Lack of quality could drive consumers away from mobile commerce
Econsultancy, a market research and consultancy firm, has released a new report called “Mobile Commerce Compendium.” The report aims to provide comprehensive insight to the challenging mobile commerce sector. Mobile commerce is currently highly competitive due to its relative youth when compared to other sectors and the challenges that exist in this sector can often be overwhelming. While many startups and larger companies have their own perspective when it comes to what a mobile commerce platform should be, the report suggests that quality is the most important aspect of these platforms.
Consumers favor quality above all
Quality, or lack thereof, is one of the main points of criticism that exists with modern mobile commerce initiatives. Low quality services have given consumers throughout the world a poor experience when it comes to mobile commerce and has discouraged their continued participation therein. Quality can often determine whether a mobile commerce platform can be considered viable by a consumer and the report shows that consumers tend to favor platforms that offer better experiences than their competitors.
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Mobile sites play a major role in consumer satisfaction
The report also shows that many consumers use their mobile devices to compare prices on particular products offered by retailers. These consumers will make an effort to find the best prices they can before making a purchase in-store. The report also shows that the load time for mobile websites factors into the quality issue that consumers have with mobile commerce. Slow-loading sites tend to annoy consumers, making them less inclined to participate in mobile commerce or make a purchase of any sort.
Report notes that mobile sites are integral to marketing
The report notes that mobile sites have become an integral part of any successful marketing campaign. With more people relying more heavily on their mobile devices for nearly every aspect of their lives, websites that are not optimized for these devices are not well received by consumers. Providing a mobile site for these consumers is also not enough to win their favor, as these sites must function properly and boast of high quality mobile commerce options.