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.

Ecommerce sales channels are not well developed in Belize.  However, there is a high rate of approximately 60% internet and social media penetration.  Most of the population has mobile connectivity with access to broadband 3G or 4G coverage.  Additinally, approximately 60% of the population has active social media accounts. Facebook is by far the most widely used social media platform. Other social media like Linkedin, Instagram, and Twitter are used to a far lesser extent.  Only a small portion of the population (approximately 11%) reportedly has access to a credit card with only 4.8% making online purchases or paying bills online. 

Consumer goods are the most popular products purchased online from the U.S. and the rest of the world.  A key advantage to purchasing online from the United States is the close proximity to the American market, reliable modes of transportation, and delivery of goods.


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