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Mobile commerce is finding success during the holidays

Report highlights the promising growth that mobile commerce is seeing

Mobile commerce say a great deal of success during the Thanksgiving weekend, according to a recent report from Adobe. The report shows that many consumers took to their smartphones and tablets to make purchases on Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday. These consumers found mobile shopping to be more convenient, with many being able to avoid large crowds because they could shop online. Those visiting physical stores were also able to make convenient purchases, with mobile payments making the checkout process more convenient.

Consumers are spending more money through their smartphones and tablets

The report from Adobe shows that some $11 billion in online sales were reported from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday. This represents a 15% increase over the online sales that were seen last year over the same days. Notably, Black Friday stood out as a major success for the mobile commerce sector, with consumers taking advantage of the variety of deals being offered by retailers that were interested in engaging mobile consumers. While mobile commerce saw a significant boost during the holiday shopping weekend, the sector also saw an increase in fraud.

Fraud continues to be a major problem for those participating in mobile commerce

Mobile Commerce Report - holiday shoppingAnother report from iovation, a device intelligence and fraud prevention firm, shows that online retail transactions from Black Friday through Cyber Monday grew by 43% over what they had been in 2014. The firm also found that fraud was a significant issue for the mobile commerce space. According to the firm’s report, approximately 1.06% of all online transactions made from Black Friday to Cyber Monday were fraudulent. Approximately .62% of these fraudulent transactions came from mobile devices.

Retailers are beginning to fight fraud more aggressively

Consumers have shown a great deal of interest in mobile commerce, and more retailers are beginning to engage the mobile space as a result. The fraud problem, however, has made consumers somewhat wary of using their smartphones and tablets to purchase products online and in physical stores. Retailers are becoming more adept at combating fraud, however, which is creating a better environment for mobile commerce as a whole.

Mobile commerce is becoming a force to be reckoned with

Retailers cannot ignore mobile commerce any longer, as more consumers use their devices to shop online

Mobile commerce has become a powerful force throughout the world and may now be something that retailers can no longer ignore. Retail e-commerce has been on the rise for some time, and more consumers are beginning to use their mobile devices to shop online and purchase products. Numerous merchants have reported a significant rise in their mobile traffic over recent years, with spikes in this traffic occurring between November and December, as consumers do their holiday shopping.

Many consumers are expected to use their mobile devices to shop for products during the holiday season

According to a recent report from eMarketer, retail e-commerce is expected to see a surge during this year’s holiday season. The report estimates that online sales will reach $79.4 billion this year, an increase of more than 13% from what was recorded in 2014’s holiday season. Mobile commerce is expected to play a role in this growth in sales, as more consumers will be using their smartphones and tablets to make purchases. These devices also allow shoppers to avoid large crowds, which would otherwise slow their shopping experience.

Mobile commerce sales are expected to spike by 32% over what they were last year

Mobile Commerce - Holiday ShoppingThis year, eMarketer expects that mobile commerce sales will jump by 32%. Mobile devices now have larger screens, which improve the shopping experience. The convenience of mobile commerce has also proven to be an attractive concept for many consumers. Mobile shoppers are expected to use their devices to research products and find special deals, which can help them save money on their holiday purchases.

Consumers prefer to use mobile apps over web browsers when shopping from a mobile device

Consumers are becoming more accustomed to mobile commerce as a whole. A recent survey from PayPal found that 47% of those that have used their mobile devices to shop online prefer doing so in applications rather than through a web browser. Apps appear to streamline the mobile shopping experience, making it easier for consumers to find and purchase products that they may be interested in.