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Kids are becoming more active adopters of e-commerce sites

Children are becoming more active adopters of e-commerce sites. Their interest in online shopping has more than tripled in the last 12 months - from 2% to 9%...

14 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

The most valuable global retail brands for 2019

The results of the second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands have been revealed. The research shows that the world's most valuable retail brands are worth $339 billion more...

14 May 2019

GLOBAL

Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products

Instagram has launched a @shop account, essentially a curation of posts from online merchants that sell products through the image-sharing app.

14 May 2019

GLOBAL

Successful retail chatbot interactions to grow eightfold by 2023

The global number of successful retail chatbot interactions will reach 22 billion by 2023, up from an estimated 2.6 billion in 2019, as AI offers compelling new engagement solutions...

9 May 2019

GLOBAL

New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the approval rate rose by 5.1% bringing MENA's rate just 3% behind the rest of the world. Due to the high transaction value in the travel industry, card approval rates have seen a slower growth rate than other industries...

By Fundisiwe Maseko 25 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Black Friday gets claws into SA's net shoppers

No country embraces Black Friday more than South Africa, if international discounts website picodi.com's statistics are anything to go by...

By Wendy Knowler 24 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Online shopping spree buys Deutsche Post more profit

Growth in online shopping continued to provide a bonanza for German logistics group Deutsche Post in the third quarter, the firm reported, confirming its forecast for the full year...

9 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Third quarter bears e-commerce boon for Deutsche Post

FRANKFURT - Logistics provider Deutsche Post beat expectations on Tuesday by delivering strong third-quarter results, with online shopping continuing to bolster its bottom line...

8 Nov 2016

GERMANY

Daimler's Smart launches online store

FRANKFURT - German automaker Daimler said on Thursday its Smart subsidiary has launched an online store, allowing customers to order a car on the internet and have it delivered to their home...

18 Dec 2015

GERMANY

Amazon hit by pre-Christmas strike in Germany

BERLIN, GERMANY: Workers went on strike at German sites of Amazon on Monday, 15 December 2014, to increase pressure on the US online retail giant during the busy Christmas period in a long-running pay dispute.

18 Dec 2014

GERMANY

Pre-Christmas season strike in Germany hits Amazon

BERLIN, GERMANY: Workers went on strike at a German site of Amazon on Monday...

9 Dec 2014

GERMANY

Google sees Amazon as its biggest competition

BERLIN, GERMANY: Google boss Eric Schmidt said his company's biggest competition as a search engine came from e-commerce company Amazon, and not from other search engines.

14 Oct 2014

GERMANY

German book publishers 'not scared' of Amazon

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Germany's book publishers are ready to face down competition from online retailer Amazon as the retailer is probed by the European Union of its tax deals, pricing disputes and market dominance.

8 Oct 2014

GERMANY

Rocket Internet loses value in IPO

BERLIN, GERMANY: Germany's ambitious start-up platform Rocket Internet made its high-profile arrival on the Frankfurt stock market on Thursday, 2 October, but got off to a disappointing start as shares slumped in early trading.

3 Oct 2014

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