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THE RISE OF WATER WISE PRODUCTS

Leading retailers are seeing water wise sales grow as South Africans seek to save water wherever they can Cape Town, 10 March 2017: National Water Week takes place from Monday, 13, until Sunday, 19 March 2017. retailers are seeing water wise sales grow as South Africans seek to save water wherever they can,a water wise lifestyle. […]

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NINTENDO SWITCH LAUNCHES FOR PRE-ORDER ON TAKEALOT

Nintendo’s breakthrough console available locally as part of global launch. 27 January 2017, Cape Town - Core Gaming Systems announced today that Nintendo Switch will be available for the Recommended Retail Price of R5,599. The breakthrough home video game console, which not only connects to a TV at home, but also instantly transforms into an on-the-go […]

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XPERIA EAR IS NOW AVAILABLE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Sony Mobile together with Takealot bring you the Xperia Ear. South Africa, Johannesburg, 26th January 2017: Sony Mobile Communications today announced that Xperia Ear is available exclusively at takealot.com. Xperia Ear is a smart product from Sony Mobile, an in-ear personal assistant to help communicate and get things done via conversational voice interaction and simple head gestures. […]

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THE RASPBERRY PI FAMILY OFFICIALLY ARRIVES AT TAKEALOT.COM

The Raspberry Pi family officially arrives at takealot.com 6 December 2016, Cape Town – RS Components, the leading online distributor of industrial and electronic components, is bringing the revolutionary Raspberry Pi 3 board and accessories to consumers across South Africa, by launching their products on takealot.com, South Africa’s largest online store, for the first time. First […]

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TAKEALOT.COM WINS THREE PRICECHECK TECH & ECOMMERCE AWARDS

Takealot takes home Best Customer Service, People’s Choice and Overall Winner. 23 SEP 2016, Cape Town – takealot.com, South Africa’s leading online retailer, has been awarded three top trophies at the PriceCheck Tech & eCommerce Awards held in Cape Town yesterday evening. Beating stiff competition from the likes of Zando and Yuppiechef, Takealot proudly walked […]

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TAKEALOT.COM SALUTES THE PYJAMA DRESS CODE

Leading e-tailer promotes shopping when you want, wearing what you want in the face of recent grocery store dress code controversy. 20 May 2016, Cape Town – takealot.com, South Africa’s leading online retailer, has swiftly responded to trending news reports surrounding the controversial poster at a leading national bricks-and-mortar retailer that appeared to ban customers […]

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A TOAST TO CONVENIENCE: LIQUOR ARRIVES AT TAKEALOT.COM

South Africa’s leading online retailer adds liquor to its top shelf 13 May 2016, Cape Town – takealot.com, South Africa’s leading online retailer, adds a brand new Liquor category to its ever-growing product range this week. The new Liquor department is launching with a strong range of spirits, MCC, champagne and sparkling wine, offering customers […]

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A warm welcome to takealot.com

On the 5th of January 2015 the merger between Kalahari.com and takealot.com, two of the leading general online retailers in South Africa was approved by the Competition Commission. The transaction was structured in such a way that the business of Kalahari.com was transferred to Takealot Online (Pty) Ltd with Naspers and Tiger Global Management each […]

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South African online retail leader formed with approval of Takealot-Kalahari merger

The competition authority announced the approval of the merger application of takealot.com and Kalahari.com, two of South Africa’s leading ecommerce players on the 5th of January 2015. This pioneering online retail merger becomes effective on 01 February 2015. takealot.com’s founder and co-CEO Kim Reid said, “We are super excited about the approval of the transaction. […]

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Kalahari merges with takealot.com

Two of South Africa’s leading eCommerce businesses combine to create a platform of scale Johannesburg, October 7, 2014 – Kalahari.com and takealot.com, two of the leading general etailers in South Africa, today announced that they are merging their operations. The move was driven by the fact that, without scale, SA etailers simply can’t compete successfully against […]

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RIP Shopping Trolley – online retailer takes responsibility for the death of the shopping trolley

Adopt-a-trolley movement recycles abandoned trolleys South African online retailer, takealot.com has taken responsibility for the thousands of shopping trolleys that have been put out of commission since 2011 due to the rise of e-commerce in South Africa. Yesterday [Tuesday 2 September], social media sites were abuzz as Cape Town and Johannesburg commuters commented on quirky […]

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takealot.com acquires Superbalist.com

Today takealot.com, South Africa’s fastest growing online retailer has announced the 100% acquisition of Superbalist.com. Superbalist.com, a curated, design & apparel centered online retailer, focused on the millennial generation, was founded in 2010. Speaking towards the acquisition, takealot.com founder Kim Reid said “We are super excited about the acquisition. The millennial generation is deemed to […]

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takealot.com launches a new mobile website

South Africa’s fastest growing retailer, takealot.com, has announced the launch of its new mobile website, which involves a redesigned user interface and an improved user experience, from site navigation, to product listings, to a new fast and efficient check out process. Commenting on the announcement, takeaot.com co-CEO Willem Van Biljon said “We are a customer […]

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takealot.com Now Selling Google Glass Explorer Edition

South Africa’s fastest growing retailer, takealot.com, has announced it is selling “Google Glass Explorer Edition”, which will sell for R26,999 on the website. Commenting on the announcement, takeaot.com CEO Kim Reid said “We are a customer obsessed company and we are pleased to be the first e-commerce player in South Africa to stock one of […]

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takealot.com announces headline sponsorship of Cape Town 10s 2015

(Cape Town, 17 July 2014) South Africa’s fastest growing online retailer takealot.com has signed on as the official headline sponsor of the rapidly growing Cape Town 10s for 2015. The world’s biggest 10s tournament, now known as takealot.com Cape Town 10s will return to Hamilton’s Rugby Club for their seven year anniversary on 6th and […]

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