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LETTERS: Revamp postal network to ease e-commerce growth in - 13 Mar 2018 22:03

Collins Owegi

The theme of the 2018 World Consumers Day, Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer, could not have had a better timing. Digitisation of businesses is currently a hot area in global trade and prominently featured in the eleventh World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Similarly, the concept is of specific interest to developing countries as it could potentially enhance access for their commodities in the international market place and help address issues such as poor balances of trade and unemployment. Local Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) are major beneficiaries of e-commerce as trade conducted in social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp are on the rise. This is more dominant across major cities and towns. As a result, it is now possible to do business without necessarily having to open up physical store, thus avoiding costs such as rent, licences and labour. The relatively lower cost of ...
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