45% of the population or 2 million people are internet users. 1.4 million people are e-shoppers, having bought goods and services online at least once.
Internet penetration stands at 59% of the population, with 9.38 million telephone connections.
Cash-based payment options dominate the market. The Punto Express system is the largest of approximately a dozen market players.
Access to banking
The country has low levels of banking use: only 30% of the population has access to financial services and only 12% to credit or loan which explains why online payment methods are so widely used.