“E-commerce presents an opportunity for businesses of all sizes to expand their client base beyond their immediate physical presence. Following exponential growth as a result of the pandemic, consumers have embraced online shopping as a convenient way to purchase everything from groceries and clothing, to tech and even cars,” says David Kusel, head of product at PayFast.
“Our goal with this year’s Summit is to encourage anyone who has considered starting an online store to take the leap and get started. For those who have already set up their e-commerce platform, we want to provide practical insights and strategies that can be leveraged for growth and success,” says Warrick Kernes, founder of Insaka eCommerce Academy, a community-driven learning organisation for entrepreneurs.
As a keynote speaker at the Summit, Kusel will speak to the trends and opportunities seen in the e-commerce sector; “With the rise of alternative payment methods, from QR codes to 'buy now pay later', businesses can customise the payment experience to suit their target audience. While tech is leading the way forward, the focus is always on making sure the consumer has the best possible experience.”
Kernes will use his session to explore the best strategies to convert website browsers into buyers; “The main concern for online shoppers is around trust and convenience. At this year’s Summit, we’ll be outlining the key elements involved in building consumer trust and making sales, from website hosting and site speed optimisation, to building a social media presence and streamlining deliveries.”
For those who are tight on time, a flexible agenda, spread over four days, provides an opportunity to attend the sessions that they find interesting, at a time that suits them best.
To register for the free event, visit www.insaka.co.za/summit.