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Mobile payments aren’t being used all that often

Even among users of these smartphone based wallets, the services aren’t used for most purchases.

Although mobile payments, as a whole, have started to attract the interest of some consumers, they are not providing the true adoption rates that would be required to call this transaction method an actual mainstream success.

Mobile wallets are being used by only 16 percent of device owners.

Moreover, even among those who actually use them, only very few are using them all that often, says a Yankee Group report that has recently been published. It stated that over the three months before the report, only 16 percent of smartphone owners actually used those devices for making a purchase in store.

The report showed that despite this, two thirds of consumers are actually interested in mobile payments.

The report was titled “U.S. Mobile Wallet Roundup: Gauging the Future Potential of Today’s Solutions”. It explained that while there is widespread interest in these wallets, that is not translating into actual adoption, quite yet. That report also assigned PayPal the top spot within this particular space, as 15 percent of consumers had use the company’s app within the previous month for making a purchase in-store.Mobile Payments Not Used Often

Within the report, a Yankee Group analyst named Jordan McKee pointed out that every day seems to produce another level of growth when it comes to mobile wallets. However, the actual success in that area is not quite as defined as the hype, itself. McKee added that despite the fact that there have been massive investments throughout this environment, which have been worth billions of dollars, the actual uptake and use of this technology has been far less than “illustrious”.

Among those who are actually using mobile payments, 73 percent are doing so less than five times per month. This indicates that this type of transaction still has a long way to go before it is the top choice among even those consumers who are actually using it – which are clearly in the minority. It is the opinion of the report that this will not see a drastic “change anytime soon”, though they do feel that there is great potential over time due to the massive consumer interest.

Mobile commerce and marketing are coming together

Mobile commerce is beginning to blend with marketing

Mobile technology is beginning to have a major impact on marketing and commerce around the world. Consumers are beginning to rely more heavily on their smartphones and tablets, allowing them to participate in commerce in new ways and experience advertising in a way they never have before. A new report from the Yankee Group aims to highlight the affects that mobile technology is having on these two fields. The report addresses the emerging trends that are being seen in the mobile commerce and mobile marketing arenas.

Report highlights the poor performance of loyalty programs

According to the report, some 40% of consumers make use of some kind of mobile shopping application or mobile coupons. While consumers are interested in shopping apps and coupons, the mobile loyalty programs that exist today are not having the impact on consumers that brands are hoping for. The report suggests that brands will have to take the mobile space more seriously if they want their loyalty programs to succeed in the future.

Mobile Commerce and MarketingMobile marketing beginning to play a bigger role with larger companies

The report also notes that mobile marketing is beginning to play a major role with large companies. These companies have taken note of the increasing importance of mobile technology and have been making moves to engage consumers in a new way. These companies have also been showing strong interest in mobile commerce, and some have begun to introduce marketing elements into their mobile commerce applications in order to better engage consumers.

Mobile commerce set for rapid evolution in the future

The report suggests that mobile commerce is set to evolve at a rapid pace. That is to say that mobile commerce may operate in a different fashion than it does today. New regulations and business practices could make mobile commerce more convenient for consumers. The report suggests that the further integration of marketing, as well as social networking, with mobile commerce is likely to continue well into the future.