Online Shopping’s Huge, and it’s Not Going Anywhere

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve made at least one or two online purchases in the last year. Big or small, pick-up or delivery, those purchases added to the R45+ billion spent on online shopping alone in South Africa in 2018. This is up almost 20% in 2017 and its forecast to grow even more over the coming years. The reason, convenience. In almost all cases it’s faster and easier to shop online, and often it’s cheaper as well!

In light of this boom, it’s no surprise that many brick and mortar stores have joined the fray. Some have launched fully-fledged e-commerce offerings, others have established an online presence but balance retail with their physical shops.

The Point’s Online Offering

As a wellness and lifestyle destination, The Point has a broad offering across its tenants and between them, they offer a variety of e-commerce options and solutions. We broke them down according to the three most popular categories among South African online shoppers; clothing and apparel, entertainment and education, and event tickets.

Clothing & Apparel

Between Sportmans Warehouse and Pick n Pay Clothing there’s little in the way of clothing and apparel you can’t find. Both have extensive online catalogues and Sportmans Warehouse offers online shopping with delivery or in-store collection.

Entertainment & Education

If you need a bit of entertainment, are looking for a break, or simply just want a change of scenery Bootlegger, Knead Bakery, and NV-80 are all superb options. Each has its full menu online and you make reservations if necessary.

Entertaining at home? Look no further that Checkers and Checkers LiquorShop. You can view their full product offerings online and with Checkers’ Click & Collect service you can reserve food platters and fruit baskets, as well as your choice of drinks, which you can collect in-store the next day.

Event Tickets

At Checkers’ Money Market you can collect any Computicket events tickets. Simply browse and purchase online, and collect at your convenience.

Although it’s useful grouping these by category, many of The Point’s tenants fall outside of these. Yemenya Spa & Hair and Sorbet Sea Point both have excellent online offerings which include products, vouchers, and bookings. Similarly Banks Kitchen Boutique has an impressive variety of products available for online purchase.

Next time you’re browsing around online looking for something to buy, don’t forget to head to The Point. You might just find exactly what you’re looking for!

Until next time,
The Point Team x

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