The 2014 South African eCommerce Conference in association with takealot.com

takealot.comtakealot.com was officially launched in June 2011 post the successful acquisition of an existing eCommerce business called Take2 by the US based Hedge Fund, Tiger Global Management and Kim Reid in October 2010. The business was initiated with a simple vision in mind: To be the largest, simplest, most customer centric online shopping destination in Africa.

The business has evolved rapidly since inception, opening and expanding warehouses in Cape Town and Johannesburg, expanding category selection from the traditional categories of DVD’s, Games, Music and Books to lifestyle categories like Home and Kitchen, Baby and Toddler, Health and Beauty and Sport while also taking control over its own logistics with the purchase of a controlling interest in Mr. Delivery.

Today takealot.com is one of the fastest growing, most innovative eCommerce retailers on the African continent. At the core of everything we do is our customer. We are passionate about providing great customer experiences, beginning with the moment you land on our site, until the product you order is delivered safely into your hands.


Gold Sponsors

Shopify-logo-250Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at their retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify offers a professional online storefront and the Shopify Point Of Sale application to power retail sales. Get afree trial and join 100,00+ stores using Shopify.
At PayPal, we put people at the center of everything we do.  Founded in 1998, we continue to be at the forefront of the digital payments revolution, giving people direct control over their money.  Through our innovations, we make life better for our over 148 million active accounts in 26 currencies and across 203 markets, processing more than 9 million payments daily.  An eBay Inc.(Nasdaq: EBAY) company, PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid. The service gives people simpler ways to send money without sharing financial information, and with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts or credit cards.
eSolutions by DPD Laser is more than just a product, it is a team of people who eat, sleep and drink eCommerce with the sole aim of building and evolving the greatest possible shipper and recipient customer experience available in South Africa’s eCommerce market. eSolutions exists because retailers of all sizes need to have access to specialized logistics services that are focused entirely on the needs of eCommerce.

DPD Laser’s operating brands of Dawn Wing & Time Freight have years of experience in successful 2C distribution with a national infrastructure of 105 depots, 700 vehicles, & over 2000 employees. It also draws on the experience and backing of one of South Africa’s leading independent logistics groups, Laser, and Europe’s number 1 provider of eCommerce delivery solutions, DPD.


Silver Sponsors

PayFastLogo-250PayFast is a payments processing service for South Africans and South African websites. They enable easy, secure and instant transfer of money between online buyers and sellers.
bidorbuy is South Africa's largest online marketplace. Established in 1999, the company has created a safe and convenient way for people to buy and sell goods online. As a virtual trading place that brings buyers and sellers together and allows them to buy and sell virtually anything in an exciting auction format, using the Internet, bidorbuy has created a thriving online marketplace.
ParcelNinja manages your entire warehousing and fulfilment requirements in the cloud.

Leave your products with us, we pick, pack and find the cheapest courier instantly - taking the headache out of ecommerce.

With over 8 years ecommerce experience in the South African market, we work with some of SA’s top online retailers to help lower costs, improve operations, grow sales and deliver an exceptional experience for their customers.
Memeburn.com (pronounced “meem”, not “meh-meh” or “mee mee”) is a website that focuses on everything digital in the emerging markets sphere, from current events in the world of social media, mobile and general technology, to in-depth interviews with the likes of WordPress creator and CEO Matt Mullenweg, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley, Evernote CEO Phil Libin, the co-creator of Google Now and entrepreneur Richard Branson as well Naspers CEO Koos Bekker, Wired founder Chris Anderson and StumbleUpon CEO Mark Bartels. It is particularly interested in the BRICs, as well as digital innovation, viral online marketing campaigns and general tech trends.

In 2011, Burn Media launched Memeburn’s gadget news and review sister-site Gearburn.com and in 2012, the newest website dedicated to highlighting innovative startups and entrepreneurs, Ventureburn.com. In 2013, car tech site Motorburn.com went live.





Media Partners


South African eCommerce Conference sponsors are the best partners and experts in the eCommerce ecosystem. A limited number of sponsorships are available for the 2014 South African eCommerce Conference, so contact us now to see how you can join us in shaping the future of eCommerce in South Africa.