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Mobile commerce in the Netherlands is predicted to rise 70 percent

This increase will occur within this year, alone, and will bring the spending to around €730 million.

According to the results of recent mobile commerce research that was conducted on behalf of ActiePagina.nl, part of the RetailMeNot marketplace, the Dutch will be spending an estimated 69.8 percent more, this year, over their smartphones and tablets than they did last year.

This increase in m-commerce shopping is an explosive one, even compared to the rate in other countries.

The report on this research showed that it is likely that by the end of 2014, people in the Netherlands will have spent approximately €730 million over mobile commerce and that this will bring the country up into the top five regions in Europe for spending over smartphones and tablet computers. The study, itself, was conducted by the Centre of Retail Research. It included an analysis of data within eight different European nations, as well as the United States.

This has made it clear that the mobile commerce channel is an extremely important one in the Netherlands.

Mobile Commerce Growth in the NetherlandsWhile ecommerce as a whole continues to grow in all of the countries that were examined within the study, it was mcommerce that stood out, particularly when it came to the Netherlands. The rate of growth of online shopping in the country was 8.6 percent when compared to the year before. However, the sales that occurred over smartphones rose by 55.2 percent and there was a full 100 percent increase in the sales that were occurring over tablets.

It is believed that among the Dutch, m-commerce will make up 12.2 percent of all online sales, this year. This insight should be exceptionally important to marketers and merchants that are selling within that marketplace, and should be a sign of things to come to those that are operating in other parts of the world. This channel is clearly not one that should be ignored.

Across all of Europe, mobile commerce sales should be increasing by 85 percent, this year, to bring them to €23.4 billion. In the Unites States, on the other hand, the projected growth is 65 percent, to reach €44.6 billion.

Mobile commerce sees strong growth in the Netherlands

Netherlands Mobile Commerce GrowthDutch mobile commerce is on the rise

Mobile commerce in the Netherlands is on the rise. Dutch consumers are following the trend established in other parts of the world where mobile commerce is becoming the favored way to purchase products. The Netherlands has been serving as a testing grounds for several pilot projects concerning mobile payments, and consumers seem to have responded well to these projects. This has caused a steep spike in demand for mobile commerce services as well as aggressive growth in consumer participation.

Report highlights the growth of mobile commerce

According to a new report from Thuiswinkel, a market research firm, the number of consumers in the Netherlands making purchases from a mobile device has reached 1.7 million. This is a 73% increase over the level mobile purchases had been at in 2012. Consumers have place more than 5 million orders from their mobile devices, accounting for 12% of all online sales processed within the country. The report shows that mobile commerce revenues from the second half of 2012 rose to $310 million, with full-year revenues for 2012 reaching $560 million.

Access to comprehensive services helps boost adoption

Part of the reason consumers are becoming more involved in mobile commerce is the availability of mobile-based services. These services are making it easier for consumers to make mobile payments and abandon traditional forms of commerce. Dutch retailers are also making a strong push for the adoption of mobile commerce, further encouraging consumers to use their mobile devices to purchase goods and services. Thus far, there are no signs that mobile commerce adoption is showing any signs of slowing down.

Clothing and books among the most purchased products via mobile

The report from Thuiswinkel shows that the majority of Dutch consumers made mobile purchase for clothing, books, and sporting goods. Tickets for music, film, and sporting events were also popular purchases among consumers. Those participating in mobile commerce said that purchasing products online via a mobile devices was more convenient than other methods.