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Makro acquires WumDrop in e-commerce push

Massmart-owned retailer Makro has acquired a majority stake in delivery start-up WumDrop. With the acquisition, the company said it plans to shrink the window between a customer order from three

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E-commerce lockers coming to Engen forecourts

Fuel retailer Engen and logistics company UTi Distribution have announced plans to roll out e-commerce lockers at Engen forecourts, starting in Sandton in Johannesburg. The news comes just months after Makro announced that it was working

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Click-and-collect e-commerce set to boom

Click-and-collect e-commerce, such as the locker system that Makro will introduce this year, is set to boom, according to a new report by Deloitte. The firm says in its TMT Predictions 2015 report, released last week, that strong growth is expected in Europe

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Makro goes online locker, stock and barrel

Makro announced last week that it had entered into a partnership with Sasol to build e-commerce “lockers” on the fuel retailer’s forecourts. The lockers are not a new idea, having been pioneered in the US, UK and elsewhere by retailers such as Amazon and the Walmart-owned Asda, but it is

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TalkCentral: Ep 115 – ‘Everything but Steve’

In this hour-long edition of the TalkCentral podcast, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg discuss – and sometimes rant about – the big news stories of the week. And there’s plenty to talk about. First up on the agenda is Telkom’s launch of LTE-Advanced and its decision

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Click at Makro, pick up at Sasol

Makro has announced plans to invest in online “click and collect” lockers at Sasol petrol station forecourts. “Informed by the experience of companies such as Walmart-owned Asda, Makro is acquiring access to sites to enable delivery of online customer orders to conveniently located secure lockers, making

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Apple brings iTunes vouchers to SA

Apple this week began selling iTunes Store and App Store vouchers in South Africa through Pick n Pay retail outlets, TechCentral has established. They will soon be available through iStore, Hi-Fi Corp, Makro, Dion Wired and Game outlets, too. The iTunes Store and