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Clickatell Research Finds Opportunity for Retailers to Drive Commerce Experience via Mobile Messaging

Clickatell’s latest Chat Commerce Trends Report found 86% of shoppers are interested in a personalized messaging experience  Clickatell (www.Clickatell.com), the Chat Commerce and business messaging leader, announced the results of its latest Chat Commerce Trends Report: Retail Edition, which reveals new findings about how today’s consumers prefer to communicate and make purchases …

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RCS Expands its 30 000-Large Shopping Network with a Partnership Agreement with Bounty Brands

RCS, the consumer finance arm of global bank, BNP Paribas has announced its most recent partnership with Bounty Brands – the holding company behind some of South Africa’s most ubiquitous clothing names. This strategic development aligns with its aims to make store credit more widely accessible to the broader South …

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Shoprite App Wins Big at MTN Business App of the Year Awards

Shoprite’s mobile application, with the Money Market Account functionality at its core, is the winner of Most Innovative Solution and App of the Year at this year’s MTN Business App of the Year Awards. The app supports Shoprite’s Money Market Account, a fully-fledged, transactional bank account – the first by a SA retailer …

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The effects of ”lights off” for the retail industry

As we flip flop between candles powering up and diesel drumming to a now common beat – with the longest run of loadshedding in South Africa recently under our belts – the massive impact this has had on business has been nothing less than debilitating leaving our economy in a …

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Opinion Piece: Leveraging Data to Drive Actionable Insight with the Inherent Intelligence of ECommerce Platforms

By Andrew Dawson, MD at MACmobile In today’s digital world, where ecommerce platforms are becoming the de facto standard for many shopping experiences, the retail value chain has access to more data than ever before. The explosion of business intelligence and visualisation tools, and the creation of data lakes to …

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Peach Payments Partners With Stitch to Launch Instant EFT Checkouts for Merchants Across South Africa

Merchants that use Peach Payments to accept digital payments can now leverage Instant EFT by Peach Payments to improve conversion, reach more customers and save on card fees South Africa-based digital payments gateway Peach Payments and API fintech Stitch have partnered to enable online merchants across South Africa to accept …

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Woolworths Offers First On-Demand Omnichannel Experience Through Their Integrated Shopping App

Woolworths will become the first retailer in South Africa to offer an integrated omnichannel shopping experience through their app.  The upgrade will see the retailer’s two digital apps, Woolies Dash, its popular on-demand service, and the Woolies App, its main mobile app, integrate into one shopping platform, with a key …

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SPAR Enters International Partnership Agreement with Whywaste

SPAR International has announced a worldwide partnership with food tech company Whywaste to support their food waste reduction strategy at retail. SPAR country organisations will be able to use Whywaste’s digital solutions in their day-to-day operations to reduce food waste in stores.  Portfolio of solutions Whywaste provides a portfolio of …

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Why Last-Mile Delivery Tech Allows Businesses to Meet Consumer Expectations of Ecommerce, Head-on

“Convenience” is no longer just a buzzword in online retail– it’s everything. The e-commerce explosion in the past two years, both internationally and in South Africa, has heightened customer expectations to the extent that failing to deliver online orders on time can literally make or break a business. Retailers that …

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Zapper and Stitch Team Up to Offer South Africans Fast, Secure One-Click Payments

Zapper users can now link their bank accounts in the Zapper app to pay their favourite merchants securely at POS, in just one click South African independent mobile payments, insights, loyalty, and rewards platform Zapper has teamed up with payments and data API Stitch via its LinkPay product, to bring …

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