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Mobile commerce making waves in Chinese retail

Mobile Commerce China Retail GrowthMobile commerce sparks major growth in the retail sector

E-commerce is growing in China, backed heavily by an interest among consumers in mobile commerce. Jingdong Mall, the country’s largest online retailer, has announced receiving more than $700 million in funding from a consortium of investors that are interested in the company’s prospects in e-commerce. The funds are expected to help expand the company’s digital operations and new business ventures. Jingdong Mall is not the only retailer that has been seeing heavy investment activity recently. Several others have been finding success through a stronger focus on mobile commerce and the consumers enthralled by mobile technology.

Transaction volume growing quickly due to online shopping

According to a recent report from the E-Commerce Research Center, digital payment volume in China’s retail sector has been growing aggressively. By the end of December, 2012, online transaction volume in the retail market reached more than $160 billion, a growth of more than 64% over what this volume had been in 2011. The number of online shoppers has also increased in the country, reaching 247 million consumers by the end of 2012. Many of these consumers made purchases throughout the year using their mobile device.

Consumers show favor for mobile shopping

The growth of mobile commerce and e-commerce is expected to have a significant impact on physical retailers in the coming years. Many of these retailers in China has begun making the transition toward e-commerce, with tentative plans to abandon their old brick-and-mortar shops at some point in the future. Those that have no plans to embrace e-commerce may find some success through the adoption of mobile commerce, but this success may be short lived as consumers begin to favor online platforms for shopping.

Internet connection proves to be a problem for mobile commerce

The development of mobile Internet continues to gain speed in China. As consumers gain access to better Internet connections, they will be more likely to participate in mobile commerce. Currently, slow load times for e-commerce sites and digital retail services keep many consumers from participating in mobile commerce. The retail sector is working to alleviate this issue, however, in order to capitalize on the prospects of mobile consumers.

Mobile payments to break the $114 billion mark in China

mobile payments chinaA new research analysis predicts that this achievement will be made by 2015.

The Chinese mobile payments marketplace is starting to show some very promising figures that are suggesting that this could be one of the dominant worldwide players and that it may be one of the examples that are set for other countries regarding the way in which the technologies can be adopted successfully.

The data from a recent report has indicated that China could be ready for an explosion in this area.

Analysys International, a market research firm, has now released the results of its most recent analysis, which has indicated that by 2015, the mobile payments made within the People’s Republic of China will break the $114 billion mark (CNY712.3 billion). This would mean that in two years, the transactions over that channel will be greater in that nation than in any other country in the world.

The mobile payments report also indicated additional achievements within the next two years.

Beyond the total value of the transactions themselves, Analysis International is also projecting that by 2015, the payments made over third party internet platforms will reach $2.24 trillion (CHY 13.92 trillion), as per the report that was made in China Tech News.

Once the 2012 license structure was fully implemented, companies offering third party transactions started to boost their presence within the mobile payments marketplace. Furthermore, a growing number of traditional payment organizations are beginning to take their first steps into the digital environment, which is boosting the need for those third party providers. This increase in the number of opportunities is further encouraging the growth of the number of those enterprises.

Similarly, the report explained that the recent establishment of the mobile payments standards are having a considerable impact on the marketplace. This made it possible for foreign investors to be able to take their own steps into the smartphone and tablet marketplaces. This is allowing for a much more rapid development of the technology and is boosting the public awareness. The result is that device users are building their acceptance of the transaction method and are starting to choose those options when it comes time to make a purchase.