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Mobile commerce heating up from the purchases of the minority of consumers

While the stats from smartphone and tablet revenues continue to head upward, most shoppers still don’t m-buy.

The results of a new mobile commerce survey are in, providing a considerable amount of new insight into the habits of consumers that buy products and services over their smaller screen devices such as smartphones and tablets.

While the trend is definitely growing, it still appears to be driven by the minority of shoppers.

Also interesting, according to this Fits.me mobile commerce survey, were that 97 percent of the clothing purchases that were made by consumers were from home or work. Only 1 percent of the respondents said that they purchased the clothing while in-store using the WiFi from that location. The survey involved the participation of 1,027 smartphone or tablet using consumers and investigated their habits and opinions toward online shopping and ecommerce as a whole

It found that mobile commerce accounted for about 30 percent of clothing purchases made online.

Despite that fact, only 15 percent of the participants in this study had used their smartphone or tablet to make their previous online purchase overall. Among all of the respondents, only three had used their data plan to complete tMobile Commerce and Consumershe most recent transaction online.

According to the Fits.me chief exec and co-founder, Heikki Haldre, “This survey gives the transactional statistics published in other reports some much-needed context about the shoppers that are driving those figures.”

This is important as previous recent mcommerce surveys have made it look as though the channel is taking off like a runaway freight train, but it never actually gave any indication as to who the shoppers are and which ones are actually behind those impressive looking figures. As it turns out, it is a smaller crowd than had previously been assumed.

The research also showed that among the respondents, 85 percent had used a desktop or a laptop computer to complete their most recent purchase online. Eleven percent had used a tablet, while online 4 percent had used a smartphone, and a mere 1 percent used one of shop’s in-store kiosks for completing their most recent online order.

Study highlights consumer wants concerning mobile commerce

Study sheds light on the factors that influence participation in mobile commerce

Market research firms iModerate and uSamp have released a new study concerning consumer motivations and preferences when it comes to mobile commerce. With mobile commerce beginning to become a very prominent part of society, it is becoming more important for businesses to understand why consumers choose to participate in mobile payments. The study aims to shed light on the various factors that influence whether a consumer with make a mobile purchase or not.

Many consumers want a better experience and more security

According to the study, customer experience and security are two of the most prominent issues that consumers are concerned with when it comes to mobile commerce. Because mobile commerce involves shopping from a mobile device, consumers are often confronted with websites and commerce platforms that are not optimized for mobile use. This leaves consumers with a poor experience and makes them unlikely to participate in mobile commerce in the future. Because mobile commerce deals so much with financial information, consumers also want to ensure that the platforms they use are secure and can protect their information from exploitation.

Mobile Commerce StudyConsumers spend more through mobile commerce

The study also shows that consumers that participate in mobile commerce are more likely to spend money than those that do not. On average, these consumers spend $500 more than those that do not make mobile payments. The study shows that the majority of the money spent by those with smartphones has to do with entertainment. Tablet users tend to spend more money on books and similar media.

Consumers want to spend money more easily

Consumers are becoming more vocal about the improvements they want to see introduced to mobile commerce. The study shows that many consumers want to see better and less confusing features introduced into mobile commerce platforms. If platforms found a way to provide consumers with a better experience, users are expected to spend significantly more money through these platforms than they have in the past. Overall, the study shows that consumers want to be able to spend money more easily.