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How Click and Collect is Changing Retail

September 12th, 2018 / Michaela Gabriel / 0 comments

What started as a means to meet customer demand has quickly turned into a money-making opportunity for retailers. Click and Collect is by no means a passing trend but rather an established delivery option, as results indicate order sizes are 2.5 times higher and 1 in 5 customers purchase more items when given the option […]

Pargo attends Netpreneurs The Rise of Africa’s Digital Lions Conference

August 23rd, 2018 / Lars Veul / 0 comments

Earlier this month I was lucky to attend The Rise of Africa’s Digital Lions, a Netpreneurs conference jointly organised by the Alibaba Business School, the Jack Ma Foundation and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). As one of the fellows of the Alibaba eFounders I was invited to join over 800 entrepreneurs, […]

New Joburg office and welcome Xoliswa!

August 21st, 2018 / Michaela Gabriel / 0 comments

We are thrilled to announce we have opened offices in Johannesburg and to welcome Xoliswa Sikakane to our team. Xoliswa is an experienced Sales and Marketing Manager who will be based in Johannesburg and will look after our key accounts as well as assist the team with business development. Xoliswa has gained great experience as […]

Women’s Day 2018: Here is to strong women!

August 6th, 2018 / Michaela Gabriel / 0 comments

As South African Women’s Day approaches, Team Pargo celebrates strong women and shares advice on how to raise more of them. We ask you to keep your eyes stuck on the Pargo Facebook and Instagram profiles this week and join the upcoming Women’s Day sweepstake in collaboration with The Body Shop. The best comment wins […]

8 Things Online Shopping Whizzes Know And You Don’t

August 3rd, 2018 / Michaela Gabriel / 0 comments

With online shopping becoming the new norm and more people spending their money on ecommerce, there has been a significant shift in purchasing behaviour and generational gaps have become more evident. With online shopping set to rise by almost 50% over the next year, tech newbies are searching for tips and tricks to tackle this […]

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 / Lars Veul / 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 / Lars Veul / 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 / Lars Veul / 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 […]