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Study highlights consumer wants concerning mobile commerce

Study sheds light on the factors that influence participation in mobile commerce

Market research firms iModerate and uSamp have released a new study concerning consumer motivations and preferences when it comes to mobile commerce. With mobile commerce beginning to become a very prominent part of society, it is becoming more important for businesses to understand why consumers choose to participate in mobile payments. The study aims to shed light on the various factors that influence whether a consumer with make a mobile purchase or not.

Many consumers want a better experience and more security

According to the study, customer experience and security are two of the most prominent issues that consumers are concerned with when it comes to mobile commerce. Because mobile commerce involves shopping from a mobile device, consumers are often confronted with websites and commerce platforms that are not optimized for mobile use. This leaves consumers with a poor experience and makes them unlikely to participate in mobile commerce in the future. Because mobile commerce deals so much with financial information, consumers also want to ensure that the platforms they use are secure and can protect their information from exploitation.

Mobile Commerce StudyConsumers spend more through mobile commerce

The study also shows that consumers that participate in mobile commerce are more likely to spend money than those that do not. On average, these consumers spend $500 more than those that do not make mobile payments. The study shows that the majority of the money spent by those with smartphones has to do with entertainment. Tablet users tend to spend more money on books and similar media.

Consumers want to spend money more easily

Consumers are becoming more vocal about the improvements they want to see introduced to mobile commerce. The study shows that many consumers want to see better and less confusing features introduced into mobile commerce platforms. If platforms found a way to provide consumers with a better experience, users are expected to spend significantly more money through these platforms than they have in the past. Overall, the study shows that consumers want to be able to spend money more easily.

Mobile commerce may thrive if banks get more involved

Report shows consumers want mobile commerce platforms from their banks

A new report from the Future Foundation, a global research firm, suggests that consumers in the United Kingdom may be more willing to participate in mobile commerce if payment platforms came directly from their banks rather than from third party groups. Mobile commerce has been gaining prominence around the world, but many consumers remain wary of paying for products using their smartphones and tablets. These consumers often cite security concerns and worry that their financial information may be put at risk through their participation in mobile commerce.

Banks are growing more interested in mobile payments

Many banks and financial services firms have shown a great deal of interest in mobile commerce. These organizations typically embrace mobile payments and allow for consumers to use their accounts to make such transactions. Few of these banks offer their own mobile payment platforms, however, opting instead to support those being offered by third parties, such as Google and Isis. In the United Kingdom, this may be driving consumers away from mobile commerce.

Mobile Commerce and BanksConsumers may have more confidence in mobile commerce if banks get involved

The report shows that 57% of consumers would have more trust in mobile commerce applications coming from their own banks. The report also shows that approximately half of the country uses a mobile device to purchase products online. Consumers claim that they would spend more money in mobile commerce if they could trust their applications. Therefore, if banks begin supporting their own mobile commerce platforms, transactions made through mobile devices may see aggressive growth.

Strict regulations foster secure environment for mobile payments

One of the reasons that consumers would trust mobile commerce applications from their banks has to do with the regulations that exist to manage these banks. Financial services firms are saddled with a great deal of responsibility and must adhere to strict standards that are generally imposed by government organizations. These regulations put a major emphasis on security, which could foster confidence among consumers when it comes to mobile commerce.