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, 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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sir Vape – Success Story

Sir Vape is one of the most successful Shopify stores in South Africa to date.  What started out as a hobby for Craig Stuart and Hugo Ross very quickly turned into a fast-growing business venture and within 18 months sees the pair selling vaping goods from both their online store and their Vapory & Coffee […]