Kiip releases information on growing mobile revenues
Kiip, a mobile marketing firm, has released information concerning the top mobile commerce brands. The data from Kiip highlights which brands have found the most success in mobile commerce in 2013. Retailers have taken a strong interest in the mobile sector due to the rapidity at which smartphone and tablet ownership is going. Consumers have been showing favor for mobile shopping because of its convenience and the deals that many retailers have been offering specifically to mobile consumers.
Specialty retailers find major success in mobile space
According to the information compiled by Kiip, the retailers leading mobile commerce are JackThreads, Rue La La, Groupon, and Fab. These retailers have a significant lead over other brands when it comes to mobile revenue generation. Notably, both Amazon and eBay have seen relatively little mobile growth when compared to other retailers despite how much effort they have put into mobile commerce. Smaller, more specialized retailers seem to have been able to engage consumers more effectively with their mobile initiatives.
Mobile traffic is on the rise
Kiip notes that mobile traffic to retail sites has grown by an average of 39% over what it had been in 2012. Consumers are flocking to mobile retail sites in order to shop, especially during the holiday season. Retailers have been reporting a significant increase in mobile sales during the 2013 holiday shopping season as they find success with their mobile engagement initiatives.
Mobile marketing is gaining prominence
As mobile commerce grows, mobile marketing is quickly becoming more important for businesses. Retailers that have not invested in mobile marketing have been unable to effectively engage consumers on smartphones and tablets. This has limited their appeal to those interested in mobile commerce. Mobile-centric consumers are more likely to engage in mobile marketing initiatives than traditional marketing due to the more interactive nature of the former.