The R18 bidorbuy birthday sale

To mark our 18th birthday, we will be selling scores of desirable items at R18 each during one week in August. Would you believe it! This month, bidorbuy is turning 18. So young and energetic in human terms, so mature and wise in ecommerce …

Social commerce, what is it?

Social commerce is a subsection of ecommerce which uses social media platforms to initiate or even conduct the buying and selling process. Elements such as online communities, social advertising and user ratings all form part of the facilitation and …

Customer retention tactics

Customer retention, what exactly is it? Simply put, it is about keeping your existing customers, so they can perform repeat purchases. And here is a more elaborate definition: the actions and campaigns companies implement in order to retain as many …

How to attract new ecommerce customers

Yes it is true, attracting new customers is a lot more expensive than retaining existing ones. However, there is no harm in attempting to get new customers in a cost effective and creative way. In this way you can kill two birds with one stone: keep your …

Buyers love uAfrica shipping

We have been urging sellers to offer uAfrica shipping for a while now. We wrote a blog post on uAfrica fulfilment, an article about activating the uAfrica shipping option, and an article on the finer points of using uAfrica shipping. Turns out, we have …

The pros and cons of drop shipping

Some of you may have heard the term drop shipping; others may have never heard of it. So what is it? A simple and straightforward definition is: “to provide goods by direct delivery from the manufacturers to the retailer or customer.” In other words, drop …

Current state of ecommerce in South Africa

Ecommerce is growing and expanding all over the world, but what about South Africa specifically? Is home-grown ecommerce blooming? What challenges does it face? Will the local retail industry be adversely affected by the expansion of ecommerce? This blog …

The bidorbuy Emoji Hunt competition

We are giving away R500 every weekday for two weeks!   As Easter approaches, we at bidorbuy want to celebrate with you. Surely you still remember the thrill you felt as a child while trying to find your Easter eggs in the garden. The bidorbuy …