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: 4/17/2016

E-Commerce is not widely used in the Tanzanian market.  In the private sector, e-business is growing, but is still in its infancy.  Very few private sector companies have established business-to-business websites, secure credentialing is still nascent, and very few buyers have internationally accepted credit cards.  However, m-commerce, via mobile phones, is growing rapidly.  The arrival of the SEACOM undersea fiber optic cable in July 2009, the completion of Phase I of the national terrestrial fiber backbone in June 2010, and the connection of the Eassy submarine cable from South Africa in August 2010 have increased opportunities in this area. 

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