Survey shows smartphones are not popular for mobile payments

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Survey suggests that consumers do not enjoy mobile commerce on their smartphones A new survey from Marketing Land and SurveyMonkey suggest that consumers primarily use their smartphones for in-store research rather than for mobile payments. Mobile commerce is still a relatively new concept to many people and consumer participation in mobile commerce is quite limited. Many people do not feel comfortable with the idea of paying for products with their mobile devices, mostly due to security concerns that they have regarding the mobile space. Smartphones provide excellent shopping support The…

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Mobile payments struggle in U.S. but grow worldwide

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The forecasts for the use of these transactions in the United States have been dropping like a stone. Although the use of mobile payments on a global scale are taking off like a rocket, in the United States, predictions are continuously being corrected in order to reduce the size of the outlook within that marketplace. The uptake of these transactions has not been anywhere near the rate of most expectations. The most recent knock to the overblown predictions about the American mobile payments marketplace has come from eMarketer. In October…

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Mobile payments facing tremendous risks, says study

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Just as the transactions are beginning to gain some credibility, U.K. risk analysts say struggles are ahead. The adoption of mobile payments has been far slower than expected, and just as some were beginning to think that they were finally taking off, risk analysts from Riskskill, a U.K. consultant, have released a report that assesses that global market in a much more sobering light. It could be that there are a broad number of challenges and risks associated with that form of transaction. According to Bill Trueman, the CEO of…

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Mobile payments used more often when incentives are offered

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Consumers are more likely to use these services when they have an additional financial benefit to do so. According to new research, the most successful efforts that have been made to boost the use of mobile payments among consumers who have previously used this type of transaction is financial incentives. Moreover, financial management tools over smartphones encourages more frequent use. Among the participants in the study were 4,000 smartphone users who have already used mobile payments services. Over half of them had said that they were very likely to use…

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Mobile payments growing in popularity at the supermarket

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Though the transaction type as a whole is still off to a slow start, there is demand when buying food. According to the latest industry data that has been released regarding the use of mobile payments, smartphone users enjoy using their devices to complete transactions at the grocery store. When consumers arrive at the point of sale, they are often happy to use their smartphones to pay. This mobile payments trend was included in the latest published data from Symphony EYC, in which they identified the findings of their recently…

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Mobile payments report shows this will be the fastest growing transaction method

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Research shows that over the next five years, this will be rapidly increasing in popularity. Though much of the technology shopping focus may be on m-commerce at the moment, but according to the latest research, it is mobile payments that are coming out as the star in terms of growth at the moment and over the next few years. In brick and mortar stores, using smartphones for completing purchase transactions will become more common. The results of a new Javelin Strategy and Research study has shown that in the United…

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Mobile payments of bills quickly increasing in popularity

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Western Union has just released its latest Index that has revealed the most recent bill paying trends. The latest Money Mindset Index has just been released by The Western Union Company, revealing its insight into mobile payments and the growing importance of their role in paying bills. The study revealed that a rapidly increasing number of consumers are using smartphones and tablets for this purpose. The study showed that among American consumers, 12 percent of the respondents said that they had intentions to use mobile payments for an increasing number…

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Mobile payments to be worth more than $257 billion in 5 years

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A new report has predicted that the use of smartphone transactions will skyrocket by 2018. A new market research report has just been released which has shown that there will be considerable growth in the adoption and worth of mobile payments over the next half decade. This report was released by MarketsandMarkets and says that by 2018, this market will be worth $278.9 million. The name of the report is “Mobile Money Market: (Mobile Payments, Mobile Remittance, Mobile Banking & Mobile Commerce) – Advanced Technologies, Value Chain, Adoption Trends &…

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Mobile payments will be a larger focus for retailers in 2013

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Merchants have learned the lesson from the holiday shopping season and are moving forward with smartphone transactions. Retailers have been viewing the statistics that have been compiled from 2012 and its heaviest shopping season, and it has been made clear that mobile payments will be a necessary part of 2013 if they wish to remain competitive. Consumers are beginning to indicate that they want to be able to do more in-store with their smartphones. This, according from the study performed together by Shop.org and Forrester Research, called the “State of…

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Mobile payments will replace cash and credit cards, say consumers

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A survey has shown that people feel that cashless payments will soon dominate the marketplace. A recent survey performed by Harris Interactive has shown that over 60 percent of American adults believe that mobile payments will have replaced traditional plastic credit card and cash transactions in the not too distant future. Approximately 30 percent believe that this will occur within the next five years. The online poll was conducted with the participation of 2,383 adults in the United States. It ran from November 14 through November 19. Among the respondents,…

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Mobile payments awareness doubled this year

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Smartphone owners are beginning to learn more about contactless transactions. The results of research performed from eDigitalResearch have now been released, and they are indicating that consumer awareness in terms of contactless mobile payments is rapidly increasing. Among the participants in the study, one third have seen a point of sale device capable of the transactions. This doubles the number of people who had seen the devices in May 2012. That figure represents a massive growth in awareness of the technology and the acknowledgement of its availability in places where…

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