"Paystack’s free ecommerce skills training will go a long way in helping local businesses become competitive” - Joel Bronkowski

Paystack to give small businesses R1 million in fee-free online payment training

Payments technology company Paystack has made a pledge to give a hundred entrepreneurs and small business owners ecommerce skills training to boost their Black Friday and festive shopping season sales through the Paystack Ecommerce Bootcamp.

Additionally, participants will also receive R1 million in fee-free online payment processing.

Participants will be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to optimise their e-commerce operations.

They will also receive free resources, including brand new, fully optimised online stores built on Shopify or WooCommerce, free product photography, and mastermind discussions with other retailers on proven tactics to boost sales this festive shopping season.

The Paystack Ecommerce Bootcamp is in partnership with several local and international companies that serve SMEs, including Zoho, WooCommerce, The Local Edit (online marketplace for independent South African brands), Woww (digital agency), TUNL (logistics startup), xneelo (hosting company), and TDMC (digital agency).

Joel Bronkowski, Paystack Country Lead, South Africa, says,

“As online retail continues to grow in South Africa, businesses won’t just be competing against traditional retailers but also against ecommerce players of all sizes. As such, they will have to deliver the best possible customer experience in order to remain competitive during this festive shopping season. Paystack’s free ecommerce skills training will go a long way in helping local businesses become competitive.”

This holiday season is anticipated to generate billions of rands for South African businesses, and this commitment from Paystack will aid SMEs in facilitating their sales.

According to Bronkowski, giving businesses and customers alike the best possible payment experience is key to ensuring that those businesses are able to meet their full potential. 

The workshop will take place on Saturday 28th October 2023 at 9am in the Cape Town V&A precinct’s Workshop17.

The bootcamp is limited to 100 participants on a first come first serve basis, and RSVPs can be done online via the following link: paystack.com/bootcamp

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