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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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MAKE THE MOST OF THE TAKEALOT.COM BLUE DOT SALE

       

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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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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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Technology entrepreneur, Willem van Biljon, joins takealot.com

Willem van Biljon has joined South Africa’s fastest growing online retailer takealot.com as Co-CEO and Chief Technology Officer. A seasoned technology entrepreneur, Van Biljon co-founded Mosaic Software, the creators of the Postilion payment system, and was one of the leaders that built Amazon’s EC2 cloud service and Nimbula. Commenting on von Biljon’s appointment, co-CEO Kim […]

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Takealot.com raises over $100 million led by Tiger Global Management

Takealot.com, South Africa’s fastest growing online retailer, has raised over $100 million for continued expansion in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. The South African market has shown encouraging signs of ecommerce growth in the past three years as an increasing number of consumers become accustomed to transacting online. The potential for ecommerce is large: In […]

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World Aids Day – Beautiful Gate

As part of their World AIDS Day initiative, on Friday 29th November, takealot.com donated over 700 books to their charity partner, Beautiful Gate, with a retail value of R125,900. Beautiful Gate is a charity based in Crossroads that addresses the issues of HIV/AIDS and its impact on local children, families and the community. Kim Reid, […]

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