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.
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.
Exclusive Books opened their first bricks-and-mortar shop in King George Street in Johannesburg in 1951. Now Exclusive Books has 38 South African stores, 1 in Botswana and since 1999, an online shop (which has evolved as online shopping has changed). You can lose hours browsing the physical stores and to make them even more awesome, they have added coffee shops to some of their stores. Alternatively you can try browsing in the online store. Here you will find the range of books you expect at Exclusive, as well as ebooks, music, films, games, gifts and stationary, corporate gifts and electronics.
Wantitall has over 14 million items it is able to import from the USA. Wantitall has been online for 10 years, and specializes in sourcing products that are hard to find locally. They claim to be able to import over 14 million items from the USA, which they are then able to deliver to your door. Wantitall has an impressive list of items it can source including DVD’s, Electronics, Jewellery, Music, PC Hardware, Photography, Toys, Video Games, Watches, Camera’s, Memory, Computer graphics cards, Computer RAM, Hard disks, Motherboards, Car parts, Motorbike helmets, Motorbike gloves, Horse saddles, Microphones, Radio controlled cars, Men’s shoes, Woman’s shoes, Bags, Apparel, Clothing, Books, Compact disks, Hi-fi equipment, Vitamins, Baby items, Victoria Secret items, Perfumes, Video Games, Health Products, Bedding, Furniture, Home improvement items, Outdoor living items, Scientific gear and Kitchen goods.
Loot is one of South Africa’s oldest online shopping destinations. Online Retailer Loot.co.za first went online in 2003 making it one of the countries oldest online shopping portals. This longevity has made Loot one of the top online stores in South Africa along with Takealot and Wantitall (all with bases in Cape Town). These three are established online retailers in South Africa and cover much of the same ground. This means it is useful to shop all three, or to use a price comparison site like Pricecheck when researching a product. Loot has a catalog of over 10 million products comprising books, DVD’s, Blu-Ray, games, music, computers, electronics, toys, baby, wine, kitchen and home, stationery and office, arts and crafts and outdoor.
Visit Takealot first when you are shopping online. Takealot has been around for some years as Take2, before it was acquired and re-branded in 2011 by US hedge fund Tiger Global. In 2014 Tiger Global bought Mr. Delivery giving them their own logistics network, as well as the fashion website Superbalist.com. In 2015 Takealot merged with the Kalahari, the oldest online store in South Africa, and in April 2017 Naspers signed an agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Takealot for approximately R960 million. Takealot is currently the biggest e-commerce platform in South Africa with 19 categories including Home, Garden, Pool & Patio, Camping & Outdoor, Office & Stationery, Luggage & Travel, Health & Beauty, Pets, Sport, Home & Kitchen, Baby & Toddler, Computers, Cameras, TV, Audio & Video, Cellular & GPS, Movies, Gaming, Books, Music, Toys and Fashion, with over 9 million products listed.