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Mobile commerce trends to drive future NFC market growth

An NFC market forecasts report for 2022 has been developed by ReportsnReports.

The online market research firm’s forecasts report explains how the NFC (near field communication) market, is presently experiencing speedy growth in all its areas and that its success is urged on by the ever expanding trend of mobile commerce.

The NFC technology industry is expanding worldwide.

According to the report, the suggested global NFC market is anticipated to reach US $16.25 billion by 2022, growing at 8.83 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate). Furthermore, it is suggested that America has the greatest market potential for the near field communication ecosystem.

The report also said that NFC is a highly active market and has a lot of potential across many industry areas. NFC products have experienced consistent development right from the start. The use of the technology can lead to many cost-effective benefits, such as systems and products that have a longer lifespan and are more reliable.

Some of the top features of NFC technology that the report notes include:

• Better properties that make it capable of holding up against harsh environmental conditions.
• A high-rate of communication with other devices that are NFC enabled.
• A longer life, which makes it best suited for applications that involve ticketing, data sharing, booking and payments.

NFC technology is developing at a high rate and not just in the mobile commerce sector.

NFC Technology  - Mobile Commerce Near field communications is gaining ground in the overall market. One of the primary reasons for this is this tech requires less power compared to other forms of wireless technologies. Many products have commercialized the use of NFC, which typically functions in three modes: peer-to-peer, reader emulation, and card emulation. The technology also has the advantage of being compatible with contactless card infrastructure that already exists, which gives consumers the ability to use one device across more than one system.

The NFC market consists of three major areas that include products, geography, and applications and each of these areas has further sub divisions. For instance, the product category has been divided into tags, IC/chips, readers, covers, SIM cards, and micro SD cards. The geography area is split into Europe, Americas, ROW, and APAC. Finally, the application category is broken down into transportation, booking, data sharing, service, booking, payment, tag, and access control healthcare apps.

That being said, in terms of value, of all the different NFC divisions, payment applications have achieved the biggest market share for 2013, in which mobile commerce played a role.

QR codes are liked more than previously believed

According to a recent report, consumers like using quick response (QR) codes to make in store purchases.

The latest study form Nielsen found that consumers who use their smartphones to make purchases in physical stores, prefer to make mobile payments that involve QR codes, and that 45% of the 3,784 respondents said that they use this particular system to check out with their mobile phone.

40% of consumers surveyed use mobile apps as their preferred way to pay for merchandise.

The over 3,700 survey participants were made up of individuals who were 18 years of age or older and who had used their mobile device (tablet or smartphone) for banking, shopping, or paying within 30 days of the survey taking place. The income of users who carried out mobile payments varied extensively. For instance, the report found that the highest usage occurred among consumers who made over $100,000 and less than $50,000.

According to Nielsen’s analysis, “Digital is starting to transform how consumers pony up cash for their everyday purchases.” It added that “for consumers using mobile payment technology, digital is already the norm.”

qr codes are liked by consumersIn addition to QR codes, other digital payment methods that were popular among mobile users included NFC (near field communication), such as Isis and Google Wallet, and using a mobile phone scanner to scan a code.

QR codes make mobile transactions easy for cashiers and customers.

The quick response code mobile payment method is easy for both the cashier and the consumer because all the cashier has to do is scan the QR code on the consumer’s phone just as they would any bar code. Once scanned, the payment is processed and completed.

When these cubed-shaped codes first became trendy, they were popping up on everything, everywhere, from product packages and brochures to museums and restaurants. However, these codes, which have the ability to store a considerable amount of digital data, have been losing ground and some people feel that they have become irrelevant. That being said, considering the responses Nielsen received for its study, it’s clear that when it comes to the realm of mobile payments, QR codes are well liked by consumers.