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BigCommerce Links Financing Via PayPal

Online commerce platform BigCommerce is now linking its sellers to financing via PayPal.

DHL eCommerce Opens ServicePoints Across Vietnam

DHL eCommerce has launched a network of ServicePoints across Vietnam to improve shipping between ecommerce business and consumers.

DHL eCommerce plans to expand the new service to more than 1,000 ServicePoints outlets over the coming months, according to the press release.

7 E-Commerce Trends to Pay Attention to in 2018

With Black Friday quickly approaching, the e-commerce world is heading into prime time to capitalize on customers. Right after the holidays, though, will be the perfect time for brands and leaders to go into their caves and carefully plan new strategies for 2018.

To help you prepare for the holiday rush and the following year of opportunities, here are seven e-commerce trends to pay close attention to in 2018:

1. Commerce through email will become vital to brands.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Could Boost South Africa’s eCommerce

As South African consumers and retailers prepare for the shopping spree associated with the international trend of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the real achievement for the country will be the expected improvement in the adoption of e-Commerce.

Dr Christoph Nieuwoudt, CEO of FNB Consumer says, South Africa’s e-Commerce is likely to get a boost around Black Friday and Cyber Monday as some consumers will be looking to avoid the long queues associated with such shopping sprees.

Safaricom Launches eCommerce Portal

Safaricom has officially announced the launch of its e-commerce portal, Masoko. Masoko (Swahili for ‘markets’) aims to leverage the mobile phone to provide local merchants with unlimited potential to sell their products and services via an online platform.

Users of the platform will be able to access items ranging from groceries to books to auto parts.

i-Pay Plans to Expand After R10m Cash Injection

Local fintech firm i-Pay plans to expand following a R10 million investment from venture capital company Kalon Venture Partners.

The capital injection will afford Kalon a minority stake in the start-up.

According to i-Pay co-founder and CEO Thomas Pays, the company will use the funds to hire more staff and continue its plans to market its product and service offering in multiple countries across the globe.

"The investment will have a positive effect of accelerating our expansion into key markets in Africa and across the globe."

Azimo Sees Boom in Remittances to Nigeria

Azimo, the leading online money transfer service, announced today that the number of money transfers sent to Nigeria has grown faster than any other African country, with transactions up 207% YOY.

Three million Nigerians receive money from overseas every year, with total payments for 2017 predicted to reach $22 billion according to the World Bank.