Coupofy analysis shows that mobile shopping is gaining momentum
Coupofy, a leading database of online coupon codes, has been observing the mobile commerce space quite intently, as it has seen a growing number of people rely on their smartphones and tablets to do their shopping and research products. The company has released an analysis of data concerning the growth of the mobile commerce market, finding that many consumers are beginning to favor shopping with their mobile devices rather than with their desktops or visiting physical stores.
Mobile spending expected to hit $600 billion by 2018
According to the analysis from Coupofy, between 2013 and 2016, mobile shopping increased by more than 42%. By comparison, conventional e-commerce grew by 13% over the same period. As 2016 is not yet hear, the growth in both mobile shopping and e-commerce is expected to increase. By 2018, it is estimated that consumers will spend some $600 billion in mobile purchases. This represents 300% growth over the mobile spending that was reported in 2014.
Emerging markets are seeing major growth in mobile shopping and spending
Coupofy notes that Norway, Sweden, Denmark, China, and Spain are the fastest growing mobile commerce markets in the world, with China holding the top spot. Emerging markets, such as Taiwan, are also experiencing rapid growth, as more consumers begin to access the Internet with their smartphones and tablets. Both India and Taiwan saw a 60% increase in mobile spending from 2012 to 2014 due to increased smartphone penetration.
Retailers are helping power the growth of mobile commerce
Several retailers are aiding in the growth of mobile commerce. Amazon, which is one of the world’s largest e-commerce retailers, has noted a significant rise in the number of consumers purchasing products through mobile devices. In China, Jingdong Mall has also seen an increase in mobile shoppers, as consumers are beginning to favor their mobile devices to find and purchase products. Mobile shopping is becoming particularly popular among commuters who travel to work and back on a regular basis. Shopping from a mobile devices represents an easier way for these consumers to get their shopping done.