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eCommerce Automation and Personalisation set to Shake Things up in SA

Posted on 5 March 2018

 “Personalisation is an important part of the industry in 2018 and one that companies cannot afford to ignore. The challenge here, of course, lies in understanding the customer behaviour that determines whether or not they hit the ‘buy’ button and their loyalty to that brand. Thankfully we have huge amounts of available data for that.” - Karen Nadasen, PayU SA CEO

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Naspers-owned PayU sees growth in South Africa

Posted on 16 August 2017

Payment services provider PayU SA has experienced robust growth over the past 12 months. Since June last year, the company has quadrupled the number of transactions processed and has seen a 26% increase in total transaction volumes across its merchants.

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Finance boost for SA eCommerce

Posted on 3 May 2017

SA's largest online payment gateway, PayU, has entered into two collaborations with the aim of allowing South African eCommerce merchants to finance their business and will also allow shoppers to purchase on credit. 

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What Will it Take to Transition SA eCommerce from 1% of Total Retail to 5%?

Posted on 16 March 2017

We are seeing a consolidation of offerings and partnerships of online and offline merchants”, says Karen Nadasen, CEO of online payment gateway, PayU.

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Online Shopper: The Lessons of 2016

Posted on 20 December 2016

Karen Nadasen, PayU SA CEO, says “eCommerce growth is being driven by an increasingly sophisticated consumer market which values the convenience of online shopping and recognises the layers of security that surround online payment solutions. 

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Digital Exclusion May Lead to Wider Inequality in SA

Posted on 25 November 2016

PayU SA CEO says  "Real grassroots upliftment can occur once people are able to transact easily and securely."

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PayU Launches Recurring Payment Solution Targeting Increased Conversions

Posted on 26 August 2016

PayU has launched a real time recurring (RTR) offering, called PayU Xpress, that is set to boost security and convenience for both retailers and consumers.

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SA Reserve Bank to focus on payment innovation

Posted on 26 July 2016

Payments provider PayU hailed the announcement, saying the industry in SA is laden with exciting talent pushing for opportunities. Johan Dekker, head of payments in Africa at PayU EMEA, said, this is good news for the industry.

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Mobile customers demand convenience when browsing, paying

Posted on 20 July 2016

Cape Town - Research, undertaken by PayU, an online eCommerce payment gateway in South Africa, has shown there are higher conversion rates at checkout.

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Credit card fraud statistics for SA remain a concern

Posted on 23 October 2015

Cape Town - Card fraud statistics show a significant reduction in fraud likely due to the introduction of richer technology and payment solutions.Credit card fraud statistics for South Africa in the banking sector remain a cause for concern according to figures released by the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC).

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PayU and i-Pay join forces to expand access to e-commerce for South Africans

Posted on 9 September 2015

Cape Town - PayU, South Africa’s leading online payments service provider, and iPay, a startup in the e-commerce payments space, have collaborated on an automated Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) solution that will enable South Africans to make instant, secure, and effortless EFT payments when shopping online.

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Is biometrics the answer to secure and easy online payment?

Posted on 1 September 2015

Cape Town - Growing cyber risk has ushered in the need for watertight methods of protecting personal data. According to the South African Fraud Prevention Service, identity theft is costing the country at least R1bn per year and has increased by more than 200% in the last six years.

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Mobile and loyalty unlocks SA consumer spend

Posted on 8 June 2015

Loyalty payments are holding a steady ground when it comes to chosen methods of purchasing items over the internet. This is according to a research study by payment provider, PayU. The study reveals that South African consumers have put loyalty payments in the top three methods of payment used online at an impressive 5% of all transactions.

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SA companies under cyber-attack?

Posted on 4 June 2015

The speed of technological change is leaving gaping holes in highly sensitive company IT infrastructure. These vulnerabilities are being targeted by cybercriminals at an increasing rate as South Africa is starting to feel the heat from attackers across the globe.

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PayU offers Pick n Pay online shoppers a faster way to pay

Posted on 17 July 2012

One of Africa’s largest and most successful retailers, Pick n Pay, has launched its new online store. The online store offers customers a chance to purchase groceries, fresh produce and selected general merchandise from the comfort of their home. Enhancing the convenience for Pick n Pay’s online shoppers is the country’s leading online payment service provider, PayU.

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Foschini Group takes Totalsports and DueSouth online

Posted on 05 May 2015

The Foschini Group (TFG) has announced that three of its major national retailers, Sportscene, DueSouth and Totalsports will go online in July 2015, using PayU as their payment provider for transactions

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Credit no longer needed to shop online

Posted on 04 June 2012

Consumers no longer need a credit card in order to buy online. Major retail sites are increasingly making it easier for consumers to conduct shopping in a digital environment – but it has been a luxury not available to those who only have access to payment by debit card, which has traditionally not been accepted in most e-commerce environments.

Striving for convenience for consumers and merchants alike, payment solutions company PayU has recently joined forces with Oltio, a joint venture company between Standard Bank and MTN – a move which now enables consumers to make debit card payments through the mobile payment solution, payD.

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How do I get online and start a successful e-commerce business?

Posted in August 2013

A great place to start would be the free workshop which PayU and MWEB are co-hosting for the benefit of all local entrepreneurs who are looking to establish their own successful e-commerce business.

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Online shopping rapidly increasing in South Africa

Posted on 06 June 2013

Emerging markets research firm, Jana, has recently released insights on the e-commerce preferences of African consumers in Nigeria, Kenya & South Africa. Over 600 consumers were surveyed in each country, measuring the retail preferences of online shoppers.

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PayU and i-Pay join forces to expand access to e-commerce for South Africans

Posted on 9 September 2015

Cape Town - PayU, South Africa’s leading online payments service provider, and iPay, a startup in the e-commerce payments space, have collaborated on an automated Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) solution that will enable South Africans to make instant, secure, and effortless EFT payments when shopping online.

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PayU partners with Discovery to offer Discovery Miles as an online payment method

Posted on 28 January 2013

PayU, an online payment service provider that processes over 65% of the e-commerce transaction value in South Africa, today announced a partnership with Discovery that enables the company to offer Discovery Miles as a secure payment method to Discovery approved online stores. Discovery Miles is one of the most popular loyalty currency programs in South Africa.

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PayU now enables customers to purchase airtime and electricity online

Posted in September 2013

In their bid to making online payments in South Africa easier and more convenient, PayU, SA’s largest online and mobile service provider has just incorporated online airtime and electricity purchasing into their offering.

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