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Mobile commerce shows strong growth through 2012

New report highlights growth of mobile sector

Leading market research firm yStats has released a new report concerning the global mobile commerce sector. The report, aptly named “Global Mobile and M-Commerce Report 2012,” highlights the growth that the mobile commerce sector had seen throughout the entirety of 2012 and what this growth could mean for the future. The mobile space has been gaining a significant amount of attention from businesses and consumers alike and many have been gravitating toward the new form of commerce that has emerged thanks to the advent of new technology.

Mobile sales rise throughout 2012

According to the report, the global mobile commerce sector saw impressive growth during 2012. In the U.S., mobile sales grow significant faster than regular online sales throughout 2012, especially when it came to purchasing tickets for sporting events and general travel. Beyond the U.S., the United Kingdom has establish a significant degree of momentum in the mobile commerce space and is expected to lead Europe in terms of total mobile and online sales thanks to the progress it has seen in this sector in 2012.

Mobile shoppers to reach 600 million by 2014

Mobile Commerce Report - Mobile Sales 2012The number of mobile shoppers throughout the world is expected to reach beyond 600 million by 2014. Many consumers are beginning to show more interest in shopping from their mobile devices than through other platforms. Some are even opting to avoid physical stores in favor of mobile shopping. This is partly due to the convenience that mobile commerce represents as well as the growing availability of secure and comprehensive mobile payment services that align with the interests of consumers.

Retailers continue to show strong interest in mobile commerce

Retailers see a great deal of promise in the mobile sector and many companies have been working to become more accommodating to mobile shoppers. During the 2012 holiday season, many retailers saw a sharp increase in mobile sales, which accounted for a drastic rise in revenue. This year, retailers are expected to see a similar result, which will likely add further momentum to the mobile space going into 2014.

State of mobile commerce report by yStat


mobile commerce around the worldyStat reports on the state of mobile commerce around the world

Research and Markets has released a new report from market research firm yStat concerning the state of mobile commerce around the world. The report, called “Global Mobile and M-Commerce Report 2012,” highlights the various aspects of the mobile commerce industry and the reach of mobile payments among consumers. More than 46 countries are documented in the report, all of which have shown powerful mobile commerce activity in the past several months. The report provides information concerning the trends, revenues, and various other details concerning mobile commerce in these countries.

More than 600 million mobile consumers worldwide predicted by 2014

According to the report from yStat, the number of people that make purchases from a mobile device reached more than 400 million this year. Approximately 40% of all retailers around the world offer consumers options to purchase products through a mobile device, a trend that is expected to gain strong momentum in the wake of the holiday season. yStat predicts that the number of mobile consumers worldwide will reach 600 million by 2014, with growth backed by new mobile commerce platforms and services.

US, UK, and Germany show promising growth in mobile commerce

The yStat report highlights the performance of mobile commerce in several countries. In the U.S., the report notes that traditional online sales have increased at a slower rate than mobile sales this year, especially in the realms of ticketing and travel. By the end of 2012, the United Kingdom is expected to hold the highest share of mobile sales in all of Europe, followed closely by Sweden. Mobile commerce has experienced strong growth in Germany, with the total number of mobile shoppers in the country growing more than 10% in 2011.

Increasing popularity calls for better mobile devices and services

The growing popularity of mobile commerce is pushing telecommunications and technology companies to develop new products that are better suited to the needs of mobile consumers. Smart phones and tablets equipped with NFC technology are becoming more common, but are not yet at the point where they can be considered mainstream.