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Mobile Commerce to reach $3.2 trillion in 4 years

Juniper Research predicts that the channel will take off by more than double by the year 2017.

According to the latest predictions that have been released by Juniper Research, mobile commerce will experience more than a doubling between now and 2017, when it will reach $3.2 trillion.

This was one of the forecasts that it made in its recent report on smartphone and tablet transactions.

The firm released its data in the Mobile Commerce Markets: Sector-by-Sector Trend Analysis & Forecasts 2013-2017 report. It also predicted that by the end of this year, m-commerce would be able to break the 1.5 trillion level.

Though the majority of mobile commerce transactions started as digital good purchases, this is growing broadly.

Mobile commerce researchAs smartphone payments have diversified, this has allowed mobile commerce to considerably broaden its reach beyond the sale of digital products such as music, ringtones, videos, games, and ebooks. Though the majority of the sales remain within that area, as well as in the banking industry, retail is seeing a growing amount of action and will play an increasing role in the overall mobile sphere.

Retail and airlines are predicted, by Forrester, to be the ecosystems in which there will be the most considerable contribution to mobile commerce in the near future. Airlines have already been expanding their platforms for digital ticketing and are actively encouraging travelers to use these methods through apps as well as through loyalty reward programs and other forms of advantage.

Though it has been a learning experience until now – and continues to be to a certain degree – retailers are also now learning how to provide an engaging mobile commerce experience to consumers, encouraging them to use their devices on an increasing basis to shop and to make actual purchases.

As more retailers offer apps and optimized mobile commerce website experiences, it makes it easier for consumers to be able to learn about products, compare prices, and shop on the smaller screen, at times that are most convenient to them, no matter where they happen to be. Often, this includes assisting them to decide among different products that they will then purchase while in store.

Mobile commerce to reach new heights in the US

Forrester Research U.S. Mobile Commerce ReportForrester Research predicts healthy growth for US mobile commerce

Forrester Research, a leading market research firm, has released a new report concerning U.S. mobile payments and the growth the sector is expecting to see in the coming years. Mobile commerce has begun to gain momentum throughout the U.S., largely due to the increasing number of NFC-enabled mobile devices and the rapid adoption of mobile commerce being seen among retailers. Consumers have expressed their interest and willingness to participate in mobile commerce, pushing mobile payments to reach new heights.

Report forecasts mobile payments to reach $90 billion in 2017

According to Forrester Research, mobile payments in the U.S. will reach $90 billion by 2017. The firm predicts a 48% compound annual growth rate over the next two years. The firm expects in-store mobile payments, general mobile commerce, and peer-to-peer transactions to be the driving factors behind this healthy growth. The report notes that a strong focus on mobile commerce coming from numerous companies spread across equally numerous industries is raising awareness of mobile payments among consumers. These consumers, in turn, are discovering mobile commerce services that fit their needs and make use of these services extensively.

Retail industry to play major role in growth of mobile commerce

Forrester Research expects to see significant progress made in mobile commerce come from the retail industry. Over the next five year, the firm forecasts that retailers will put more focus on mobile commerce, potentially seeing major benefits from doing so. During the 2012 holiday season, retailers saw major gains from their focus on mobile commerce, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday producing a great deal of profit for many of the country’s large retailers.

Holiday season places momentum behind mobile commerce

The success of mobile commerce during the 2012 holidays generated a great deal of momentum, encouraging retailers to continue or increase their focus on mobile consumers. While retailers are expected to face significant challenges in the years ahead, most of which will come in the form of competition with other retailers, Forrester Research expects that the industry will continue seeing positive results in regards to mobile commerce.