Last minute gift ideas to make your festive shopping a snap


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Many of us leave last-minute shopping during the holiday season, only to find ourselves scrambling in a busy mall shopping for things we don’t really need. But in today’s digital age, there’s a much more convenient way to cross items off our shopping lists. A 2020 Mastercard survey revealed that more than half of South Africans now shop online, opting for the security of contactless transactions due to COVID-19.

Online shopping has undoubtedly revolutionized the retail industry, allowing consumers to browse a wider variety of products and services and find exactly what they are looking for from the comfort of their own homes. Whether it’s a cute piece of jewelry for mom, a pair of binoculars for dad, or a high-tech keyboard for your brother, shopping for the holiday season has never been that simple.

But while shopping online is a great way to get what you need safely, supply chain issues and delayed shipping can easily spoil a festive surprise for a loved one. Therefore, digital gifts are a real asset if you want to send that little something to that special someone ASAP, without worrying about the delivery date.

Gaming, entertainment and lifestyle gifts for everyone

For truly hassle-free party shopping, Africa’s leading mobile game publisher, Carry1st, offers everything from prepaid electricity and mobile data to digital assets in top-selling games (such as PUBG, ROBLOX, FIFA and SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off – which Carry1st recently launched in Africa) to subscriptions to platforms like Xbox Live, Showmax, Uber, etc.

The platform is also a great place to buy instant gift certificates for friends and family during the holidays, which they can spend at a wide range of stores when it suits them.

Makro, Uber and Uber Eats vouchers are in high demand in South Africa, with the company revealing that they were the three most purchased vouchers in November. In Nigeria, Razer Gold, Amazon and Apple reign supreme as the most popular coupons in the same month. Add vouchers for the Apple Store, iTunes, and Google Play Store to the mix, and you’ve got the perfect one-stop shop for all of your gifting needs, no matter who you’re shopping for.

More payment options, less stress

Have you ever had to abandon a cart on a website because you didn’t have access to a credit card or the means to pay for the items? A huge hurdle for many locals is that shopping online usually requires a credit card, but not everyone has one. Fortunately, Carry1st gives African customers more options to easily and securely purchase digital goods and services without a credit card.

The Carry1st store seamlessly integrates with over 90 secure payment methods – including wire transfers, cryptocurrencies, PayPal, Chipper Cash, Paga, 1ForYou, and more. – allowing anyone to buy online using their preferred payment method.

By providing more secure online payment methods, the company is bringing the world of interactive content to Africa and connecting our continent to the rest of the world. Now you can instantly purchase game credits and top-ups with just a few clicks, using any payment method of your choice, and enjoy the same convenience for other digital assets.

Whether your loved ones enjoy the gift of binge-worthy entertainment, pampering, delicious food or exciting games this holiday season, with the Carry1st store you can beat the crowds and buy everything you need in an instant. , in comfort and safety. from your sofa.

Now, that is definitely something to be happy about.


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