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Admittedly, online shopping has been slow to take off in South Africa. This is mainly due to the logistical problems and lack of trust in payment systems. In the recent years however online shopping in South Africa has picked up steam and even small businesses jump on the bandwagon. Research into South African eCommerce trends has indicated that 58% of South African adults shopped online over the past twelve months. This amounts to an estimated total spending of R37.1bn. In the United States figures are even higher. 79% of customers shop online.
Woolworth, one of South Africa’s biggest department stores says that the number of online shoppers doubles year on year.
According to Fin24, the increase in online spending is also forecast to continue, with over half of online adults interviewed (53%) saying they will increase their online spending in the next 12 months, citing convenience of shopping online (cited by 84% of those predicting an increase), planning to save more money (38%) and change in disposable income (36%) as reasons for the expected increase.
In South Africa nearly every person owns a cell phone. With high rates of cell phone usage in South Africa, online shoppers are increasingly happy to make purchases on their mobile devices. This results in an estimated 65% growth in online spending via smartphone or tablet between 2015 and 2016, to reach an estimated R9.5bn.
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