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Black Friday 2020: How to find the best deals online

Black Friday 2020 is just around the corner. And due to COVID-19, most of us will be shopping from the...

Fitness and Wellness: Buying Nutritional Supplements Online 

Nutritional supplements have experienced exponential growth in recent years as people seek to live healthier lifestyles. From Cacao, Matcha, Collagen...

Where to shop online this festive season

Shopping online for Christmas gifts? We know Christmas shopping can be one of the more stressful elements of the festive...

Christmas shopping: When should you start?

Let’s face it, Christmas shopping can be undeniably stressful. There’s the crowds to contend with (this year’s crowds will undoubtedly...

Home for the holidays: Awesome staycation ideas

Feeling frazzled but no budget or time for a weekend getaway? And while the Pinterest vacation of your dreams is...

How to party at home this festive season

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Well it was supposed to be until COVID rained on our parade. But...

 Christmas Shopping: Best Gift Ideas for 2020

Stuck on gift ideas for your 2020 Christmas Shopping? If you’re anything like us, 2020 will have given you more...

Cool online gadget stores in South Africa

Searching for some smart home inspiration? Or in need of a gadget to up your fitness or cooking game? It...

The biggest liquor trends for 2020

Liquor trends change from year to year based on the latest fads and consumer interests. And this year, the alcohol...

Ways shoppers can prepare for Black Friday

Black Friday is undoubtedly the biggest shopping day of the year with savvy shoppers making the most of widely discounted...

Back to School: Where to find the best deals

Back to school, back to reality!  No matter where you’re learning this year (in-class or at home), school will still...

How to avoid overspending on Black Friday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have without question become a major part of South Africa’s pre-Christmas shopping season. And now...

Key wardrobe staples to wear all year round

While many trends come and go, solid wardrobe staples last forever. Payflex Guest Contributor Monde Mtsi outlines some of his key...

Activewear Trends 2020

Is your activewear in need of an urgent upgrade? Bright colours, pockets and eco-conscious activewear are among the major fitness...

The pros and cons of instant EFT

In our constantly switched on world,  we (consumers) are increasingly expecting to get what we want quickly, round the clock,...

Where to buy shoes online in South Africa

.Looking to buy shoes online?  There are a range of online shoe stores to choose from, meaning you can step...

Which home gym equipment to buy online

Looking for the best at-home gym equipment? Working out at home has become increasingly popular thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic....

Shopping the latest sneakers online

Shopping around for the latest sneakers online? Sneakers have moved beyond the gym floor and become an essential fashion item....

Spotlight on bespoke jewellery designer Leigh Avenue

Leigh Avenue is a design house for handcrafted bespoke jewellery. Payflex speaks to founder Leanne Shakenovsky to find out more about how the...

Buy Now Pay Later: What is it and What is all the fuss about?

It seems too good to be true right? You’re shopping online, eyeing a pair of sneakers that cost quite a...

Tips for taking advantage of Easter weekend deals & discounts

Easter is a time when we all like to overindulge. Whether it’s eating way too much chocolate, or spoiling ourselves...

The best scarves to buy as the temperature drops

Cooler weather is fast approaching. Or, as they would say in Game of Thrones, “Winter is coming”.  And when it...

Yoga Essentials for Beginners

Yoga is not just a form of exercise, it is a lifestyle.  There are a few yoga essentials you’ll want...

A round up of the coolest smart home products

Today, the Jetsons world of smart home technology is far closer to reality than when it made its debut in...

10 Classic Jewellery Staples Every Woman Should Own

When it comes to classic wardrobe staples, we often think of the little black dress, basic white t-shirt, leather jacket...

Essential home workout gear for the CrossFit Open

As the CrossFit Games Open draws closer and kicks into full (kettlebell) swing, hundreds of thousands of athletes across the...

4 Digital Payment Trends to Tap into in 2021

The digital payments space has undergone extraordinary change over the past year.  Bain has called the Covid-19 pandemic the tipping...

Essential Home Decor Items to Refresh Your Space

Whether your home is in need of a refresh or a complete style overhaul, Payflex shares tips and tricks of...

Autumn clothing must-haves to refresh your wardrobe

With summer starting to simmer down, we’re getting excited about our Autumn wardrobe. Autumn clothing means snug sweaters, stylish layering,...

Affordable indoor golf putting gear you can buy for your home

Putting is one of the most important parts of a golfer’s game. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need to...

The best treadmills to buy for your home workout

Keen on getting your running or walking fix at home? Lockdown and social isolation definitely got people more into home...

Tech gadgets you didn’t know you needed to boost your productivity 

It seems like there’s a tech gadget or app for everything these days. Whether you are deskbound day in and...

A definitive guide to Online CBD Products in South Africa 

CBD  is without question one of the biggest wellness buzzwords of the moment. Hailed as a wonder ingredient, it seems...

Fashion trends for 2021

2020 was certainly a strange year for fashion with work-from-home and quarantine removing our need for stylish clothing, and most...

Cycling accessories you mustn’t get on the road without this year

It’s not all about the bike. Cycling accessories  can make or break your cycling experience. There are many accessories available...

Best Valentine’s Day lingerie gifts for her

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, why not treat 14 February as the perfect opportunity to refresh your or...

New Year resolutions (New Year, New You)

Let’s face it, we can all be a little overambitious when it comes to making New Year’s resolutions.  From losing...

 Ecommerce trends set to dominate in 2021

2020 proved to be a landmark year for the eCommerce space with the COVID-19 turbocharging the growth of online shopping....

Back to Work Tips

Already time to go back to work? Why is it that the holidays always seem to go by in a...

Finding Podcast Equipment in South Africa

Finding Podcast Equipment in South Africa

Finding Podcast Equipment in South Africa If you’re looking for podcasting equipment in South Africa, maybe this article can help...

Keeping fit

The Self Isolator’s Guide to Keeping Fit

The Self Isolator’s Guide to Keeping Fit Isolation has got us all trying to keep fit without our usual gym...

Fathers Day Gift Guide

Fathers Day Gift Guide

Your 2020 Fathers Day Gift Guide Welcome to your 2020 fathers day gift guide. Feels like mothers day was just...

Gift Guide for Mother’s Day

The Lockdown Gift Guide for Mother’s Day

The Mothers Day Gift Guide During Lockdown 2020 has certainly turned out to be a year we’ll never forget, and...

Jigsaw puzzles

Welcome Back Jigsaw Puzzles! 

Welcome Back Jigsaw Puzzles! The coronavirus has caused an unlikely resurgence in the demand for jigsaw puzzles. Social media feeds...

online mommy shopping

Online Mommy Shopping: The Rise of the Ecom Mom

Online Mommy Shopping: The Rise of the Ecom Mom Accounting for almost 90% of new mothers, millennial moms are a...

Responsible spending

Responsible spending in an age of instant gratification

Responsible Spending in An Age of Instant Gratification I know this title may sound a little parental but the truth...

How to Give Gifts according to the 5 Languages of Love

How to Give Gifts According to the 5 Languages of Love

How to Give Gifts according to the 5 Languages of Love Learning our partner and family’s love language is not...

Cruelty-free beauty products in South Africa

Where to Find Cruelty-free beauty products in South Africa

Where to Find Cruelty-free beauty products in South Africa Cruelty-free and vegan beauty products are rapidly rising in popularity in...

Ways to Keep Your Family Entertained During Lockdown

13 Ways to Keep Your Family Entertained During Lockdown

13 Ways to Keep Your Family Entertained During Lockdown On a day-to-day basis, mothers across the world struggle to keep...

Prevent identity theft

Not Today, Hacker: 10 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

Not Today, Hacker: 10 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft If we’re going to be glued to our screens we better...

How To Buy CBD Oil in South Africa

How To Buy CBD Oil in South Africa

  How To Buy CBD Oil in South Africa   With more research showing the positive effects of CBD oil...

Bad Online Shopping Habits

Four Really Bad Online Shopping Habits (and how to beat them)

Four Really Bad Online Shopping Habits (and how to beat them) The bright side of online shopping means I don’t...

Easter Shopping list 2020

Your Ultimate Easter Shopping List For 2020

Your Ultimate Easter Shopping List For 2020 The ultimate easter shopping list looks a little different this year. Many of...

Payment Options for Online Shopping that Don’t Require Credit

Payment Options for Online Shopping that Don’t Require Credit

Payment Options for Online Shopping that Don’t Require Credit When it comes to credit there are many options available online....

Getting out of Credit Card Debt in South Africa

Getting out of Credit Card Debt in South Africa

We thought it would be useful to talk through some simple steps to getting out of credit card debt in...

Guide for lazy gift givers

The Ultimate Guide for Lazy Gift-Givers

This guide for lazy gift-givers is for anyone who gets anxious at the thought of having to buy a gift...

The Do's and Don'ts of Accessorising Banners

The Dos and Don’ts of Accessorising

In this article, we’re going to explore the dos and don’ts of accessorising. They may be the difference between becoming...

Top sneakers to buy online this year

Top Sneakers to Buy Online This Year

Before we dive into the top sneaker trends of this year, let me ask you this question. How’s your sneaker...

BNPL

The BNPL Gold Rush: Global investors dash to buy equity in Buy Now Pay Later players

The BNPL Gold Rush: Investors dash to buy equity in Buy Now Pay Later Players A string of high-profile acquisitions...

Loungewear and the other fashion trends shaping 2020

Loungewear and the other fashion trends shaping 2020 There’s no corner of everyday life that COVID-19 hasn’t transformed including the...

The gear you need to begin your trail running adventure

“It’s not where you take the trail, it’s where the trail takes you” – Unknown Are you getting tired of...

Become an Interest-Free Shopping Warrior

So you want to become an interest-free shopping ninja warrior, daniel son? COVID-19 (and its plethora of spin-off problems) makes...

Most expensive things you can buy using Payflex

What are the most expensive things you can buy using Payflex?

What are the most expensive things you can buy using Payflex? We’ve put together a list of the some of...

Tips for choosing online furniture

Tips for choosing furniture pieces online so you don’t have to go to a store

Tips for choosing online furniture pieces so you don’t have to go to a store We can all agree that...

How to source the best online deals

How to source the best online deals

How to source the best online deals Who doesn’t like a good deal? In the vast world of eCommerce, trying...

SA boutique Equilibrio

Spotlight on SA boutique Equilibrio & their eCommerce journey

Spotlight on SA boutique Equilibrio & their eCommerce journey SA Boutique Equilibrio is a South African fashion blog and online...

Ensuring your online order is delivered correctly

Ensuring your online order is delivered correctly

Ensuring your online order is delivered correctly To be a master online shopper, you could do worse than perfecting the...

Best online golf stores in South Africa

Best online golf stores in South Africa

Best online golf stores in South Africa If you’re an avid golf enthusiast, you’ll agree that using the right golf...

must-have for load shedding

5 Must Haves to While Away the Hours of Load Shedding

Winter is coming. That means more load shedding so we thought we’d round up some must-haves for load shedding this...

Winter boots style guide 2020

Winter boots style guide 2020

Winter boots style guide 2020 Let’s face it: Winter isn’t coming, it’s here. And what is better on a freezing...

Tips on how to avoid online shopping returns

Tips on how to avoid online shopping returns

Tips on how to avoid online shopping returns From ordering the wrong item, or receiving the item you wanted but...

Benefits of account creation on eCommerce sites

The benefits of account creation on eCommerce sites

The benefits of account creation on eCommerce sites As our reliance on online shopping grows, so do the number of...

online pet stores in South Africa

 Guide to online pet stores in South Africa

 Guide to online pet stores in South Africa It’s become absolutely critical to have a guide to reliable, well-stocked online...

Affordable treats when you've got to tighten your belt

Affordable treats when you’ve got to tighten your belt

Affordable treats when you’ve got to tighten your belt  In the midst of an economic crunch, accessible, feel-good products are...

South Africa's online cycling shops

A Guide to South Africa’s Online Cycling Shops

A Guide to South Africa’s Online Cycling Shops Consider this the quintessential guide to South Africa’s online cycling shops. Whether...

work in sweatpants

Can I Come to Work in my Sweatpants, Please?

Can I Come to Work in my Sweatpants, Please? Not another guide on returning to work safely. Ah, the sound...

online liquor stores

South African Online Liquor Stores: The Ultimate Guide

South African Online Liquor Stores: The Ultimate Guide Online liquor stores are seeing unprecedented sales volumes. South Africans are ensuring...