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Deloitte research predicts impact of mobile commerce in UK


UK Holiday Mobile Commerce SuccessDeloitte forecasts major success for mobile commerce during Christmas season

Though the Thanksgiving shopping weekend is over, the retail industry still has Christmas to look forward to. Thanksgiving proved to be a wondrous time for mobile commerce, showing just how willing consumers are to make purchases from their mobile devices. In the United Kingdom, Christmas may see similar results in mobile commerce that the retail industry had seen in the U.S. during the Thanksgiving weekend. New research from Deloitte suggests that mobile commerce is poised to hold significant influence over UK consumers.

Mobile devices will influence some $5 billion in transactions

According to research from Deloitte, approximately 10% of all in-store sales will be influenced by smart phones and tablets in December. While 10% may not seem like a large figure, the research suggests that mobile devices will serve as the decision maker for some $5 billion in transactions during the entire month. The research shows just how important mobile devices are becoming for consumers and how these consumers are beginning to put more interest into mobile commerce.

Consumers to rely on mobile devices for research and shopping

Though the research shows that mobile commerce will play a big role with UK consumers, Deloitte notes that mobile devices will not necessarily be used to actually purchase products. More consumers are likely to use their mobile device for shopping and research purchases, with a relatively small number of people actually making physical purchases with their device. Mobile commerce is multi-faceted, however, and accounts for online sales and not only those made through physical stores. Deloitte research predicts that online retail is expected to spike by 17% during the Christmas season.

Mobile commerce gaining more attention from retail industry

Mobile commerce is quickly grabbing the attention of the retail industry in an aggressive way. Mobile commerce had a powerful showing during the Thanksgiving weekend, showing just how capable e-commerce and m-commerce platforms can be in engaging consumers. Deloitte expects similar results in the UK during the Christmas season as consumers continue their holiday shopping.

Deloitte survey shows the growing momentum behind mobile commerce


mobile commerce holiday spending on the rise

Deloitte, a professional services and consulting firm, has released the results a new survey concerning mobile commerce and the 2012 holiday season. Mobile commerce has been growing in popularity amongst consumers who are deeply involved in mobile technology. More consumers around the world are beginning to rely on their smart phones and tablets for more than just connectivity with friends, family, and the Internet. These consumers are turning to the mobile devices to make purchases for goods, a trend that retailers are beginning to respond to.

Survey predicts mobile consumers will have a large role to play during holiday season

According to the Deloitte survey, more than half the consumers that own and use a smart phone regularly are expected to use these devices for their holiday shopping this year. More than 5,000 consumers were surveyed by Deloitte over a 10-day period. The survey found that mobile commerce is, indeed, becoming a major part of the life of consumers, especially those that rely on their mobile device for a wide variety of services.

Majority of mobile consumers willing to spend more money

The survey predicts that 62% of shoppers using their mobile devices will do so at physical store locations. Approximately 58% of consumers will use their mobile devices to compare prices or look for more information on products. While this may be becoming a more common aspect of the retail industry, mobile commerce has significant economic implications that may be great news for this industry. According to Deloitte, 72% of mobile consumers are expected to pay more overall during their shopping than consumers that do not participate in mobile commerce. Each of these consumers is expected to spend more than $1,400 during the holiday season.

Mobile commerce expected to impact future holiday seasons

Mobile commerce is expected to translate into major gains for the retail industry, and especially for companies that are putting a strong focus on appealing to mobile consumers. The trend is expected to grow in the coming years, according to Deloitte, with the 2013 holiday season likely to see higher engagement throughout mobile commerce platforms than in previous years.