Hellopeter is South Africa’s top reviews company. Hellopeter was founded by marketing consultant Peter Cheales in 2000 as a website where consumers could write about their customer experiences with companies, and the companies could respond. Since most people want to write about bad experiences, the site quickly became a place for people to air their grievances about poor service from companies they often felt helpless against. The site was sold to a consortium of South African and international entrepreneurs in 2014 and has continued to grow into the largest company review and customer service companies in the country.
HomeChoice is a huge, JSE listed, digital channel with catalogue and online shopping. HomeChoice International PLC is an investment holding company incorporated in Malta and listed on the JSE. HomeChoice has operations in South Africa and Mauritius although 92% of it’s customers base is in South Africa. HomeChoice Group in South Africa consists of two brands. Retail operations HomeChoice, and personal loans and insurance products provider, FinChoice. Homechoice sells an extensive range of bedding, blankets, textiles, curtains, towels and bathroom accessories, luggage, lounge furnishings, home appliances, kitchenware, dinnerware, electronics, and men’s, women’s and children’s fashion and footwear to the expanding urban middle-income mass market.
Browse your favourite catalogues in one place, and compare products on special from all the major retailers in South Africa. Guzzle is an aggregation portal that lists paper and digital catalogs from hundreds of major retailers in South Africa. What Guzzle does is to capture over 20 000 products that are on special each week. When the specials expire, they do it all over again. By focusing only on items at special prices, Guzzle provides the easiest way to browsing all catalogue promotions in South Africa. This means that you – the consumer – scan save time and money by finding the best deal on the items you are looking for. There are over 200 retailers listed on Guzzle including Clicks, Builders, Musica, MTN, Cell C, Pick n Pay, Dion Wired, Trappers and Pick n Pay Hyper.
iShoponlineSA is the exclusive retailer of Venum Fight Gear as loved by MMA’s and EFC sportsmen and women. The best known e-commerce platform in the world is probably Shopify. Using Shopify, vendors can set up an online store, and it is easy to organize products, customize the storefront, accept payments and track and respond to orders. With e-commerce growing in South Africa, plenty of vendors are using Shopify to sell their products. iShoponlineSA is such a site. Launched in November 2017 by FAB Business Services, iShoponlineSA has various categories including clothing, accessories, toys, electronic, sports, kids & baby, home & kitchen, camping & outdoor and stationery.
Zasttra is an online Mall where you can shop for a extensive range of products. Founded in 2013 and based in Pietermaritzburg, Zasttra started out selling on bidorbuy and still have a presence there. Their stated goal is to be the no. 1 online retail store in South Africa. Zasttra claims to be your easiest place to shop online in South Africa where you can purchase electronics, home appliances, clothing, footwear, mobile phones, computers,tablets, accessories, automobile parts.
Yes, the Steers Whacky Wednesday promotion is still going strong! For many years now, Steers has been making my Wednesday something to look forward to with their “Whacky Wednesday” promotion which is a “buy one burger and get one free” deal and although the price has crept up over the years, it is still excellent value. Steers is SA’s leading burger brand and has been serving South Africans 100% pure beef, flame-grilled burgers and freshly cut chips for almost 50 years. Steers has more than 525 outlets in operation. Of these 36 are in other African countries such as Nigeria, Mauritius and Zambia. There are also 7 outlets in non-African countries. Steers makes it’s mark by providing an excellent range of flame-grilled and value-for-money hamburgers.
South Africa’s largest online marketplace with auctions and fixed price sales. Launched in August 1999, bidorbuy.co.za was the original South African online auction site modeled after the likes of e-Bay. Today, it is a massive online marketplace that brings buyers and sellers together to trade almost anything through online auctions and fixed price sales. What sets bidorbuy apart is the sheer volume and range of goods listed. There are 33 categories including electronics, arts and crafts, cars, clothing, property, games, gardens, hobbies, health etc. The majority of goods sold on bidorbuy are new items, as opposed to second-hand goods. The ratio of fixed price listings relative to auction listings is on the increase. bidorbuy has millions of shoppers bidding, buying and making offers to thousands of sellers via 24/7 through the website, mobi site and bidorbuy mobile ap.
The curated online marketplace connecting local businesses to local customers. Launched in November 2016 Hyperli features promotions on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy across South Africa in the form of business listings, discounted offerings, and pre-packaged experiences. Hyperli’s stated mission is to create moments of perfect engagement between customers, partner businesses and employees. This is really an new spin, or perhaps an evolution, of the group buying sites we saw a few years ago. Not surprising as Hyperli was founded by former Groupon SA staff members. In line with current trends, although Hyperli has some physical products, it is more about “experiential” products – a tour on a Harley, a special meal, or a day at the Spa.
Keeping South Africa’s youth “in” with the latest and coolest trends and style advice. Founded as Citymob in November 2010, Superbalist was relaunched in November 2013 as an online style destination for young South Africans. Superbalist then caught the attention of online retail giant Takealot, who acquired the website in August 2014. Like most of the biggest online retailers in the country, Superbalist is based in the Mother City. Superbalist styles itself as a South African youth culture online fashion destination with a lineup of the best brands in apartment and women’s and men’s fashion. Superbalist lists the latest and coolest sneakers, dresses, accessories, denim, shoes, homeware and gadgets from over 500 brands.