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10 things you never knew about South African online shoppers

May 17th, 2018 / Michaela Gabriel /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 […]

Cape Union Mart Now Offers Pargo Delivery For People On The Go

October 30th, 2017 / admin /

Cape Union Mart customers are notorious for their affinity to adventure, the great outdoors and … freedom. It’s only fair to provide them with a choice of different online shopping delivery options, so they can pick the option most suitable to their lifestyle. At Cape Union Mart, customers now have the opportunity to select Pargo […]

Faithful To Nature Now Offers Innovative Pargo Delivery

October 21st, 2017 / admin /

South Africa’s well-loved online health store, Faithful to Nature now offers Pargo as a convenient delivery option, which allows you to pick up your online shopping at over 1200 parcel pick up points nationwide. This innovative delivery method empowers you to leave the house or the office and pick up your parcels when it suits you […]

TFG partners with Pargo to launch Collect in Store service

June 13th, 2017 / admin /

Cape Town, 13 June 2017 – In an effort to further democratise the online shopping landscape in South Africa, TFG (The Foschini Group) has partnered with Pargo, South Africa’s leading high tech logistics and fulfilment company, to introduce Collect In Store, a delivery method which gives their online shoppers the option to pick up their […]

Netherlands Minister explores Cape Town startup scene

April 24th, 2017 / admin /

Cape Town, 24 April 2017 – Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands was welcomed and received by Consul General Bonnie Horbach on 12 April 2017 in Cape Town as part of his official visit to South Africa. The Minister explored Cape Town’s start-up scene at the Woodstock Exchange and met with local and […]

PARGO SECURES INVESTMENT LED BY SAAD INVESTMENT HOLDINGS TO FUND RAPID GROWTH

March 22nd, 2017 / admin /

CAPE TOWN, MARCH 22nd – Pargo, South Africa’s leading high tech logistics and fulfillment company, announced today that it has secured a new equity investment of over R 15 million in a funding round led by SAAD Investment Holdings. Veteran Beijing-based venture capital firm, Tsing Capital, and Pay-U co-founder, Johan Dekker, also participated in the round. […]

Pargo’s Best Pick-up Points of 2016

February 28th, 2017 / admin /

Congratulations to the teams at Ink Station Claremont, Caltex Villieria and Clicks in I’langa Mall on becoming our latest Pargo Star points. These pick-up points have been recognised for great customer service and their prominent display of marketing material in store. Their commitment to training all staff has guaranteed that customers experience quick and helpful service […]