New report predicts the global growth of mobile commerce and payments volume
Market research firm yStats has released a new report that predicts that mobile payments will continue to boom globally. A growing number of consumers are becoming more prone to shopping online and using their mobile devices to pay for products they are interested in. These consumers are also using their mobile devices to pay for products in physical stores. As this becomes more common, the mobile commerce market is expected to reach new heights in terms of payment volume.
Mobile payments will outpace online payments in terms of growth
The report predicts that online payments will exceed $3 trillion within the next five years, with the mobile space driving growth. Mobile payments are expected to outpace online payments in terms of growth over that period of time. New mobile commerce platforms being supported by retailers are making it easier for consumers to pay for products in physical stores. Some of these platforms have managed to find a great deal of success among consumers and the demand for new, mobile-centric services offered by retailers is growing.
Mobile commerce proves to be an attractive concept to many companies
The mobile commerce market shows so much promise that companies that had not been involved in commerce are beginning to show interest therein. Snapchat is one of the latest organizations to break into the mobile payments field. The company recently unveiled its new Snapcash service, which allows users of the Snapchat application to send money to one another. Apple also recently entered into the mobile payments space with its own platform, called Apple Pay.
Asia-Pacific region may be the leading market in the mobile commerce field
The Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the leading market wherein mobile commerce thrives. The report from yStats notes that online payment users in China has reached 300 million, with mobile payment users reaching 200 million. In Japan, mobile commerce has been quite common for several years now, but new services are making it possible for consumers to purchase products in stores with nothing more than their mobile devices.