45 million Vietnamese people shop online

Nearly 45 million Vietnamese people now access online shopping, a forum on domestic consumption trends on August 20 in Hanoi heard.

The Government aims to have 55% of the country’s 90-million-plus population shopping online by 2025, with revenues estimated at US$35 billion.

The goal is perfectly feasible given the support coming from the Government, ministries, departments, and businesses.

Participants at the forum suggested making it easier for e-commerce enterprises to access capital to join online supply chains for Made-in-Vietnam goods.

It is also necessary to have policies for online payments and for guaranteeing the security of customers’ personal data, they suggested.

A representative from Nielsen Vietnam said the number of internet users in Vietnam is expected to reach about 60% of the country’s population this year, and 33% of Vietnamese consumers will make online payment while shopping.