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The Pandemic Is E-commerce Time To Shine. But For How Long? The coronavirus pandemic has lasted just over two months across most of the world and already it has destroyed some esteemed giants of the retail world. If we talk about the U.S then, in the United States, several large retailers including luxury retailers like Neiman Marcus have shown the signs of strain and even worse than it is now declared bankrupt. And on the…

The exclusive partnership will equip SadaPay Wallet holders with Mastercard debit cards that can be used locally and internationally on e-commerce, POS and ATMs 4th May 2020: SadaPay, a fintech challenger launching in Pakistan has announced a new exclusive partnership with Mastercard to promote digital payment. Pakistan is the 5th most populous country in the world, where 87% of 220 million people remain unbanked, but about 1 million smartphones are coming online every month. SadaPay…

KARACHI – Telenor Microfinance Bank, Pakistan’s leading microfinance institution, along with its premier mobile banking platform Easypaisa has been empowering the lives of Pakistani citizens and leading the digital revolution by providing convenient payment solutions to users even during these challenging times. Easypaisa – Pakistan’s first mobile-based branchless banking service – gives complete convenience and empowerment to its customers. Their services include liable over-the-counter transactions, mobile banking as well as domestic and international remittances. Along…

Online retail offers little hope for vendors during COVID-19 in Pakistan KARACHI: Online retail offers little hope for vendors during COVID-19 in Pakistan. Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan, is home to a vast informal economy and was once a land brimming with opportunities for enterprising individuals. Its social fabric comprises a large multi-cultural population, including vendors and retailers from across the country, working in the formal as well as the informal sector, who would…

Google and Gates Foundation to help spread digital payments in developing countries Do you know Google and Gates Foundation to help spread digital payments in developing countries? For more than a decade, Kenyans from the bustling capital of Nairobi to far-flung farms have had access to a digital payments service that was ahead of its time. M-Pesa, introduced in 2007 by Vodafone and Kenya’s Safaricom mobile provider, lets users send and receive money on their…

ISLAMABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 4th May 2020): Timesaco – Govt. Agrees to Collaborate on Promotion of E-commerce Retail. The government of Pakistan and Chinese digital company Timesaco had agreed to work on a shared goal of a common e-commerce platform for introducing the online retail business in the current challenging situation of COVID-19 pandemic “We are negotiating with the ministry of commerce and soon both side would sign Memorandum of…

ISLAMABAD: Daraz launches country’s first e-commerce index. Pakistan’s first e-commerce index was launched at an online event, hosted by Daraz, showing an increase in digital payments and growing demand for online shopping. Federal Secretary for IT and Telecommunication Shoaib Siddiqui attended the event. The purpose of the index is, not only providing insight about consumer behavior online amid the Covid-19 pandemic, but to also help stakeholders linked with the e-commerce industry, understand the online shopper.…

Do you want to know 10 Tips for Optimizing your Website for Ecommerce? When you’re selling online, the look and feel of your web store is extremely important, as it’s likely to be the first impression of your brand for the customer. If you’re a digitally native brand, it’s one of the few opportunities you have to interact with your customer! Brick-and-mortar stores have the whole physical experience to offer. Customers can see displays, feel…

Online grocery sales grow 33% in 2020 as shopping habits shift permanently Where global retail is struggling under a new regime of consumer behaviour, online grocery shopping is booming with the sector set to grow 33% in 2020 to reach an estimated value of £16.8 billion, up from £12.7 billion in 2019. Online grocery sales grow 33% in 2020 as shopping habits shift permanently. This rise follows four consecutive years of slowing growth: in 2019…

Introducing new tools and resources for creators on Pinterest. People are turning to Pinterest more than ever in search of inspirational content to help them adjust to the “new normal” way of life during the coronavirus pandemic. Creators and businesses have always been at the heart of the Pinterest community and they are responding by tailoring their content for timely and creative ideas like how to live in isolation, caring for family, working remotely, exercising…