AFRI-COMMERCE

Mckinsey’s Lions go Digital report predicts that, online shopping in Africa could account up to 10% of retail sales, with a value of around $75 billion by 2025.  The reason for this rise according to…

AFRICAN COUNTRIES DOMINATING THE AFRI-COMMERCE SPACE

Afri-Commerce in Africa is growing at a steady rate, according to Disrupt Africa there are around 264 eCommerce start-ups across the continent. With most of Africa’s eCommerce startups located in Nigeria followed by South Africa and…

AFRI-COMMERCE AND PAYMENT METHODS IN SUB SAHARAN AFRICA

One of the challenges that are faced by Afri-Commerce businesses is that a large segment of the African population is unbanked. According to the World Bank, 66% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa are unbanked and therefore…

BUY AFRICAN! GROW AFRICA!

BUY AFRICAN | BUY BLACK | BUY LOCAL | BUILD LOCAL | GROW LOCAL The piece below is on economic equality and not about race or discrimination. According to Brandsouthafrica, “Buying locally made goods is not…

CUSTOMERS: 5 SIMPLE WAYS ON HOW TO GET THEM AND HOW TO KEEP THEM

Customers today are faced with more options to choose from than ever before. As a result, it has become increasingly challenging to gain customers and obtain their loyalty to secure repeat purchases. This has called…

CHALLENGES FACING E-COMMERCE MERCHANTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Contrary to popular belief the e-commerce industry in South Africa is huge with an estimated 14 billion worth of sales by the end of 2019 according to the 2019 e-Commerce Report from World Wide Worx. It…

4IR IN THE AFRICAN CONTEXT

During this global pandemic, I have been thinking of how the world will change post corona. Is this pandemic what will thrust Africa into the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)? In this article we discuss the…

E-COMMERCE TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2020

If your business is not selling online yet, then it’s time to absolutely get online and start selling. E-commerce is a space every retailer and small business owner should gain knowledge in and invest capital…

BRAND REPUTATION AS A SOURCE OF VALUE

We can often choose how we present our products, services as well as our businesses in general. Can the same be said about how others view them? Brand reputation is how your audience views your…

CUSTOMER SERVICE IS KING

In the world of business in 2019, customer service is king. As an online shopper myself, I have noticed that the businesses that have given me awful customer care have left me sour. There are…