Laos - eCommerceLaos - eCommerce
While interest has grown, electronic commerce is not widely used in Laos, due to underdevelopment of the telecommunications infrastructure and the low rate of formal banking and credit card use. However, Facebook is the most common and effective tool used for businesses to communicate with their customers. Across the country the majority of internet users access the web by mobile device.
Broadband internet access is widely available in Vientiane. The Lao government passed a law on electronic transactions in 2012, paving the way for future growth in electronic commerce.