Many consumers are turning to their mobile devices to get their shopping and banking done
Mobile payments have become quite popular in South Korea. The country is home to one of the most expansive mobile Internet infrastructures in the world and many consumers have begun to exploit the Internet speeds they have access to in order to get their shopping done quickly. A new report from the Bank of Korea shows that consumers are beginning to favor their mobile devices when shopping online, largely due to the convenient nature of mobile commerce.
Bank of Korea report shows that one in six consumers turn to mobile payments
According to the report from the Bank of Korea, one in six South Korean consumers have made use of a mobile payments service. The report shows that most consumers make use of these services once to three times a month. Approximately 23% of consumers reported that they use mobile payments services at least once a month, with another 23% reporting that they use these services much more frequently; at least once or twice a week. With more consumers becoming involved in mobile commerce, many businesses may find new opportunities to effectively engage these potential customers.
Demand for secure and reliable services continues to rise in South Korea
Bank of Korea suggests that organizations should improve their mobile banking operations in order to effectively engage consumers on smartphones. In improving these operations, organizations should focus on two aspects of the mobile commerce world: Security and reliability. The demand for reliable mobile payments services and new banking services is growing, creating opportunities for financial service instructions that may result in economic success. Organizations will also have to ensure that the services they offer are capable of adequately protecting consumer information.
Security remains a priority for companies involved in mobile commerce
Security is, perhaps, the most important issue to address. Many consumers have avoided using mobile payments services because they worry that their information may be exposed to significant risks. Companies involved in the mobile payments space have been working to allay fears concerning security through the introduction of new technology. New services with more robust security features are becoming available as a result.