Win Your Own Online Store – Top Opportunity For SME

Win Your Own Online Store – Top Opportunity For SME


As omni-channel retail continues to see massive growth in South Africa and globally, thanks in part to greater mobile penetration and an increasingly fastidious customer, more and more bricks and mortar retailers are considering ecommerce.

Now, exciting news for local SME retail companies – omni-channel and online retail specialists, Emerce Commerce have just launched a fantastic competition in which one business will win the build of an online store.

Reach wider audiences and win new customers

“As an experienced team of online retail shopping specialists, seeing businesses succeed by taking their offering to the next level via ecommerce is literally what makes us tick. This is an incredible opportunity for a profitable local business that is ready to reach a far wider audience and harness technology to win new customers. If you think you meet the criteria, we want to hear from you,” says Matt Roux, CTO for Emerce Commerce.

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There is surely no better way to demonstrate the value of an online store that works effectively within the broader business and customer strategy than by building an ecommerce site for a forward-thinking company ready to take the leap.

SMEs interested in entering the competition can visit and complete the entry form. Entries close on 18 August 2016.

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Put the customer at the centre

Positioning the customer at the centre of ecommerce is critical to developing an online solution that customers will love and ultimately, use.

Emerce Commerce recently bought a 51% stake in leading boutique customer loyalty agency, Truth, which is testament to how seriously Emerce Commerce views customer-centricity.

Amanda Cromhout, founder of Truth and CEO of both Emerce Commerce and Truth concludes, “We thrive on assisting our customers to achieve increased online lead generation and ecommerce revenues through solutions that are customer-first. So if this sounds like an enticing offer to any business-owner who meets the criteria, then we encourage them to get in touch and enter the competition.”

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How to enter to win your own online store *

The competition runs from 11 July 2016 to 18 August 2016 and is open to any business that:

  • Is a company or Close Corporation registered and trading in the Republic of South Africa
  • Is registered as a VAT vendor in the Republic of South Africa and has an annual turnover of greater than R1,5m and;
  • Sells physical products.

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The winner will be selected on 30th August 2016. Selection will be based upon the answers submitted in the electronic entry form and the winner will be chosen at the discretion of the Emerce Commerce Directors.

* Terms & conditions apply

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