retail businesses

Retail businesses are some of the most difficult sectors to compete in. Learn how others get their products off the shelf.

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.
customer service

Right place, right time: launching the Yoco Bree Street Store

We recently launched our new Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town. Find out why we did it and how it will help local businesses.

An image of a store open sign in an article about opening a retail store.
insights and advice

How to open a retail store

Despite e-commerce booming there is something unique about a brick-and-mortar shop. Find out how to open a retail store with this easy guide.

Zandile Tlhapi of Baby Friendly at her baby store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
cape town

Zandile Tlhapi: The first home-grown baby store in Khayelitsha

Zandi Tlhapi of Baby Friendly has big ambitions for her baby store – the first homegrown baby store in Khayelitsha. Read about her journey.

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.
fashion businesses

Shoe No. 14

Bathu: Yoco Merchant #26 828

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.
cape town

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

The story of Ubuntu Baba is a warning and an encouragement for small businesses. Read about the real world of intellectual property.

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.
cape town

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

Ubuntu Baba: Yoco Merchant #12 119

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.
retail businesses

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

When Jean Botha wanted to grow Ultimate Bike, his shop for bike parts, he turned to Yoco Capital to get funding he needed. Here’s his story.

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.
events

Behind the scenes of the first Yoco Pop Up Store in Soweto

We’re excited to introduce the very first Yoco Pop Up Store in Maponya Mall in Soweto. See how we got the store up and running.

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.
retail businesses

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

We recently opened the first Yoco store. Here’s how we went about it and what we learned (and are still learning) along the way.

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The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

An image of a Yoco merchant pairing their device in article about the cheapest data bundles.

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

An image of Yoco being sold at DigiCape in an article about tips for selling on consignment.

4 tips for selling on consignment

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

The point of sale system at Truth Coffee alongside a Yoco device.

How to choose a Point of Sale system

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

An image of a folder with filed tax returns.

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

An image of a piggy bank in an article about using personal accounts for business.

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

An image of an ethernet switch in an article about internet issues.

A quick guide to troubleshooting internet issues

An image of the inside of an elevator in an article about making an elevator pitch.

The elevator pitch has left the building

Rifqah of Riff-Wrapped teaches Yoco employees how to wrap a turban.

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

A closeup of a rand note.

Do you really need business capital?

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

An image in an article about how returning customers will help you grow your business.

Returning customers: The key to growing your business

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

A lego image on building partnership.

Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

An image of Mandisa Mjamba, a software developer on Open by Yoco.

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

An image of a coffee shop in an article on beating a sales slump.

Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team

A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.

Filter and export your sales history

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

Inside a Beerhouse founded by Randolf Jorberg.

The story of Beerhouse

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.

Tax 2019: What you need to know about tax on businesses

Christmas decorations in an article about preparing your business for the festive season.

Get your small business ready for the festive season

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs