In El Salvador, 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.
In El Salvador, internet penetration stands at 59% of the population, with 9.38 million telephone connections.
In El Salvador, cash-based payment options dominate the market. The Punto Express system is the largest, although there are more than 10 market participants which are almost equally as large.
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 a credit or loan. This is why online payment methods are so widely used.