Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of January 4, 2015

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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By most estimates, about 75 percent to 80 percent of mobile payments are remote, meaning person-to-person or person-to-merchant, said Niti Badarinath, senior vice president of mobile and payments for Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank.  Read Original Content

According to Juniper Research in its recent report, Mobile Commerce Markets: Key Sector Strategies, Opportunities & Forecasts 2014-2019, mobile phone and tablet users will make 195 billion mobile commerce transactions annually by 2019, up from 72 billion this year.  Read Original Content

According to information released by Amazon, holiday sales through its mobile shopping application doubled in the United States this year. Cyber Monday remains the retailer’s most active mobile shopping day of the year, but sales grew more quickly on Black Friday than any other day.  Read Original Content

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According to E-bit, a Brazilian e-commerce consultancy, sales made over mobile commerce in the country, during the Christmas shopping season, almost doubled in 2014 when compared to the figures that were produced during that same span of time in 2013.  Read Original Content

Criteo released its Q4 2014 State of Mobile Commerce Report, providing the eCommerce industry with critical insight into consumers' mobile shopping behavior and trends. Finding mobile now accounts for more than 30 percent of eCommerce transactions globally and over 27 percent of eCommerce transactions in the U.S.  Read Original Content


The results of a recent survey conducted by Vista Retail Support, a retail tech firm, has shown 81 percent of consumers would be willing to accept a mobile marketing offer sent to them from a retailer, while an individual was shopping in that store.  Read Original Content

According to Adobe’s Digital Index online shopping data for Cyber Monday, 19 percent of total online sales (equating to $328 million) were driven by mobile devices. Meanwhile, mobile phones and tablets accounted for 42 percent of online traffic, a year-on-year increase of 21 percent, according to stats released by Monetate.  Read Original Content

The Department of Finance of New York City is now seeking to develop a mobile payments option to help boost collections on the tickets issued for traffic camera and parking violations.  Read Original Content

An Alipay report showed over half of the online transactions that occurred at Alibaba over the first ten months of 2014 occurred over mobile commerce. In fact, mobile phones were responsible for 54 percent of the online transactions using Alipay from January through the end of October.  Read Original Content

Zapp, prominent mobile payment processor, has released the results of a recent survey that shows nearly 21 million consumers in the United Kingdom are ready to abandon their banks in favor of those that support mobile commerce.  Read Original Content

Sales made via mobile devices nearly doubled in Brazil during the 2014 Christmas season, local e-commerce consultancy E-bit reported.  Read Original Content

The Consumer Electronics Association has released the result of a recent study and data analysis that has revealed about 70 percent of mobile device using shoppers will conduct an internet search using a smartphone in order to learn more information about a product while shopping.  Read Original Content

Rakuten, the massive e-commerce giant from Japan, has now released an official statement that has revealed it has brought in $1.1 billion worth of revenue in Singapore via mobile commerce channels.  Read Original Content

IBM has released its latest Digital Analytics Benchmark report, which highlights the performance of mobile commerce over the holiday shopping weekend. The report shows online sales during the holiday shopping weekend increased by 12.6 percent over what they had been during the same period last year.  Read Original Content

Approximately 16 percent of Starbucks’ in-store transactions are made through a mobile device, according to Adam Brotman, the company’s Chief Digital Officer. Brotman notes Starbucks has been actively working on mobile services in order to engage consumers more effectively and the company’s endeavors have been paying off thus far.  Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.