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Kevin Benedict's Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of January 11, 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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A recent report from Juniper Research, a leading market research firm, smartphone and tablet users will make an estimated 195 billion mobile commerce transactions every year by 2019. By the end of this year, there is expected to be more than 70 billion mobile transactions made across numerous industries.  Read Original Content

According to a report from ChannelAdvisor, online marketplaces saw a 16.2 percent increase in digital sales during the holidays. Much of this growth came from mobile shopping, as consumers opted to use their smartphones and tablets to purchase products rather than visit physical stores.  Read Original Content

“Mobile traffic made up 60 percent of traffic November through December,” Target announced. “Black Friday weekend purchases made via mobile phones were 2 times higher than 2013.”  Read Original Content

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The global m-commerce market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32.23 percent from 2014-2019, thanks to increased disposable income among consumers, says research firm TechNavio.  Read Original Content

Boxing Day was a landmark day for m-commerce, since figures published by Affiliate Window show that 50 percent of all e-commerce traffic originated from mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Reportstack has announced a new market research report on the global m-commerce market, which is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32.23 percent from 2014-2019, thanks to increased disposable income among consumers.  Read Original Content

A new survey from Zapp found that 44 percent of British consumers, an estimated 21 million people, are willing to switch to a new bank if their current bank does not provide support for mobile payments.  Read Original Content

Southeast Asia may be a massive mobile commerce market that has not yet been tapped into, according to a study by UBS. The study shows online spending throughout the region is likely to reach $35 billion by 2020, driven by the growing adoption of mobile commerce among consumers.  Read Original Content

A new Strategy Analytics study shows that NFC-based mobile payments will account for $130 billion in global consumer retail spending by 2020. This is roughly similar to 254 million mobile consumers making as many as five mobile payments every month of $9 or less.  Read Original Content

Scandit, developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, announced consumers scanned more than 4.5 million barcodes with Scandit-powered mobile shopping apps on Black Friday.  Read Original Content

According to eBay India, 43 percent of its traffic now comes from mobile devices, with 60 percent of its sales being made through smartphones and tablets.  Read Original Content

In 2013, 90 percent of all mobile transactions made in the United States were conducted in Starbucks stores, according to CEO Howard Schultz. Mobile payment volume is also growing by 50 percent every year, with more than seven million mobile transactions being conducted at stores every week.  Read Original Content

According to a recent report by BI Intelligence, mobile marketing is growing at a faster rate than advertising over any other digital channel in the United States.  Read Original Content

A mobile commerce report from Opera Software showed people are using their smartphones and tablets most often on Sunday and least often on Friday, when it comes to shopping online.  Read Original Content

According to a Criteo report, mobile now accounts for 30 percent of all e-commerce transactions made throughout the world. In the United States alone, mobile represents 27 percent of e-commerce transactions.  Read Original Content

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