Browsing: Justin Drennan

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Is local e-commerce growing up?

Although online retail counts for less than 1% of South Africa’s total retail revenue, local e-commerce players are betting on a rapidly maturing market that is moving online with increasing confidence. According to a recent survey released by advisory firm PwC, the

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SA start-up Parcelninja raises R20m

Parcelninja, the Johannesburg-based start-up launched to take charge of the storage and distribution needs of e-commerce companies in South Africa, has announced it has raised R20m in funding from UK-based C5 Holdings

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ParcelNinja tackles e-commerce logistics

A Johannesburg start-up has been launched to take charge of the storage and distribution needs of e-commerce companies in South Africa. ParcelNinja was formed when online shopping website Wantitall decided to take charge of its logistics infrastructure to improve its own service and delivery

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Rand puts squeeze on IT margins

The rand has taken a beating in recent weeks, falling through the R10/US$ barrier, meaning consumers can expect to pay more for just about everything in the months ahead, including consumer electronics and other IT products. The view from business is that

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Wantitall bets on Citymob

E-retailer Wantitall has invested in Citymob, another online retailer, which specialises in selling a curated range of products for the design minded. The investment offers Citymob improved systems, logistics, warehouse facilities, increased access to customers and better supplier relationships

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Rand woes to hit tech sector

The rand nose-dived against major foreign currencies on Monday hitting a new three-and-a-half year low of R8,97/US$, before recovering slightly. The slide means gadgets and computers are about to get a lot more expensive, though not necessary