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Docomo Digital aims to revolutionize mobile commerce

NTT Docomo launches new commerce firm that will engage the world

NTT Docomo, Japan’s largest mobile network operator, has launched a new mobile commerce firm in the United Kingdom called Docomo Digital. The new firm is meant to promote mobile transactions throughout the world, encouraging a greater degree of financial inclusion. Docomo Digital already has the resources at its disposal to create new mobile commerce solutions that can be used by a wide range of merchants throughout the world.

Docomo Digital aims to create an inclusive digital commerce environment for all

Docomo Digital will be leveraging the experience of its parent company, NTT Docomo. Since 2009, Docomo Digital has been developing itself into an organization that will change the mobile payments space. The organization hopes to make mobile transactions and shopping more convenient, reliable, and secure. It also intends to create an ecosystem wherein merchants focused on the mobile space can thrive and connect with consumers that have become heavily reliant on smartphones and tablets to get their shopping done.

Demand for new services is rising quickly amongst mobile-centric consumers

Revolutionizing mobile commerceThe demand for comprehensive mobile payments systems has risen considerably in recent years. Many consumers are becoming more involved in the mobile space, using various devices to shop online and in physical stores. Companies have found that the mobile commerce space can be quite lucrative and have begun moving into this sector in order to take advantage of the enthusiasm of consumers. Demand for secure services is highest, which has created an opportunity for companies that are able to protect consumers information, especially those interested in shopping online.

Competition in the mobile space is growing as consumers become more fickle about new services

Docomo Digital will be competing with several other companies that have entered into the global mobile commerce market. These companies are eager to win the favor of mobile consumers, but this has proven to be quite difficult. When it comes to mobile payments services, consumers are somewhat fickle, opting to move from one service to the next relatively quickly. The services offering the most secure features are often considered the most successful in terms of customer retention.

Mobile payments are gaining momentum in the US and UK

Report highlights the growing power of mobile payments

The popularity of mobile payments is growing in the United Kingdom and the United States. Citigroup and the Imperial College of London have released a new report shows that consumers in many countries are beginning to favor mobile payments when they shop digitally. This is particularly true in the U.S. and the UK, as more consumers are beginning to use their mobile devices to purchase products online. As such, they are becoming increasingly reliant on new payment services that allow them to make purchases online and in physical stores.

Consumer attitudes are affecting the adoption of new payment services

While more consumers have been opting to use their mobile devices to make payments, adoption of mobile commerce has been slow in 2015 overall. Consumer attitudes kept many people from making use of mobile payments services and these attitudes were swayed by security concerns. Many believe that their personal information is at risk when they use new payment platforms, which leads them to avoid mobile payments altogether. the report also suggests that there is a culture barrier preventing the widespread adoption of mobile payments.

UK banks are finding success with their own payment platforms

Mobile Payments US & UKBanks in the United Kingdom have reported a surge in the adoption of new mobile payments service over the past few years. Barclays has its own mobile platform, called Pingit, which now accounts for 1 million transactions as of January of this year. This is an increase over the 100,000 transactions it had been responsible for only one year ago. Payment services in the U.S. have seen similar growth, especially due to the availability of new services like Apple Pay and Android Pay.

Consumers want more security from their mobile payments services

The mobile payments sector is still considered quite young. As such, there is room for growth in its various aspects. For consumers, security remains one of the most important priorities. If services cannot protect their financial information, consumers are unlikely to make use of them. These consumers also want more value added to the mobile payments services they are interested in. This may be accomplished through stronger support for loyalty programs.