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: 8/17/2017

eCommerce is used in Lebanon and mobile eCommerce is also on the rise.  Despite the continued lack of an e-commerce law and a legal and regulatory framework for e-transactions, a wide variety of eCommerce ventures, including fashion retail, food and beverage, banking, electronics, and ticketing are operational.  The most popular payment methods include online credit cards and cash upon delivery.  BLOMInvest Bank estimated that only 10% of internet users in Lebanon shopped online in 2015, as opposed to 40% globally, blaming high internet costs and slow internet speeds for relatively limited activity.  It also estimated the size of the eCommerce industry in Lebanon at less than $1M in 2015.

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