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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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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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6 ways SnapLinks can help you process online payments faster

Both you and your customers will love this convenient payment solution.

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10 side hustle ideas you can turn into a small business

Use your skills to help you earn some extra income

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6 ways SnapScan can help your business collect payments

Get paid in a snap with our range of payment solutions.

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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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Payment 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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4 easy-to-use ecommerce platforms you can use to build your online store

Find a platform that suits the needs of your small business.

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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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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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6 factors you should consider when starting a business

Use these tips to turn your idea into an operating business.

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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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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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Tip4Change: a cashless way to show your gratitude

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

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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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8 amazing online stores where you can snap

Say hello to a snappy online shopping experience.

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Shop your local faves at these snappy online stores

Feel your dopamine levels increase as you pay in a snap.

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Fabricate: supporting local designers

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

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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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How we make Shopify work for our online shop

Use Shopify and SnapScan for easy online payments.

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16 (mostly) free online tools that’ll help you grow your small business

Use these nifty tools to drive your business forward.

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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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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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Tapi Tapi: serving inspiration with every scoop

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

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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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4 tips to easily optimise your online store

Is the cart becoming the new Wishlist?

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Support local Franschhoek eateries and get rewarded with Hoekcoin

Who doesn't love a lazy afternoon or weekend in the Franschhoek valley?

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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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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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10 tips to increase donations from online campaigns

Use social media to spread awareness about your organisation.

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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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How to build rapport through active listening

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

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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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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...

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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Stellenbucks: kickstarting a community economy

SnapScan worked with the Visit Stellenbosch team to create Stellenbucks.


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

No more scraping together coins for the laundromat.

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Hannah Lavery: comfortable is the new powerful

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

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How to get funding for your small business

Learn what types of funding are available and where to apply.

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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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A guide on invoicing for small businesses

Find a solution that suits your small business needs

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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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Good advice: 6 tips for aspiring small business owners

Learn the lessons these entrepreneurs picked up while running their businesses.


How To Choose The Best Card Machine For Your Business

Equip your business with the tools it needs to succeed.

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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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Love Books: a book lover’s dream

Learn more about Love Books' business journey.

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Grumpy & Runt: love in every bite

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

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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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In good company: deciding how to structure your business

Is a sole proprietorship or company best for you?

Hack Week SnapScan

Behind the scenes of SnapScan’s hack week

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

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Feat.: weaving curiosity into every aspect of their business

Adventurous designs are the hallmark of this gifting business.

Building Rapport with Customers

8 communication tips for success in sales

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


How UX shaped the evolution of the SnapScan Wallet

Get a peek behind the product design curtain

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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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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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SUPERWOOF: going above and beyond to treat their clients

Book your dogs into this Dog Hotel and Daycare for a pawsome experience.

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9 money management tips to keep your small business afloat

Tackling your finances doesn’t have to be a daunting experience.

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Holy Macaroni: serving divine bowls of a timeless classic

This is not your average bowl of mac and cheese.

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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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An essential guide to online marketing for small businesses

Get noticed by customers online with these useful tools.


Genesis: raising businesses to conquer unemployment

We partnered with the UCT Genesis Project to assist budding entrepreneurs.


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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Nude Foods: the intimate details of growing a sustainable business

The eco-friendly store is on a mission to make plastic-free living easy and accessible.

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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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The Perfect Cup: the magic beans of Parkview

The perfect stop for a delicious coffee and tasty meal.

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How to market your business using Facebook and WhatsApp

A step-by-step guide on how to use these popular platforms to reach potential customers.

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Dope Burger Co.: crafting food infused with passion and flavour

Add some flavour to your weekend in the form of some dope burgers.

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Up Cycles: a fun way to explore the city

Rent a dutch-styled bike for an adventure with a view.

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Everything you need to know about the SnapScan card machine

Add a little snappiness to your business with this all-in-one device.

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Flower Café: helping you unleash your inner florist

Swing by whenever you need to stop and smell the roses.

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8 great blogging tips for small business owners

Use this advice to gain your audience’s trust and turn them into customers.

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14 things to consider when buying a POS system for your business

Level up your business tools to improve your customer service.

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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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RWD Honeybees: sweeter than honey

This buzzing business combines purpose with passion

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Sepial’s Kitchen: delivering joy with every bite

Delight your taste buds with Korean street food from Sepial’s Kitchen.


How to cultivate a thriving company culture in a hybrid landscape

Learn how SnapScan champions engaged teams for productivity and retention.

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11 online business ideas for budding entrepreneurs 

Become your own boss when you start one of these online businesses.

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The Fussy Vegan: using customer loyalty to scale their business

This vegan food joint will leave you craving more.

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GoDriveIn: reviving a classic pastime to support a community

Take a trip down memory lane with GoDriveIn.

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Oddbox: delivering on their promise of freshness

The online fruit and veg delivery business provides fresh produce every week.

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4 easy ways to have authentic interactions with your customers

Authentic interactions are crucial to building a solid rapport with customers.

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Sweet Lionheart: baking a better business

Celebrate every occasion with one of these awe-spiring treats.

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Ride In Café: the perfect place to refuel your body and mind

Stop for their refreshments, stay for the view.


LOCAL Brewery & Co: building a business that feels like home

Go for the beer, stay for the atmosphere.


How to set up the WooCommerce SnapScan Payment Gateway

Follow these instructions to set up your SnapScan Payment Gateway in a snap!

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Bangbang Vintage Market: crafting their path to success

Explore the store for some good old-fashioned fun.

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6 ways to improve the efficiency of your online store

Use these plugins to automate some of your processes.

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5 reasons to use Shopstar to build your online store in South Africa

Easily create and manage your online store with this eCommerce platform.

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11 mobile tools that will streamline your business operations

Boost your productivity no matter where you’re working from

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5 Business Lessons We Learned From These Holiday Movies

Get inspired while embracing the festive season.


Cape Crossfit: from humble beginnings to a fitness powerhouse

Elevate your fitness at this game-changing fitness destination.


Sisterhood of success: 5 practical tips for aspiring business owners

Maximise your business potential with these proven tips!

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MOD: turning adventure into an innovative business

How this business is pushing the boundaries of the South African manufacturing industry

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5 reasons why your online store needs our WooCommerce Payment Gateway

Streamline your online payment process with our nifty plugin.

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Love Actually: How Passion Fuelled These Businesses’ Growth

Passion is the motivating force that drives these businesses forward.

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 5 Business Owners Share How They Survive The Winter Season

Drink in their advice to warm up your frosty sales

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A nifty guide for choosing your next business tool

Use this handy checklist when comparing digital tools

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Unlocking potential: AI’s role in business

How you and your business can benefit from AI

Payments in a snap for every type of business

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