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6 tips for the perfect email marketing strategy

Up your email game and increase your ROI

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Rumsy's Noose Vegan Donuts, Cape Town

Rumsy’s Noose: why their donuts are so special

"Donuts are among the brightest stars in the constellation of our romance."

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8 things you should consider when creating an online store

Creating an online store doesn't have to be an overwhelming experience.

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Get rewarded with Jozibucks when you shop local and #SupportJozi

Airbnb’s Support Jozi, Shop Local campaign will inject over R500 000 worth of vouchers into...

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ABALOBI: “Fish with a story”

ABALOBI has been taking the local tech, culinary, and sustainability scenes by storm.

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The SnapScan Wallet: the digital account you didn’t know you needed

Send money in snap, or budget your expenses.

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Sunshine Sprouting Co: the best veggie burger you’ll try

The Sunshine Sprouting Co, owned by Elisha Madzivadondo, serves delicious vegan burgers in Cape Town.

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Umthunzi Farming Community: Feed your inspiration

Umthunzi Farming Community is a marketplace for seasonal, organic #vegwithanimpact, grown by small-scale farmers.

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Pay Links: making remote payments quick and easy

If there’s one thing your customers won’t say no to, it’s convenience.

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More than QR codes: how to pay with your SnapScan app

From QR codes to in-app donations. Use the SnapScan app to make easy payments.

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Tapi Tapi: serving inspiration with every scoop

Pop in for some ice cream, leave with a story.

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Silence the beeping meter: recharge electricity in a snap

Is 500m far enough to justify ordering a taxi so you can go to a...

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The Wren Design: turning paper into something extraordinary

Learn how the eco-friendly company is giving paper new life.

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4 tips to stay safe while shopping online

Shopping online is wonderful, stay safe with these easy tips.

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4 tips to easily optimise your online store

Is the cart becoming the new Wishlist?

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How to build rapport with your customers to increase sales

How can you connect with customers, build their trust, and increase sales?

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Stellenbucks: kickstarting a community economy

SnapScan worked with the Visit Stellenbosch team to create Stellenbucks.

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Tip4Change: a cashless way to show your gratitude

It's an easy way to thank workers for services rendered.

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Folha Plant Shop

Folha Plant Shop: an eden in the city

Folha offers a literal breath of fresh air, nestled in Cape Town's bustling streets.

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How to use Instagram to sell your products

Capitalise on Instagram’s reach to sell your products to a larger audience.

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Fabricate: supporting local designers

Fabricate champions locally made products, and supports designers starting out.

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Hack week BTS: a little gratitude goes a long way

If you had a week to make anything you wanted, what would you build? For...

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10 tips to increase donations from online campaigns

Use social media to spread awareness about your organisation.

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Blood Orange: the sisterhood of the travelling dungarees

The female powerhouse with tips on how to turn your idea into reality.

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How we make Shopify work for our online shop

Use Shopify and SnapScan for easy online payments.

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Hannah Lavery

Hannah Lavery: comfortable is the new powerful

Hannah Lavery's fashion encompasses the midpoint between pyjamas and power suits.

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In good company: deciding how to structure your business

Is a sole proprietorship or company best for you?

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What is the importance of diversity and inclusivity in tech?

"Sure, your team is more diverse, but is it better?"

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Grumpy & Runt Cape Town vegan donuts and coffee

Grumpy & Runt: love in every bite

Opening a restaurant isn't easy, opening 17 days before lockdown is extraordinary

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Sealand Gear: turning yacht sails into responsible sales

Ever thought to wear old yacht sails on your back? The Sealand crew sure did!

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Feat.: weaving curiosity into every aspect of their business

Adventurous designs are the hallmark of this gifting business.

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Behind the scenes of SnapScan’s hack week

Give your engineering team (and company) a boost with a hack week.

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A guide on invoicing for small businesses

Find a solution that suits your small business needs

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Love Books: a book lover’s dream

Learn more about Love Books' business journey.

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What is psychological safety in the workplace and why does it matter?

No one wants to leave part of their personality and inner life at home.

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Laundry Solutions 360°: providing a cashless way to do laundry

No more scraping together coins for the laundromat.

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Hack week BTS: a jukebox and some SnapSongs

Building a jukebox was a long-standing idea that kept sneaking its way into conversations.

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Volunteer Wildfire Services: holding the line between fire and fynbos

The group of volunteers braving the wilderness to fight fires.

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XEN4: coworking spaces and what to consider

Ditch the dining room table for uncapped wifi and complimentary coffee.

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What do Beijing and Stellenbosch have in common?

On September 1st, 2016, I arrived in Beijing for my masters degree, bleary-eyed after 24...

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8 communication tips for success in sales

Effective communication is a key component in securing sales and building rapport.

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Dr Pachanga Johannesburg

Dr Pachanga: the cure to the style blues

You're bound to find something for everyone at this local fashion brand.

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The Perfect Cup Roastery

The Perfect Cup: the magic beans of Parkview

The perfect stop for a delicious coffee and tasty meal.

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HerMerakai: nurturing her passion into a flourishing business

The multi-talented entrepreneur shares how she wove all her passions into one business.

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Dryad Press: amplifying local voices

Providing an avenue for critical voices to be heard in South Africa is vital

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How UX shaped the evolution of the SnapScan Wallet

Get a peek behind the product design curtain

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How to build rapport through active listening

It’s important for people to feel heard and understood.

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Everything you need to know about the SnapScan Wallet

We’ve answered all your questions about the SnapScan Wallet.

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8 amazing online stores where you can snap

Say hello to a snappy online shopping experience.

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6 incredible non-profit organisations you can support in a snap

Spread some kindness by donating to a cause that’s close to your heart.

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The big design switch: moving from Adobe XD to Figma

Why our product team changed design tools in the middle of our busiest season.

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Molweni Coffee: the perfect blend of caffeine and enthusiasm

Say hello to good coffee and great service.

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