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Mobile commerce transactions are racing ahead of 2012

The sales from the first half of this year have already managed to exceed all of those from last year.

According to data released by Affiliate Window, there have already been more mobile commerce sales in 2013 in the first half of the year than there were in all of 2012.

This, according to the latest report from the performance marketing company on these transactions.

Affiliate Window is a performance marketing company. The report that it issued regarding mobile commerce sales showed that among all of the sales that it is experiencing at the moment, 20.89 percent are now originating from smartphones and tablets. This was a notable increase over even a month beforehand when that same figure had been 18.16 percent.

The growth in mobile commerce transactions was even more significant when compared to January.

Mobile commerce report - mobile transactions growthThe report issued by the company also showed that in January 2013, the number of transactions had been far lower than in the last month of the report. In January, it had been more than 6 percent lower than it was in June.

Mobile commerce is playing a rapidly growing role in online shopping and is representing an increasingly large share of those sales. In June, it had a share of 8.52 percent, while in May it had been 7.5 percent. This represents the first time that sales originating from smartphones have ever had a share of the online shopping market that was greater than 8 percent.

Moreover, the report also showed that for the first time since March 2011, the share of the traffic that was originating from iPads had fallen below the share that was originating from the iPhone. That said, tablets as a whole are still being seen as a much larger contributor to shopping. They represent a much larger share of the transactions occurring online.

Equally, Affiliate Window recorded that the conversion rates that it is experiencing have plateaued at just a little bit more than three percent across both tablet and smartphone devices. The second half of this year should prove to be very interesting in terms of defining trends that can be compared with those from previous years.

Android vs. iphone in the mobile commerce world

mobile commerce android vs iphoneAndroid users lag in importance behind Apple customers in mobile commerce

As opportunities in mobile commerce continue to grow and change, retailers consistently say that Apple consumer rule mobile commerce despite lower smartphone sales. However, it appears that though iPhone users are a minority they are far more likely to use their smartphones to make purchases and otherwise engage in mobile commerce.

Lucrative mobile commerce business

Apple seems to have bigger visibility with iPhones, but sales for Android powered phones accounted for 52.5 percent of smartphone sales and iPhones made up just 34.3 percent. Those figures can be misleading through, because Apple has huge gains and sales in the tablet market with the iPad alone dominating with 76 percent of the market share. Android and other manufacturers make up the rest.

However, that does not account for those actually using their smartphones to make mobile commerce transactions. These are essentially payments made by use of the smartphone – allowing some consumers to leave their wallet at home. Apple’s iPhone users may be a smaller crowd, but they are by far the most likely to use a smartphone for a purchase rather than whipping out the credit card or paying in cash.

The difference is in the user

Though iPhones account for lower sales, they are higher priced than most Android powered smartphones. In essence, those with less expendable income are far more likely to get a less expensive Android when smartphone shopping. The iPhone user is more into using the smartphone for all of the capacities it possesses and are more likely to be up to trying newer trends like mobile commerce transactions for simply buying coffee at a corner shop. Android users are in on the action, but are far behind iPhone consumers in cash to spend and on the willingness to try new ways of spending it.

Kevin Edwards of Affiliate Window said, “Apple users are typical early adopters. They’re generally tech-savvy individuals who embrace new ways of interacting and transacting online.” He also theorizes that Apple customers are more comfortable about shopping and more confident in shopping online. Not only are iPhone users more active in mobile commerce, the same can be said for iPad users as well.