Author: Stephan Basson

The face of retail changed forever during the Covid-19 pandemic

August 25th, 2022 / Stephan Basson / 0 comments South Africans have taken to the online shopping craze as data indicated that e-commerce more than doubled to R30,2-billion in 2020 compared with the R14,1-billion recorded in 2018. This was according to research by World Wide Worx managing director Arthur Goldstuck. In 2022, it is estimated that the figure now stands in excess of R42 […]

Congratulations To Pargo’s Top-performing Pickup Points Of July

August 2nd, 2022 / Stephan Basson / 0 comments And just like that July has come and gone. During this exceptional month, thousands of parcels have been delivered across the country through our network of pickup points. Thanks to their continued hard work, we are able to provide a consistent, convenient Click and Collect service to everyone in South Africa. With that said, it’s […]

Congratulations To Our Top-performing Pickup Points Of June

July 15th, 2022 / Stephan Basson / 0 comments Winter is here and we’re officially more than halfway through the year! This month had some steep competition, but two Pargo Pickup Points stood a head above the rest, making June a phenomenal month at Pargo. Our deepest congratulations go out to the Clicks in Cape Gate and AutoZone in Paulpietersburg. You are our top […]

Edgars just bolstered its online delivery game with a new click-and-collect partnership

June 29th, 2022 / Stephan Basson / 0 comments Apparel retailer Edgars has strengthened its online shopping services with its new click-and-collect offering in partnership with last-mile delivery company Pargo. Shoppers can now order online and opt for delivery at one of 100 Edgars stores available on Pargo or the platform’s network of more than 3,000 pickup points, at a time suitable to them […]

PODCAST | Solving last-mile logistics issues in SA

June 29th, 2022 / Stephan Basson / 0 comments Solving logistics issues to increase e-commerce adoption in SA is the focus of this edition of Business Day Spotlight. Host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Lars Veul, co-founder at logistics tech firm Pargo. Veul says Pargo is “a tech-enabled last-mile delivery solution that simplifies online delivery for anybody in Africa that is an innovative enterprise […]

These Top Pargo Pickup Points Made Magic This May

June 27th, 2022 / Stephan Basson / 0 comments It’s our favourite time of the month! On this day, we like to take a moment to congratulate our two top-performing pickup points that made magic this May. Though we have thousands of parcels shipping across our network every month, these two pickup points really stood out for their exceptional customer service So without further […]

How To Package Fragile Parcels

June 15th, 2022 / Stephan Basson / 0 comments YOU BREAK IT, YOU BUY IT—PACKING FRAGILE PARCELS Pro tips from Pargo when packing your fragile customer orders. DURABILITY IS YOUR BEST BET Choose packaging that is durable and can withstand multiple handling. Consider bubble wrap, brown paper, foam sheets or even double-walled material to help prevent unhappy customers from returning damaged items. SIZE REALLY […]

Pargo Click & Collect leads the way in eco-friendly deliveries

June 2nd, 2022 / Stephan Basson / 0 comments A recent carbon footprint study conducted by Carbon Calculated found that Pargo’s Click & Collect service results in 68% less carbon emissions compared with traditional home delivery services. While conventional deliveries require multiple journeys to be made to several addresses, Pargo’s Click & Collect service consolidates and sends orders to convenient pickup points where they […]


May 30th, 2022 / Stephan Basson / 0 comments It’s one of our favourite times of the month—awarding our top two performing pickup points. The results are in and we’re excited to announce our champions, the Lewis in Westonaria and Clicks in Delft! Both these pickup points really upped their game and helped us provide the best Click & Collect experience to our customers. […]

Silulo Ulutho partners with Pargo to expand pickup point access in informal settlements

May 27th, 2022 / Stephan Basson / 0 comments ICT company, Silulo Ulutho Technologies and smart logistics company, Pargo have recently teamed up in a partnership that aims to create access to those previously shunned from online shopping. Many South African consumers who reside in rural areas have previously been excluded from e-commerce because couriers are unable to access their addresses. The partnership sees […]

South African Tech Entrepreneurs Are Expanding Into Africa

May 25th, 2022 / Stephan Basson / 0 comments Africa Day was established to celebrate and acknowledge the progress that Africa has made in the last 58 years. It’s an important milestone on the South Africa calendar, and with good reason. Although the continent doesn’t have as many unicorns and successful businesspeople and ideas as the developed world can claim, South Africa’s entrepreneurs are […]