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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 …

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 importance of good packaging

More often than not, merchandisers believe that profits and business priorities lie only with the product that they sell. This is partly true. However, a very important aspect of overall business success stems from excellent packaging. The meaning of …

Ecommerce trends for 2017

It’s a new year and another chance to tackle the ecommerce world. Electronic commerce is an ever-growing and increasingly popular method for retail therapy as more and more shoppers crave convenience. With this in mind, it is important to be aware of …

Christmas time in the ecommerce world

The festive season is a boon for ecommerce businesses. Consumers want to avoid long queues and crowded malls at all costs. Since that is a good enough reason for people to switch from brick-and-mortar to online shopping, you just need to remind consumers …

Gifts for 10 personality types

Christmas time is mostly about kids, and that is as it should be. However, that does not mean that you should forget the adults in your life. We have scoured the site to bring you these gifting suggestions, tailor-made for ten common personality types …

Vote for bidorbuy

Please vote for us as your favourite ecommerce site in the eCommerce Awards 2014. Why do we deserve your vote? We are bidorbuy, South Africa's online marketplace. Launched in August 1999, bidorbuy is a South African online marketplace that brings …