As entrepreneurs, limited access to funds, logistics challenges to reach customers outside Dhaka, higher data cost for non-broadband internet users, unfair competition from global giants and telecommunication companies and international payment of digital advertisement are some of the major challenges faced by the Bangladesh e-commerce industry. There are many Bangladeshi companies engaged in eCommerce services, including web design, domain name purchasing, secure hosting, digital marketing and advertising, app development, and payment gateways, among others. The Internet penetration is 5%, mobile penetration is 23%, e-commerce sales: $38.1 million-commerce annual growth rate: 200%+ (2013-2016)6 e-Commerce Delivery Ration in Bangladesh: More than 50 thousand people are engaged in an e-commerce business.

First, Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) and Bangladesh Bank jointly observed E-Commerce Week” for the first time in the country, supported by ICT Business Promotion Council. In 2013 Bangladesh Bank also lifted its international payment restriction and allowed for Bangladeshis to purchase goods and services from foreign websites using international credit cards, facilitating e-commerce business with the global market. E-commerce entails the use of the Internet in the marketing, identification, payment and delivery of goods and services.

The country's leading e-commerce entrepreneurs have urged the government to implement the Digital Commerce Policy that upholds the interest of local companies over foreign firms in the e-commerce business.