Guyana - Country Commercial Guide

Includes what a company needs to know to take advantage of e-commerce in the local market and, reputable, prominent B2B websites.

Last published date: 2021-10-14

The COVID-19 pandemic acted as a catalyst for the development of local e-commerce services.  While not as sophisticated as major companies such as Amazon, the few small companies serve various niches such as food services, retail items and personal protective equipment.  Guyana has Mobile Money Guyana, a mobile wallet which has acted a form of payment.   There is a market opportunity for the development of wallets and other forms of payment in Guyana.  Challenges remain for service providers to connect with debit and credit cards.

Despite the pandemic, Guyana remains a cash-based society.  Credit and debit cards are used but only at high end supermarkets and at hotels.  It is recommended to utilize cards when possible and avoid carrying around cash.  The Government of Guyana has prioritized an e-commerce bill which is yet to be tabled in parliament.