With over 87.5 million people, the opportunities in this country are endless and society offers a wide array of target audience and user groups.The country’s economy depends mostly on oil and gas, followed by tourism.The overall penetration rate of e-commerce among internet users has reached 8%, and Egypt’s online purchases are expected to more than triple by 2016; with an estimated 7.3 million worth of spending on e-commerce.Rising internet penetration—up to 44% by 2013—is also promising; as is the growing mobile penetration, which reached a staggering 115% in 2012, in addition to the smartphone penetration at 26% in 2012. Other, more local, search engines in the market are Arabo (in Arabic) and 4Arabs (in English), which are the leading sites among the Arabic-speaking market.First group-buying website in Egypt (founded 2011) 100% Egyptian company operated by Web Technology Company (founded 2008) Google currently remains in 2014 as, by far, the most popular leading search engine in Egypt—taking up 95% of the search market. Google’s search engine for Egypt has two versions: a right-to-left Arabic version and a left-to-right English version. Google Zeitgeist’s annual search trends 2016 report list the most common search queries in Egypt as follows: Egypt comes in second, after Saudi Arabia, in terms of number of search queries in the country.
The largest share of imports comes in from China and the US, followed by Germany Russia and Ukraine.Egypt has both an Arabic and an English based country code top-level domain (cc TLDs) available.Although it may be lucrative to purchase a domain name ending with one of the more popular cc TLDs, it is important to note that such a domain would require either a local presence or for the domain name to be hosted on Egyptian DNS servers. Second Level Domains eg eg eg eg eg eg eg eg eg eg eg eg .The 10 most popular websites in Egypt do include a couple of Egyptian based ones; however, most of them are the typically internationally popular ones.The cost of doing business is low and Egyptians simply love to buy things online.Over 22.4% of internet users in Egypt use e-commerce services, which amount to at least 3 million people.
Having the highest number of internet users in the region, over 20 million people and over 200 thousand internet hosts, Egypt is a country that would offer wide access to a broad audience.