13 Things you probably didn’t know about E-commerce Shipping

With Amazon’s one-day shipping eating into their profitability, it raises the question on what is acceptable to the modern shopper when it comes to shipping terms and conditions. Free and Fast is always the preference, but where is the win-win scenario for both the shopper and the seller? Although the answer to this will probably […]

BOPIS – Leveraging this way of selling online to get more sales

Buy-Online-Pickup-In-Store, or in short, BOPIS. This way of selling online has many undiscovered advantages, especially with the evolution of the online shopper. Amazon made most online shoppers used to fast delivery, and that caused the rest of the e-commerce industry to adopt a next-day delivery model. Subsequently, the shopper is craving more convenience. What was […]

Which online shop mobile apps made it to South Africa’s top 100?

South Africa follows the trend of most established countries for the most part when it comes to app downloads. You get your typical favourites like Netflix, YouTube, Facebook and so on. But, which online shops managed to get their mobile apps in the top 100 downloaded list? Wish Wish came up top at of the […]

It’s Google vs Amazon! The battle lines are drawn…

If you think about online shopping, you can be forgiven if the name “Amazon” comes to mind instead of Google. The search giant wants to change that however, and they have already started by customising the Google Shopping home page, sharpening their weapons for a massive onslaught. Why would a search engine take on a […]

E-commerce fulfillment mega-trends. The race to be the fastest is on!

Big retailers have to find innovative ways to compete. As price isn’t always the best way to get the edge over your competitor, they constantly explore different avenues. E-tailers and Retailers that have the Omni-channel strategy already ingrained into their DNA are already taking the next steps to ensure free same-day or next-delivery to the […]

Which Marketplace is best for your product category?

When competing for buyers attention on a marketplace, it helps to know how shoppers are buying on each of them. In this segment, you can review the marketplace performance by category according to The State of Ecommerce – 2019 Report Category Clothing & Accessories Beauty Baby Products Home & Kitchen Footwear Grocery & Gourmet Food […]

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 strategy is best for your […]

Amazon – Now a digital freight brokerage

Amazon has always been one of the most disruptive business in the world and it doesn’t seem like they intend to slow down. Their most recent move is to take on the role of digital freight broker. Albeit in a beta test phase, the service is already available in some regions in the US. The […]

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