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Mobile commerce is gaining momentum

IBM report shows that mobile traffic and shopping is on the rise in the US

Mobile now accounts for nearly half of all online retail traffic in the United States, according to the latest IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. The report highlights the growing importance of the mobile space and how it is having a major impact on commerce in the digital world. The report makes note of the mobile commerce activity on Valentine’s Day, showcasing an increase in mobile shopping over what was recorded on the same day in the previous year.

Mobile traffic accounts for nearly half of all online retail traffic this year

According to the report, online shopping, as a whole, grew by 10% on Valentine’s Day. This may be due to numerous factors, including cold weather and powerful storms in some parts of the country. The report shows that mobile traffic accounted for 46.5% of all online traffic, highlighting the fact that many consumers are now using their smartphones and tablets to shop online. Higher traffic does not represent more sales, however.

Mobile commerce still represents a small portion of digital sales when compared to PC

Mobile Commerce - Mobile ShoppingThe report shows that mobile commerce represented 23% of all online sales, which is a 35% increase over mobile commerce sales last year. Mobile still represents a relatively small portion of online retail sales, however, as sales made from PCs remain the most significant force in online retail. The report shows that tablet users typically spent more than their smartphone counterparts. Tablet users spend an average of $98.56 per order, whereas smartphone users spent an average of $92.37 per order.

Mobile commerce continues to thrive because of its convenient nature

While PC still dominates the online retail space, mobile commerce is beginning to become a more prominent force. Many consumers are opting to shop for and purchase products from their mobile devices because of how convenient such a practice is. In the coming years, it is likely to become more common for consumers to participate in mobile commerce, especially during the holidays, when they want to avoid crowds and enjoy a convenient shopping experience.

Mobile commerce firm launches new website

New website aims to provide businesses with the information they need

Judo, a leading mobile commerce firm based in the United Kingdom, has launched a new website called judoHub. The website is devoted to providing businesses with information concerning mobile payments and how they can engage consumers with smartphones and tablets. Demand among consumers for comprehensive mobile commerce platforms and services is on the rise throughout the UK. If businesses do not adapt to the mobile space and accommodate consumers, they risk being left behind as consumers flock to businesses that have a stronger focus on mobile.Mobile Commerce - New Website Launch

Demand for mobile commerce services is on the rise throughout the UK

Judo decided to launch the new site because of the amount of requests for information it has been receiving from companies that make use of its services. These companies have a strong interest in engaging with mobile consumers, but often request guidance concerning where to start with this engagement. Mobile commerce platforms like Judo are able to attract consumer attention on their own, but these platforms cannot keep consumers involved with businesses for extended periods of time without additional engagement initiatives.

Businesses may be able to engage consumers through mobile-centric endeavors

Through the website, businesses will be able to find information that can help them develop mobile engagement strategies. Consumers with mobile devices have shown that they are more willing to engage in interactive marketing efforts than those without mobile devices. As such, businesses may do well to focus more heavily on mobile marketing, using mobile-centric strategies to augment their traditional marketing initiatives. Businesses may also benefit from integrating social media into their mobile marketing campaigns in order to better connect with consumers and their friends.

Mobile commerce continues to show impressive growth

Mobile commerce is on the rise in the United Kingdom. According to the recent IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark, mobile sales throughout the country grew 63% in 2013 and mobile devices accounted for 45% of all online sales made that year. The mobile sector is already showing strong potential for further growth this year, especially as more businesses begin to take mobile commerce more seriously and provide consumers with more mobile-centric services.