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South Africa
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South Africa

Accelerate your revenue with a new audience of customers throughout South Africa - without friction or complexity.

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Why Sell into South Africa?

South Africa is the 37th largest ecommerce market in the world with revenue of $3 billion in 2019. The ecommerce market in South Africa is making steady progress in retail, especially in areas where traditional distribution channels are costly. Fueling ecommerce growth, the COVID-19 pandemic increased ecommerce adoption among businesses and consumers who otherwise may not have entered the online market.


Localized Shopping Experiences in South Africa

Processing Currency

Available currencies will depend on the payment method provider, as well as any regulatory restrictions.

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Available Product Categories

Digital River can support the sales of these types of products for this specific market.

Digital Physical

Logistics Support for South Africa

Our global logistics solution works in concert with your existing supply chain. No need to secure new carriers and warehouses. Gain faster, more economical shipping options to reach new customers around the globe.

Cross-border shipping
In-country shipping
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Popular payment types in South Africa

Credit cards are the most popular payment method in South Africa representing 41% of all ecommerce transactions. Bank transfers (20%), digital wallets (17%), and cash (11%) are also common.


South Africa Available payment types for South Africa

The list below represents the current categories of payment options Digital River supports for this market.


Payment methods for South Africa

Ecommerce facts and figures
$351.4B GDP 60M Total Population 55% Internet Usage

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