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How the South African FMCG Space can Learn from Kenya’s Example

By Andrew Dawson, Commercial Director at MACmobile The cash problem The simplest way of optimising route to market is through pre-sales, which then creates a predictable order and allows for the best delivery routes to be calculated. However, for much of the market in South Africa this is simply not …

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PayFast Launches Split Payments Option, Designed for Platform Commerce

Online payment gateway, PayFast, has launched Split Payments, a South African-first that instantly splits a portion of an online payment with a third party. The service is designed to facilitate fast, safe payments for platform-based businesses, including online marketplaces. “PayFast has always seen itself as a business enabler. We realised …

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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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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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M&S Chooses Ingenico Enterprise Retail to Deliver Omnichannel Payments in UK

Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payments, is proud to announce its new partnership with high-street retail icon, M&S. Both companies will work together to implement a new payment service that will encompass all M&S customer touch points and digital channels, which are critical to supporting its sales and …

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SoftPOS – A Solution that Turns Smartphones and Tablets into a Contactless Payment Terminal

SoftPOS enables Samsung mobile devices to be used for contactless transactions of any amount with no additional equipment First Data, now part of Fiserv, a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, together with Visa, a global leader in digital payments, and Samsung Electronics, will showcase the …

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SuitePOS and PayPal Deliver In-Person Payments to Retailers on NetSuite and Salesforce

SuitePOS, a single POS app that provides multiple in-store checkout options for retailers running NetSuite or Salesforce, now works with PayPal Here to simplify in-person payments and lower processing costs. SuiteRetail, the makers of SuitePOS for NetSuite and Salesforce, has integrated with PayPal Here to offer a modern and simplified …

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Cape Consumers and Iemas have launched Co-Switch to Local Consumers and Retailers

A new payment services platform, utilised by two of South Africa’s oldest member organisations, promises to open up the buy-aid market to consumers and retailers alike. Co-Switch, a newly launched closed-loop payments platform, is currently being introduced to Cape Consumers and Iemas’ members and retail partners. Cape Consumers under their …

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How Fourth Industrial Revolution Technology is Delivering a World of Opportunities to Merchants

There’s no doubt that technology has already re-shaped the way the world thinks about buying and selling. Who would have thought twenty years ago that people would be shopping on their phones? Despite the huge changes to the shopping experience in recent years, it’s important to understand that we are …

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Virtual Card for Online Shopping Payments are on the Up, says Standard Bank

Consumers are embracing the technology offered by virtual cards, as Standard Bank starts to see the benefits of online shopping ecosystem, nine months after the launch its virtual card proposition. In the past nine months, virtual card payments have increased by more than 300%, though they started off at a …

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