Which instant messenger is better: Facebook or WhatsApp?

Which instant messenger is better: Facebook or WhatsApp? SMS as a messaging service is losing its foothold on the “chat” market. SMS’s cost money and limit the number of characters you can use in a message – the more characters you use, the more you pay. Instant messaging apps, however, have a far more appealing […]

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Great news! iPhone 6 coming soon!

Great news! iPhone 6 coming soon!   It seems as if the early part of 2014 has brought with it plenty of good news about new smartphones on the market. From the Nokia Lumia “Martini”, to the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5, and now there are plenty of confirmed and unconfirmed rumours about the new iPhone […]

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What to look for when choosing a data plan for your mobile phone

What to look for when choosing a data plan for your mobile phone Remember the days of 64k dial-up modems with which you could connect your clunky computer to the internet? Thank goodness all of that has changed and now just a few taps on your smartphone screen connects you to the entire global village […]

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Learn from the best eCommerce websites in South Africa

Learn from the best eCommerce websites in South Africa These days there’s no excuse for businesses – from retailers to those who own hotels in Pretoria – to not be online. In fact, to not be doing business online means losing out on a huge chunk of revenue, which just doesn’t make business sense. While […]

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The 5th Annual Online Retailing Conference

The 5th Annual Online Retailing Conference Trade shows in South Africa are getting bigger, better, more productive, and cover everything from products for a pet shop to ecommerce to consumer electronics. The Online Retailing Conference – now in its fifth year – will be held at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways on 19 and 20 […]

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Tips on stopping hackers

If you’re new to the IT field, but enthusiastic about your path ahead as a network administrator, security expert, or development genius, your IT recruitment agency is going to want to know about you. But no matter what your specialty is, your best general weapon would be your knowledge on how to keep company information and […]

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How to ensure your website is user-friendly

The Internet is that enormous global marketplace that almost everyone in the world will visit on an almost daily basis. Granted, there is a huge, attentive audience for you to pick your customers from, but you and millions of other businesses are all vying for those potential customers’ attention. What makes people arrive at and […]

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Know your digital jargon

Know your digital jargon These days it’s common knowledge that it’s not only people in IT jobs who need to know technology or digital jargon – it would be in the interests of every Internet user to understand the tech-speak that drives the online domain. And since IT jobs constitute a much wider range of expertise […]

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Avoid the Malls, Shop from Home

As the year draws to an end, and everyone waits for company-shutdown with bated breath the only thing marring this reprieve is the thought of busy shopping malls; fighting through throngs of people trying to find the perfect gift for loved ones, long queues at the checkout and parking lots that if you manage to […]

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Price Alerts on uPrice

With our ever increasing need to make online shopping in South Africa more affordable for shoppers, uPrice has added a useful little functionality called Price Alerts. When you find your sought after product on uPrice but the price is just a little out of your budget – why not set up a Price Alert? Price Alerts […]

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New Online Price Comparison Platform uPrice Offers Convenient Customised Shopping

Launched by E-Commerce Industry Leader, uAfrica.com As E-Commerce in South Africa continues to grow, uAfrica.com has observed a few key aspects of the online shopping industry, specifically focusing on how shoppers interact online and what they want from a price comparison website. A key finding is with so many online shops offering great deals, it’s […]

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mDirect: secure debit card with PIN payment

PayGate in partnership with MTN (Mobile Money) launched mDirect in October 2010 with a few pilot merchants to test the technology. mDirect allows customers with cell phones and a PIN based debit card to make secure payments over the internet or phone. Giving consumers more opportunity to shop online without a credit card and cutting […]

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Jump Shopping Rebrands as uAfrica.com

The new uAfrica.com website is focused on bringing the public news pertaining to E-Commerce in South Africa. In an effort to inform the public of the latest trends and news in E-Commerce, uAfrica.com continues to pursue their goal to uplift E-Commerce in South Africa. “E-Commerce is my passion. Although it’s growing there is still room […]

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A real space for entrepreneurs in South Africa

Author: Jess Green What really bothers the entrepreneurial arena in South Africa, and many other developing countries, is the lack of “activation” possibility. Many of us have fantastic ideas, but no means with which to “activate” them: even something as mundane as selling dog food online (which could be a great idea) is difficult to get […]

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bidorbuy bracing for “the New iPad”

The buyers and sellers of bidorbuy, South Africa’s largest online marketplace, are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the newly released iPad 3, coined “the new iPad” by Apple. The new iPad was launched today in the US and 9 other countries. The phrase “buy iPad 3” is among the twenty most popular searches on bidorbuy with […]

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Shoppers want more from online stores

Author: ITWeb Online shops need to extend their focus beyond usability to deliver an experience that leaves shoppers feeling positive. This is according to Carola Weller, a senior consultant for GfK SirValUse, a Germany-based marketing research company. Weller says online customers do not simply want to buy a product; they also want to have a good experience that […]

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The benefits of customer reviews on your ecommerce site

Author: memeburn By now, unless you’ve been spending the vast majority of your time hankering around the Gobi Desert, sans internet, you’ll have noticed the abundance of ecommerce sites that have sprung up, especially in emerging market regions. There’s no disputing it, ecommerce is a booming industry, and if the latest stats are anything to go by, we […]

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One million listings of bidorbuy

The number of items for sale on the thirteen year old South African online marketplace bidorbuy.co.za recently surpassed the figure of one million. “Those one million-plus listings consist of widely diverse products”, says bidorbuy CEO Jaco Jonker. “You can find practically anything on bidorbuy, from a needle to a tractor, literally speaking. For shoppers, the […]

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Public voting is open for The 2012 South African eCommerce Awards

Public voting opened on Thursday, 16 August, for the 2012 South African eCommerce Awards. “The enormity of the 2011 Awards was astounding, and in 2012 we are looking forward to the biggest eCommerce Awards yet” said Jaco Roux CTO, Jump Internet Technologies. Public voting will determine the top 40 websites from the list of nominees, which […]

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Nominations are open for the 2012 South African eCommerce Awards

The 7th Annual South African eCommerce Awards are finally upon us. These awards have been designed to recognise and reward those South African websites that have demonstrated excellence in their use of the Internet as a platform for eCommerce. Nominations are currently open and will close on 15 August 2012. eCommerce websites only need one […]

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A few tips to help you out when starting an eCommerce business

When you start a whole new online business there are so many unknowns. Just the mere fact that you don’t know what to expect can cause stress and anxiety. Add to this the fact that it is a start-up company and that you’re not sure of your potential, realisable market share, you may get overcome […]

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eCommerce Fundamentals

In terms of the details of consumer behaviour, eCommerce can be extremely complex. To offer an outstanding buyer experience, merchants must combine technologies and functionality that surpasses rising customer expectations. Whether you are selling complexes in Bloemfontein or Apple Macs, you’re service has to be better than your competition’s. On the other hand, however, site […]

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Starting an eCommerce business

Starting a business through ecommerce is a superb means with which to supply you with extra revenue when marketing a range of different products. With the ever increasing popularity in today’s world for online shopping, you can make the most of starting business through ecommerce. Ecommerce will help you to reach an international market: your […]

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Understanding eCommerce

Over the past a few years, ecommerce has developed into a natural means for shopping. Whether you’re looking for products related to entertainment, household needs, or technology, shopping via the internet is now the way to go. Ecommerce, as this phenomenon has come to be called, has enable businesses to offer a wide range of […]

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