Investors from China install e-commerce platform in Angola

14 October 2015

Baobabay (http://baobabay.com/index.php), an e-commerce platform in Angola, already has 50 member shopping centres and more than 20,000 registered customers, the CEO of the company told Chinese news agency Xinhua.

Feng Tao said e-commerce has been growing worldwide, and is now emerging strongly in Angola, as it ensures the rapid and safe delivery of products at the lowest price along with services to local customers.

The chief executive of Baobabay, a Chinese-owned company, attributed the rapid development of the platform to the fact that the number of people in Angola with Internet access was fast increasing due to the fact that the telecommunications and IT sector is a significant part of the government’s priority list.

Official statistics show that more than 3.5 million Angolans have access to the Internet and there are about 8 million mobile phone users in a population of about 23 million.

Fen Tao also told Xinhua that more than 200,000 people had visited the website since Baobabay started testing on 1 August and more than 20,000 had registered since the official opening of the site last week.

The company sells internationally known branded products like LG, Haier, Canon, Sharp and others and guarantees home delivery within three days in the city of Luanda and seven days in the rest of the country. (macauhub/AO/CN)

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