Makro Deals, Specials & Catalogues
Makro was the first chain of cash-and-carry stores to be opened in South Africa.
Makro is a chain of cash-and-carry stores that have been operating in South Africa since 1971 when the first store opened in Germiston, Johannesburg. Makro brought the wholesale cash-and-carry concept into the country, modelling it on the Dutch stores of the same name that had expanded across Europe. With the Germiston store, Makro served as a supplier for small, independently-owned retailers and business owners such as restaurateurs and caterers. By 1979, four more Makro stores had opened. In the same year, the Makro Card was issued to customers for the first time, and only cardholders had access to shop at the store. In 1988, Mark Lamberti was appointed as Makro’s managing director. Lamberti was instrumental in founding Massmart, a wholesale and retail group, with Makro being the first subsidiary. Six years later, a flagship Makro store was opened in Woodmead, Johannesburg and continues to be one of the best-performing outlets within the chain. Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Makro opened more stores and evolved from no-frills warehouse outlets to incorporating some retail elements in an effort to attract a broader range of customers to the stores. In 2012, Makro became a part of the Walmart Group when the American retailer acquired 51% of Massmart.
Today, Makro’s customers are a mix of traders who buy in bulk, as well as families and individuals seeking good deals on a wide selection of branded goods. The business has a reputation for having some of the best prices on electronic goods, appliances, liquor, and food. The store carries a broad product range within the general merchandise division, including camping gear, outdoor furniture, and hardware and DIY. The chain has 20 large format stores countrywide, with retail space totalling 217,907 square metres. An e-commerce store was launched in March 2014, with a catalogue of over 55,000 items, including online-exclusive lines. Later in the year, a click-and-collect service became available, where online orders are fulfilled via delivery to secure lockers situated in select Sasol forecourts for collection by customers. In 2016’s The Times Sowetan Shopper Survey, Makro earned the top position in the Wholesaler category. The company employs an estimated 8,000 people and generates more than R20-billion in revenue.
In the 1970s, Makro was the first retailer in South Africa to use new technology from IBM to manage inventory and sales.
Here's a great deal from our #Easter sale catalogue!
Get this 668 L Door-in-Door fridge/freezer with water and ice dispenser for R18999 and save R4000!
Shop here: https://t.co/qqyTuqaTik pic.twitter.com/PcujvZ0Q4S
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) March 15, 2018
Until midnight you can save BIG on major appliances, multimedia, hi-tech, outdoor and much more from Makro!
If you can think it, we have it.
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) February 26, 2018
Food & Wine Deals & SpecialsInterested in finding more food & wine deals from leading producers and supermarkets? Then check out our food & wine section for more deals from Checkers, Shoprite, Woolworths and more.
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See our General merchandise deals for awesome savings!
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Health & Beauty Deals & Specials
Interested in finding more health & beauty deals on makeup and health essentials? Then check out our health & beauty section for more deals from Red Square, Clicks, Dis-Chem and more.
We are giving away amazing gifts on selected products & you can stand a chance to win BIG!
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) July 24, 2017
Buy this Santorini 3 piece luggage set for R699!
Our gift? A free brass padlock set!
We did say we’re giving away free gifts, didn’t we? 😉 pic.twitter.com/qgZzyT8cIM
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) July 26, 2017
Get your body ready for summer with our 25% off all supplements sale!
Valid until 31 July 2017
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We're digging deep to give you the best discounts around.
Get 50% off clothing and footwear!
Head to your nearest Makro store today! pic.twitter.com/tRwCwgfTqs
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) February 25, 2018
Don’t miss out on our 1-Day Flash Sale across various categories such as Liquor, Appliances and much more!
Save up to 45% on selected products.
Free delivery to our lockers & to your door when you order online.
For Monday 26 February ONLY!
Register here: https://t.co/8dNF6MSR4t pic.twitter.com/Jj4SJsQ1rX
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) February 22, 2018
Stand a chance to win BIG this February!
Spend R2000 or more on office furniture and stand a chance to WIN a R10 000 office makeover.
T's and C's apply!
Valid until 28 February 2018. pic.twitter.com/w0P4BoaYJV
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) February 13, 2018
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Home & Garden Deals & SpecialsInterested in finding more home & garden deals on home essentials, furniture and supplies? Then check out our home & garden section for more deals from Makro, Boardmans, Game and more.
Buy any Trojan product before 28 February & retain your slip.
Then upload a selfie using the product to the Trojan Facebook page for entry.
Get the most likes & shares & WIN the treadmill.
Runner-up prizes will be awarded to the second & third most liked/shared Facebook entrants! pic.twitter.com/xlyF4Ccw7p
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) January 21, 2018
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Win a TOWER backpack filled with TOWER products!
To enter all you have to do is purchase a MyTOWERLabels voucher pack online or in store. Click here: https://t.co/wPo7LEnFD0 pic.twitter.com/JCeEcJlQ2o
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) January 18, 2018
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The Cartridge and Toners Sale is Coming Soon!
11 January only, we will be marking down the prices on all printer cartridges and toners by 20%!
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) January 4, 2018
Back to school in style with Makro credit.
Spend using Makro credit between 27 December 2017 and 28 January 2018 and stand a chance to WIN 1 of 3 prizes!
Shop here: https://t.co/1uZp1mrS0L pic.twitter.com/eXpK4SP7JD
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) January 3, 2018