the UAE to Introduce Scan & Go Across its 13 Stores

Toy retailer also set to open new store at Festival Plaza later this year and unveils the must-have toys this holiday season As part of its commitment to provide customers a better shopping experience, Toys “R” Us today announced that it has fully implemented its Scan & Go feature across …

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Symphony RetailAI Report Highlights Artificial Intelligence Impact on Retail Merchandise Management

Symphony RetailAI has released a research survey on the topic of how Artificial Intelligence is impacting retailers’ merchandise management processes. The survey participants, senior execs at leading retailers, answered questions including where they see AI adding most value. Symphony RetailAI is a global provider of AI-enabled revenue growth management solutions …

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Shop on Amazon, Pay in Cash

Amazon is making it even easier for customers to pay with cash. Amazon PayCode, already available in 19 countries around the world, launches today in the U.S. and allows customers to choose Amazon PayCode at checkout and then pay for their purchase in cash at one of 15,000 Western Union …

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Massmart’s Supplier Development Programme Reaches R1billion Procurement Mark

Massmart and the Economic Development Department are proud to announce that the Massmart group has procured R1billion worth of products from the small, local manufacturers on the Supplier Development Programme. This is in addition to the R3billion that Massmart procures per annum from small businesses that are not on the …

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