Insaka eCommerce Playbook

This Playbook is comprised of polls voted for within our community of 14,000+ South African eCommerce enthusiasts which makes it the most objective directory of eCommerce services and software in SA. 

Index


eCommerce Platforms

Which platform have SA online sellers built their stores on?

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Shopify

Best free Shopify apps to use?

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Best free Shopify theme?

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WordPress / WooCommerce

Best free WordPress plugins?

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Best free WordPress theme?

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Can you recommend a WordPress developer?

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Sourcing products

Get the Insaka List of 150+ Suppliers

Do you need products to sell or are you looking for local suppliers? We know that this is one of the biggest hurdles to starting an online business and so we reached out to our community and created a list of over 150 suppliers who are ready and willing to work with you right now. And yes, many of them do also offer drop shipping.

Best drop shipping app for SA?

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Sourcing Winning Products - eBook

After selling online for over 12 years Warrick Kernes has learnt how to find the best products to sell online. He’s gathered all of his best advice and written this eBook which you can currently get for free.

Best marketplace website in China to source products from?

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Payments

The best payment gateway/s for your eCommerce store

A payment gateway is a digital service that integrates with your eCommerce store to allow you to take secure credit card payments online. Here are the current top payment gateways as voted for by our community.

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Education

Best SA Focused eCommerce Course?

Community members encouraged us to include this poll and they generously voted our Insaka training programs as the best in SA 😊

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Inventory and logistics management

Which courier companies do you use for your business?

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Best order fulfilment software?

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The best place to buy boxes, tape and other packaging material?

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Best 3rd Party Logistics company to outsource your inventory warehousing to?

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Best couriers to use for delivering orders to international customers?

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Best courier to use for importing?

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Which importing agency or freight forwarder would you recommend?

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Learn How to Import Products into SA

Don’t let the perceived complexity of importing & customs slow down your online business.


Marketing

Which email marketing platform do you recommend?

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Best on-site chat software?

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Best affiliate marketing companies?

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Best influencer marketing companies?

Carro
Jack & Jill Communications

Best social media scheduler?

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Which digital marketing agency would you recommend?

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Best South African marketplace to sell on?

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Get a Free SEO Audit and Report

You’ll learn more about your website’s SEO strengths and you’ll get a list of suggested improvements to help your site’s speed, Google ranking and the overall sales. Submit your details and we'll direct you to our SEO audit partners for the free audit. 


Other Recommendations

Which accounting system do you use for your eCommerce business?

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Which hosting company do you recommend?

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Which bank does your eCommerce business bank with?

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Get our FREE eCommerce Toolbox

Download the free eCommerce Toolbox from Insaka which includes tips, tricks and hacks which we use daily.

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