Smartphones are beginning to drive the growth of mobile commerce

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More consumers are beginning to rely on smartphones to shop, not tablets More consumers in the United States are becoming comfortable with the concept of mobile commerce, and many are beginning to rely on their mobile devices to research and purchase products both in physical stores and online. In the past, consumers had shown favor for tablet devices when doing their mobile shopping, as the larger screens of these devices allowed for a better shopping experience. Now, however, smartphones may be driving the growth of mobile commerce. 67% of adults…

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Study shows mobile commerce is on pace to see more growth in the future

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New study shows the growing prominence of mobile shopping among consumers Criteo, a performance marketing technology provider, has released a new study concerning online transactions and their performance during the fourth quarter of 2015. Last year, mobile commerce became a very powerful force in the retail space. Merchants began investing heavily in new technology that would allow them to connect with mobile shoppers. Consumers have shown a great deal of interest in using their devices to shop online and in physical stores. 1.4 billion online transactions were made during the…

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Mobile payments market will see explosive growth in the US

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Report predicts the rise of mobile transactions throughout the United States The mobile payments market is expected to explode in the United States, according to the latest report from eMarketer. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware that they can use a variety of services to pay for products online and in physical stores, all from their mobile devices. These shoppers are showing more interest in mobile payments, largely due to their convenience, and the options that they have available to them are drawing more people into the mobile commerce market. Mobile…

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Mobile payments adoption is slow, but awareness is growing

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Accenture finds that awareness of mobile payments is on the rise Accenture has released new data that shows that consumers in North America still prefer to pay with cash and payment cards rather than mobile devices. Awareness of mobile payments is growing quickly among consumers, but adoption is growing slowly. Consumers have interest in the concept of mobile payments, as they are seen as more convenient in some cases, but security concerns appear to be a significant challenge for consumers. North American smartphone owners are using their devices to make…

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Security is playing a larger role in the growth of mobile payments

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Federal Reserve report shows that mobile commerce is on the rise Mobile payments are finding more support in the United States, but security is still a primary concern for consumers and merchants alike. The Federal Reserve has released a new report that highlights this issue, as well as the growth of mobile commerce support throughout the country. For many consumers, security has been a major hurdle that has barred their participation in mobile commerce. This is a concern held by retailers, as well, with many companies being targeted by cyber…

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Aramark looks to expand into mobile commerce

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Aramark has partnered with Tapingo to bring mobile services to universities in the US Aramark has announced that it has begun integrating its services into the mobile commerce service Tapingo. Aramark providers food services, facility management, and uniforms throughout the world and has now taken a strong interest in the mobile commerce space. Through the partnership with Tapingo, Aramark will be deploying new services to more than 25 universities in the United States. The service may be well received by students that have become very reliant on their mobile devices.…

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Global mobile commerce market is showing healthy signs of growth

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Cirteo report highlights the rise of mobile commerce throughout the world The mobile commerce market is growing quickly throughout the world. Globally, retailers are becoming more mobile-centric, taking note of growing smartphone penetration and the increasing demand for mobile services that allow consumers to shop from their devices. A new study from Criteo shows that the state of the global mobile commerce market is quite healthy, with mobile driving aggressive growth in the e-commerce space as well. Notably, mobile shopping is growing most in Asia, where smartphone penetration is accelerating.…

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Rhombus launches SMS mobile payments service in the US

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Rhombus’ new platform allows users to make payments with a text message Rhombus, a payments startup, has launched a new platform in the United States that will allow consumers to send payments and donations from any mobile device. Such a platform is not unique, as there are many that have the same type of feature, but the way this platform offers this feature sets it apart from others. The platform supports SMS mobile payments, making it more accessible to consumers, especially those that do not have NFC-enabled mobile devices. SMS…

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Samsung’s mobile payments service to launch in September

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Samsung sees promise in the mobile commerce space due to growing consumer interest Samsung has plans to launch its own mobile payments service in South Korea and the United States in September of this year, somewhat later than the company originally planned. After the initial release, the service, called Samsung Pay, will be released in Europe, China, Australia, and South Africa. These details were revealed by Samsung executive vice president of mobile commerce Dr. Injong Rhee during a recent Samsung event. Company will compete with others in order to find…

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Mobile payments set to skyrocket in the US

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Report predicts the promising future of mobile payments BI Intelligence has released a new report concerning the growth of mobile payments in the United States. The ability to make payments with mobile devices is becoming a very powerful force in the retail space. Consumers have long had the capability to shop for and purchase products online over the Internet using a mobile device, but these devices are also beginning to be used for in-store transactions. Companies like Apple, Samsung, Google, and PayPal are expected to lead growth in the mobile…

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Mobile commerce may be the future

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Mobile commerce is becoming a powerful retail force that is growing quickly among consumers and businesses Mobile commerce may become the dominant force in the retail industry in the coming years. Consumers throughout the world are using their smartphones and tablets to shop online and in physical stores, and the number of people doing this is growing at a rapid pace. Many people favor mobile commerce because of its convenient nature, and companies that provide a convenient experience tend to find the most support among mobile consumers. Estimates show that…

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