Now we can really say e-commerce has gone global

While wealthy Western countries have been lapping up the opportunities and convenience of buying goods online, the tiny nations of the Northern Mariana Islands, Benin, Bhutan and the Federated States of Micronesia have only just joined the e-commerce fray.

According to figures by WorldPay, a firm that supplies a multi-currency offering which allows online shoppers to pay for goods in their own currency, payments from these countries have only just been recorded on its systems.

The findings also reveal that there are now frequent online consumers in other exotic parts of the world including Uzbekistan, the Falkland Islands, and Cambodia.

‘If there was ever any doubt that e-commerce is a truly global phenomenon, then these findings prove otherwise," said Adam Kerr, WorldPay business development director for Asia Pacific.

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