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Takealot’s Midrand collection point is officially open for business, and it’s rad

Online retailer Takealot today officially opened its flagship Gauteng collection facility over the N1 Highway at the New Road offramp in Midrand.

Black Friday claims Takealot as site battles to cope with demand

Black Friday might be a traditionally American institution but it has crossed the ocean, first to the UK but eventually making its way to South Africa. It seems that the sales extravaganza claims a few victims every year — mostly shoppers — but this year it’s also claimed Takealot, in a manner of speaking. South Africa’s largest online retailer has been unable to take the s...[Read More]

Sony launches Xperia Ear in-ear assistant (and Bluetooth earpiece)

When we think of wearable tech we’re usually looking down at our wrists. Sony’s newly-launched-in-South-Africa Xperia Ear wants to have you thinking of your ears instead. It also wants to make you think of different ways to interact with your phone. The Xperia Ear looks enough like an old-fashioned Bluetooth headset to make us wary about wearing one but the lightweight little unit cont...[Read More]

Takealot-Kalahari merger gets final approval, sites to function as-is for a time

Back in October last year local online retailers Takealot and Kalahari announced their intentions towards each other: they were going to merge since “…combining forces gives us a better chance of success” in the online shopping sphere, Kalahari’s Oliver Rippel said at the time. The joining of these two entities received final approval from the competition authority yesterda...[Read More]

SA online retailers Kalahari and Takealot to merge

Two of South Africa’s largest online retailers, Kalahari and Takealot have announced they intend to combine forces and merge their operations. In a statement released on Tuesday morning the companies say the move has been prompted by the fact that local online retailers need scale in order to realistically compete in the local market against conventional retailers and against international rivals ...[Read More]

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