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MANDELA DAY 2018: #67parcels CHALLENGE

July 13th, 2018 / Michaela Gabriel / 0 comments

Not sure what to do for Mandela Day? Join the #67parcels challenge. Simply pack a parcel for a child in need and drop it off at smart logistics company Pargo, in Woodlands House, Woodstock. Pargo will do the rest! The goal is to send 67 gift parcels up to Mthatha and make a bunch of kids […]

Why Pargo is recognised as one of the most innovative companies in South Africa

July 5th, 2018 / Michaela Gabriel / 0 comments

FNB recently recognized our business Pargo as one of 9 most innovative companies in South Africa. The FNB Business Innovation Awards aims to ‘recognise and celebrate the efforts of high-impact entrepreneurs who have embraced many challenges to create world-class, industry-disrupting and scalable companies that continue to forge unique ways of doing business.’ CEO of FNB […]

The Rise of South African Ecommerce

July 5th, 2018 / Michaela Gabriel / 0 comments

South African ecommerce is booming, following a 50% rise in online spending compared to the previous year. In comparison to European markets, South Africa’s ecommerce industry is still in its infancy with only a quarter of spending through digital channels. However, there is no doubt that growth is strong thanks to high mobile penetration, secure […]

Why Parents Applaud Online Shopping: 5 Reasons That Will Make You Smile

June 25th, 2018 / Michaela Gabriel / 0 comments

Parents are notoriously under time constraints and searching for the twenty-fifth hour of the day to complete all their errands. This has forced most parents to become very efficient multi-taskers. So it’s no surprise that a recent survey shows that 50% of the parents surveyed agreed that they couldn’t live without online shopping, naming convenience […]

THE BODY SHOP JOINS PARGO’S GROWING NETWORK OF PICK-UP POINTS

May 29th, 2018 / Michaela Gabriel / 0 comments

The Body Shop is the latest addition to Pargo’s extensive network of over 1500 Pargo Points This week Pargo officially partnered with The Body Shop, growing the pick-up point network to over 1500 retail stores across South Africa. This new partnership enables customers to use The Body Shop stores around the country to conveniently send […]

10 things you never knew about South African online shoppers

May 17th, 2018 / Michaela Gabriel / 0 comments

While it is no secret that online shopping is a growing trend in South Africa, we came across some surprising facts about these shoppers and their online spending habits in the latest E-commerce Industry Report. 1. 25% of South Africa’s online shoppers are over 60 years old According to latest research online shopping is not […]

7 Benefits of Online Shopping

March 15th, 2018 / Michaela Gabriel / 0 comments

Today, many people prefer online shopping because of its many obvious benefits. Products are easier to find and you can easily and effortlessly order products without going to the store. Enough reason for people to use this service. Online shopping has become very popular because of the growing access to the Internet via mobile and […]

5 things I learnt from Jack Ma and why Africa’s tech future is bright Alibaba eFounders Initiative – Shaping Champions for the New Economy

January 23rd, 2018 / admin / 0 comments

Last November I was selected as one of 25 African entrepreneurs to join the eFounders Initiative Entrepreneurship Training Programme. The programme, titled Shaping Champions for the New Economy, is an initiative by Alibaba founder Jack Ma and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). In the 2-week the founders and top level executives […]

It’s #YellowFriday Month: Use Pargo Delivery & Win R3000!

January 23rd, 2018 / admin / 0 comments

With online shopping steadily growing in South Africa, Black Friday is turning into a shopping splurge which extends well beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday. South African online stores, the likes of Spree, TFG and OneDayOnly are publishing specials of up to 70%. Black Friday is understood to be the start of the Christmas shopping season […]

Welcome Ian and Michaela

January 23rd, 2018 / admin / 0 comments

We are happy to welcome Ian Duvenage and Michaela Gabriel to Pargo as our Head of Sales and Head of Marketing. Ian and Michaela are both highly accomplished entrepreneurs with extensive experience in building successful businesses. Before joining Pargo, Ian was the CEO at ManMakeMachine who were awarded the runner-up as most innovative company in […]

TFG And Pargo Expand Collect In Store Delivery Service To 180 Stores Nationwide

November 11th, 2017 / admin / 0 comments

Due to popular demand, TFG (The Foschini Group) expands it’s ‘Collect in Store’ delivery option to 180 TFG stores throughout South Africa. The service is powered by Pargo, South Africa’s leading high-tech smart logistics company, and enables people to shop online and collect their shopping in store. Thanks to ‘Collect in Store’ TFG customers can […]