Payments and e-commerce in Mauritius

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Mauritius

General Information

  • Population 1.3 m
  • Population 15 + 1.1 m
  • Online Population 0.8 m
  • Area 2,040 km2
  • Currency MUR
  • GDP 11.0 bn $US
  • GDP per Capita 8,637 $US
Banked population
  • Mauritius 91%
  • Middle East & Africa 46%
  • World 67%
Credit card penetration
  • Mauritius 24%
  • Middle East & Africa 8%
  • World 19%
Internet penetration
  • Mauritius 66%
  • Middle East & Africa 47%
  • World 62%
Smartphone penetration
  • Mauritius 56%
  • Middle East & Africa 43%
  • World 70%

Although still in its relatively early stages, e-commerce in Mauritius is growing [1]. To try and kickstart its online economy, the country’s government recently upgraded the fibre network from 10Mb/s to 30Mb/s [1]. Exactly two thirds of the population has Internet access, mainly through mobile providers [2]. Worth US$237 million in 2022, the e-commerce market is expected to increase to a value of US$397 million by 2025 [3].

Over 90% of the country’s adult population has a bank account. The digital payments market in Mauritius is small but growing fast, at an estimated rate of 18% a year to 2027 [3]. Any e-commerce strategy for Mauritius must include a plan for integrating local and alternative payment methods at the checkout. Given the preponderance of mobile-Internet connections, support for mobile-payment methods is particularly important.

  1. https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=Mauritius-ECommerce
  2. https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/stat/default.aspx
  3. https://www.statista.com/outlook/dmo/ecommerce/mauritius

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Mauritius

Local Payment Methods

BitPay Type Cryptocurrency Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Hyperwallet Type Bank transfer, Gift card, Prepaid voucher Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High PayPal Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High Paysera Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High Skrill Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High Allied Wallet Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High UnionPay SecurePay Type Local payment card Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High Boku Type Carrier billing Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High Mobiamo Type Carrier billing Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High Orange Money Type Wallet Regions Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 1 Market relevance High Razer Gold Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High SWIFT Type Bank transfer Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High Secure Remote Commerce (SRC) Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance Medium Boloro Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 G2A Pay Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance Medium NETELLER Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Splitit Type Instalments Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3

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