E-commerce gains momentum in Kazakhstan
E-Commerce is developing rapidly in Kazakhstan. According to experts, this sector’s output increased by 20% last year. Kazakhstan is negotiating with China on expanding the e-Commerce. Therefore, a cross-border e-Commerce platform will be created on the basis of Khorgos. It will allow Kazakh businessmen to export their products to China. These issues were discussed at the meeting with Shakhrat Nuryshev, Kazakh Ambassador to China and the head of the major Corporation, Zhang Yang. At present, over 2,000 shops trade online. All this gave an impulse to the development of e-commerce service. Kazakhstan’s main postal operator Kazpost has opened a new center for e-business.
BAGDAT MUSSIN, CHAIRMAN, KAZPOST:
Previously it used to take an hour or two to deliver a parcel via Kazpost now this process takes a few minutes. People can visit Post.kz website to register their parcels in advance by creating a personal account and process an order in the Internet store.
The project developers simplified payment procedure. They introduced special cards that redeem the order from anywhere in the world. Representatives of major online shops operating in Kazakhstan have already appreciated these advantages.
ALEXANDER SOKOLOV, ENTREPRENEUR:
It helps legal entities and corporate clients to improve their work, save time so that Internet shops could be engaged in what they are supposed to do.
At present, there are dozens online stores in Astana. The project developers believe that their number will only grow as soon as the new center is launched. In addition, In the near future, it is planned to open similar e-Commerce platforms in 16 cities across Kazakhstan.