All Blog Posts Tagged 'online' (46)

SpaceBox: Marketing an e-commerce start-up in SA

Recently launched, SpaceBox is an online personal storage service and the first of its kind in South Africa. As such, the marketing is key to ensuring South Africans know what the on-demand service does, and how it works.

It was important for SpaceBox to be first to market. “I believe South Africans are loyal. Once they trust you to provide a service, you’re more likely to build a lasting relationship.“ says Hjalmar…


Added by Bettina Moss on August 27, 2015 at 9:47 — No Comments

Freelance solution to help non-technical founders

One problem evident in the high-tech entrepreneurship ecosystem in South Africa, particularly in Cape Town, (where high-tech entrepreneurship is more evident) is that there is a surplus of creativity, ability and entrepreneurial intelligence in Cape Town. The city is abuzz with highly intelligent, ambitious individuals with practical solutions to real issues.

The problem however is, unless you are substantially skilled at coding and web design, or you have a rolodex of…


Added by Hooros on August 26, 2015 at 9:35 — No Comments

COO, Johan Dekker shares the vision of PayU MEA

"... to become and be the most secure, the most stable, with the best customer service experience for our clients.  Those are our three pillars - security, customer service and being number one in terms of payments online space."

Johan Dekker, COO, PayU MEA

Producer of the …

Added by Kinetic on August 20, 2015 at 11:52 — No Comments

SA eCommerce sites can now accept lay-by payments online through Layby Cafe

Established in 2015, Layby Cafe becomes Africa's first online layby payment gateway. Layby Cafe enables any online store to accept payments but this time around - only layby payments.

Customers shop at any online store and as they move to checkout they will have an option to checkout on layby by paying an initial deposit to secure the goods. From there, the customer pays monthly…


Added by William Thubakgale on August 15, 2015 at 14:14 — No Comments

eCommerce in the world of investor, Emilian Popa

We’ve recently had the pleasure of hearing eCommerce Africa Confex advisory panel member and Principle of Digital Growth Africa & Middle East, Emilian Popa’s stance on things in the world of eCommerce.

Prior managing director of Groupon South Africa and founder of Africa Internet Accelerator, Emillian was also the ecommerce builder behind 3 online retailers: style36, 5rooms and kinderelo. He started Rocket Internet South Africa and ran it as Managing Director, while…


Added by Kinetic on August 5, 2015 at 8:51 — No Comments

Why every etailer should consider using performance marketing in their online strategy

While eCommerce currently accounts for less than 1% of South Africa’s total retail revenue, a recent survey by PWC suggests that the online retail sector has a 15,9% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) and will be worth R9,5-billion by 2018. This is promising – despite the prevailing challenges facing new entrants - and likely the impetus behind many new online ventures. But hope isn’t a strategy and, to stay in business for the long-term, etailers need to change how they drive and convert…


Added by Rebecca on April 21, 2015 at 13:56 — No Comments

The benefits of digital versus physical

The world has simply shifted in gear to become more digital. With the integration of widely available internet and related services, we’re seeing less engagement with having to physically engage with services or people – and yet obtain the same, if not better results. This doesn’t mean digital is always better however. We should examine what this means in a wider context.

Infrastructure matters

There’s a reason the United States has widely available, affordable, stable…


Added by Terrence Stoker on January 25, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Fraud protection services can save millions for online merchants

By Brendon Williamson general manager of business development at PayGate 

Automated fraud protection services continue to save online businesses from lost revenue due to online fraud attempts.

One regional airline in Africa reduced their incidence of fraud from over a million rand a month to under R80,000 in just one month. An automated fraud protection service costs very little to implement, and it's not as complicated as some of the bigger independent…


Added by PayGate on December 10, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Interview with Josephine Buys, IAB South Africa

This month AdMarula chats to Josephine Buys, recently appointed Country Manager for IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) South Africa, which currently represents over 200 members. She shares some of her views and insights on the South African digital…


Added by Lico Gross on September 23, 2014 at 12:51 — No Comments

Voucher Codes & Performance Marketing

Voucher code sites have been around for quite some time in Europe and the UK in particular, and the trend is catching up in South Africa with new voucher websites and mobile apps emerging regularly in the online landscape. People are getting savvier and browse the web to find the best…


Added by Lico Gross on September 23, 2014 at 12:48 — No Comments

VavaVox: Converting Customer Experiences to Real-time Business Intelligence

The VavaVox online platform has emerged from stealth and is live with version 2.1.

Exceptional customer service is the only true, sustainable competitive advantage.

People are talking about your business. Are you listening?

VavaVox enables…


Added by Bettina Moss on September 16, 2014 at 9:52 — No Comments

Taking your business online? Here are six risk assessment questions you need to ask

By Brendon Williamson, general manager of business development at PayGate

Launching an online business, or taking an existing business online, requires a new set of skills for anyone who is used to a more traditional bricks-and-mortar retail environment. There are new ways to market, new ways to deliver your product – and new ways to ensure you don’t become the victim of thieves or fraudsters.

Whether you are an experienced online retailer or a relative novice, these are…


Added by PayGate on May 19, 2014 at 9:55 — No Comments

WooThemes: It’s time to sell your time

Today marks a significant milestone in the journey of WooCommerce. In 2011, we created an eCommerce plugin that allowed you to sell just about anything – physical, digital, variable or affiliated products. That plugin is now used across 260,000 websites, powering over 12% of all online shops. Now with our latest extension you can sell one more vitally important…


Added by Ryno Lawson on May 9, 2014 at 8:31 — No Comments

A Silicon Cape Initiative: Journey Startup Program to launch 1000 small business

Silicon Cape announce Journey Startup Program to launch 1000 small businesses

Cape Town, SA - Silicon Cape, announced today that it has partnered with Journey, a local startup, to create the Journey Startup Program. The program aims to help 1000 local startups and small businesses get off the ground by building and selling mobile apps to SMEs.

Of the announcement of the…


Added by Ryno Lawson on March 27, 2014 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Digital Devices for Paperless Businesses

More than a decade ago, a day at the office meant a stack of papers, greeting you at your desk. For most of the day, employees spent about four hours of their day, just sorting and organizing them. But thanks to the desktop computer and other digital devices, offices and businesses are slowly moving towards a…


Added by Nadia Hyeong on November 28, 2013 at 9:16 — No Comments

Online Entrepreneurial Education at a Discount

Online education is fast becoming one of the most used tools for up-skilling of business owners and staff. The amount of available platforms has seen a huge uptake in this field of personal development. 

Online education allows you to attend lectures at your own time, complete assignments in the comfort of your own space and interact with other students and lecturers with any queries or issues. 

We at Entrepreneur Incubator have been hard at work converting our well used tools…


Added by Bruce Wade on August 27, 2013 at 14:32 — No Comments

SC Startup Profile: Rethink Education (Pty) Ltd

Once a week Silicon Cape will be featuring a member from the community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out the form below. For more information please contact

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Added by Ryno Lawson on August 6, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

LushBerry launches affiliate program

by Nanine Steenkamp

South African online boutique LushBerry is launching an affiliate campaign, by which commission can be gained through referrals.

Recently launched as an e-commerce pit stop for unique beauty and fashion products, LushBerry offers online shoppers high-end, affordable products.

Through the affiliate South African…


Added by Tom Jackson on July 24, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Taskbox to run your errands

by Nanine Steenkamp

South African online task community startup Taskbox is offering busy professionals the convenience of errand hirelings, while supplying freelancers basic task jobs.

Taskbox assists the ticking off of to-do lists through posting chores, which are open to responses from willing helpers with payment as a reward.

Speaking to HumanIPO, Greg Kempe, founder of Taskbox, said:…


Added by Tom Jackson on July 4, 2013 at 16:39 — No Comments

Group dating site launched in South Africa

by Richard Cutcher

South Africa’s latest dating platform has been launched, aiming to remove the awkwardness from one-on-one dates and instead looking to pair two groups of friends.

Cape Town-based Andrew Lynch and Kiril Dobrev, the duo behind Cable Kiosk and ShopDeploy, have made Weaver their latest venture, hoping to fill the gap between social networking and traditional online dating…


Added by Richard Cutcher on June 26, 2013 at 18:18 — No Comments

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