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How retailers can prepare for Black Friday 2020

Black Friday 2020 is around the corner. Is your eCommerce store ready? Last year, 50% of Black Friday purchases in...

Black Friday 2020 Marketing Ideas

It’s no secret that Black Friday is one of the busiest retail events for eCommerce merchants. And with so many...

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Integrating Payflex into your Magento eCommerce Store

Magento eCommerce payment gateway   What is Magento? Magento is one of the leading eCommerce Content Management Systems. Its many...

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Integrating Payflex into your WordPress WooCommerce eCommerce Store

Best Payment Gateway for WordPress   What is WordPress? WordPress is an open-source content management system used to power over...

How to Accept Card Payments Online

How to Accept Card Payments Online

Card payment solutions   You’ve spent so much time setting up your eCommerce site. You’ve wrestled with usability and design....

Integrating Payflex into your Prestashop eCommerce Store

What is PrestaShop?   PrestaShop is a free online e-commerce platform that you can use to create an online store....

Integrating Payflex into your Shopify eCommerce Store

What is Shopify?   Shopify is an eCommerce platform that lets you sell products and services online. Using Shopify, you...

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Integrating Payflex into your Custom CMS Store

What is a custom CMS ecommerce site?   A custom CMS site is a website built by a web development...

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Integrating Payflex into your OpenCart CMS Store

What is OpenCart?   OpenCart is an opensource eCommerce platform that allows you to build and maintain an online store....

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How does the Payflex Payment Gateway Help Merchants?

How does the Payflex payment gateway help merchants?   Payflex is an innovative eCommerce payment solution that can help online...

How does the Payflex payment gateway help shoppers

How does the Payflex Payment Gateway help Shoppers?

How does the Payflex payment gateway help shoppers?   Imagine you’re shopping online and come across the perfect pair of...

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Merchant Spotlight: Equilibrio

Merchant Spotlight: Equilibrio Equilibrio is a South African fashion blog and online women’s store designed for women who are too...

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Once upon a time: Building a brand story for your online store

Once upon a time: Building a brand story for your online store You might not have read the number 1...

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Increase Sales with the Payflex eCommerce Payment Gateway

Increase Sales with the Payflex eCommerce Payment Gateway   How can Payflex help you increase sales? Online shopping is still...

Ways to make the payment process easy for online customers

Ways to make the payment process easy for online customers

Ways to make the payment process easy for online customers While customer experience has become a key focus for eCommerce...

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Credit Payment Services

Credit Payment Services   If you run an eCommerce site, you probably know all about payment gateways which enable you...

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Meet Jessica: A Flexor’s Consumer Pen Portrait

Meet Jessica: A Flexor’s Consumer Pen Portrait Meet Jessica*, she’s a Flexor. Jessica is also a 20-something millennial living and...

Businesses Pivoting their way out of the Covid-19 Crisis

Businesses Pivoting their way out of the Covid-19 Crisis

Businesses Pivoting their way out of the Covid-19 Crisis Businesses across South Africa are showing tenacity, innovation and real digital...

Is your online store ready for Generation Z

Is your online store ready for Generation Z?

Is your online store ready for Generation Z? For online retailers, understanding your target audience is imperative to business success....

How to convert window shoppers into buyers

How to convert window shoppers into buyers

How to convert window shoppers into buyers Online window shopping.  As an eCommerce merchant, you’re all too familiar with the...

Measuring ROX for your Business

Measuring ROX for your Business

Measuring ROX for your Business It’s no longer enough to merely measure return-on-investment. Customer experience and more specifically, measuring Return...

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Best Products to Sell Online for an Isolated Customer Base

Best Products To Sell Online For An Isolated Customer Base As an online retailer you must be asking yourself right...

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Business ideas for a Post-Covid World

Business ideas for a Post-COVID World The Coronavirus crisis is an opportunity for companies to reinvent themselves and is expected...

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Interview with Dry Dock and their Unique Digital Wine Tastings

Interview with Dry Dock and their Unique Digital Wine Tastings Introduction to Dry Dock Businesses are pushing themselves to be...

Increasing shopper signups

Increasing shopper signups: an art form you need to learn

Increasing shopper signups: an art form you need to learn An email list of ready buyers is one of the...

What Do Health Epidemics Mean for Retail

What Do Health Epidemics Mean for Retail?

What Do Health Epidemics Mean for Retail? Let’s explore the question: what do health epidemics mean for retail? When governments...

Tips and tricks on checkout psychology & optimisation

Tips and tricks on checkout psychology & optimisation

Tips and tricks on checkout psychology & optimisation You’ll need a deep understanding of checkout psychology and optimisation if you’re...

Sustainable Packaging Ideas that Will Save the Planet and Save you Money

Sustainable Packaging Ideas For South African Retailers

Sustainable Packaging Ideas For South African Retailers Global warming and the pollution of the planet are finally getting the attention...

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The Online Activity Boom: Gaming, Sex and Zoom

The Online Activity Boom: Gaming, Sex and Zoom With most of us homebound due to the Coronavirus pandemic, South Africans...

Ways to reduce eCommerce returns

8 ways to reduce eCommerce returns

8 ways to reduce eCommerce returns eCommerce returns can be a significant headache for online merchants. In fact, the overall...

Most-Bought Online Products in South Africa

Most-Bought Online Items in South Africa: Are You Stocking them?

Most-Bought Online Products in South Africa: Are You Stocking them? To succeed as an online retailer, your store needs to...

How SA retailers can tap into Webrooming & Showrooming

How SA retailers can tap into Webrooming & Showrooming

How SA retailers can tap into Webrooming & Showrooming The way we shop is changing. Whether at home or in-store,...

10 great WordPress plugins for your Ecommerce website

10 Great WordPress Plugins for your Ecommerce Website

10 Great WordPress Plugins for your eCommerce Website When you’re an e-tailor, there’s always room for one more awesome WordPress...

Influencer Marketing for your Online Store

Should You be Using Influencer Marketing for your Online Store?

Should You be Using Influencer Marketing for your Online Store? South African Influencer marketing has become one of the most...

Building An Online Store in South Africa

Building Your Online Store in South Africa: A Guide

Building An Online Store in South Africa: A Guide Retailers should be looking for ways to build an online store...

Are credit card payment gateways the right way to go?

Credit card payment gateways are without question an essential for any eCommerce merchant looking to remain relevant. Credit cards remain...

The Pros and Cons of eCommerce Credit Card Payments for your Shoppers

As an eCommerce merchant, accepting credit card payments is essential in order to remain competitive. In fact, if you don’t...

Merchant Spotlight: Sam & Sage

Sam & Sage is a South African baby, toddler and kids lifestyle brand loved for its prints, playful graphics, bold...

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Millennial Moms: The eCom Mom Market You Can’t Ignore

Millennial Moms: The eCom Mom Market You Can’t Ignore Much has been written about the rising influence of the Millennial...

The democratisation of online payment systems

Online payment systems have come a long way over the last decade. Payflex takes a closer look at  how the...

Avoiding friction for your online store

Friction: The devil of any online store and how to avoid it

Friction: The devil of any online store and how to avoid it Online shoppers can easily get frustrated by friction,...

Solid eCommerce marketing principles every retailer should know

Not sure where to start when it comes to your eCommerce marketing principles? You’re not alone. Many retailers report marketing...

How to market your eCommerce Business on Social Media

If you’re an eCommerce business, social media is something you simply cannot afford to ignore. Below, Payflex guest blogger Chloe...

Payment Gateway Boom across South Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has leapfrogged the adoption of eCommerce in South Africa. This has lead to a boom in the...

Attracting Millennials to Your Online Store

Attracting Millennials to Your Online Store

Attracting millennials to your online store is of absolute importance if you want your business to be sustainable. The reason...

Merchant Spotlight: Leigh Avenue

Leigh Avenue is a design house for handcrafted bespoke jewellery. Payflex speaks to founder Leanne Shakenovsky to find out more...

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6 Ways to Increase Your Online Sales in Less than 15 Minutes

The thought of making changes to your eCommerce site can sometimes be daunting. Every task feels so big. But there...

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Accept Credit Card Payments on your eCommerce Site and Increase your Sales with Payflex

Receive credit card payments online   If you run an eCommerce site, you’ll understand the importance of being able to...

How to help your customers shop responsibly

How to Help Your Customers Shop Responsibly

Helping your customers to shop responsibly is critical to your business growth. If you’re after sustainable growth and dreaming about...

How to offer eCommerce Debit Card Payments on your online store

When it comes to learning how to offer debit card payments on your online store, it can get tricky.  Today’s...

Reasons Online Shoppers Abandon their Carts

The Top Ten Reasons Online Shoppers Abandon their Carts

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Receive Credit Card Payments Online

Integrating Payflex on your eCommerce Site is Easy

Ecommerce payment gateway integration   Payflex is a brilliant new online payment solution that allows customers to pay for their...

Accept debit card payments online with Payflex

Accept Debit Card Payments on your eCommerce Site and Increase your Sales with Payflex

Online Debit Card Payments   In order to run an eCommerce website, you need to be able to accept payments...

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Why is Payflex the Ultimate Payment Solution for Your Online Store?

Choosing efficient payment gateways for your online store is one of the most critical tasks you will do as an...

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Payflex Merchant Services

Merchant Services   What are Merchant Services? Merchant services are the services that allow a retailer to accept debit card...

What kind of online payment methods should you be offering your customers?

Customers are increasingly demanding choice at checkout when it comes to online payment methods. Which is why  it’s vital for...

Company of one – The case for keeping your business small

‘A great man is always willing to be little’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson  In business, bigger is often perceived as...