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Mobile commerce helps eBay see strong first quarter results

eBay mobile commerceStrong results in mobile commerce and elsewhere still fail to meet expectations

eBay has become one of the major supporters of mobile commerce in the retail world. The online retail giant has identified the mobile space as one of its most lucrative and promising markets. Over last year’s holiday season, eBay experienced strong growth in mobile sales due to the various mobile commerce initiatives it had launched to attract consumers. The momentum the company generated last year carried into the first quarter of 2013, where sales reached impressive heights, but ultimately failed to reach eBay’s lofty goals.

Earnings fall slightly short though mobile commerce grows more popular

Earnings and revenue grew throughout the first quarter as many consumers continued to swarm eBay’s primary e-commerce site and make use of its mobile commerce application. Sales were strong throughout the quarter, with eBay noting a spike in mobile transactions being processed by PayPal. PayPal has become an integral part of eBay’s mobile commerce efforts. The payment processor is now being accepted in several physical stores, allowing consumers to use their PayPal accounts to purchase goods from their mobile device.

PayPal shows strong growth

While earnings may have been slightly off estimates, eBay has high hopes for the rest of the year and beyond. The company expects its revenue to reach $23.5 billion by 2015, a 67% increase over the revenue it had generated in 2012. eBay’s European business performed more modestly than its U.S. counterpart, but still managed to show strong results. The company notes that PayPal’s revenue grew 18% by the end of the first quarter.

eBay expected to continue focus on mobile space

Mobile commerce is expected to continue playing a significant role in eBay’s future. The company anticipates that it will see its highest mobile sales come during the holiday season at the end of the year. Last year’s holiday season proved that mobile commerce has a strong allure to a broad spectrum of consumers and eBay is expected to continue refining its approach to this field.

eBay sees major promise in mobile commerce

ebay mobile commerceMobile commerce is paying off for eBay and PayPal

The world of commerce is changing and for some retailers that is bad news. For others, however, especially those with a strong online presence, mobile commerce is leading to a surge in business. eBay is one such company. The retailer has long boasted of one of the strongest Internet presences in its industry, making its transition into the mobile space very easy. Through the company’s PayPal subsidiary, it is seeing a major growth in business as more consumers begin to participate in mobile commerce.

Report shows PayPal handled more than $14 billion in payment volume in 2012

According to eBay, PayPal handled more than $14 billion in payment volume in 2012, triple the volume it had seen in 2011. A significant portion of this volume came from mobile purchases. eBay expects payment volume to reach $20 billion by the end of 2013, with growth being backed by the growing popularity of mobile commerce. PayPal is on track to catch up with eBay’s Marketplace business, which makes up the bulk of the company’s revenue.

eBay sees growth in its mobile application

Last year, eBay’s mobile application attracted 4.3 million new users, which accounted for $13 billion in merchandise revenue. These consumers have shown a strong interest in purchasing products from eBay using their mobile devices. Mobile commerce appeals to these consumers because they consider it more convenient than traditional forms of commerce. Being able to shop for products using a mobile device allows consumers to find exactly what they are looking for in a fast an efficient manner.

2013 may be a landmark year for mobile commerce

eBay has high hopes for mobile commerce in 2013. Through PayPal, eBay expects to continue establishing a very strong presence in this emerging sector. PayPal is currently developing a new platform to provide consumers with expansive mobile commerce services as well as introduce more security to mobile payments. The company already has a credit card reader than can be attached to any iOS device, which can facilitate mobile transactions.