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Takealot AB’s Eagles to Bowl Over Fans During Inaugural 3TCricket Solidarity Cup

As a proudly South African brand, Takealot.com is honoured to announce its sponsorship of one of three teams taking part in the inaugural 3TCricket Solidarity Cup. On 17 June 2020, Cricket fans across the country were bowled over with the announcement of an innovative and exciting new form of cricket: 3TeamCricket. This fresh take on […]

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SAFETY TIPS FOR RECEIVING AN ORDER

Shopping online is safe and easy. Simply follow the below steps when delivery takes place.

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THE TAKEALOT GROUP TO GIVE AWAY FABRIC FACE MASKS

23 April 2020 – As part of The Takealot Group’s commitment to promote social distancing and help curb the spread of Covid-19, Takealot and Superbalist have joined forces to locally produce and distribute over 500,000 fabric face masks. The non-medical grade fabric face masks have been designed and produced using Superbalist resources and will be […]

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NASPERS DELIVERS FIRST SHIPMENT OF CRITICAL PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

20 April 2020 – Naspers announced that its first shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) has arrived in South Africa, following the company’s commitment of R 1,5 billion in emergency aid to the country. Naspers is contributing R 500 million to the Solidarity Response Fund and is procuring R 1 billion worth of PPE and […]

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LOCKDOWN UPDATE | WE’RE BACK WITH ESSENTIAL ITEMS

As of Monday evening, 30th March 2020, Takealot.com reopened for trade. We will focus on the sale and delivery of essential goods as authorised and prescribed by the South African Government. Thank you for your patience while we made the necessary changes to our platforms to comply with the Government directives under the national lockdown. […]

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TAKEALOT.COM | LOCKDOWN UPDATE

On Monday 23rd March 2020 the President announced a nationwide lockdown starting at 23h59, Thursday, 26th March 2020. Although the current regulations limit us to providing only essential goods at this time, worldwide the picture is quite different and e-commerce companies have largely been allowed to operate as usual while prioritising essential goods.  We have […]

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TAKEALOT.COM | COVID-19: TAKING ACTION

On Thursday, 19th March 2020, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, announced new regulations in terms of the Disaster Management Act to prevent price gouging on key personal hygiene and everyday essential products. In light of our ongoing support to fight against the Covid-19 crisis and commitment to keeping our customers informed, this […]

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TAKEALOT.COM | COVID-19 UPDATE

Cape Town, 18 March 2020: COVID-19 is having a huge impact on the world and the country and it is up to every one of us to play our part to ensure that the spread and effects of the virus are limited as much as possible. As this unprecedented situation continues to develop, the safety […]

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For the first time ever, we're bring you incredible Blue Dot Sale EARLY ACCESS deals at our BLACK FRIDAY PRICES! Read on to find out more

Blue Dot Sale EARLY ACCESS

EXCLUSIVE APP-ONLY DEALS GET EARLY ACCESS DEALS DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX THREE EASY TIPS FOR HASSLE-FREE SHOPPING BLUE DOT SALE – SAVE THE DATE! TAKEALOT PICKUP POINT FESTIVE OPERATING HOURS – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

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Get ready for the takealot.com Blue Dot Sale | Our biggest sale of the year!

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TAKEALOT AND SUPERBALIST LAUNCH NEW ANNUAL EVENT – THE ULTIMATE CHECKOUT

TAKEALOT AND SUPERBALIST LAUNCH NEW ANNUAL EVENT – THE ULTIMATE CHECKOUT Insights of 1.7-million shoppers inform curated deals on favourite products Cape Town, 17 July 2019: In line with international trends and following on the success of Black Friday, the Takealot Group is once again leading the charge with a first-of-its-kind shopping event in South […]

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TAKEALOT.COM HAS PARTNERED WITH THE ULTIMATE BRAAI MASTER

CAN YOU HANDLE THE HEAT? The search is on for the next Ultimate Braai Master! With season 6 of the hit show airing Sunday, 3 February, there’s never been a better time to show off your local is lekker braai skills, and as a proud sponsor, takealot.com is challenging YOU to braai up a storm […]

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SPREE AND SUPERBALIST MERGE

SPREE AND SUPERBALIST MERGE Cape Town – 18 June, 2018 – Media24 and Takealot.com today announced that they will merge their online fashion brands, Spree and Superbalist, creating an exciting online fashion platform for South African consumers. In South Africa the penetration of online retail sales is currently around 1%, while in the USA, China […]

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50 NIFTY WAYS TO SAVE WATER EVERY DAY

50 NIFTY WAYS TO SAVE WATER EVERY DAY Cape Town, Thursday 1 February 2018 - With Day Zero currently forecasted for 12 April 2018, the City of Cape Town will today implement level 6B water. This means 50 litres per person, per day. Some South Africans have shown astounding ingenuity and resourcefulness in preserving every precious […]

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BLACK FRIDAY TAKES SA BY STORM

BLACK FRIDAY TAKES SA BY STORM South Africa, November, 2017 - Takealot.com, the online retailer that brought global shopping phenomenon Black Friday to South Africa in 2012, says the event has taken South Africa by storm, growing exponentially year-on-year. Takealot’s own year-on-year figures have risen from R1-million in 2012 to R56-million last year – and it expects […]

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CHANGING SOUTH AFRICANS’ PERCEPTIONS AROUND ONLINE SHOPPING

M&C Saatchi Abel and Takealot.com change South Africans’ perceptions around online shopping. October, 2017 - Every family has their go-to guy; the person whose name gets called every time mom or dad needs something, big or small. This is the premise of Takealot.com’s new campaign, developed by M&C Saatchi Abel and directed by Michael Middleton for Jump […]

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TAKEALOT.COM’S 2017 BESTSELLING BOOKS

TAKEALOT.COM’S 2017 BESTSELLING BOOKS: SOUTH AFRICANS LOOKING FOR PURPOSE, COMEDY – AND BIKINI BODIES Kayla Itsines’ The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide is the bestselling book on Takealot.com in 2017 Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime second bestselling Roald Dahl’s 15 Book Boxset bestseller in kids’ category Simon Sinek’s Start with Why leads self-help […]

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TAKEALOT.COM NOMINATED FOR 5 PRICECHECK TECH & ECOMMERCE AWARDS

Thank you to all who nominated Takealot.com for the 2017 PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce awards! Last year Takealot.com proudly walked away with the Best Customer Service,  People’s Choice and Overall Winner awards. This year Takealot.com is nominated in five categories, so to improve on last year’s three awards we need your votes! To vote for Takealot.com simply click on […]

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TAKEALOT RAISES ADDITIONAL CAPITAL TO CONTINUE GROWTH

Takealot, South Africa’s leading eCommerce company, attracts additional investment from Naspers. Cape Town, 11 April 2017 – Takealot Online (Pty) Ltd today announced a R960 million investment from Naspers. This latest investment follows earlier investment from both Tiger Global and Naspers in 2015 and underlines the continued commitment to Takealot and confidence in the potential […]

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TAKEALOT CELEBRATES DISNEY PRINCESSES THIS APRIL

Find out which Disney Princess was crowned customers’ favourite. Cape Town, 10 April 2017: Takealot announced today that it will be celebrating all things Disney Princess in a special week of heartwarming deals from 10-16 April 2017. As part of this, the company ran a Disney Princess Week poll on Takealot’s Facebook page and the […]

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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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