ECommerce companies see growth in smaller cities

ECommerce companies see growth in smaller cities

With the internet reaching farther than it ever has before, a report by Indian news source IBN Live said eCommerce companies are starting to become more popular than ever in smaller cities. This means that these companies should protect users by following PCI DSS guidelines and implementing some kind of data encryption, such as SSL certificates.

"Non-metros play a vital role in the growth of eCommerce segment in the country primarily due to ease of purchase. ...The convenience of shopping online and access to the best international brands is driving this growth among non-metro markets," says Mukesh Bansal, founder and CEO of Myntra.com, an online shopping portal, according to the news source.

The eBay Census 2011 shows that Indian eCommerce has seen a pretty large amount of people get online to shop over the past couple of years. As many as 3,311 Indian cities shopped online between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011, including 1,267 non-metro cities.

According to a report by Who'sWhoLegal, the United States is still at the top of the list when it comes to data security. Other countries, such as Germany, France and Finland, are doing better, but the United States has the highest number of nominations as a top-preforming country. Other countries should be sure to follow PCI DSS guidelines.