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Payment methods in Egypt

Here are the top takeaways you need to know about the Egyptian e-commerce market:

  • Today, Egypt’s e-commerce market is worth almost US$7 billion. By 2027, this will increase to just under US$12 billion.
  • The most popular type of digital payment method in Egypt is the e-wallet, with a 15% market share.
  • Egyptians use a card to pay for less than a third of all online purchases. The remainder they pay for with cash or using a range of digital payment methods.
  • Every year, Egyptians complete more than 40% of their online transactions using a mobile device — and this number is rising all the time.
  • The average Egyptian online shopper spends US$80 a year with e-commerce merchants, rising to US$103 by 2027.
Online Population
B2C E-commerce
Banked Population
Credit Card Population
E-commerce of Total Retail

Payment Method Breakdown

  • Card 30%
  • Cash 31%
  • Bank Transfer 10%
  • E-Wallet 15%
  • Other 14%
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Card Scheme Breakdown

  • Visa 32%
  • Mastercard 38%
  • American Express 0%
  • Local schemes 29%
  • Other 1%
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Cross-Border E-Commerce


Online shoppers who have shopped cross-border


Cross-border proportion of total e-commerce

1.8 bn $US

Value of cross-border e-commerce

Top cross-border shopping origin markets