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Africa’s best kept secret!

On September 27th and 28th, wiGroup participated in its first, of a long series of international trade shows outside of Africa. “Restaurant Tech Live”, hosted at the impressive ExCel London Conference Center, gathered Hospitality focused professionals from the four corners of Europe and attracted over 9000 visitors. On top of being a great forum to…
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02
Hold onto your seats, it’s a bumpy ride ahead

The Budget confirmed it. Times are hard, and they are about to get a whole lot tougher for consumers and retailers alike. Households are cutting back on spending, while trying to make ends meet. Brands now need to pull out all the stops to keep loyal customers happy, and need to work harder to entice…
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03
Keeping up with the smartphone revolution

The way we shop has changed. Consumers today are more informed, more connected and more demanding. Technology and smartphones have made consumers accustomed to instant gratification, they expect to have items available on their terms. The reality is now with shoppers no longer needing to visit brick-and-mortar stores to buy items, traditional retailers need to…
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04
Accept it – there’s a new way to shop

While omnichannel might be a marketing buzzword, what’s clear is that the multi-screen world is here to stay. Constant connectivity is changing the way we shop. As the digital and in-store experiences blur it’s opening up exciting new possibilities for forward-thinking retailers. So while executing a seamless omnichannel strategy may be no easy feat, it’s…
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05
“Turning on Retail” – Instore mobile technology activation

The world of retail came alive at the Cape Town based wiGroup offices with over 65 hospitality and retail organisations attending an interactive event that unpacked the future of the South African mobile transaction landscape. wiGroup, together with Barrows, hosted an interactive event that “turned on” retail through mobile transacting combined with digital media. Ten…
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06
Our cashless future relies on localisation, not novelty

South Africa’s perceived ‘failure to launch’ in respect to mobile money needs to be put into a global context. In the latest MasterCard Mobile Payments Readiness Index, only four countries – Singapore, Canada, the US and Kenya – score higher than 40 out of a possible 100. The inflection point, according to the report, sits…
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07
Has Africa lost it’s place at the head of the global mobile payments innovation race?

From the moment M-PESA launched in Kenya in 2007, Africa was heralded as the undisputed leader in the innovation and adoption of mobile payment services. Today, more than 17 million Kenyans use M-PESA, and in 2013 a full quarter of the country’s GDP passed through the service. But is Africa still leading the global mobile…
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08
From Local To Global Award: 5 Lessons Learned

  It’s been a whirlwind year of growth and change for wiGroup and we’re proud to be making our way to 2015 with a huge accolade. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – the world’s second largest professional services network – invited wiGroup to participate in its 2014 Accelerator programme for promising tech start-ups. We were chosen as winners in the…
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09
A quick round up of some interesting things going on in the world of Mobile right now…

It’s been a while since we did a post on some of the cool and interesting things happening out there in the world of Mobile, so here goes… Use of in-store mobile apps has doubled since last year We’re changing the way we shop and that shouldn’t be news to anyone, but the rate at…
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01
Africa’s best kept secret!

On September 27th and 28th, wiGroup participated in its first, of a long series of international trade shows outside of Africa. “Restaurant Tech Live”, hosted at the impressive ExCel London Conference Center, gathered Hospitality focused professionals from the four corners of Europe and attracted over 9000 visitors. On top of being a great forum to…
Read full article

02
Hold onto your seats, it’s a bumpy ride ahead

The Budget confirmed it. Times are hard, and they are about to get a whole lot tougher for consumers and retailers alike. Households are cutting back on spending, while trying to make ends meet. Brands now need to pull out all the stops to keep loyal customers happy, and need to work harder to entice…
Read full article

03
Keeping up with the smartphone revolution

The way we shop has changed. Consumers today are more informed, more connected and more demanding. Technology and smartphones have made consumers accustomed to instant gratification, they expect to have items available on their terms. The reality is now with shoppers no longer needing to visit brick-and-mortar stores to buy items, traditional retailers need to…
Read full article

04
Accept it – there’s a new way to shop

While omnichannel might be a marketing buzzword, what’s clear is that the multi-screen world is here to stay. Constant connectivity is changing the way we shop. As the digital and in-store experiences blur it’s opening up exciting new possibilities for forward-thinking retailers. So while executing a seamless omnichannel strategy may be no easy feat, it’s…
Read full article

07
Has Africa lost it’s place at the head of the global mobile payments innovation race?

From the moment M-PESA launched in Kenya in 2007, Africa was heralded as the undisputed leader in the innovation and adoption of mobile payment services. Today, more than 17 million Kenyans use M-PESA, and in 2013 a full quarter of the country’s GDP passed through the service. But is Africa still leading the global mobile…
Read full article

05
“Turning on Retail” – Instore mobile technology activation

The world of retail came alive at the Cape Town based wiGroup offices with over 65 hospitality and retail organisations attending an interactive event that unpacked the future of the South African mobile transaction landscape. wiGroup, together with Barrows, hosted an interactive event that “turned on” retail through mobile transacting combined with digital media. Ten…
Read full article

08
From Local To Global Award: 5 Lessons Learned

  It’s been a whirlwind year of growth and change for wiGroup and we’re proud to be making our way to 2015 with a huge accolade. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – the world’s second largest professional services network – invited wiGroup to participate in its 2014 Accelerator programme for promising tech start-ups. We were chosen as winners in the…
Read full article

06
Our cashless future relies on localisation, not novelty

South Africa’s perceived ‘failure to launch’ in respect to mobile money needs to be put into a global context. In the latest MasterCard Mobile Payments Readiness Index, only four countries – Singapore, Canada, the US and Kenya – score higher than 40 out of a possible 100. The inflection point, according to the report, sits…
Read full article

09
A quick round up of some interesting things going on in the world of Mobile right now…

It’s been a while since we did a post on some of the cool and interesting things happening out there in the world of Mobile, so here goes… Use of in-store mobile apps has doubled since last year We’re changing the way we shop and that shouldn’t be news to anyone, but the rate at…
Read full article

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