Growth opportunities to look out for in ecommerce

Bob group

Bob Group Managing Director Andy Higgins believes 2024 will be the year online retail in South Africa will start to accelerate and catch up with international uptake. Higgins, who took the reins when marketplace giant bidorbuy (now Bob shop) and logistics powerhouse uAfrica (now Bob Go) amalgamated to form the Bob Group ecommerce ecosystem last […]

How we are building a billion-dollar technology-driven South African company

Short answer: You need an amazing team with a common vision coupled with some luck. The longer answer: Let’s face it, the likelihood of you reading this would have been significantly lower if the article title were more straightforward, such as “Bob Group 2023 year in review”. We still have some way to go but […]

A step-by-step guide to crafting the perfect store name

deciding on a business name is vital

Choosing the right name for your store is a vital step in establishing a strong brand identity. It’s the first impression customers will have, and it sets the tone for their entire shopping experience. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of crafting the perfect store name that speaks to your target audience […]

Winning R50,000 is easier than you think!

Black Friday 2023 is just around the corner, and the excitement is building. Bob Shop is ready to play its part in making this the biggest and best South African shopping event of the year. What South Africans can expect this Black Friday As South Africa gears up for Black Friday, consumers will be looking […]

Bob Group’s Everything Ecommerce extravaganza: A comprehensive event recap

Everything Ecommerce is an event series hosted by Bob Group, designed to provide ecommerce merchants with invaluable networking and learning opportunities. This event is designed to be both educational and inspirational, offering merchants an incredible opportunity to connect with esteemed local ecommerce experts and ambitious entrepreneurs. Our debut event took place at the Bob Group […]

How to choose a product that meets market needs

choosing the right product is crucial for your business

Choosing the right product is crucial for business success. It’s not just about having a great idea; it’s about ensuring that your product fulfills a genuine need in the market. This process requires careful research, a deep understanding of your target audience, and a willingness to adapt. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the […]

Insights and highlights from Ecommerce Live 2023

The team at Ecommerce Live 2023 sharing insights into ecommerce trends

The bustling halls of Ecommerce Live 2023 echoed with the excitement and anticipation of ecommerce enthusiasts, merchants, and industry experts from across South Africa. This year’s event was held on Tuesday, 12 September 2023 at the Sandton Convention Centre. It brought together a diverse range of speakers and ecommerce experts, providing invaluable insights and trends […]