In 2009 Bangladesh Bank approved online payment and in 2013 the bank approved the use of Debit and Credit card for online payment. The eCommerce Association of Bangladesh is the trade body for eCommerce in Bangladesh. According to the association, there are 8,000 eCommerce pages in Facebook alone. The growth of the industry has been inhibited by low usage of credit and debit cards, and the unavailability of PayPal. In 2016 the government of Bangladesh opened eCommerce sites for every district in the country. The same year, FBCCI recommended removal of tax on eCommerce. Ten billion Taka worth of transactions take place through eCommerce site per year according to a 2017 report.
BGMEA, a ready-made garment trade body, has used business-to-business eCommerce to receive orders for garments from clients outside Bangladesh. Three other popular sites are Addressbazaar, BangladeshBusinessGuide, and Bizbangladesh.
The Business-to-consumer segment grew through the growth of home-delivery of food by companies such as FoodPanda,JAAGOdeal, HungryNaki and Foodpeon. There are other companies based on Facebook that allow people in Bangladesh to buy products from the United States, the United Kingdom and India. The majority of the transactions are carried out through cash on delivery.Chaldal.com is online grocery store that sells products in Dhaka, Bangladesh.Budget Box BD Is another Multi vendor start up online shop in Bangladesh, BongoBD is a streaming site for movies, cricket videos and original content.
There are a number of websites such as BDJobs.com, and jobsA1 that host information about jobs in Bangladesh.
Digital Marketing is a recent sector that has experienced rapid growth. Since 2014 twenty companies have started as the nation's digital marketplace emerges. Unlike traditional marketing, digital marketing involves strategies designed to engage consumers and drive brand conversation on various digital platforms.
The digital marketing industry in the nation has not matured with consumers having low online literacy rate. The industry has doubled in size due to increase to mobile transactions, an estimated 70 billion taka are transferred through mobile phones every month. Bangladesh has the tenth-largest mobile phone user base in the world and has sixty million internet connections.Zunaid Ahmed Palak the state minister for ICT in the Best of Global Digital Marketing World Tour 2016 which was held in Dhaka, "I am happy to say that from today we will speak about digital marketing as being an essential part of Digital Bangladesh." Bangladesh has sixty-five million internet users, about forty percent of the population. A Digital Marketing Summit is organised annually since 2013 by the Bangladesh Brand Forum.
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