See how much South Africans spend on Black Friday – archyde

Payfasts Black Friday/Cyber ​​Monday (BFCM) Online-Tracker is now live and reveals how much South Africans are spending on this year’s sales.

Payfast is an online payment gateway that facilitates e-commerce payments. It currently serves more than 80,000 merchants, from small businesses to large corporations.

The enterprise first introduced its BFCM dashboard in 2020.

“The dashboard provides real-time live payment data to the public during the biggest retail event of the year,” explains Payfast.

The dashboard shows the value of the top individual deals, the cities that South Africans operate in Black Friday Purchases, the best payment methods and transaction statistics per province.

Individual transactions are tracked in real time, while Payfast also monitors whether shoppers are using mobile or desktop devices for their purchases.

At the time of publication, the highest amount a single online shopper spent using any of the payment options PayFast tracked was R101,725, while the average shopping cart value was R1,256.

Most transactions from a single online shopper were 15 with a total value of R6,650.

Visa cards were the most popular payment method, followed by Instant EFTs and Masterpass. Mobile devices account for 75% of sales.

The images below show some of the Black Friday transaction details available at the time of publication.

Numerous major South African retailers and online stores are running Black Friday deals this month.

In recent years online shoppers have struggled with website failures, payment problems and delayed deliveries due to a significant increase in transactions.

Game, Makro, Takealot, Loot, OneDayOnly and Wootware have told MyBroadband that they are well prepared for this year’s order intake and would do their best make sure the deliveries arrive on time.

Macro parent company Massmart said several moves this year would ensure a much smoother order fulfillment process.

This includes improved delivery capability on the last mile with better integration with third-party providers and investments in own capacities, more efficient picking processes in the branches and more call center resources.

Online stores like OneDayOnly and Loot have worked with their partners and suppliers to increase inventory and the number of pickups by their delivery teams.

However, PC hardware store Wootware has warned that online stores could experience delivery delays as couriers struggle to keep up with demand.

Now read: The best deals for Black Friday 2021 in South Africa


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