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: 12/2/2016

Electronic commerce is becoming more viable as public access to smartphone technology increases. Broadcast, print media, and text messages are also useful.

The introduction and use of ATMs and credit cards by local commercial banks are enhancing bUSiness practices in the country though paying by cash is still most common.  The largest mobile operator, MTN, has introduce a mobile payment system that is gaining in popularity.

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