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Study highlights the growth of mobile payments through 2017

New report paints a promising future for mobile commerce worldwide

Mobile Payments Study - 2017WorldPay, a payment service provider based in the United Kingdom, has released a new report, called “Your Global Guide to Alternative Payments,” concerning the potential future of the mobile commerce space. Mobile payments have been growing in prominence throughout the world and as more consumers gain access to smartphones and tablets, they are beginning to show more interest in shopping with these devices. Wearable devices, such as smartwatches, are also coming into play, providing further accessibility to the mobile commerce space.

Mobile commerce market expected to reach $117 billion by the end of 2017

The report from WorldPay predicts that mobile payments will reach $117 billion worldwide by 2017, a major increase from the $18 billion recorded in 2012. Mobile commerce is expected to make up at least 3% of the global e-commerce market by 2017. The report highlights the growth in popularity of mobile wallets, which consumers are using to manage their finances on a mobile device. These platforms are capable of storing and accessing financial information. This information is used to complete a mobile transaction.

Smartphones continue to be the most prominent mobile commerce platform in the world

Smartphones are currently considered to be the most popular mobile commerce device, but tablet devices are beginning to gain more support from consumers. Many people have reported a more favorable experience when shopping from a tablet device over a smartphone. Despite this, smartphones are expected to continue leading the way in mobile commerce, especially in the Asian market where smartphone penetration is accelerating at a rapid pace.

Security remains one of the most serious issues facing the mobile commerce sector

The report shows that consumers are becoming more comfortable with mobile payments despite high profile security issues that have been somewhat common in the past. Mobile commerce platforms are becoming more capable of protecting consumer financial information, thereby making them more likely to participate in online shopping from a mobile device. While security for many platforms has been improving, many people have still expressed their concerns regarding the safety of mobile commerce in general.

Mobile payments trends study shows increase in usage

The research, conducted by E-Complish, showed that there was a considerable 215 percent rise.

According to the recently released results of research from E-Complish, some of the most important mobile payments trends that have been observed include a major rise in the number of inquiries and transactions.

The firm went over the data that was available regarding the use of this technology over the last two years.

What E-Complish determined in their mobile payments trends study as that there has been an incrase of 215 percent in the use of this technology in 2013 when compared to the usage that was recorded in 2012. The company also noted that they had seen more than 30,000 transactions and that they had recorded processing over $4,500,000 by that date. Comparatively, in 2012, they had seen only 10,000 transactions and their total processing figure was only $1,500,000.

The company has stated that they have every reason to believe that these mobile payments trends will continue.

Mobile Payments UsageThey feel that as consumers are coming to depend on their smartphones for a growing number of daily tasks, including for business purposes and for their banking, they will become increasingly willing and interested in using those same devices to pay for their purchases of products and services. Moreover, a growing number of companies have also started to integrate this form of transaction into those that they offer as the technology works more smoothly into their business models through its simplicity and accessibility.

The E-Complish results showed that customers are using smartphone friendly systems for a wide variety of different purposes, ranging from shopping apps, to personal finance apps, or even the option to pay for services through text messages.

Stephen Price, who founded the company in 1998, has had a careful watch over the mobile payments trends regarding implementation and processing among a range of different types of businesses. He pointed out that efficiency is the primary goal of the company when it comes to the use of the technology. He added that this tech fits into a “diverse range of business models. They’re easily adaptable, and this data proves their versatility.”