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retail businesses

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

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Social media marketing: our one-stop guide for getting started

Thanks to social media, connecting with, and converting, your audience is easier than ever. We’ll walk you through the golden rules of social media marketing so that every single post works hard for your brand.

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insights and advice

8 essential ingredients for a successful online store

Conquering the e-commerce space relies on multiple factors. We discuss the 8 ingredients that’ll set you up for online success.

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insights and advice

8 common online shopping problems customers have, and how to remedy them

Some people are still reluctant to shop online. We discuss the top reasons why, and offer some helpful tips on how small businesses can reassure their online customers.

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insights and advice

7 e-commerce metrics to learn and use for your online store

E-commerce metrics enable online businesses to decide, adapt, and grow faster. Here are the 7 most powerful e-commerce metrics, what they mean, and why they really matter.

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Afrikan Passion Designs: A line of love & eco-edge

The innovative approach that grew Afrikan Passion Designs – Nombuso Khanyile and Nisbert Kembo’s leather shoe and bag business.

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.
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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.

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insights and advice

How to open a retail shop

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.
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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.
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Shoe No. 14

Bathu: Yoco Merchant #26 828

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

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Setting up your Xero and Yoco Integration

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Filter and export your sales history

Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

An image of Anna Savage, who runs the I Heart Market in Durban.

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

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How to get your business website to the top of Google Search

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

COVID-19 Lockdown: Level 4 Explained

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

A lego image on building partnership.

Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

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8 essential ingredients for a successful online store

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How to get your small business ready for the peak season with Yoco

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

Staff motivation at the Hard Pressed Cafe in an article about motivating your employees.

How to motivate your employees in a small business

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Support Small: will you join the movement?

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Yoco for WooCommerce | From sign up to set up in less than 10 minutes

Balanced rocks in article about the right work-life balance as an entrepreneur.

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

Afrikan Passion Designs: A line of love & eco-edge

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

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

An image of an old typewriter in an article about financial inclusion.

Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

5 reasons your business should accept credit card payments in South Africa

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Social Media: How to Communicate During a Crisis

8 things to consider before you start building an online store

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

An image of a store front in an article about beating a sales slump with product.

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

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Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

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

Beat the sales slump: working on your marketing

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

Katlego talking about how to build a business at StartUp Grind.

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

A busy restaurant over the holiday period in an article about managing staff.

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods