Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of April 5, 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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Younger Internet users are driving the mobile commerce growth, with roughly 40 percent of those between the ages of 16 and 24 worldwide using a mobile device to shop online each month, according to a quarterly m-commerce report from Global Web Index.  Read Original Content

Mobile now accounts for more than a third (34 percent) of all global e-commerce transactions, with US mobile transactions growing 10 percent in just the last three months, a new Criteo quarterly report has revealed.  Read Original Content

According to a KPMG report, mobile app downloads would grow sixfold by the end of this year to nine billion apps adding that India has been the fastest growing mobile app market in both 2014 and 2013.  Read Original Content

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Tumblr is introducing a new feature into its mobile app.  The new feature for the mobile app will allow mobile users the ability to purchase products from affiliated organizations.  The Tumblr app will now support Buy, Pledge, and Get Involved buttons, which will be shown when a user links to certain sites, such as Etsy and Artsy.  Read Original Content

The days of the desktop — and laptop, for that matter — are making way for the age of mobile. At the top 10 U.S. retailers, almost 50 percent of users utilize only mobile devices to shop, according to comScore.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce is projected to represent 27 percent of total e-commerce sales in the United States ($93.6 billion) in 2015 versus 20 percent of e-commerce in the eight countries surveyed in Europe ($61.5 billion), according to the Centre for Retail Research.  Read Original Content

According to a survey from Baird Equity Research, four in 10 consumers in the United States have participated in mobile commerce. Approximately 10 percent of consumers said they make an in-store purchase with their smartphones at least once a month.  Read Original Content

When it comes to commerce security, Bitcoin may be safer than mobile wallets, according to a new study from Walker Sands.  Read Original Content

New Zealand mobile wallet consortium Semble has launched an app that will allow Android-enabled devices around New Zealand to make secure mobile payments using only their smartphones.  The Semble app allows users to hold their smartphone over any contactless terminal to conduct a tap-and-go transaction.  Read Original Content

A large percentage of sales that Fanatics, a billion-dollar online seller of licensed sports apparel, saw last weekend during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament came from mobile devices.  Sixty-six percent of sales of team apparel for Kentucky, the favorite to win the tournament, happened on mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Ecommerce sales in China hit 12.3 trillion yuan in 2014, up 21.3 percent from 2013, according to data compiled by iResearch.  Overall, the data shows that online shopping increased 48.7 percent in 2014, and made up 10 percent of the total retail sales of consumer goods in China.  Read Original Content

China's Alibaba group is setting up a start-up incubator for mobile Internet and mobile commerce in the southern Indian city Bangalore.  The project will be set up with the Globals, a Bangalore-based mobile and analytics solution company.  Read Original Content

According to a recent study conducted by comScore Canada, an analytics firm that watches for trends and changes in Internet habits, Canadians spend an average of 36.3 hours browsing and visit approximately 80 websites in one month's time.  In comparison, Americans spend 35.2 hours online every month.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce firm Paytm said Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata has invested an undisclosed amount in the company. His investment in Paytm is in his personal capacity, the m-commerce firm said in a statement.  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.