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Mobile commerce to play major role in holiday shopping


Mobile Commerce SurveySurvey highlights importance of mobile commerce during holiday season

Sybase 365, a mobile services and mobile commerce solutions provider, and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) have released the results on a new survey concerning the role mobile devices will play in the U.S. holiday season. Mobile technology has become rampantly popular in the U.S., and many consumers have smart phones and tablets that allow them to participate in mobile commerce. Consumers have been showing a great deal of interest in using their mobile devices to shop, bank, and pay for goods over the past few years, and this may come to a head during the 2012 holiday season.

87% of consumers to use their mobile devices to research products

According to the survey, which focused on 1,000 adult consumers throughout the U.S., approximately 87% of all consumers will be using their mobile devices to make purchase decisions during the holiday season. Many consumers will be relying on their mobile device to find out information on products that they are interested in, with other using their devices to find deals and net themselves significant savings that may only be available online.

50% of consumers to purchase products through their mobile device

The survey also shows that 50% of consumers will be using their mobile devices to make purchases, while another 61% claimed they would be willing to participate in mobile commerce if improvements to security and infrastructure were made. Currently, using a smart phone to make purchases at a physical store is a practice limited to consumers with NFC-enabled devices. These devices are rare, as are the point of sale terminals that are capable of facilitating mobile payments. Security has also been an issue that has put off many consumers.

Mobile commerce could gain momentum through the holiday season

Despite consumer concerns, mobile commerce is growing in the U.S. The holiday season is expected to provide the burgeoning industry with significant momentum, especially as retailers get a better understanding of how mobile commerce can impact their business during the busiest and most important time of year for the retail industry as a whole.

Mobile commerce reaching tipping point around the world


Mobile commerce report highlights the growth of mobile commerce and banking

Mobile commerce has reachedmobile commerce growth around the world a proverbial tipping point, according to a new study from TNS Global, a leading market research firm. Over the past few years, mobile commerce has, indeed, become more popular with a wide range of consumers. This is largely due to the massive investments that have been made into the mobile commerce industry from large companies like Google and Visa. Despite some problems concerning security and accessibility, mobile commerce has managed to gain the favor of consumers around the world.

Mobile Life 2012 report shows consumers are highly interested in new forms of commerce

According to the study, which is titled “Mobile Life 2012,” approximately half of all mobile consumers throughout the world are interested in mobile banking services, with another 45% are interested in making mobile payments using their mobile devices. This interest spans throughout the global marketplace, with consumers from Asia, the Americas, Europe, and even Sub-Saharan Africa showing intense enthusiasm for mobile commerce and similar services.

Growing economies mean higher prevalence of mobile technology

In terms of mobile banking, interest largely comes from consumers in China, Sub-Saharan Africa, and developing parts of the Asian market. These markets represent significant expansion in regards to mobile technology. As the economies of the countries within these markets grow more robust, consumers are gaining access to mobile devices, as well as their associated services. The study suggests that growing interest in mobile banking services will lend hype to mobile commerce initiatives.

Consumers still not willing to abandon traditional banking and commerce systems

Mobile commerce and banking are becoming so popular due to t he convenience that is attributed to the two concepts. Having the ability to conduct business using nothing more than a smart phone or tablet is a very attractive prospect for many consumers. The study notes, however, that many of these consumers are not inclined to abandon traditional forms of banking and commerce just because they have access to the mobile variety.