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uAfrica and Shopify Meetups 2017

It’s 2017, a new year and time for new projects and exciting prospects. One thing we’re excited about is a year filled with new Shopify Meetups with new forward- thinking attendees looking to take their business online.

You could be a part of this. Perhaps you’re thinking of starting a business and want to take the step to make your ideas a reality. Or, you already have a business, big or small, and you want to drive it forward. Well, why not make 2017 your year and take your business online? Online shopping in South Africa is growing, just look at our online sales stats from Black Friday 2016 and see for yourself.

In one morning you can gain a wealth of knowledge. Learn how to set up your online store, create sales, get paid, ship and track products and even get your site up the Google ranking ladder. All you have to do is book your spot at a Meetup in either Pretoria, Johannesburg or Cape Town and be prepared to learn a lot. Oh, and it’s free. Incentive enough?

Here’s exactly what the Meetups cover:

  • Getting set up with Shopify (the world’s biggest hosted ecommerce platform).
  • Getting paid through PayFast (the standard in online payments in South Africa).
  • Selling on bidorbuy, Facebook and in person (how to do it, and why you should).
  • Digital marketing (how to maximise your returns on Google, emails and social media).
  • How to turn your little online store into a big business.

The Meetups are hosted by uAfrica, a technology company that provides ecommerce solutions to SME’s in South Africa. Mario Toscano, the Meetup coordinator, describes why these Meetups are so important for SMEs:

“Our Shopify meetups are designed for Shopify merchants of every size. Our meetups cover everything from setting up, to getting paid, to shipping orders and optimising your store. It’s also a place where merchants can learn from other Shopify merchants and interact with them in a Shopify specific environment. Join us!”

At PayFast, we believe in making it as easy as possible to get South African SMEs online. This is why we work hard to provide a payment solution that works ‘out the box’, is simple for you to manage, and rock solid to keep you and your customers protected. These meetups allow you to get access to all the tools you need to get online and start selling.

So, what’s left to do but take the plunge and join a Meetup near you!