Things you should consider when arranging a courier to deliver a parcel in Myanmar (Burma)
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar is a country that was formerly known as Burma and is located in South East Asia. It borders India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos and China and has a population of around 60,000,000. In 1989, the ruling military government did away with many of the English colonial traditions and cultures and part of this was the renaming of the country to Myanmar, which had a closer resemblance to the proper name of the local ethnic group, while Burma was more related to the colloquial name of the race. Burma has had a rich, varied and troubled history, however a tourism drive has seen infrastructure improve and it has begun to shake its reputation off as one of the most corrupt countries in the world. As the internet usage in Myanmar expands, the convenience and allure of shopping online is also experiencing a rise in popularity. Consumer research shows females especially are more inclined to shop in the comfort of their home, rather than have to go to the mall. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is home to over 2.5 million residents many of whom are getting to grips with the internet, however while the convenience may attract some to online shopping, internet speed is a barrier for online retailers to overcome if it is to survive. The low speeds of internet in Myanmar may frustrate some shoppers. With few people online (1.2 percent of the 53 million population, said the World Bank in 2013) and smartphones in the hands of a small percentage of the population, the prospects for online shopping look tough, however this remains a popular shipping destination for mainly private and business related parcels, plus the eCommerce sector will continue to grow as the infrastructure develops and the nation embraces technology.