Xero for Startups

This is a guest post written by PayFast “We have an opportunity to change the world as SME owners and entrepreneurs” – Marnus Broodryk, entrepreneur and Founder of The Beancounter. That is how a recent evening of networking and mingling started at TRUTH Coffee Roasting in Cape Town. Entrepreneurs with businesses of all shapes and […]

Payment Methods on your Shopify Store – What to Offer and how

Before PayFast integrated into Shopify, it was almost impossible for South African merchants to accept credit cards on their store and our Shopify merchants were limited to setting up manual payment methods to take orders.  Now that PayFast is available, a whole new world of payment methods is available to all South African merchants. Among […]

Understanding Online Advertising – Search Engine & Social Media Ads

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is, I don’t know which half.”  – John Wanamaker. John Wanamaker is hailed as the pioneer of the modern department store and back when he started Wanamaker’s department stores, advertising was almost exclusively limited to print media.  Fast forward 150 years and the advertising […]

The Alternatives to Dropshipping

This is a guest article written by bidorbuy Dropshipping is often seen as the easy way to get into the eCommerce industry.  However, as with most formulas that sound too good to be true, dropshipping has many downfalls.  It is important to consider all the alternatives to dropshipping.   Consignment stock The most common problems […]