Namibia - Country Commercial Guide
eCommerce

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

Last published date: 2022-10-03

Assessment of Current Buyer Behavior in Market

Electronic commerce is still relatively unknown to Namibian consumers.  In 2017, the International Telecommunication Union reported that only 51 percent of Namibians enjoy access to the Internet.

Local eCommerce Sales Rules & Regulations

On November 7, 2019, President Geingob signed into law the Electronic Transactions Act, which enhances the conduct of business online and opens up a variety of online payment solutions such as PayPal.  The law also allows for electronic commerce and communications with public and private bodies, institutions and citizens and provides the framework for a safe, secure, and effective environment for consumers, businesses and public agencies or bodies to conduct and use electronic transactions.

Local eCommerce Business Service Provider Ecosystem

There is very little information available on eCommerce services in Namibia.  There have been no in-country events focused on eCommerce in the past few years.