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ecomm.africa weekly: issue 1

Welcome to the first edition of ecomm.africa weekly. This project was born out of a desire to create local content for our African context (starting with South Africa). Ecommerce is in it's infancy here in South Africa and even more so in the rest of the continent and we want to bring you content, news and community to make ecommerce doable. While this Covid-19 time has been hard for many of us it's pushed digital commerce forward years, we're excited to play a part in bringing sellers and professionals together in one space.

Celebrating Women eComm Founders.

Yesterday was National Women's Day in South Africa and we felt it's fitting to celebrate women eCommerce founders that have made the bold move to turn their passions into action. It's never easy to put yourself out there and so let's celebrate and support local women founders in Africa! 
Read Our Post

Seller Stories

We sat down (over Zoom of course) with Mokgadi Mabela to hear her journey of launching Native Nosi as a 3rd generation beekeeper. Be sure to check out her site and drop by her new store in Pretoria (or online) to get your hands on the finest honey in the land.
Read Mokgadi's Story


Upcoming Events

August 12: OnlineX: WooCommerce vs Shopify Live Debate
August 11-12: WordPress Growth Summit
August 13-14 Seamless Africa: Future of Fintech
August 14: Yoco Meets: Women in Business 

eComm Professionals Corner

πŸ› οΈ WooCommerce 4.4 release candidate
Mailchimp Announces $1million Developer Fund
‍♀️ Facebook Announces an EMEA Accelerator for building shopping solutions

eComm Growth 

eComm News

β€’ Insiders reveal how takealot dominates online shopping in South Africa
β€’ Are South Africans satisfied with their online shopping experience?
β€’ Step aside online shopping, virtual shopping is the new kid on the block
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