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Amazon and Apple lead satisfaction in mobile commerce

Mobile Commerce Apple and AmazonReport shows Amazon and Apple win over consumers with mobile commerce services

ForeSee, a leading market research firm, has released its ForeSee Mobile Satisfaction Index: Holiday Retail Edition report highlighting consumer satisfaction in the realm of mobile commerce. Traditionally, Amazon and Apple dominate the charts in terms of consumer satisfaction. The two companies boast of a powerful online presence that has proven difficult to compete with among smaller businesses. The report from ForeSee shows that the dominance that Amazon and Apple have established online translates well into the mobile space.

Growth of mobile commerce may not bode well for physical retailers

According to the report, Amazon leads the retail industry in terms of satisfaction among mobile consumers. The retailer has adopted a very strong focus on mobile commerce, offering a variety of services to consumers that want to make purchases using their smart phones and tablets. Apple has followed suit and has found significant success through engaging mobile consumers, many of whom already make use of Apple products. The performance of these two companies does shed some light on the retail industry and its continuing struggle in the offline world.

Some retailers are experiences steep declines in store traffic

Retailers without a strong online presence continue to see major declines in business. Companies like Sears and Gamestop have been seeing less traffic in actual stores. While Gamestop does have a relatively strong online presence, Sears has been lacking in the e-commerce field for years and does not perform well among mobile consumers. Retailers that are not embracing mobile commerce may actually be missing a significant opportunity at keeping their own business afloat.

Mobile commerce adoption is not free

Mobile commerce has become a powerful trend with consumers. Smart phones and tablets are abundant and people are finding it easier to shop using their mobile devices than go to physical stores. Adopting mobile commerce is not free, however, as retailer have to develop a suitable platform that is accommodating to mobile consumers. Those that cannot afford to invest in such an endeavor are unable to fully embrace mobile commerce.

Mobile commerce revolutionizing retail

mobile commerce retailMobile commerce begins to reshape the retail industry

When mobile commerce first began showing promise in the mid 2000’s, retailers were very leery of the concept and all but shunned its existence. Much of the retail industry has been slow to warm to the notion of mobile commerce, only paying it serious attention as recently as 2010. Now, however, it has become a difficult task to find a retailer that does not support mobile commerce in some way, and this once shunned phenomenon is beginning to revolutionize the entire industry.

conScore sees major potential in smart phones

There are a vast multitude of market research studies that show that mobile technology has come to play a dominant role in the lives of consumers, especially where shopping is involved. According to comScore, a leading market research firm, smart phones are becoming the medium of choice when it comes to mobile technology, with such devices account for 63% of all mobile devices owned by consumers. These consumers are becoming increasingly interested in using their smart phones to purchase products.

Amazon establishes leadership in mobile commerce due to early adoption

Companies that adopted a strong focus on the mobile space early on have become very powerful in the realm of mobile commerce today. Amazon, for instance, is currently one of the leading powers in the mobile commerce and e-commerce worlds. Amazon’s site registers more than 5 million unique visits every day, the majority of which are also tied to purchases made from a mobile device. comScore notes that mobile search has also come to play a major role in the evolution of the retail industry and its reach to consumers, especially as more people use their mobile devices to browse the Internet.

Mobile devices represent promising opportunities for retailers

According to comScore, an average of 5.7 million smart phone users made online purchases between May and July of 2012. Approximately 13% of these consumers made purchases greater than $250, while the major spent well more than $40 on products they were interested in. eBay is another company that has seen the evolution of the retail industry through mobile commerce, claiming that mobile devices are the equivalent to consumers carrying an entire department store with them wherever they go. According to eBay, these consumers check their mobile devices approximately 40 times a day, giving retailers 40 unique opportunities to engage these consumers on a daily basis.