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Mobile commerce to truly prove itself this holiday season

According to the latest Hipcricket survey, this channel will show its true value before the end of the year.

Although the holiday shopping season has become synonymous with crowded malls and waiting in tremendous lineups once the perfect items have been found, mobile commerce is predicted to begin a sizeable change in this tradition, this year.

The prediction is that many more shoppers will be looking to their smartphones and tablets to skip the lines.

Moreover, shoppers will also be using mobile commerce to be able to hunt for the products that they want and find the best prices so that they can buy them in store, reducing the amount of time that they will actually spend going from one brick and mortar store, so that they can beeline to exactly what they want. Not only will they be purchasing gifts over smartphones and tablets but they will be finding them and tracking them down before buying them in person.

This is according to the latest mobile commerce data that has been released by Hipcricket.

mobile commerce holiday shopping on the riseThe Hipcricket study has shown that 53 percent of the participants in its holiday shopping study intend to spend a larger amount over mobile commerce in 2013 than they did at the same time in 2012.

The report stated that “Hipcricket survey data shows that 42% of respondents will shop more on mobile devices this holiday season compared to 2012. This means that the total number of mobile purchases should increase significantly, as the survey also found that in the past six months, close to 59% of smartphones users made at least one purchase on their device.”

It also went on to say that mobile commerce will contribute to the overall sales made in over different channels from traditional online shopping (over desktops or laptops) and in store. They said that there will be two ways that smartphone and tablets will be contributing, and that is a driver of sales, as people shop over the devices themselves, and as a research tool that will send people directly into the stores or to their traditional computers where they will complete the transaction based on what they found on the smaller screens.

Mobile commerce is driving shopping behaviors

The latest projections from Gartner have revealed that computing anytime and anywhere is impacting buyer choices.

According to the most recent forecasts that have been made by Gartner, mobile commerce is having a considerable impact on buyer behaviors and it predicts that it will have a considerable impact on the shipments of traditional PCs that will be seen from now on.

The report from the company showed that consumers haven’t slowed down their rate of spending.

Instead, the report indicated that consumers have shifted their focus toward mobile commerce instead of stopping the purchasing of the devices. It showed that tablet shipments will be increasing by 67.9 percent this year, bringing them to the point that 202 million units will have been sold.

This mobile commerce shift will occur at the same time that there will be a sudden drop in PC sales.

Mobile Commerce and shopping behaviorsThe considerable decline that occurred in laptop and desktop sales that was already recorded in the first quarter of this year is only the start of a trend. It is the result of a change in consumer preferences. They are more able to meet their wants and needs using mobile commerce instead of through traditional computers. This also indicates that there will be room made for new products that will be reaching the market shelves throughout the second half of the year.

The combined shipment of PCs, tablets, and smartphones, worldwide, are expected to reach 2.35 billion units by the beginning of next year. This represents an increase of 5.9 percent over 2012. The market is, however, being driven primarily by smartphone and tablet sales. To a smaller degree, it is also being driven by ultra-mobiles. PC shipments, on the other hand, were on the decline, instead.

According to the Gartner research vice president, Carolina Milanesi, said “Consumers want anytime-anywhere computing that allows them to consume and create content with ease, but also share and access that content from a different portfolio of products. Mobility is paramount in both mature and emerging markets.”

This makes it very important for businesses to begin their own focus on catering to consumers through mobile commerce, as this will be the device that many will be using in order to shop.