Articles

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 […]

Interview with Andy Higgins

Andy Higgins is the founder of bidorbuy, who, after joining forces with the Jump Shopping team in 2012, rebranded the company as uAfrica.com in order to facilitate a broader focus on all aspects of eCommerce. He is now on the Board of Directors of PayFast, bidorbuy and uAfrica and specialises in assisting Internet businesses with […]

The Digital Media Collective – Success Story

TDMC (The Digital Media Collective) is one of our preferred suppliers and based in sunny Durbs.  They are a digital media agency specialising in eCommerce builds, digital strategy and media buying as well as brand identity and content creation.  With such top-notch services on offer, it’s no surprise that they attract clients like Boardriders (Roxy) and Thandana Bags.  We decided to showcase their […]

Success Story – Maverick Marketing

Melissa Rowlston is the founder of Maverick Marketing, an eCommerce and website design company. She is the first female Shopify Expert in South Africa and the recipient of the 2018 Shopify Unite Fund.  While watching the Unite conference via livestream at our offices earlier this month, we were so proud to see Melissa get a mention […]

uAfrica Events

This page is a list of the events we host around South Africa such as the Shopify Meetups as well as eCommerce Summits and conferences. Shopify Meetups: Our Meetups are free to attend and usually take place on a Saturday morning from 08h30 – 12h00.  We try include some breakfast nibbles where we can, to make […]