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Mobile shopping is on the rise in the Asia-Pacific region

Consumers in the region are showing favor for mobile commerce

MasterCard has released the results of a new survey that show that mobile shopping is expanding quickly in the Asia-Pacific region. Several countries within the region are beginning to see exponential growth in the mobile commerce sector as more consumers gain access to smartphones and tablets. New mobile shopping services are becoming very popular in this region as well, which is making it easier for consumers to use their mobile devices to shop online and, in some cases, in physical stores.

Vietnam is seeing healthy growth when it comes to mobile shopping

Vietnam is currently ranked as fifth when it comes to the growth of mobile shopping in the Asia-Pacific region. The country falls behind Malaysia, Taiwan, New Zealand, and India when it comes to mobile commerce growth. The country ranks eight when it comes to the ratio of consumers shopping with a mobile device, but the percentage of consumers making a purchase from a smartphone in the past three months grew significantly. By the end of 2014, 45.2% of those with smartphones had made a purchase with their device, up from the 39.4% that did so in 2013.

China and India are leading the way in mobile commerce growth

Mobile Shopping on the rise in Asia-Pacific regionChina is currently ranked first in terms of the likeliness for consumers to make a mobile purchase. Chinese consumers taken a strong interest in mobile shopping, largely due to the efforts made by companies like Alibaba, which have worked to make mobile commerce more accessible to consumers throughout the country. India’s mobile shopping space is growing quickly, as well, and the country is becoming one of the fastest growing mobile markets in the world.

New opportunities are emerging for retailers in Vietnam

Vietnam holds a great deal of promise when it comes to mobile shopping. The country’s rapidly growing smartphone penetration is creating new opportunities for retailers and organizations involved in mobile commerce. As new services come to the country, more consumers are likely to become involved in mobile shopping and use their devices to make purchases both online and in physical stores.

Mobile advertising is growing rapidly in New Zealand

The country has been making global headlines due to the increases that it has been seeing in its smartphone ad spend.

Despite the fact that New Zealand is a relatively small country and a limited market when compared to some of the other giant nations and populations, it is now at the top of mobile advertising headlines due to the massive growth that it has seen in its usage and spending.

This has occurred as a result of the latest figures that were released by InMobi in its annual report.

The Mobile Insights Report has now been released by InMobi and has placed the spotlight on New Zealand due to the tremendous growth that the country is experiencing in mobile advertising. The report showed that there were 4.4 billion ad impressions served on the country’s network, last year. When taking into consideration that there is a population of only 4.4 million people in the country, the smartphone based ad stats are very striking.

The report showed that the year before, there had already been 3.3 billion mobile advertising impressions.

New Zealand Mobile Advertising on the RiseThe InMobi report also showed that the company’s analysis showed that the in-app advertising in New Zealand experienced a growth of 45 percent in 2014 over what it had been the year before. In fact, those ads made up 71.7 percent of all impressions.

According to the InMobi Australia and New Zealand regional director and general manager, Jon White, “This significant growth on our network is further indication of the rapid shift in consumer behavior in New Zealand, reflecting both an increase in audience size, as well as an increase in activity.”

White then went on to say that while they now anticipate growth figures for mobile advertising to be large on their network, the statistics that were actually revealed within their analysis suggest that mobile ad use is “certainly still in a strong growth phase within the country.” He also pointed out that this represents a vital shift in the behavior of consumers and that marketers should be aware of it in order to be able to act on it appropriately.