What does Amazon’s launch mean for other SA businesses and how does it impact our economy? May 15, 2024

Some have been quick to point out that profits made by Amazon will just be sent off-shore to international shareholders but it’s important to recognise the positive impact that their local operation is already having on local companies like the couriers that they have partnered with, the...

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Amazon launches into SA. Learn how to sell on Amazon's Marketplace May 07, 2024

Is Amazon a threat or opportunity for SA businesses?

Firstly, it's important to recognize that the fact that the largest eCommerce business in the world has come to SA proves that there is major growth still to come in eCommerce in SA. If that wasn’t the case then they wouldn’t have...

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Temu Survival Tips: How Online Sellers can Compete Against Temu Apr 02, 2024

By implementing these five tips from Warrick Kernes, online sellers can effectively compete against retail giants like Temu and build a sustainable, profitable business in the long term. 

1. Build a Strong Brand Identity

In the face of intense competition, it's crucial for online sellers to...

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Preparing for an eCommerce shake-up Feb 29, 2024

South Africa’s eCommerce industry is facing a major shake-up ahead of Amazon opening their digital doors in 2024. The arrival of the international giant promises to drive eCommerce innovation and growth, as they take on local marketplaces. Unpacking how local entrepreneurs can navigate and...

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2024 Trends Shaping Online Shopping in SA Jan 23, 2024

South Africa’s online shopping scene is going through some major changes, thanks to global shifts and tech upgrades. In this article Warrick Kernes shares his three key trends shaking things up which SA online sellers need to know about.

1) Cheap Chinese Sellers vs. Local is Lekker

Chinese...

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A Year of Growth and Transformation: Kyle's Journey with Insaka Ecommerce Academy Nov 02, 2023

The following guest blog has been published with the permission of our student who submitted it: 

 


 

Hello, my name is Kyle, a 32-year-old father of three, and loving husband and the proud owner of a community support service through Erafold Digital. Today, I invite you to join...

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Amazon South Africa Now Confirmed Oct 17, 2023

South African-based sellers can register now, ahead of the store launch next year.

Amazon announced that it will launch Amazon.co.za in 2024, providing South African-based sellers the ability to reach customers across the country starting next year. More than 60% of sales in Amazon’s store...

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News24 interview: Competition Commission rulings for Takealot and Google Aug 01, 2023

Following the release of the Competition Commission's rulings for Takealot, Google and other online players, News24 reached out to Insaka's founder Warrick Kernes for an interview on the outcomes of the rulings. 

News24 has given us permission to share the audio of the interview recording...

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Introducing Sidekick: Shopify's AI Assistant to Enhance Your Online Store Jul 20, 2023

Today, I bring you exciting news that will undoubtedly revolutionize the way you manage and optimize your online stores on Shopify. Shopify, one of the leading eCommerce platforms for South African online sellers, has unveiled its latest game-changing tool - Sidekick, an AI-powered assistant...

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[News24] How to Build a Successful E-commerce Business in South Africa: It's No Walk in the Park Jun 02, 2023

Looking to build a successful e-commerce business in South Africa? A recently published article on News24 provides valuable insights into the challenges and strategies needed to thrive in this competitive landscape.

The article stems from an interview done by News24 with Insaka's founder Warrick...

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Streamlining Your Ecommerce Operations: A Guide to eCommerce Logistics in South Africa Feb 08, 2023

Ecommerce has grown rapidly in South Africa over the past few years, and with the increasing number of online shoppers, it's crucial for ecommerce businesses to streamline their operations. One of the key areas of focus should be ecommerce logistics, which involves managing the movement of goods...

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The Rise of E-Commerce in South Africa: An In-Depth Analysis Feb 07, 2023

The e-commerce industry has been growing at an unprecedented rate in South Africa, with more and more businesses embracing the digital age and moving their operations online. We are going to delve into the reasons behind this explosive growth and examine the impact it has had on the South...

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