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Three trends in e-commerce to look out for in 2018

By |January 9th, 2018|e-Commerce, Latest News, Strategy, Uncategorized|

E-commerce has continued to grow in 2017 with a disruptive effect on physical shopping malls and retail giants like H&M. The growth is likely to continue in 2018. Ingemar Gleissman, Founder and CEO of Nordic online marketplace Webgallerian, identifies the three strongest e-commerce trends in 2018: 1) Amazon expands internationally E-commerce giant Amazon has announced [...]

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Five reasons eCommerce should be important to your business

By |April 17th, 2017|e-Commerce, Entrepreneurship, Latest News, Uncategorized|

By: Tristan Anwyn From small businesses to that consummate eCommerce giant Amazon, many companies can benefit from having their own eCommerce site. As well as selling a physical product, eCommerce can be used to sell digital products, consultations or appointments, or intangibles, making it a flexible solution for all kinds of businesses. So how can eCommerce boost your business? Read on for five ways it can do so, and to see how other businesses have had success with eCommerce. […]

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Online shopper: the lessons of 2016

By |December 21st, 2016|e-Commerce, Internet Marketing, Latest News, Statistics, Uncategorized|

In a turbulent 2016 for the consumer, it’s the online shopper that may have escaped with the least scars, as the online environment has become more flexible and secure. While the estimated R8,9-billion spent annually online in South Africa may not be on a par with the UK or US, things are changing as demographics and perceptions shift. […]

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How The Question ‘Why?’ Can Help You Plan Your Online Store Effectively

By |November 1st, 2016|e-Commerce, Entrepreneurship, Latest News|

The big question is ‘Why?’ The purpose of this article is to ask you “Why?” That is, why invest the time and energy to sell your products and services online? When people ask us about our occupations, we often answer with what we do. An ecommerce merchant would typically answer with something like “my business sells specialty men’s clothing online.” But step back and ask why you run an ecommerce business. There are many answers, I suspect. […]

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10 Emerging eCommerce Trends Worth Checking Out

By |July 5th, 2016|e-Commerce, Entrepreneurship, Internet Marketing, Latest News, Statistics, Strategy|

In today’s time, all thanks to advancement in technology nothing or no business is restricted to one place, one city or even one country anymore. Everything is global. In the past few years ecommerce industry has taken a ride and has come to become the need of the hour. eCommerce industry as a whole is evolving at a great pace and as for 2014 and 2015, it has already risen tremendously. There are new trends emerging in this space, such as: […]

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Could Guided Selling Help Your Ecommerce Store?

By |May 23rd, 2016|e-Commerce, Entrepreneurship, Latest News, Statistics, Strategy|

Ecommerce guided selling solutions use questions to make product recommendations, such as this example from Lowe’s for window coverings. Helping online shoppers navigate complex buying decisions may help ecommerce retailers improve conversion rates, reduce returns, and earn loyal, repeat shoppers. Guided selling is a form of product recommendation to make product suggestions and provide product [...]

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Using Real-time Analytics to Boost Conversions

By |May 11th, 2016|e-Commerce, Entrepreneurship, Internet Marketing, Latest News, Statistics, Strategy, Uncategorized|

During a time of demanding shoppers, online merchants need to quickly address the most critical issues. Real-time analytics can help catch mistakes before they become massive deal killers. By reviewing real-time data, you can instantly see if a recently changed layout or landing page is causing an increase in bounce rates, as well as see where visitors are coming from, which is handy if you recently ran an ad on a popular website. You can also see what pages visitors are viewing at that exact moment and, if configured, conversions as they happen. […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Reveals Facebook’s 10-Year Plan

By |April 16th, 2016|e-Commerce, Entrepreneurship, Internet Marketing, Latest News, Strategy|

At the end of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote address at his company’s annual F8 developers conference today, he took a page out of Oprah Winfrey’s book, sending attendees home with a shiny object they all wanted. And while the 31-year-old wasn’t giving away cars, Zuckerberg told the audience of a few hundred in San Francisco they were getting gratis Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headsets and Samsung smartphones to power them. […]

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Online shopping set to grow 29% by the end of 2016

By |April 16th, 2016|e-Commerce, Latest News, Statistics|

Digital payments giant PayPal released results of a global survey conducted by research firm Ipsos‚ which sheds light on consumer shopping habits in South Africa. The survey found that online shopping in South Africa is expected to reach R37 billion this year‚ and to rise to nearly R46 billion in 2017. According to the research‚ six out of ten South African internet users over the age of 18 have shopped online in the past 12 months. […]

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What’s Next for Ecommerce in 2016?

By |April 16th, 2016|e-Commerce, Entrepreneurship, Latest News|

This year will be a defining one for ecommerce, in terms of mobile domination. Sources predict that 2016 will mark the consolidation of the mobile era, with half of all consumers using their mobile devices to make transactions. The numbers are already impressive: U.S. mobile commerce sales last year totaled $104.05 billion, up 38.7 percent from $75.03 billion in 2014, according to Internet Retailer magazine. And mobile’s lead is opening up new ways to reach and influence customers — including paid Vine and Instagram sponsorships, interactive content and creative videos. […]

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