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E-commerce in Africa – The infamous Last Mile

How will companies solve the logistical nightmare of the infamous "Last Mile" in Africa? The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development ranked 44 African countries on their 'readiness' for e-commerce. This is based on 4 major criteria which include bank or mobile money account penetration, internet usage, availability of internet

Marketplaces – To sell or not to sell?

The online marketplace can be daunting place especially for sellers. This is even more true for manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers. Some companies sells only through marketplaces like Amazon, eBay and Allibaba, others sell only through their own online portals, and some use a hybrid approach. How do you decide which

Manufacturers are turning to e-commerce

E-commerce is becoming increasingly popular among Manufacturers Looking at trends from the established markets, manufacturers are excelling the spend on e-commerce projects. According to the B2B E-commerce report, 79% of all manufacturers they will spend more on e-commerce than previously. This ads up to a massive 10% increase. Electronic transactions are on

Should you reinvest in e-commerce?

According to 2019 Online Retail summary, e-commerce in South Africa is projected to reach 1.4% of total retail. This comes on the back of tremendous growth of e-commerce sales year on year, with 2018 seeing a 25% growth from 2017. Considering the massive double digit growth in an economy that seems

B2B E-commerce vs Sales Rep

Business is increasingly facing the daunting task of keeping up with a multitude of disruptive trends. Companies adopt the wise pivot model when facing disruption models, which in short means, they adopt new technologies and scale them, while growing the core business by maintaining their conventional methods, systems and other

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