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Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of January 12, 2014

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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Fiserv's 2013 Billing Household Survey has revealed significant growth in U.S. consumers paying bills from smartphones and tablets. The U.S.-based financial services technology firm said mobile bill payment usage doubled from eight million U.S. online households in 2012 to 16 million in 2013. Read Original Content

According to a report by Juniper Research, mobile payments will reach $707 billion by 2018. Mobile commerce is expected to represent 30 percent of all online retail sales by that time. Read Original Content

BI Intelligence has recently reported the number of U.S. smartphone users using mobile coupons has increased dramatically — from 7.4 million in 2010 to 29.5 million in 2012. This year that number is expected to surge to 47.1 million. Read Original Content

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According to a report from Monetate, e-commerce traffic from smartphones and tablets grew by three percent during the last quarter of 2013. Retailers are reporting mobile consumers are beginning to make their presence known more aggressive than they had in the past. Read Original Content

Recent data from Observer Solutions shows mobile commerce sales reached $7.1 billion in the third quarter of 2013, a 141 percent increase over what sales had been during the third quarter of 2012. Read Original Content
Leading mobile commerce organization Square has unveiled “Merchant Case” with integrated Square Reader. The Square Reader platform is designed to make it easier for small businesses and entrepreneurs to participate in mobile commerce and track inventory and consumer trends through the Square Register platform. Read Original Content

According to Custora, overall mobile e-commerce grew 50 percent year-over-year to account for 29 percent of holiday e-commerce orders. Mobile devices continued to take even greater sales share from desktop after Cyber Monday. Read Original Content

The number of French using m-commerce rose in the third quarter by one million to four million, according to a study by Mobile Marketing Association France, conducted together with comScore, GfK and Mediametrie. Read Original Content

A new report from Allied Market Research predicts the global mobile wallet market will reach $50 billion by the end of 2020, experiencing a compound annual growth rate of 127 percent from 2013 to 2020. Read Original Content

More than $115 in retail payments will be spent using mobile handsets and tablets for every man, woman and child on the planet by 2018. At least that is the prediction of Juniper Research, which recently estimated more than $700 billion in retail payments will be spent using these mobile devices by that time. Read Original Content

China’s mobile payment size nearly tripled to 334.3 billion yuan in the third quarter from the quarter before, and Alipay’s market share was 64.4 percent, research firm Analysys International said in a report. Read Original Content

At the NRF Convention & Expo, SAP AG announced the launch of SAP Shopper Experience, a personalized retail mobile app the company said transforms the entire consumer shopping experience with social media sharing, loyalty programs and a self-payment system for shoppers. Read Original Content

One-fifth of U.S. smartphone owners used a mobile wallet in 2013. That comes out to 40 million Americans, according to Parks Associates. The market research firm forecasts this number will grow 183 percent to 113 million, or 43 percent of smartphone owners, by 2017. Read Original Content

New data from payments specialist WorldPay has found airlines are keen to enhance their focus on mobile and improve their payments services. Fifty-seven percent of airlines believe mobile devices have the greatest potential to drive revenue in the next two years, which is level with credit cards – also on 57 percent. Read Original Content

E-Complish has announced a major increase in mobile payment inquiries and transactions through 2013. Tracking the data over the previous two years, they have seen a 215 percent increase in mobile payment inquiries in 2013 compared to 2012. Read Original Content

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