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New survey shows that businesses are taking mobile commerce more seriously

Mobile commerce is gaining more support from businesses in the US

InformationWeek and Mobile Commerce World have released the results of a new survey concerning the growth of mobile commerce in the U.S. The advent of mobile technology has had a major impact on the way consumers live their lives. People are beginning to rely very heavily on their smartphones and tablets to handle many aspects of their lives, particularly commerce. Mobile commerce is quickly becoming a very prominent part of the lives of consumers and as it becomes more popular with these consumers, businesses are beginning to see mobile commerce grow more important to them as well.

71% of companies consider mobile commerce extremely important

According to the survey, 71% of companies in the U.S. believe that mobile commerce is extremely important to their future. These businesses consider the mobile space to hold very promising revenue opportunities, but tapping into these opportunities has proven somewhat difficult for several companies throughout the U.S. Part of the reason for this is due to the challenges that mobile commerce itself faces, especially in regards to mobile security.

Mobile Commerce ReportComprehensive mobile commerce services become more widely available

While challenges do exist, more comprehensive mobile commerce services are beginning to emerge throughout the country, some of which have shown their ability to overcome the challenges of security and efficiency. The survey shows that one-third of businesses have plans to adopt these comprehensive services in the near future in order to accommodate the changing needs of consumers. Nearly 40% of these companies are embracing mobile commerce specifically to connect more dynamically with a new generation of consumers that have proven heavily reliant on technology.

Mobile commerce accounts for 11% of all online sales in the US during 2012

Another report from eMarketer, a leading market research firm, provides some insight on why companies are beginning to embrace mobile commerce more readily than they have in the past. The eMarketer report shows that U.S. retail mobile commerce sales reached $25 billion in 2012, accounting for 11% of all online sales made throughout the country during that year.

Mobile commerce shows strong growth in the US and Europe

Consumers showing aggressive interest in mobile commerce

Mobile commerce has been growing more common throughout the world. Consumers have already shown that they are very interested in the benefits that can be found through mobile technology, with more people using their smartphones and tablets for their daily activities than ever before in the past. As consumers become more involved in the mobile space, their perspective and interests in the realm of commerce is beginning to change. The changing interests of consumers has helped propel mobile commerce to become one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

PayPal documents rise of mobile wallets

PayPal is one of several companies that have involved themselves in mobile commerce. The company is better positioned than most to address the changing needs that consumers have in the mobile space as it has long been involved in the realm of e-commerce. PayPal notes that consumers are beginning to adjust more aggressively to the idea of mobile commerce, especially in the U.S. where approximately 86% of consumers are eager to abandon traditional wallets for the electronic variety, according to PayPal.

U.S. and Europe Mobile Commerce GrowthEurope shows strong growth in mobile commerce

PayPal has released a new study highlighting the changing interests of consumers and their willingness to participate in mobile commerce. The study shows that consumers are now willing to make use of mobile commerce platforms rather than rely entirely on more conventional forms of commerce. While U.S. consumers have shown that they are willing to embrace electronic platforms, mobile commerce is showing the strongest growth in Europe. PayPal notes that in Germany alone, some 90% of consumers are ready to make use of mobile wallets.

Mobile wallets are capturing the interests of consumers

Mobile wallets are simple, yet effective mobile commerce platforms. These wallets exist as applications that store a consumer’s financial information. Mobile wallets have seen some criticism in the past due to lackluster security features, but concerns regarding security have not yet been enough to keep consumers away from mobile commerce.