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Millennials may soon command the mobile commerce market

Millennials are a very powerful demographic when it comes to mobile shopping

Millennials have become a very powerful demographic in the mobile commerce space, but connecting with these consumers have proven quite difficult for many companies. For years, companies have focused on older generations because they were relatively easier to connect with. The advent of mobile payments systems has caused a shift in priorities for retailers, however, and these companies are now beginning to seek out ways to better engage millennials, most of whom grew up steeped in mobile technology.

This demographic accounts for $600 million in spending and have a strong interest in mobile commerce

Millennials account for an estimated $600 million in spending, which makes this demographic quite attractive to retailers. Many of these consumers have shown that they are interested in mobile commerce and shopping online. These see this as more convenient than conventional forms of shopping and are more willing to use their smartphones to make purchases. This is because many millennials have never lived in a world separated from the Internet, and thus have become heavily reliant on mobile technology and being able to connect to the digital world on a whim.

Retailers will have to find new and dynamic ways to connect with mobile consumers

Millennials and mobile commerceAs retailers become more invested in mobile commerce, they will have to find ways to engage millennials specifically. The problem, however, is that this demographic has shown itself to be somewhat fickle, unlikely to support a singular payment or retail platform for any significant length of time. Loyalty programs may ensure consumer dedication for a time, but businesses will have to find other ways to effectively engage consumers in order to secure their loyalty.

Customer experience has become a very important thing for consumers

The mobile payments space is likely to continue to grow well into the future, surpassing the e-commerce market, in terms of growth, in the coming years. As the sector grows, new payment platforms are likely to feature better customer experiences, tapping into the demands coming from consumers. Better customer experiences are in high demand among millennials, which is forcing some companies to transition from the mobile web to applications, or vice versa, in order to making online shopping more convenient.

Consumer mobile commerce behaviors change throughout Europe

Smartphone based shopping habits differ from one country to the next, according to a study across 11 markets.

German affiliate marketing network, Zanox, has conducted a data analysis across the 11 international primarily European markets in which it functions, in order to understand the mobile commerce behaviors of the people who live there.

What it determined was that there is actually quite a difference in the way m-commerce is used.

When looking at these habits from one country to the next, consumers use mobile commerce as a different part of their shopping behaviors. What the study revealed was that the United Kingdom and many of the Nordic countries use this technology the most frequently, while Switzerland records the smallest number of mobile transactions. That said, at the same time, Switzerland produces the highest average order value, particularly when it comes to the online travel industry.

This mobile commerce data was released as a part of the Zanox mobile Performance Barometer bi-annual report.

Mobile Commerce Behaviors in EuropeThe markets that were included within this report were the United Kingdom, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Eastern Europe, Benelux, Italy, the Nordic countries, Germany and France.

There were some notable differences that were found to occur from one country or market to the next. For instance, in Spain, there is a traditional summer break that spans from July through September which affected consumer behaviors. During that same span of time, Italy saw a doubling of its transactions when compared to the activity they registered in March.

The periods in which countries traditionally take extended breaks and holidays were also those in which there were the strongest travel bookings made over mobile shopping channels. The increase in mobile sales was comparable in France and Eastern Europe, as they both reached a peak near the end of the year.

That said, throughout all the mobile commerce markets included in this study, there was a notable increase recorded. The boost in growth rates revealed that there has yet to be a maturation of the smartphone based shopping experience and that it continues to steadily develop, said the report that Zanox issued on its findings for the last half year.