Takealot – South Africa’s biggest e-commerce platform

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.

Takelot was voted South Africa’s favourite eCommerce site for 2015, and draws more than 30% of online traffic in it’s sector. This is much more than its local competitor Bidorbuy, and also more than Amazon and eBay in South Africa.

It is necessary to sign-up for a Takealot account but this is fairly painless. With an account you can sign up for the newsletter that will keep you informed of their daily deals and specials. There is a Takealot mobile app available at the Google Play and Apple app stores and as an incentive there are app only discounts.

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Payment options including VISA and  Mastercard debit and credit cards. EFT, bank deposits , C.O.D., mobicred, iPay, Payfast, Discovery, sBucks, eBucks and others.

Takealot offers  free delivery for orders over R450. Some of their items are drop shipped, meaning that it has to be ordered from a supplier which can mean delays in delivery. This is indicated in the product description. No worries though as Takealot holds huge amounts of items in stock in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Takealot has a 30 days returns policy on most items and they send a courier to collect the item and they cover the cost of that, and of getting the item back to you.

Takealot can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Instagram

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