Ecommerce has been used for years to sell quality South African goods abroad. Businesses to consumer sales to the USA or Europe are a profitable niche market which grew during the COVID lockdown. So did business to business ecommerce. Now the African Free Trade Area is reducing tariffs and encouraging ecommerce merchants to look at new opportunities to trade cross-frontiers. South African ecommerce merchants need to be aware of these new opportunities to sell business to business and business to consumer within the African continent.
There have also been some innovative developments in cross-border payments which will be of great assistance to e-merchants – the TCIB system in the SADC countries created by BankServ, and the Afreximbank’s PAPSS, for example.
In the near future, South African business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-merchants will benefit from economies of scale in the new continental marketplace.
This is the first event specifically designed to assist and encourage e-merchants and ecommerce service providers to look at cross border sales to the traditional markets, and also to the African continent as their next frontier.
What the Ecommerce Forum South Africa is saying about POPIA
Fireside Chats on POPIA Part 1
Fireside Chats on POPIA Part 2
Fireside Chats on POPIA Part 3
Fireside Chats on POPIA Part 4
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The Ecommerce Forum South Africa (EFSA) was created by major Ecommerce players in November 2016, with the mission to increase awareness, confidence and capability of the ecommerce (online selling) sector in South Africa. The EFSA is the forum for all players in the Ecommerce industry — working cohesively with each other to enrich the overall ecommerce industry in South Africa.
Membership is open to all stakeholders in the African eCommerce industry, including e-tailers and service providers. To encourage a collaborative environment, members joining the Ecommerce Forum South Africa are asked to contribute based on the size of their business. All members will have access to the same resources and benefits (Training, Research, Representation, Forum & Networking).
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