Andy Higgins back in the game

Andy Higgins, founder and former managing director of Bidorbuy, has joined uAfrica.com as its managing director. Higgins joined the uAfrica.com team in August 2012.

uAfrica.com (formerly Jump Shopping) is a technology company with a focus on e-commerce. The company has been operating in the e-commerce space since 2004, originally best known for building the online price comparison engine, jump.co.za.

“I’m very excited to take on this project. E-commerce in South Africa is constantly evolving and together with the collective knowledge and experience in e-commerce that this venture brings, I believe uAfrica.com will be instrumental in growing e-commerce in South Africa,” said Higgins.

uAfrica.com focuses on all aspects of e-commerce, which include Jump Shopping’s original concept of price comparison, which was renamed to uPrice.co.za.

uAfrica.com is also an accredited co.za domain name registrar with Uniforum South Africa, providing domain name registration and management services through uWeb.co.za.

The company further specialises in providing e-commerce consultancy services for all aspects of running an e-commerce business. uAfrica also plans to conduct e-commerce research, e-commerce training and will hold an annual e-commerce conference.

“E-commerce in South Africa continues to exceed our expectations and uAfrica.com intends to ensure that this trend continues,” said Jaco Roux, technical director of uAfrica.com.

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