Posts Tagged ‘m-commerce’
If you own a Smartphone, you’re not alone. In the U.S., smartphones account for half of all mobiles and that number is expected to rise to 70-percent in 2013. By 2015, IDC predicts that more people will be accessing the Internet via their mobile than on their PC.
Welcome to The Mobile Majority
The rise in smartphone use is fundamentally changing the way people search for things online. Innovations in smartphone technology are giving users the same (if not better) online experience on their mobile devices compared to their PCs. Many people actually prefer to use their smartphone as opposed to their PC because of the ability and convenience to search on the go, anytime, anyplace, anywhere.
Google reports that in 2011, 79% of smartphone owners used their mobile to help with shopping and 74% made a purchase as a result. This trend is expected to continue to grow. Juniper Research predicts that mobile payments will quadruple to $630 billion by 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re thinking about launching your first mobile marketing campaign or building your mobile website this year – you’re not being innovative. In fact, you are seriously lagging behind. Mobile use reached unseen levels over the last two months, with over 10% of all sales coming from mobile devices.
- 11% of sales came from mobile devices; up from 5.5% in 2010 (source)
- 14.6% of all retailer website traffic was initiated from mobile devices; up from 5.6% in 2010 (source)
- Black Friday sales from mobile reached 9.8%; up from 3.2% in 2010 (source)
- Cyber Monday sales from mobile reached 6.6%; up from 2.3% in 2010 (source)
- Christmas Day sales from mobile reached 14.4%; up from 5.3% in 2010 (source)
- PayPal reported a six-fold (511%) increase in the number of global customers shopping through PayPal mobile compared to Thanksgiving 2010 (source)
- Highly satisfied mobile shoppers reported that they were 54% more likely to consider the same company for a future similar purchase (source)
Its undeniable that mobile devices have taken unprecedented root in the lives of millions of Americans and billions across the globe in the past 12 months. We are connected 24/7. We simply can not sleep, work, eat, vacation, shop or even go to the loo without our mobile devices. For the first time in history, the number of smartphones in circulation is close to eclipsing the number of feature phones. Tablets, grew to become so dominant, they are infringing on PC market share.
To recap all that happened in the world of mobile in 2011, we are kicking off a short series “2011: A Mobile Year in Review” featuring mobile industry luminaries, media executives and brand marketers. They will guide us through this year’s key innovations, noteworthy campaigns, effective mobile techniques, smartphone and tablet trends, HTML5 adoption and other hot mobile topics.
The day has finally come. The relationship between the two of you has seen its up and downs, but you both are ready for the next step. The pit in your stomach is only outweighed by your intense need for one another. You toss all doubts and the butterflies aside, slowly bend down and rest your knee to the floor and fumble around in your pocket for that expensive little detail. There’s nothing more left than to pull out your mobile phone, take a breath and lay it all on the line—“will you buy my product?”
Granted this may be just a slight stretch from reality, but mobile user engagement should be treated with just as much due diligence as popping The Question. Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned mobile pro, these 5 questions should guide you through the many pitfalls of the constantly evolving mobile landscape and help you design the user experience that delivers pure bliss. Read the rest of this entry »
Once you have your conventional website fully functional, it’s time to turn your attention to your mobile presence. Mobile websites are the point of entry for an explosive number of consumers who go online with smartphones, iPads, and similar devices. To make your site do things like drive purchases and improve loyalty, you need to add features that maximize its appeal on the “small screen.” This series of posts describes approaches to take your mobile website from static and hard-to-read to dynamic and hard-to-leave. The series will explore the following five features:
To begin the series, lets talk location, location, location! It’s equally as important for brick-and-mortar real estate as it is for the virtual real estate of a mobile website. Mobile visitors are eager to find you, your products, or your services. Reward them by offering content or incentives that are tied to their current location, enable them to visit you and, ideally, make quick, convenient purchases. Read the rest of this entry »