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101 Top e-Commerce Startups in South Africa

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This article showcases our top picks for the best South Africa based e-Commerce companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the e-Commerce industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Africa e-Commerce Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

WeBuyCars

WeBuyCars

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Webuycars is specialised car buying service

takealot.com

takealot.com

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takealot.com is an online retailer that offers products across diverse categories.

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SweepSouth

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SweepSouth is a cleaning service company that connects clients to on-demand domestic cleaners via an online booking platform.

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Ozow

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Ozow is an instant EFT payment service in South Africa that allows your customer to make secure online payments directly into your bank.

takealot.com

StartX

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The Success EcoSystem.

takealot.com

Zando

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Zando is an e-commerce retailer offering footwear and fashion brands.

takealot.com

Zulzi

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Zulzi provides a same-day grocery delivery and pickup service, bringing fresh groceries and everyday essentials.

takealot.com

RecoMed

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RecoMed is an online healthcare booking platform and marketplace for healthcare providers.

takealot.com

Tekkie Town

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Tekkie Town owns and operates a chain of sport and lifestyle shoe stores in South Africa.

takealot.com

Peach Payments

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Peach Payments provides payment solutions to online and mobile businesses.

takealot.com

Uafrica

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uAfrica.com is a technology company that provides cloud-based, e-commerce services to SMEs across Africa.

takealot.com

Faithful to Nature

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Faithful to Nature is an online health shop offering natural and organic products.

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Kweza

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Kweza is a service that enables informal retailers to order products at the best price and receive deliveries directly to their stores

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PayJustNow

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PayJustNow offers a risk-free payment option to pay the amount in 3 installments with zero interest to online shopping.

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iSpani

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iSpani is a on demand platform that allows companies to promote and sell content in inaccessible communities and markets.

takealot.com

Parcelninja

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Parcelninja is a e-commerce startup that powers warehousing and delivery solutions

takealot.com

Airbuy

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Airbuy is an alternative payment that allows e-commerce sites to accept payments without their customers exposing their banking details.

takealot.com

Dimension WebWorx (Pty) Ltd

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Web / Online Publishing and Marketing

takealot.com

CarZar (Pty) Ltd

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CarZar is an online car buying service, empowering consumers to sell their second hand vehicle.

takealot.com

Getbuild.Today

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Beautiful, Responsive and Code-free website building software that’s fully E-commerce ready.

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MySidekick

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MySidekick shows you personalised specials at the nearest Malls and notifies you when you arrive

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Prim-U

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Prim-U is a beauty & wellness platform that connects professional service providers and suppliers with customers.

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Mari

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Mari is A digitised layby platform which allows for digital payments and savings.

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Boostme360

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BoostMe360 is an Online portal for entry-level job-seekers

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Payflex

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Payflex is an online payment product that enables shoppers to shop now and pay in 4 equal installments.

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Runwaysale

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Runwaysale is one of the largest online retailers in Southern Africa. Operating stores such as RunwaySale and RunwayVIP.

takealot.com

Vectra

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Vectra is a modern software company that focuses on generating value for its customers.

takealot.com

OLX South Africa

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OLX South Africa is a online marketplace.

takealot.com

OneDayOnly.co.za

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Founded in 2009, OneDayOnly.co.za is South Africa’s original flash sale website, offering the best deals in the country, every single day.

takealot.com

Payfast

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Our focus is on driving adoption of digital payments in South Africa by fostering ecommerce and helping businesses grow.

takealot.com

bidorbuy

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bidorbuy is a South African online marketplace that connects buyers with sellers through online auctions and fixed price sales.

takealot.com

Candor

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Candor is an online store that delivers an extensive range of footwear for men and women.

takealot.com

Artisans In Africa

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Artisans In Africa is a digital sales platform that provides a variety of lines and artisan products manufactured by skilled craftspersons.

takealot.com

MomSays

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Product Recommendations for moms driven by experienced moms.

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Poetry Stores

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Poetry Stores is a lifestyle store that sells clothes, footwear, accessories, bath and body products, homeware, and gift cards.

takealot.com

Graphflow

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Predictive Analytics Suite for WooCommerce

takealot.com

TASKIT

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Errand Marketplace in South Africa

takealot.com

Superbalist

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Superbalist expertly curates the some of the worlds finest design, art and style.

takealot.com

Nyambose Corporation

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Happy Hope Dweller, is an eCommerce company which is current with retail and agri-eCommerce

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Mr D Food

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Mr D Food is South Africa’s favourite online food delivery service.

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Altech NuPay

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Altech NuPay is a transaction service provider that specialises in payment and collection solutions.

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PriceCheck

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PriceCheck is a price and services comparison site for both online and offline stores.

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Bambisa

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Bambisa is a smartphone application that enables teachers to keep in touch with students and parents.

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Western Cape Labs

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Western Cape Labs make of stuff that powers eCommerce.

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The Foschini Group

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The Foschini Group is a company that provides fashion retailing services.

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Inter Africa Transport Forex

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Inter Africa Transport Forex is an online Financial Technology Company in Logistics Industry that provides online payment solutions.

takealot.com

Yebo Fresh

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Yebofresh is a new online shopping service.

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Truworths

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Truworths is a online shopping for women and men’s fashion including gift vouchers and florist facility.

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Autotrader (South Africa)

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Autotrader is a South Africa’s motoring marketplace for car dealers and motorists to buy and sell motor vehicles, via the online website.

takealot.com

BoxCommerce

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BoxCommerce is a platform for small and medium-sized businesses to create eCommerce websites.

takealot.com

Wallettec (Pty) Ltd

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Wallettec is a SaaS platform that enables retailers to accept any type of mobile transaction or currency type at their Point of Sale.

takealot.com

Tradebrics

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TradeBRICS is an online procurement solution tool.

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Raru

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Raru is an online retailer that sells electronics, books, movies, video games, music, toys, boards and dice, and more.

takealot.com

Cipla Vet

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Cipla Vet provides animal health products.

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Hippo.co.za

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South Africa’s first comparison website and compares insurance and other personal finance products from a range of South African brands.

takealot.com

AgriCool

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AgriCool is an e-marketplace that links smallholding farmers and buyers to a fair and reliable market.

takealot.com

Taste Holdings

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Taste Holdings is an African based business entity that hold the licenses of several retail brands.

takealot.com

On the Dot

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Media logistics, digital fulfilment

takealot.com

Isabella Garcia International

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Isabella Garcia International is a cosmetics company offering cosmetics and makeup products.

takealot.com

Netflorist

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NetFlorist is an online store for flowers and gifting products and services.

takealot.com

Plumblink

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A South African plumbing and bathroom merchant

takealot.com

Junk Mail

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Place your free ad now and start selling in minutes.

takealot.com

Yuppiechef

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Yuppiechef is an online store that offers food, beverages, spices, kitchenware, appliances, and more.

takealot.com

Pimp My book

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Making varsity life a little more affordable, accessible and enjoyable.

takealot.com

Cashbag

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CashBag is more than just a rewards website, it’s a tool that helps savvy, savings conscious shoppers earn cash back any online purchase.

takealot.com

MR Price Group

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MR Price Group is a bunch of fashion companies.

takealot.com

Raz Tech

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Consumer electronics accessories brand with distribution through eCommerce, retail and business clients.

takealot.com

Hello Pretty

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Hello Pretty is an online marketplace showcasing independent South African designers and creatives.

takealot.com

BuyByCountry

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BuyByCountry helps businesses to sell their products to other businesses as well as to consumers.

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Red Chilli Deals

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Red Chilli Deals features deals on various products and offers delivery services.

takealot.com

iKomee

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Online e commerce website builder

takealot.com

Hyperli

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Hyperli is an online platform for firms to promote their business, products, offers, discounts with customized services.

takealot.com

Shop star

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Shop star is a provider of software for the operation of online retail shopping sites.

takealot.com

SiD Secure EFT

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SiD Secure EFT is an innovative online payment solution which facilitates real-time EFT payments to a merchant’s bank account.

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Cybercellar

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Cybercellar is an e-commerce store specialized in the sale of premium wines, beers, liqueurs, and wine accessories.

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NextNow – Request affordable rides.

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A World-class African E-hailing Company

takealot.com

WooThemes

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WooThemes is a provider of customizable eCommerce platforms for businesses.

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Liquidbox

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LiquidboxShop is a cloud based (hosted) online shop platform with the option of either theme based or custom design online shop websites.

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Thundafund

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Thundafund is an online crowdfunding cafe and marketplace based in Cape Town.

takealot.com

Ackermans

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Ackermans is an online platform that offers a diverse collection of homeware, cellular and clotting for men, women and kids.

takealot.com

Clientele

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Clientèle Limited is one of South Africa’s leading direct distributors of financial service products.

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Organica

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Organica is an online e-tailer bringing you the best in natural, organic and cruelty-free products.

takealot.com

SnapBill

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SnapBill is a web based billing software for freelancers and small businesses.

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Pet Heaven

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Pet Heaven is an online only pet supplies ecommerce company, specialising in scheduled pet food deliveries.

takealot.com

Foschini

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Foschini is the top-to-toe destination for the fashionable woman.

takealot.com

CallPay

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Callpay is a Payment Solutions Provider for Merchants and the Payment Industry. We are also your Digital Payments Experts.

takealot.com

Sell-SA

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Sell-SA is an online shopping marketplace for buyers and sellers that offers a wide range of brands.

takealot.com

PitchPrint

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Product customizer for print shops

takealot.com

Domestly

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Online cleaning marketplace for emerging markets.

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Spree

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Spree is a South African online fashion store for men, women, and kids.

takealot.com

ShoppingFeeder

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ShoppingFeeder is a feed management and product data optimization platform.

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Habby And Lace

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Habby And Lace provides curtain, dress material, haberdashery, bed linen, plasticware, carpets and home decor products.

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Afrimart Online

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Afrimart Online is an online wholesale supplier and distributor.

takealot.com

Entelligence

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Entelligence is a South African search engine marketing & web development company that offers customers a full set of Internet services.

takealot.com

Tactical Distributors SA

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Tactical Distributors SA is an online shopping portal that offers clothing, equipment and self defense products.

takealot.com

Vivi Dress South Africa

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Vivi Dress South Africa Wedding Gowns Collection

takealot.com

Ignition Marketing

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You can be rest assured of our professional and friendly service to create an exciting marketing strategy for your company.

takealot.com

Tutorfy

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Tutorfy is an online curated marketplace that connects students with home tutors.

takealot.com

M2North

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M2North provides its users with online tools and services covering all phases of procurement, from sourcing the product to ordering.

takealot.com

Shopdeploy

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Shop Deploy is a company that offers business an online monetization solution for their business.

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