The Science Of ...

Shopping online has come of age (e.g. Amazon is now larger than Walmart!)

Online retail is still growing 20% to 30% per year.

Andrew Smith, Yuppiechef

Amazon has a larger market cap than Walmart.

Andrew Smith, Yuppiechef

Online has allowed pricing to be a lot more visible.

Andrew Smith, Yuppiechef

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Yuppiechef’s Andrew Smith for his weekly “The Science Of” feature.

Smith spoke about the state of ecommerce, including trends such as Visa Checkout and Snapscan, as well as the issue of deliveries (in the light of the recent purchase of Postnet by Aramex, enabling online purchases to be collected from a Postnet branch).

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

We have about 85 staff members. It’s a big business.

Andrew Smith, Yuppiechef

There certainly was less competition 10 years ago.

Andrew Smith, Yuppiechef

We ship to five other African countries.

Andrew Smith, Yuppiechef

South Africa is always behind in these aspects.

Andrew Smith, Yuppiechef

We have a very strong mall culture. We have one of the highest rates of malls per capita.

Andrew Smith, Yuppiechef

The Post Office has done us no favours.

Andrew Smith, Yuppiechef

Just start! Making sales is the hard part. Don’t spend a year fiddling with the technology.

Andrew Smith, Yuppiechef

Click here (then“like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

Article brought to us by Old Mutual.

Read More
People are flocking to ‘F*ckUp Nights’ to discuss bouncing back from failure

People are flocking to ‘F*ckUp Nights’ to discuss bouncing back from failure

The road to success is paved with f-ups. This movement connects people who share stories of failure and strategies for success.

Robots may resemble gods by 2045 (but they'll take your job long before then)

Robots may resemble gods by 2045 (but they'll take your job long before then)

Is it even possible to stay ahead? Arabile Gumede interviews Creative Counsel CEO Gil Oved.

Story of black-owned Brimstone (owner of Sea Harvest, Tiger Brands, MTN Zakhele)

Story of black-owned Brimstone (owner of Sea Harvest, Tiger Brands, MTN Zakhele)

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Brimstone and Sea Harvest Chairperson Fred Robertson.

How private universities are thriving in the time of #FeesMustFall

How private universities are thriving in the time of #FeesMustFall

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews ADvTECH’s Dr Felicity Coughlan and Monash SA’s Prof Alwyn Louw.

How flower power led to the creation of South Africa's oldest online store

How flower power led to the creation of South Africa's oldest online store

Meet Netflorist MD Ryan Bacher and learn how he created one of Africa’s largest online retailers.

How Justin Drennan made it possible to run an online store without a warehouse

How Justin Drennan made it possible to run an online store without a warehouse

Meet the founder of WantItAll, South Africa’s second largest web store, and the brains behind the revolutionary Parcelninja.

Popular articles
5 things you should know about Guptas vs Pravin Gordhan

5 things you should know about Guptas vs Pravin Gordhan

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism Investigator Susan Comrie.

Samsung's sexy S8 (best phone ever?) finally launches

Samsung's sexy S8 (best phone ever?) finally launches

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Tech Reporter Aki Anastasiou.

"Zuma's support is waning"

"Zuma's support is waning"

News24 Editor Adriaan Basson provides insightful analysis on President Zuma's 'game' and what might have happened in Cabinet.

Mixed reactions to Motlanthe's eulogy at Ahmed Kathrada's funeral

Mixed reactions to Motlanthe's eulogy at Ahmed Kathrada's funeral

Loud cheers could be heard from the crowds when former president Kgalema Motlanthe read from struggle icon, Kathrada's letter

Police questioning man about death of Mitchells Plain girl

Police questioning man about death of Mitchells Plain girl

11-year-old Stacha Arendse was reported missing on Monday and her body was found on a field after an intensive search on Tuesday.

Gordhan gets standing ovation amid Cabinet reshuffle speculations

Gordhan gets standing ovation amid Cabinet reshuffle speculations

The Cabinet meeting will take place later today after the funeral of struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada.

[WATCH] Motlanthe ovation as he quotes Kathrada's call for Zuma to step down

[WATCH] Motlanthe ovation as he quotes Kathrada's call for Zuma to step down

As part of his eulogy, former president Kgalema Motlanthe read from a letter Kathrada wrote to President Jacob Zuma last year.

"Jacob Zuma doesn't care about ANC and South Africa"

"Jacob Zuma doesn't care about ANC and South Africa"

Political analyst Prince Mashele says the ANC has to teach President Zuma a lesson if he reshuffles Cabinet to benefit himself.