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Australian retailers are having trouble in the mobile commerce space

Retailers are falling behind when it comes to engaging mobile consumers

Australian retailers are struggling to embrace mobile commerce. Episerver has released a new report that scores 20 of Australia’s major retailers in terms of their mobile offerings. These retailers have become heavily involved in the mobile space, providing consumers with the ability to shop online with their mobile devices. Consumers can also use their devices in physical stores to research and purchase products that they are interested in. While retailers have become involved in the mobile space, they are finding it difficult to effectively engage consumers in meaningful ways.

Consumers enjoy the mobile experience provided by top retailers

According to the report, The Iconic, one of Australia’s largest retailers, has the best mobile experience. Approximately 66% of consumers said that they enjoyed their shopping experience through the retailer’s mobile platform. Kogan, another retailer, came in second in terms of customer satisfaction, with 64% noting that they enjoy the retailer’s mobile efforts. While Kogan is second overall, the majority of consumers appreciate the company’s mobile website. Approximately 73% of consumers say that Kogan has the best mobile website of all retailers in the mobile field.

Australian retailers are falling behind those in other countries

Australia Mobile CommerceWhile some of Australia’s top retailers have found some success in the mobile space, these companies are lagging behind those in other countries. The report shows that Australian retailers are performing 34% worse than retailers in other countries, as they are finding more success in the mobile commerce space. The mobile space has proven to be a competitive market, with consumers unwilling to use platforms that they do not enjoy.

Mobile consumers are still worried about the security of mobile payments

Mobile commerce has become a very powerful force in the retail space. In Australia, banks have been supporting mobile payments aggressively, finding some success among consumers that rely heavily on their smartphones and tablets. Consumers are somewhat wary of mobile payment platforms, however, due to security concerns. This is something that retailers have had to overcome over the past few years.

Optus releases new accessories to promote mobile payments

Optus is entering into Australia’s mobile payments space in order to meet consumer demand

Several companies are fighting to enter into Australia’s mobile payments market, but they are finding it difficult to do so. Optus, one of the country’s largest telecommunications organizations, will be moving into the mobile payments space to fill the gap in services that exists in the market. The demand for such services has risen dramatically over the past few years, with consumers wanting to use their smartphones and tablets to purchase products online.

New accessories will give mobile devices NFC capabilities

Optus has launched a new range of accessories that can be used on its existing Cash by Optus platform. These accessories are equipped with NFC technology and will allow consumers to give their smartpones the ability to make mobile payments. Devices equipped with the accessories can be used to send and receive payments of $100 or less. Optus believes that the new accessories will enable more consumers to participate in mobile commerce.

NFC technology continues to play a major part on the mobile commerce sector

Mobile Payments - NFC TechnlogyNFC technology plays a major role in the mobile commerce space. This technology allows digital information to be sent over short distances, which is ideal for mobile transactions. The problem, however, is that consumers must have NFC-enabled mobile devices in order to make these transactions. In the past, such devices were quite rare, which slowed the adoption of mobile commerce. While NFC-enabled devices are now quite plentiful, many consumers still lack access to NFC technology, which is why the new accessories from Optus may become so useful to consumers.

Apple and Google will face significant competition when they manage to come to Australia

Apple is looking to enter into Australia’s mobile payments market, but the company has encountered resistance from some of the country’s largest banks. Google is finding less resistance, however, and intends to release its new mobile payments system in Australia at some point later this year. Both Apple and Google will have to compete with Optus, which is likely to establish a strong foothold in the mobile commerce market before other companies manage to break into the market.