Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of March 24, 2013

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information.

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Asia’s appetite for online shopping has shifted from the PC to the smartphone with more than half of Indonesian and Thai consumers using their mobile phones to shop, according to results from a MasterCard online survey. Read Original Content

According to a recent eMarketer report 55 percent of online shoppers in China had already made at least one purchase over m-commerce during the last quarter of 2012. This implies China is the single most shopped country in the world over smartphones or tablets in terms of penetration. Read Original Content

In a mobile technology pilot, Wal-Mart customers are taking to checking themselves out in-store using their iPhones and the retailer’s iPhone app - so much so that the merchant is expanding use of the iPhone app’s Scan & Go feature from 70 stores in two markets to 200 stores in 14 markets. Read Original Content

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Mobile shopping is the new black and a recent survey carried out by Conlumino indicates it will continue to grow at an impressive rate for the foreseeable future. M-commerce has already risen 55 percent compared to a year ago and it is now estimated it will grow another 115 percent over the next 12 months. Read Original Content

Subway UK now has an app available on Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 that allows customers to order their food from their smartphones. Read Original Content
Fueled by the unbridled adoption of smartphones and tablets among U.S. consumers, eCommerce sales are on pace to grow at a significant annual rate through 2017. Forrester is projecting $370 billion in U.S. eCommerce sales by 2017, which will represent 10 percent of all retail sales. Read Original Content

According to the latest data available, Americans have now deposited more than $40 billion into their accounts by simply snapping a photo of a check. Read Original Content

The latest mobile banking study data from Juniper Research has indicated an increasing acceptance of smartphone and tablet based service has caused users to bring the number of users up to nearly 200 million. Read Original Content

According to a study by Zpryme and Thinknow Research, nearly 70 percent of Hispanics use their smartphone to do mobile banking, while 47 percent access financial accounts via their mobile tablets. Read Original Content

According to a study conducted by BT and YouGov, 61 percent of banking customers in the U.S. favor portable banking account numbers. Read Original Content

Britons took to mobile shopping in a big way in 2012, the total of £7.5billion spent via mobile devices accounting for 12 percent of total online sales. Read Original Content

New research commissioned by eBay has suggested mobile spending could more than double over the course of the next year, extending a period of exponential growth for the foreseeable future. Read Original Content

Starbucks is seeing big results via mobile, with the beverage giant generating more than three million United States mobile payment transactions per week. Read Original Content

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