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M-payments take off in China by 255 percent

A new report has shown that during the first quarter, alone, transactions reached the $623 billion mark.

According to a recent report that was released by the People’s Bank of China, m-payments were responsible for approximately $623 billion during the first quarter of 2014.

That market is clearly loving paying over mobile phones and consumers are rapidly adopting this tech.

The use of m-payments has skyrocketed in China by 255 percent during the first quarter, alone, when compared to the same quarter in 2013. This report underscores the trend toward mobile when it comes to the spending habits of consumers in China. This has made the country a world leader when it comes to the adoption and use of this technology, which has seen little more than struggles in convincing consumers to try it for the first time, let alone use it on a regular basis.

M-payments growth is to be expected in a market where 283 million smartphones will be shipped, this year.

In China, the use of the internet is also spiking at a similar pace, over both mobile devices and over laptops. Some of the primary evidence of this trend is over the giant, Alibaba, that has been pushing its products over both channels and which has seen a staggering 66 percent year over year growth within this year’s first quarter. Bolstered by mobile payments, that company brought in $3.1 billion in the first three months of 2014.China m-payments

That said, the achievement pales in comparison to last year’s Singles Day in November. That holiday is a celebration of being single. Tmall and Taobao – both companies owned by Alibaba – took in $5.75 billion in revenue during that single day. That brought about an increase of 80 percent in the sales that were experienced on that day, when compared to the year before. This has been greatly credited to the rise of the use of mobile devices for shopping.

A PwC survey that was conducted in China last year showed that at that time, shoppers in the country were already using their smartphones and tablets to buy on a daily basis, while 62 percent were doing so weekly. This was a 96 percent raise over 2012’s figures and makes it evident that m-payments – just like mobile commerce – will continue their popularity and growth in the country.

China sees a sharp increase in mobile payments

New report highlights the growth of mobile transactions in CHina

A new report from the People’s Bank of China shows that mobile payments are growing at a rapid pace in China. Many people have become quite comfortable with the idea of purchasing products online using their mobile devices. A growing number of retailers are beginning to accept mobile payments in their physical stores as well, making it easier for mobile commerce to flourish. Mobile banking is becoming particularly popular among consumers who tend to manage much of their finances with the aid of a smartphone or tablet.

Some $500 million in mobile transactions occurred in 2013, up 255% over transactions recorded in 2012

According to the report from the People’s Bank of China, nearly $500 million has been sent through mobile devices throughout the country in 2013. This represents a 255% increase over the mobile transactions that were recorded by the bank in 2012. The report only takes into account transactions conducted through the country’s major banking entities, however, and the amount of mobile transactions that occurred last year may actually be higher.

Major planks play a dominant role in mobile commerce throughout China

China Mobile Payments GrowthMajor banks have established a very powerful position in China’s mobile commerce sector. These organizations currently provide the most popular mobile money services and have a massive consumer base to draw from. Smaller banking organizations have a limited presence in mobile commerce because of their fewer resources and their general inability to engage mobile consumers in an effective manner. Retailers tend to side with larger banks because they have a favorable track record and are more aggressive when it comes to matters concerning security.

Large e-commerce organizations are powering the growth of mobile payments within the country

E-commerce throughout the Asian-Pacific region is growing quite quickly, with China leading the way. The country is home to some of the largest companies in the global e-commerce scene, and these companies are becomming increasingly interested in mobile commerce. As these large companies begin to engage mobile consumers, China is expected to continue seeing a dramatic increase in mobile payments activity.