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Yoco is an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their business better, and grow. We believe that by opening up more possibilities for entrepreneurs to be successful, we can help create more jobs, enable people to thrive and help to drive our economy forward.
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insights and advice

9 top email marketing benefits for small businesses

Finding different ways to engage with your customers is vital, yet can be costly and challenging. Here are some of the most stellar email marketing benefits for small businesses, and why it’s really worth the effort.

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e-commerce

Basic steps to improving your online visibility without an e-commerce store

You can start finding new customers and selling online without an e-commerce site. Here are a few basic tips.

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insights and advice

COVID-19 Lockdown: Level 2 Explained

South Africa will be following a phased approach to ending lockdown. Here’s what you need to know about Level 2.

online payments

15 e-commerce terms you need to know to get started

If you’re new to the world of e-commerce and online payments, here are a few key terms to understand.

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sales and marketing

Yoco for WooCommerce | From sign up to set up in less than 10 minutes

Our payment gateway makes it simple to process e-commerce sales through Yoco. The plugin integrates your WooCommerce WordPress store with your Yoco account.

insights and advice

COVID-19 Lockdown: Advanced Level 3 Explained

South Africa will be following a phased approach to ending lockdown. Here’s what you need to know about Level 3.

sales and marketing

COVID-19 Lockdown: Level 4 Explained

South Africa will be following a phased approach to ending lockdown. Here’s what you need to know about Level 4.

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Support Small

Support Small: Yoco merchants selling fabric face masks

These are some of the Yoco merchants selling face masks for personal use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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priority reading

Introducing Yoco’s online payment suite

With Yoco’s new online payment suite, merchants can reignite their cash flow and begin doing business online.

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finances and funding

COVID-19 Payment Relief with South African Banks

Major banks like FNB and Absa have set up payment holidays and relief schemes to assist clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

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How to get your business website to the top of Google Search

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6 small business blogging tips and basic guidelines for beginners

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Social Media: How to Communicate During a Crisis

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How to get your small business ready for the peak season with Yoco

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8 common online shopping problems customers have, and how to remedy them

An image of a vendor sitting on a collar on Cape Town's beaches.

JK Vending: “If you don’t pay with Yoco you must be loco”

A failed payment on a Yoco card machine as seen on the connecting mobile device.

Why your payment failed

An image of a card in an article about preventing credit card fraud.

How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

An image of a coffee shop in an article on beating a sales slump.

Beat the sales slump: working on your marketing

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.

Filter and export your sales history

8 reasons why you should have a small business blog

An image of the inside of an elevator in an article about making an elevator pitch.

The elevator pitch has left the building

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

Yoco Meets on Remo: a how-to guide that’ll boost your event networking

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Help! My business is hurting my health

10 ways to manage revenue in the face of COVID-19

Katlego talking about how to build a business at StartUp Grind.

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

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COVID-19 Payment Relief with South African Banks

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How to start accepting credit card payments

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

An image of a open store with no customers in an article about beating a sales slump.

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

A BMX rider on top of a container at Velokhaya Cycling Academy.

Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

An image of Yoco being sold at DigiCape in an article about tips for selling on consignment.

4 tips for selling on consignment

Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

The Small Business Pivot | Book iBhoni Bike Courier Service

Tina Ngxokolo’s story: culture, fashion and business

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet