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SACSC Research Conference Delivers Insights

Consumer, technology, trends and the future of South African retail were the pillars that made up the 2017 South African Council of Shopping Centre’s (SACSC) Research Conference. The conference, which is in its seventh year, saw more than 200 delegates who represent the country’s most respected companies and brands, in …

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Consumer Aspirations Affect Retail

The concept of ‘aspirations’ is not easily defined as each person has their own definition and understanding of the term. However, general consensus points towards improving one’s current state of living and improving the way one lives his or her life as the general definition. With the rapidly emerging black …

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Woolworths Launches Mobile Order, Pay And Collect With wiGroup

New mCommerce platform enables mobile order and pay in retail stores by leveraging existing infrastructure. South Africa’s hyper-competitive hospitality and quick-service restaurant industry has just received a shake-up with the launch of Woolworths’ innovative NOW NOW concept, powered by mobile transacting technology specialists wiGroup. NOW NOW is built on a …

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Tesco Gives Customers Greater Flexibility With New Monthly Delivery Saver Plans

Tesco has announced it has extended Delivery Saver, its subscription service for online orders, introducing monthly membership plans. The new monthly plans offer customers the benefits and flexibility of Delivery Saver without having to commit to a six month or yearly plan. Customers can save up to £20 a month …

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Walmart Slashes Prices Again on Domestic Money Transfers While Launching Mobile Money Sending Platform

Three years ago, Walmart introduced its groundbreaking money transfer service, Walmart2Walmart Powered by Ria, with the goal of bringing customers dramatically lower costs and a simpler money transfer experience. Since that time, Walmart’s customers have enjoyed nearly half a billion dollars in fee savings through using this service, putting more …

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Release of Card Fraud Stats 2016

The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC), on behalf of the banking industry has released its Card Fraud Stats for 2016, which reflects an overall increase in card fraud for 2016. Credit card fraud increased by 13% from R331.4m in 2015 to R374.4m in 2016, with debit card fraud …

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SA eCommerce Merchants And Shoppers Receive Financing Boost

South African eCommerce merchants can now finance their businesses easily and shoppers can make purchases on credit just as easily. This is the result of two collaborations entered into by PayU, SA’s largest online payment gateway. The collaborations, with leading merchant financing company, Lulalend, and consumer credit provider, Mobicred, are …

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NCR Brings Silver Tablet POS System to Australian Shores

NCR Corporation, a global leader in omni-channel solutions, has launched the NCR Silver family of point-of-sale (POS) solutions to Australian retail, service and restaurant merchants. NCR Silver is an integrated payment, marketing and management solution that can transform a tablet into a complete POS system, capable of sales reporting, employee …

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Mastercard Unveils Next Generation Biometric Card

Mastercard unveiled the next generation biometric card, combining chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely verify the cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases. South Africa is the first market to test the evolved technology, with two separate trials recently concluded with Pick n Pay, a leading supermarket retailer, and Absa …

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