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Starting an eCommerce business in South Africa – Part 2: Payments

In this part we’re going to focus on the various payment methods, things to consider when choosing your payment gateway, integration with your chosen shopping cart system, payment restrictions, security and the payment landscape. What we aren’t going to focus on here are the numerous payment gateways out there and nit-pick between all of them. […]

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Multichannel Selling – What You Need To Know

  There is hardly a retail, eCommerce or related conference one can go to these days without hearing the buzzwords ‘Multichannel’ or ‘Omnichannel’ selling. In this article we explore what exactly these terms mean, and give you some examples of how you can get into multichannel selling, to increase reach, and sales.   What is […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas

So it’s that time of year again and with Christmas just around the corner (only 20 days! You can keep track here) it’s probably a good time to start buying or planning Christmas gifts, maybe it’s for the office secret Santa, friends, family or that special person in your life…one thing is guaranteed though it’s […]

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We’ve Teamed Up With Quicket!

  We’re proud to announce that we have partnered with Quicket to make receiving payment for your ticketing events even easier than before! Quicket is a ticketing system that allows you to host and sell tickets for your event without having to create a website. By using PayFast as your payment gateway with Quicket you […]

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Startup Grind Cape Town Hosts Kevin Vermaak (Cape Epic & Snow Epic)

The last Startup Grind Cape Town of the year promises to be an entertaining one as they host Kevin Vermaak of the Cape Epic on the 16th of November at the TownHouse Hotel in Cape Town. Kevin is a UCT electrical engineer graduate and fellow Capetonian who founded the Cape Epic, an annual mountain bike […]

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PayFast and Shopstar Workshop

We have teamed up with Shopstar to bring you the first ever “Anyone can set up an online store” Workshop, this free event aims to address all concerns around setting up an online store and show you just how easy it is with Shopstar and PayFast. The event is for all those interested in setting […]

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Tips for Christmas shopping online

Do you dread Christmas shopping? The queues, the chaos, being trampled by fellow shoppers and bashed by trolley’s? Why not do your Christmas shopping a little differently this year, from the comfort of your own home or, as shown by our stats, office. The online shopping landscape has exploded over the last couple of years […]

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SA eCommerce Awards 2015

The 2015 SA eCommerce Awards are just around the corner and we are once again proud to be a Gold sponsor of the event. The Awards are open to South African based eCommerce companies only and aims to recognise and acknowledge the best of these through their proven excellence in their use of the Internet […]

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eCommerce business in South Africa, How to Get Going – Part 1: The Platform

  So you’ve got a product or service and you want to sell it online. But you don’t know where to begin. Fear not, we are here to help! To simplify things, we’re going to give you five of the most popular eCommerce platforms out there to build your online store. They all have their […]

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