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Connect 2019 Flashback

It’s been two months since the Connect eCommerce Summits of 2019, held in Johannesburg on 16 July and in Cape Town on 18 July. What an event is was! With about 350 attendees in Johannesburg and 250 in Cape Town, we had a full house at both events. The speakers were fired up and brought […]

How to calculate Margin, Markup & Breakeven.

The margin, markup and breakeven point calculations are three of the most important values to know when running a business. It determines if you are making money from your business and also helps you plan for business survival and success. It can also help to take the guesswork out of future business decisions. This article […]

Forget Winter, Black Friday is coming…

by Duncan ColvilleDirector at TDMC and Shopify Expert Get your business BFCM ready! Black Friday and Cyber are relatively new concepts in the South African market. That being said, 87% (almost 9 out of 10) consumers in South Africa know what Black Friday is. There are some mind-blowing stats that have come out of Black […]

An Inside Look at Shopify Unite 2019

Amanda Marochko is uAfrica’s contact at Shopify and also one of our international speakers at #Connect2019. She flew all the way to Canada from the Netherlands to attend Shopify Unite in Toronto from 18 to 20 June 2019. Amanda documented her entire trip for us, sending pictures and giving us a deeper look into what […]

Marketplaces in South Africa: What are your Options?

“An online marketplace is an e-commerce site where third-party companies can sell their products or services to consumers. All of the transactions are processed through the website owner.” – Beth Hendricks, Study.com Online marketplaces are a great platform on which sell your products. If you already have an online store, it is an additional channel in which to reach […]

Product Updates Summary – Quarter 1 – 2019

TRACKING STATUSES IN SHOPIFY We have made it easier for you and your customers to track parcels:uAfrica can now push tracking statuses back to Shopify. What does this mean for you? Firstly, you can now view the tracking status when managing your orders in Shopify: Secondly, the tracking number and tracking status will now also […]

What Should You Charge Your Customers for Shipping?

Did you know that the main reason that people abandon their online shopping carts is because of unexpected shipping costs? (Statista, 2019) What you charge your customers for shipping can be a make-or-break element in the success of your online store. Although shipping should not be a profit-centre for you, shipping costs should also be […]