Online shopping has become a huge industry in South Africa over the last couple of years. There have been several online stores that have been hugely successful during this period. Online shopping allows South Africans to purchase products belonging to every category.
This is a list of the top shopping websites in South Africa according to their traffic.
Bid or Buy
Started in 1999, this site specializes in offering products on an internet auction model. This allows both businesses and individuals to buy and sell products, which belong to several categories like books, electronics, movies, property, clothing, and art. There are several products available on the deal of the week section, while special weekend deals also provided as well.
This site is run by the 24.com group, and it claims to have more than 1 million products like books, DVDs, CDs, cameras, and ebooks. Gift items like flowers, hampers, and vouchers are also present at the site. Credit cards, bank deposit, and PayU are some of the several payment options available, while the store also accepts return of defective items as well.
The South African division of Groupon was launched in 2010. It offers deals on dining out, shopping, and travel products on a daily basis. Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, and Cape Town are some of the different cities for which specific deals are present. Users also have the option of buying deals for a friend. The deals can also be received via e-mail as well.
Run by the Naspers Group, this site specializes in comparing the prices of each product on several online stores. The site was started in 2006, and it compares the prices of products belonging to categories like computers, electronics, books, musical instruments, and properties.
This site was started in 2002, and it offers products like movies, books, music, toys, and kitchen items. Free delivery is offered cart values of more than R250. The store offers a six-month warranty on all the products sold.
Specializing in clothing and shoes, this site offers both local and national brands. Almost every product on this site is available for both sexes and all ages. The site allows customers to post their own reviews, while also offering a complete product description.
This site has founded in 2011. It specializes in offering curated design products. It also accepts products designed from its customers itself. Shipping is provided across South Africa, while major brands are expected to hit the stores soon.
The official site of the South African retail store features home, clothing, food, and general merchandise products. The clothing products available for men, women, and kids, while gift hampers, cards, flowers, and plants are also present.
This site offers music, books, DVDs, and movies. They can be purchased on the basis of category, latest releases, and pre-orders. The site also has games belonging to several categories and platforms. Toys and baby products are also present on this store.
This online store has a range of kitchen tools and appliances. Tools like measuring cups, bowls, knives, and cooking utensils are present alongside appliances like coffee makers, food processors, and toasters. This site has been online since 2006, and it claims to have more than 3500 products.
This site offers daily deals on aspects like restaurants, getaway weekends, spas, and sporting events. Clothing products and home appliances are some of the other categories of deals available. City specific deals are available for Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, and Pretoria.
This is an apparel store specializing in selling clothing products for men, women, girls, and boys. The site is operated by the Mr Price group. Aside from clothes, the site also has accessories and footwear products as well.