Digital Marketing: Top eCommerce Sites In South Africa 2014

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Top eCommerce Sites In South Africa 2014

By Luke Marthinusen September 4, 2014 • 3 minutes to read

On Thursday 4th September South Africa's top eCommerce sites were announced are give credit to the best eCommerce sites in the Southern African market. The eCommerce Awards 2014 is designed to recognise and reward local sites that have demonstrated excellence in the filed of online sales.

Open to any South African based eCommerce company, the event is in its 9th year. Users on their favourite eCommerce site were urged to go to a voting page and vote for their most loved eCommerce site - lured with the possibility of winning an Apple iPad.

Andy Higgins, managing director of, the competition organiser said, "The information gathered from the eCommerce survey gives us a strong understanding of the South Africa online consumer; their shopping habits, their likes and dislikes and their expectations,"

2014 Award Categories

South Africa’s Favourite eCommerce Website
Best eCommerce Store
Best Shopping Process
Best Customer Service
Best eCommerce Services Platform
Best Small eCommerce Business

Here is a list of the top 30 eCommerce site up for awards:

Baby Life
Cape Coffee Beans
Groupon SA
LegWear Safari
Orms Direct
Out Door Photo
Red Chilli Deals
Seeds for Africa
Simplicity Online
WebAntics Online
Wellness Warehouse
Yuppie Gadgets

The 2014 Years Winners:

South Africa’s Favourite eCommerce Website:
Best eCommerce Store: Yuppie Chef
Best Shopping Process: Zando
Best Customer Service: Zando
Best eCommerce Services Platform: Bid or Buy
Best Small eCommerce Business: Poetry

Last Years Winners:

South Africa’s Favourite eCommerce Website:
Best eCommerce Store: Yuppie Chef
Best Shopping Process: Yuppie Chef
Best Customer Service: Bid or Buy
Best Website Usability:
Best eCommerce Mobile Website: Groupon My City Deal

Good luck to all the contenders for the 2015 round of the competition! We are expecting to see a few new players in the 2015 competition as online shopping in South Africa begins to take hold with the consumer.

Go to the South African eCommerce Awards website.

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