The Local e-Commerce is Booming

9 years, 1 month ago - April 23, 2012
The e-merchants are increasing locally. Clothing, flowers, shoes, taxi service online ... Websites Mauritians are needed on the web more and more to attract online shoppers. Online commerce is more than ever a reality in Mauritius.

More than 280,000 Mauritians are Internet customers. With Web 3.0, we are in a new era where every visitor can enjoy a product or service. The e-merchants have understood and the stakes are high. Saves time, good opportunity to make his choice, better prices, some are fond of online shopping. 

"It's been two years since I do all right purchase online. For me it is a means of doing good business, find products that are not available in Mauritius, "says Thierry Poonmany, 22, a student at the University of Mauritius. 

Great car lover, Thierry n ' has not dampened his enthusiasm in terms of purchasing spare parts for his car going so far as to buy a muffler of the United States. 

"It was a very good deal and I do not regret my action," says it. But the young man was not only limited parts for his car. Shoes, slippers, charger, battery for your laptop, skateboard, among others, buying online has no secrets for him. But caution is advised. He does not buy on any site because the cyber consumer has been wronged twice.

And the local e-commerce sites? Thierry can not find the utility, preferring to go to shops because "Mauritius is a small country we have the possibility of going into stores very soon," said the young man.

If Thierry is not customer sites local merchants. However, many people use these e-Mauritian merchants. 

ite "Flowers in" was created a year ago. Its primary business, purchase online. And the site is full of gift ideas to make your loved one. And according to the director of this site, e-commerce really takes the scale in Mauritius. 

"E-commerce, is certainly off to Mauritius. With the job and the many occupations, people no longer want to move. It's easier to order online without traveling, "says Luvee Cheekhooree Self Catered Mauritius. E-commerce has certainly been slow to evolve, but today people "have adopted it. This works rather well and I think, more and more Mauritians trust sites. But we must remain vigilant, "emphasized Luvee Cheekhooree.

Roody Vencatapillay, e-commerce department of Mauritius Commercial Bank, feels the same way.

"Compared to five years ago, there was an increase from 65 to 70% commercially online. People are fond, and it's a boom, "said Roody Vencatapillay. 

For the expert, the system-level security payment that is improving year after year allows people to have more confidence to make their purchases online. A boon for e-merchants Mauritians who do not hesitate to create e-commerce sites. While some threw themselves into the arena, others prefer to wait. Like Short, who sells household appliances and electronic products. This company, which already has its website, plans to launch online purchase in some time. 

"A recent study, we found that people liked the proximity foremost. Moreover, we have over twenty branches across the island. However, recognizing the evolution of electronic commerce, we have established a solid platform and secure, we expect that the wave is really installed to launch this service, "Javed Bholah communications manager for Short. 

Making a 'bazaar' in two plays 

To move No need to buy fruit and vegetables. Reason, a website was launched to the delight of those who, going to market is a chore. As everyone is urged today in Bazaar is a solution for Mauritians who want to do their 'mess' of the home or office. This online site allows you to get everything that is sold in (fruit, vegetables, spices, 'leafy vegetables', fresh fruit juices, etc.). And after choosing our products, just give your address, make payment and your vegetable basket delivered to you within hours. For what is the price of products, it is the same as that displayed on the market in general. However, it will pay the cost of delivery fixed at Rs 220.

Secured payments? E-secure with SBML 

To reduce the risk of online fraud, the State Bank of Mauritius offers a secure platform for the latest standards " Verified by Visa (VbV) "and" MasterCard Secure Code "by Visa and Mastercard respectively. service SBM E-Secure assigns a password to protect online transactions, as the PIN on ATM use. It is also possible to check if the trader in question is subscribed to this service by the logo "Verified by Visa" or "MasterCard SecureCode" which appears on the site of the latter. Advantages of the platform SBM e-Secure: Secure e-service provides additional level of security to credit cards of SBM and protects your card against any unauthorized use when shopping online with retailers having subscribed to this service. 

MCB offers MCB secure

Platform with secure that the MCB, in addition to "MCB Secure Code" and "Verified by Visa", a way of sending you your password via your mobile phone and you should confirm each time you make a purchase online. Thus a window MCB appear to require authentication using your Internet connection MCB Banking. After successful authentication, you will receive the SecureCode and / or Verified by Visa, as a unique password via SMS to a mobile number that you recorded. You will then complete your transaction by inserting the password received. The password is only valid for one transaction and only lasts five minutes. 

Winners will launch online purchase before the end of 2012 

Was a first. And it certainly does not displease consumers. Supermarkets Winners will launch before the end of the year, its e-commerce website and enable Mauritians to shop online.They were among the first to start online business in Mauritius. Remember Pick n Buy had launched such a site."We launched the first e-commerce website in 2001, but the connection at the time was slow, and customers not accustomed to electronic commerce, it did not work. A year later, we had to abandon the project, "recalls Nicolas Merven, the Chief Winners supermarkets. 

But in September 2011, returned to the Winners with its website,, which provides an overview of promotions courses. And before the end of the year, the site will enable Mauritians to shop online. "We found that the Mauritians were more comfortable with the internet, so they can make their purchases online," says Chief Winners supermarkets. But the project is not an easy task, because it will ensure delivery.

"It sounds simple but it is a very complex project because we have to offer our customers a secure platform and also make sure that customers adopt the idea. With regard to delivery we are still working on how we are to adopt, "emphasizes Nicolas Merven. 

However, initially, the online shopping service will cover only the basic products, while for fruits and vegetables it will take. It will be available by region. "We will begin in areas where we are not present, such as Tamarin, Black River, Mahebourg and we will go slowly in other parts of the island," revealed Nicolas Merven . 

The new e-commerce sites local Mataboom 

A site where you can receive discounts of up to 50%. That's what you proposes Mataboom, a commercial site that unearths exceptional offers in several areas including catering, health, wellness, travel and hotels, among others.

How are things going there?

Each day the site offers users promotions in various sectors. To benefit the customer can buy the product that may be a mobile, living in Dubai, yoga sessions ... In short, these promotions can last for a week. The customer can take advantage of these offers by purchasing via credit card or by "internet banking" or by cash. In this case, he must make a transfer to the account of the company Blueberry World Ltd, which owns the website. After payment, the customer receives a coupon Mataboom which allows him to recover his article. 

Book and pay his taxi through the web - a reality from next week 

The company Self Catered Mauritius launches new service from the next week. This will make it possible to find a taxi, effector payment, and in less than two, the taxi is outside your door. But how payment will he be? "We will use Google Map to launch this service. The customer will save the location where it is located as well as its destination, which will define the amount it will pay, "says Luvee Cheekhooree, Self Catered Mauritius. However, the leader will not say more , and prefers to keep the surprise for the launch.

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