by Staff Reporter on 17/08/12 at 7:26 am
An independent study held by a major retail group shows that retail conducted online accounts for only 0.5% of the total retail sales in South Africa. When this is compared to figures of other European and Asian countries these statistics can jump up to 10% of total retail sales.
This shows not only the potential of the online market but also dictates as to where the Southern African market will be in the future as innovation, secure payment methods and an online retail culture develop.
Furthermore studies suggest that 80% of online retailers are profitable with a mere 1% of business running a loss online. With this in mind, there is no better way to explore and possibly capitalise on this increasing trend at the upcoming On-line retailing Conference which will take place on 10 and 11 of October 2012 at the Tsogo Sun Cape Sun in Cape Town.
This event will be highlighting the most important aspects regarding on-line retailing such as trends impacting on on-line retailing, Omni channel retailing, Multi-channel approach to growing on-line, the CPA & retail and Convenient & secure payments for internet shoppers.
Trade conferences International’s fourth bi-annual Online Retailing Conference Cape Town 2012 will bring technology, innovation, management, implementation, governance, security, and industry leaders all together in the melting pot of twenty-first century online retailing.
Fred Roed, the CEO of World Wide Creative , will be addressing delegates on retail lessons from a rock ‘n roll band: Building a passionate online community which will explore topics such as converting community members into retail customers; challenges facing retailers in the digital economy; profitable case studies in building online communities and lessons we can implement in our own strategies.
Professionals dealing with e-commerce, on-line marketing, digital marketing, brand management and development, sales, business development, advertising, web management, software development, mobile marketing, content/product management, operations management, system development, IT management, systems engineering, loyalty and rewards, customer retention management and customer value management will benefit by attending this conference.
Join previous attendee companies such as Exclusive Books, First National Bank, Woolworths, Foschini Group, Dischem and Hi-fi Corporation by gaining insight into the ever evolving on-line concept by interacting with prestigious speakers such as Avinesh Pillay, the industry manager for Google; Craig Ballantyne, the MD for Fastmoving; Amanda Cromhout, the managing director of Truth and Danie Strachan, partner at Adams and Adams to name just a few.
Don’t delay, secure your seat and register as a delegate NOW.
Date: 10, 11 October 2012
Venue: Tsogo Sun, Cape Sun, Cape Town
Cost: R6 500 Excl.
Contact Alessandro Traini at TCI on 011 803 0009 for the full brochure, registration form or any further information.
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