India Ranks 83rd On UN Index Assessing e-commerce Readiness

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GENEVA: India has been ranked a lowly 83rd on a new index compiled by the UN trade body UNCTAD for assessing the readiness of countries for electronic commerce and it has the fourth largest number of complaints made against companies selling online.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's new Business-to-Consumer e-commerce - businesses selling to the general public - index, which surveyed 130 economies, covers countries on four indicators of internet use, secure servers, credit card penetration and postal delivery services.

The index value is strongly correlated to the variation in the share of individuals shopping online.

India scores 40.6 on index value with 1.8 per cent individuals over 15 years owning a credit card, 12.6 per cent using the internet, 48.2 secure servers per million people and 100 per cent population having mail delivered at home.

"India is quite far down and you can see why because you have low levels of credit card use. Also, at the country level you still have relatively low internet use. But one of the strong points is that you have mail delivered at home. Far from all have 100 per cent like in India," said Torbjorn Fredriksson, chief of the Information and communications technology analysis at UNCTAD.
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