Our top 5 stories of 2021

Here at xneelo, we recognise the importance of knowledge sharing and supporting our community of entrepreneurs. Over the past twelve months, we’ve shared a wealth of information and advice to help you grow your business digitally, from starting your first website, to increasing your digital reach and engaging with your customers.

We’ve crunched the numbers, and are excited to share the most read stories from Insights over the past year that have helped entrepreneurs grow their businesses online.

Website health check in 5 easy steps

The new year is the perfect time to conduct a website health check to make sure your website is performing at its best. From testing page speed and search engine optimisation (SEO) to mobile responsiveness and security, you don’t need expert help thanks to these easy tools. 

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E-commerce web options in South Africa

Lockdown resulted in an increase in online sales. According to the Payfast E-commerce Performance Index for 2021, 48% of e-commerce stores interviewed saw an increase in revenue, spurred on by a 50% increase in online sales. We asked web developer Felix Norton and e-commerce expert Warrick Kernes to share their advice on building a successful South African e-commerce site today.

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An entrepreneur’s guide to going digital

We partnered with Heavy Chef to create a helpful guide to building a brand presence online. The guide is free to download and includes top tips from some of South Africa’s top e-commerce businesses.

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10 SA women in tech to watch

For Women’s Day, we profiled ten female business founders doing exciting things in the digital space. What’s more, these ten inspirational women have dedicated their time and expertise to supporting other women in the field.

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Xneelo wins gold at the 2021 Stevie Awards

Providing our customers with the best possible service is what drives us. And in 2021, we were proud recipients of one gold and two silver awards from the 15th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 

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Starting a business can be daunting, but you’re not alone. Our Insights blog features real, actionable advice you can use to grow your online business. Keep reading for more entrepreneur advice in 2022. 

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