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Survey highlights growth of mobile commerce in the UK

Mobile shopping is on the rise throughout the United Kingdom

Cheil Worldwide has released the results of a recent survey concerning the growth of mobile commerce in the United Kingdom. Consumers in the UK have been growing increasingly mobile as they begin to rely more heavily on their smartphones and tablets. As such, they have begun using these devices to shop more frequently. Mobile commerce allows consumers to shop online from a mobile device wherever they are and this concept has become quite attractive to many people in the United Kingdom.UK - Mobile Commerce Growth

Mobile devices are becoming strong shopping tools for consumers

According to the survey, the mobile commerce market has grown by 63% over the past five years. The majority of this growth was seen over the past two years, driven heavily by the results that retailers had seen during the holiday seasons of 2012 and 2013. The survey shows that approximately 55% of shoppers claimed to have used a mobile device in store, with 54% of these shoppers using their devices to compare prices of products online. Many mobile shoppers also use their devices to research products being offered by multiple retailers.

Many people purchase their mobile devices with shopping in mind

The survey suggests that mobile devices have become one of the most favored shopping tools among consumers. The survey shows that 50% of consumers had shopping in mind when they purchased their mobile devices. These devices are not only being used to research products and compare prices, of course, as many consumers have used their smartphones and tablets to outright purchase the products they are interested in. In the United Kingdom, mobile payments are becoming much more common.

Mobile spending is on the rise

The amount of money people are spending through their mobile devices has more than doubled over the past five years. Consumers appear to favor mobile commerce because of its convenience. Shopping on a mobile device allows them to avoid lines at checkout and the chaos that is often associated with physical stores. During the holiday season, mobile shopping becomes much more common as consumers look to avoid crowds at large stores.

Mobile commerce showing strong growth in the UK

UK leads Europe in mobile commerce growth

Mobile commerce is growing at a rapid pace in Europe, but one country has established a clear lead over other when it comes to driving this growth forward. According to data from Vente-privee.com, a leading European online retailer, the United Kingdom has established itself as a leader in the mobile field. The data suggests that the United Kingdom is the most mobile-centric country of the eight largest European nations. This has helped mobile commerce establish a strong foothold in the country, from which it can spread throughout the rest of the region.

Data shows 37% of sales come from UK mobile devices

The data from Vente-privee.com shows that approximately 32% of its sales come from mobile devices. The majority of these sales (53%) come from tablets, with approximately 47% coming from smartphones. Tablets have been growing more popular as mobile shopping platforms due to their large screens, which make it easier for consumers to navigate online stores. The data also shows that some 37% of online sales come from the United Kingdom, with France accounting for 29%.

Mobile Commerce UKUK consumers prove to be very mobile-centric

UK consumers seem to be more reliant on mobile devices than those in other countries. Many of these consumers have grown up with a strong involvement in some type of technology and have thus developed a strong affinity for mobile devices and other such technologies. This has enabled the UK to embrace mobile commerce more readily than other countries and retailers in the UK have been significantly more aggressive than others in their adoption of mobile payments.

Lack of mobile websites could slow growth over the long term

While mobile commerce is growing in the United Kingdom, this growth has been hampered by the relative lack of mobile-optimized websites. These sites were initially designed to be used for PCs rather than mobile devices. As such, mobile consumers often have trouble navigating these sites and making use of what mobile commerce services they may provide.