Online shopping goes viral as SA shops from indoors

22 March 2020 - 00:25 By NTANDO THUKWANA and NICK WILSON

One side-effect of the coronavirus pandemic is that it could encourage a big shift among consumers to online retail in SA, a segment that is still in its infancy here.

Derek Cikes, commercial director of fintech company Payflex, says online retail sales make up about 2% of total business in SA at the moment, whereas in the US, Australia or UK it is closer to 10%...

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