E-commerce & Mobile Payments in Africa will not scale without Business Process Integration

E-Commerce (or M-Commerce) and Mobile Payments in Africa gets a lot of attention.  I get a number of mobile payments pitches every month, and you can imagine how tough my skin has become over the last 6 months. Especially as I have personally transitioned from a plastic world into a mobile money world- I carry […]

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5 Cool African eCommerce Websites

1. Kalahari Naspers owned Kalahari.com is the market leader in South African e-commerce. Established in 1999, kalahari.com is SA’s largest online retailer of millions of books, eBooks, eReaders, music, DVDs, games, cameras & electronics! A pioneer in the South African e-commerce industry, the company offers unequalled customer choice and service. With the emergence of the marketplace, […]

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Startup Watch: TrueBranches – US-Based Nigerian E-commerce website

Having recently featured Wakanow.com, we keep the focus on Nigerian tech as this time we look at yet another internet company started by a Nigerian in the US. Toyin Kolawole started TrueBranches back in 2005 with an aim of providing an online lifestyle shopping service to Nigerians who would like to purchase items from US stores […]

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Looking Forward: Where Next Generation Innovation is Coming From.

A guest post by Niti Bhan, Senior Partner Global Insights – Semacraft Consulting As the mobile phone increasingly becomes the world’s primary source of information, thought leaders in design and development of online services and applications are looking at refining and changing design principles required for effective outcomes on this platform as compared to the […]

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Startup Watch: Beauty of Rwanda

We recently wrote about Beauty of Rwanda, a Rwandan startup that aims to sell Rwandan crafts online. We caught up with the founder of the site, Salha Kaitesi to find out a bit more about the site, the motivation behind it and what her hopes are for Rwanda in terms of technology and development. Tell […]

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Promoting Rwandan Crafts Using E-commerce

We came across an interesting website ‘Beauty of Rwanda‘ founded by Salha Kaitesi that aims to promote Rwandan crafts by providing an online market for Rwandan hand crafters while preserving Rwandan culture for the next generation: Beauty of Rwanda was founded by Salha L Kaitesi after being inspired by the hard working men and women […]

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bidorbuy Group expanding into 5 African Countries. Launches bidorbuy & TheClassifieds in Kenya

Now, they’re spreading out into Africa. And they’re starting with Kenya with Nigeria, Seychelles and Mauritius in their sights.

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E-commerce + WordPress = DukaPress

As always, great applications of technology get us all goosebumply at Afrinnovator. A Kenyan web company, Nickel Pro, has taken the ever popular blogging platform and CMS - Worpress – and built an ecommerce solution around it. More and more websites today are based on wordpress (25 million or more by some estimations). NickelPro aims to […]

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Kenya: Innovation in E-Commerce

Erik Hersman (@whiteafrican) takes a look at a new Kenyan e-commerce startup called Maduqa that aims to give any Kenyan the ability to own an online store: Maduqa is a fledgling web startup in Nairobi. Their goal: make it simple, fast and easy for any Kenyan business owner to get their own store online in just […]

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PayPal Finally Finds Africa via FNB

Online payments have been a major impediment to the growth of e-commerce in Africa. Signs from earlier this year indicated a possible shift in that with PayPal indicating signs of courting the continent. FNB has been in talks with PayPal in a bid to introduce PayPal to the South African market and it appears those […]

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