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: 10/31/2017

Electronic commerce is rudimentary and the country does not have a specific law or regulation of eCommerce. Chinese websites are the top destination for Turkmen citizens shopping online. Electronics and clothing constitute the major types of goods purchased online from abroad. Most customers access internet shopping websites from mobile phones with slow internet speeds. There are no major consumer buying holidays or shopping days for eCommerce in Turkmenistan except for those announced on Chinese internet websites like aliexpress.com. The major internet websites for commercial advertising in Turkmenistan include VESTNIKTM, TMAWTO, EMLAK, and Satlyk, although no online payment options are available. Recently created Grooger.tm is the only known website with electronic payment options available. Currency convertability is a major limitation to eCommerce or any type of foreign transaction in Turkmenistan.
 

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