Describes how widely e-Commerce is used, the primary sectors that sell through e-commerce, and how much product/service in each sector is sold through e-commerce versus brick-and-mortar retail. Includes what a company needs to know to take advantage of e-commerce in the local market and , reputable, prominent B2B websites.
Last Published: 4/5/2018

Overview

In the telecommunications sector, competition is still developing and prices remain high by regional standards, adding to the costs of doing business. A positive development for the sector was the establishment of Belize's first Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in April 2016, which is expected to reduce the cost of local Internet traffic.
According to the International Telecommunication Union for 2016, approximately 30.2% of households had internet access and 44.6% of individuals were using the internet.

Social Media

Websites have become more common as a means of advertisement in recent years; however, some websites are not updated frequently and therefore can carry outdated content. Social media use as a marketing tool continues to grow.  Facebook in particular is a primary source of news and information for the majority of Belizeans, including the government.

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