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Mobile commerce expected to reach new heights in the US

US mobile commerce set for strong growth

Internet Retailer, a market research and strategic analysis firm, has released data that suggests mobile commerce in the U.S. will see strong growth by the end of 2013. The data shows that 500 of the largest mobile commerce businesses in the country have been reporting strong results over the past several quarters. More consumers are showing interest in mobile payments as the services available to them find alternatives to NFC technology and become more secure.

Data estimates 71% growth in mobile sales

According to the data from Internet Retailer, mobile commerce in the U.S. could grow by 63% by the end of the year. Mobile sales processed by the country’s top mobile commerce companies are expected to jump 71% by the end of 2013, surpassing $30 billion. E-commerce giant eBay is expected to see mobile sales rise above $8.8 billion as more consumers opt to shop from their mobile devices than on PCs or in physical stores.

U.S. mobile commerce reaching new heightsRetailers begin taking mobile commerce more seriously

Retailers around the world are beginning to understand that the mobile space is not something to be ignored. Mobile commerce is not simply a passing trend and consumers are not likely to give up shopping on their smartphones and tablets any time soon. Retailers that are slow to embrace mobile commerce could be missing out on a significant opportunity and run the risk of being left behind by consumers that are demanding better mobile services. Companies like eBay and Amazon have shown just how beneficial a focus on the mobile sector can be.

Security remains a top concern for many consumers

Mobile commerce has grown significantly in a few short years, but the sector is still in a state of infancy. While many consumers have shown interest in mobile payments, many more have expressed concern regarding the security of their financial information. Security concerns have been enough to keep people away from mobile commerce platforms regardless of the security features that these platforms boast of.

Report predicts growth in US mobile commerce

Report provides insight into the future of mobile commerce for the US

Juniper Research, a leading market research firm, has released a new report that predicts the growth of mobile sales in the U.S. Mobile commerce has been growing more popular throughout the country as more consumers become comfortable with the concept of using their smartphones and tablets to pay for products. Consumers are already transitioning well toward using their mobile devices to shop online, but using these devices to purchase products from physical stores is gaining more momentum.

Mobile sales to reach $3.2 trillion by 2017

According to the report, called “Mobile Commerce Markets: Sector-by-Sector Trend Analysis & Forecasts 2013-2017,” consumers are taking up mobile commerce at a rapid pace. The report predicts that mobile sales are well on their way to surpassing $3.2 trillion by 2017, an increase over the $1.5 trillion that is forecast for this year. The report also notes that retailers that have not yet embraced mobile commerce are in the minority.

U.S. Mobile Commerce on the riseNFC technology may be on its way out

Many retailers are putting focus on NFC-based mobile commerce systems in order to meet the needs of consumers. While this has been relatively successful for some due to the fact that NFC technology is a staple of mobile commerce, the time may be coming when this technology is more of a hindrance than a benefit. NFC-enabled devices are still rare in the U.S. market, making NFC-based mobile commerce somewhat exclusive. Moreover, Apple devices do not support NFC technology in any inherent way, which has lead many retailers to seek out alternatives to NFC technology.

Mobile payments are growing around the world

The report expects that mobile commerce will continue to grow in the U.S. and that this growth will largely be powered by consumers and their interests in mobile technology. The U.S. is not the only place mobile commerce is finding traction, of course, as more consumers in Europe and Asia have also been growing more accustomed to new forms of commerce.