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Mobile commerce proves successful for Amazon

Amazon reports a very active mobile shopping season this year

Amazon has seen a significant increase in mobile shopping over the holiday season. The online retailer has released information that shows that nearly 60% of those shopping on the day after Christmas were doing so from mobile devices. Mobile traffic to the retailer’s website also shot up, showing that more people are using their smartphones and tablets to look for products they may be interested in online rather than at physical stores.

Consumers are flocking to online stores to take advantage of convenient shopping

According to information released by Amazon, holiday sales through its mobile shopping application doubled in the United States this year. Cyber Monday remains the retailer’s most active mobile shopping day of the year, but sales grew more quickly on Black Friday than any other day. Those shopping on Amazon showed particular favor for electronics, such as the company’s Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV itself. Amazon’s own mobile devices also sold well during the holiday season.

Consumers show favor for the convenience of shopping online with their mobile devices

Amazon - mobile commerceMany consumers have opted to shop online from a mobile device in order to avoid large crowds at stores. The holiday season is somewhat notorious for being a chaotic time in retailer stores, where many people try to find the best deals that are being offered by retailers. Mobile commerce is often cited as a more convenient way for consumers to shop for and purchase products they are interested in. Companies like Amazon and eBay have been investing heavily in the mobile space in order to make it easier for consumers to shop online from a mobile device.

Some retailers are unconvinced of the value of mobile commerce

Over the past two years, the holiday season has proven that mobile commerce is more than just a passing trend among consumers. A growing number of retailers are beginning to show more interest in the mobile space in order to connect with a new generation of consumers. Some retailers are still unconvinced that mobile commerce is a worthwhile investment, however, which may mean that they could be losing out on significant opportunities in the future.

Tablet commerce may be the goal for Amazon’s TV gadget

Last week, the massive online marketplace released a television set box that allows consumers to stream video.

Although the obvious purpose of the set box gadget that Amazon has recently released would be to give users the opportunity to stream video on their high-def televisions, there are many that are suggesting that this is only a first step before integrating a tablet commerce experience into the mix.

The Amazon Fire TV provided an affordable device that comes with a number of advanced features.

This gadget currently retails for $99 and while it is similar to Chromecast and Roku in that it allows high-def TVs to stream video from the internet, it also leaps ahead of them with its advanced features which include an optional game controller for an additional $39.99 and a voice enabled remote control. This places the device on a level that would make it more competitive with the likes of products such as Apple TV. At the same time, though, many are speculating that this is a first step toward tablet commerce shopping in a multi screen experience.

Integrating with television could be a direct path toward boosting tablet commerce shopping at home.

As was the case in the release of the Kindle Fire, Amazon’s highly popular and yet still quite affordable tablet, the new Fire TV is not a product that is meant to ensure that the online marketplace is a top player in the hardware sector. Instead, it is a matter of delivering digital content to consumers; a direct path to providing yet another opportunity to shop online.

Amazon has made an effective strategy out of providing consumers with exactly the devices and opportunities that they need in order to be able to shop for products, no matter where they are, when it is, or what they want. Now, it looks as though they are bringing mobile commerce directly to the television set.

This will not only help to skip the very small screen step of shopping on smartphones, but it will also enhance the inclination to pick up the more user-friendly larger mobile device to give tablet commerce a notable boost.