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How to Choose a South African Payment Gateway
May 19, 2022
If you’re planning on selling via a website, you’ll need a payment gateway to handle customer credit card payments, and if you are going to sell to a South African audience, you‘ll need a South African payment gateway. In this article, we’ll empower you with the information you need to choose the right South African payment gateway. Your choice is critical, as it can impact cart abandonment rates.
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How to Start an Online Fashion Store in South Africa
In this article, we’ll explore the steps needed to not only get your online fashion store going, but also to start generating ROI.
TikTok Trends for marketing your online store
With 1 billion active monthly users, the TikTok app is far more than a teenage craze. It’s a genuine phenomenon, so if you’re new to TikTok, and marketing your online store using TikTok, stick around. For those already on TikTok, we’ve got some tips and inspiration for you, too!
How to Start an Online Accessories Store in South Africa
Selling accessories in particular are a great way to dip your toes into the world of online retail. In this article we show you how to set up your store in four easy steps.
SEO Best Practices for your online store in 2022
Have you ever done a Google search on your competition and wondered, “How did that business get up there?” In this article we break down the mystical world of SEO and show you a few ways you can start improving your strategy today.
How to provide a first-class sales experience for your customers
Today’s consumers have a ton of options for shopping, both online and in real life. So we’re here to help you make the most of your customer service and improve your sales experience so you don't only make sales, but keep on making sales.
How to Start an Online Electronics Store in South Africa
According to Statista, electronics and media are the second top-selling product niches in South Africa. Whichever way you look at it, now’s a good time to start an online electronics store in South Africa.
Ten Free Tools to Help You Start Your Online Business
When you’re starting out in business, you’re your own PR expert, stock controller, accountant, receptionist, and marketer. To that end, we’ve put together a list of ten excellent free tools to start and market your online business in South Africa.
Eight Easy Steps to Launch Your Online Store
In just eight steps, you could have the online store of your dreams up and live! All you need to do is follow the steps below to set up your store.
How to Start An Online Dropshipping Store in South Africa
Everything you need to know about starting an online dropshipping store in South Africa.
3 Budget-savvy Ways to Promote Your Online Store
Here are three cost-effective marketing approaches that will pave the way to customer engagement.
How to Start an Online Health Store in South Africa
Now's the time to start the health store you've always wanted.
7 Cost-effective marketing strategies for small businesses
There is a world of digital tools and strategies that reward small B2B and B2C enterprises focused on serving their customers with an excellent product, experience, or service. To expand on this, we've put together seven tried-and-tested marketing strategies, including resources and tips that I’ve used myself, to help small businesses market on a budget.
Stars of Shopstar - Houndslow Handmade
For our first-ever Stars of Shopstar feature, we caught up with Houndslow Handmade founder James Blanckenberg to find out what it takes to move from the corporate world to starting a business and being the captain of your own online shop.
The cost of running an e-commerce store in South Africa.
Confused by all the available e-commerce options? We break it down to make picking the perfect partner easy.
Stars of Shopstar – KAMERS/Makers
KAMERS/Makers is an institution in the SA market culture. We caught up with Charl du Preez, their Online Marketing Manager, to get the inside story on how KAMERS became renowned nationwide without losing their soul along the way.
Introducing Shopstar Pay
One of Shopstar’s main missions is to make selling online as easy as possible. With Shopstar Pay, we’ve taken a big step forward to do just that.
How to make an online store for free in South Africa
Setting up your own online store doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive. With Shopstar, you can make yours for free and in just 5 minutes.