E-Commerce

How To Optimise Your Online Store To Become Profitable

How To Optimise Your Online Store To Become Profitable

So you’ve set up your online store and it’s been running for a while. Sales are up and so is your confidence to run this mothership. You may be thinking lately that you’re ready to optimise your online store to increase sales and create a better experience for your customers. Fear not, here are some easy tweaks you can make and some things to think about to get the most out of your online store.

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 3 of 3): Marketing Your E-commerce Store

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 3 of 3): Marketing Your E-commerce Store

You've done your research, you've set up your shop, now it's time to learn about digital marketing. This can seem overwhelming at first but don't get discouraged: concentrate on the basics, adapt a few strategies at a time, continue to learn and experiment and watch your business grow!

 

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 2 of 3): Setting Up Your E-commerce Store

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 2 of 3): Setting Up Your E-commerce Store

In Part 1 of this series, we gave you some things to consider before you start your online business store. In Part 2, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty of actually setting up your store. Believe it or not, setting it up is actually the quick part. Just thank your lucky stars it’s 2018 and the tools are at your fingertips.

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 1 of 3): Preparing Your E-commerce Store

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 1 of 3): Preparing Your E-commerce Store

Ecommerce in South Africa has reached the 1% mark of total retail spend in the country. That may seem small, but it’s actually a huge deal. Ecommerce and starting an online business is growing at a rapid rate in South Africa so naturally, everyone wants a piece of the ecommerce pie. Together with our long term supporter, payments company Payfast, Heavy Chef presents a three part series on online business in South Africa. Ecommerce is no longer a fledgling niche within the business sector on the African continent. It is the domain of big businesses and small startups alike. 
 

Nic Haralambous: The End Of Retail As We Know It

Nic Haralambous: The End Of Retail As We Know It

The Heavy Chef Event on the 30th of May featured Nic Haralambous, the man behind Nic Harry, the menswear fashion outlet. Nic gave our audience a captivating look into the South African retail industry and how it compares to international retail, its fight against the growing e-commerce culture and the struggles of big name brands and department stores.

Heavy Chef Magazine: The Development Edition

Heavy Chef Magazine: The Development Edition

The second edition is here. Curated by the Heavy Chef team, assisted by the good people at WWC and contributed to by the developers in the HC community, this thing is a nerd tour-de-force. In this issue, we focus on e-commerce and the people behind the burgeoning African industry. You may not understand all of it, but you’ll certainly look like a smart fella when someone peers over your shoulder to see what you’re reading.

Fiona Phillips: Discussion About Successful E-Commerce

Fiona Phillips: Discussion About Successful E-Commerce

Fiona Phillips gave a tantalizing talk about e-commerce and its difference use in the online business world. Fiona founded Cybercellar in 1998 and it became the number one online source for South African wines - with 70% of their customers being from overseas.