How African Shop Owners Can Embrace the Digital Era

In the last century, there has been a huge shift ‘from bricks to clicks’. Whereas most shop owners used to get their income from a brick-and-mortar store, with sales representatives assisting customers in person, many customers are now favoring[…]

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Understanding Dynamic Currency Conversion - A Presentation

Dynamic currency conversion (DCC) is a feature that allows credit card holders to pay for products and services abroad with their local currency.

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Everything You Need to Know About Skyscanner

Skyscanner is a travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine. It is owned by Ctrip, the largest travel company in China, as of November last year.  Site visitors can use Skyscanner to plan and book their travels, including flights,[…]

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Mobile Payments Penetration and the State of Digital Payments in Zimbabwe

According to a study carried out in 2014, only 30% of the Zimbabwean population had accounts in formal banks.  The remaining 70% have traditionally shied away from Zimbabwe's banking industry.  While many Sub-Saharan countries have a large[…]

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Benefits of Online Payment Service Providers

What is an online payment service provider (PSP) and how do these services help online businesses and retailers to enable and take payments? To start, a PSP offers online payment solutions that empower merchants and sellers to accept credit and[…]

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Social Media Marketing Tips for Shop Owners

Many people, especially young adults, are deeply involved in using social media every day. It’s a common occurrence to see people using their mobile phones when out and about, taking their phones with them and browsing social media sites[…]

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Why the Same Transaction is Successfully Processed By One Provider, But Not Another

Let’s take a typical scenario. A customer from Brazil tries to buy a product from an Africa-based tourism website. The transaction is declined. Then, he tries to buy the same product from another Africa-based tourism website, and the transaction[…]

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Six Reasons You Should Plan a Trip to Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe isn’t called a “premier tourist destination” for no reason. Every year, thousands of tourists travel to various destinations in Zimbabwe, to take in the stunning nature, meet friendly locals, and enjoy the exotic wildlife. Here are 6[…]

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25 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Digital Payments But Should

Thanks to technological advances and the ability to accept digital payments, merchants can offer multiple payment options to customers all over the world. However, the global payment processing landscape has become more complicated, involving[…]

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5 Ways African Shop Owners Can Boost Sales

Looking to increase your conversions and sales? In today’s digital era there are a host of new techniques that will help you grow your profits.

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