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Lead Story

Non-payment mobile options popular this holiday season

Patti Murphy


Industry Update

Holiday season brings tidings of CNP fraud

Tripwire, Verizon advocate cyber-readiness

California vote bumps pot toward legitimatization

Vantiv growth plans to include Moneris USA


2016 ISV study

Smartphone ecommerce on the rise

Daria Rippingale


Payments are live

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

Biometrics hot at Money20/20

Peggy Bekavac Olson
Strategic Marketing


Street SmartsSM:
Sales as a healing profession

John Tucker
1st Capital Loans LLC

Gateways rising

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

The friendly fraudster: Your merchants' worst frenemy

Evi Triantafyllides

Expand your time

Steven Feldshuh
Merchants' Choice Solution East

Company Profile

Digitzs Solutions Inc.

New Products

Personalized, mobile, in-store shopping

Contextual Commerce Platform
OmnyPay Inc.

EMV-certified reader for smartphones, tablets, PCs

Walker C2X


Boundless creativity


Letter from the editors

Readers Speak

Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

November 28, 2016  •  Issue 16:11:02

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The Mobile Buzz:
Smartphone ecommerce on the rise

A recent Javelin Strategy & Research report revealed mobile ecommerce via apps and browsers surged to over $120 billion in 2015, and smartphones generated 70 cents of every $1 spent in mobile ecommerce. Increasing smartphone saturation and growing comfort with using them to make payments are contributing factors, researchers found.

Despite solid gains in mobile online purchases, merchants have struggled to create native app experiences that attract and retain shoppers. Demand for speedy checkout, multiple payment options and immersive shopping experiences is expected to further drive mobile online retail payments to a projected $320 billion by 2020, Javelin noted.

According to Javelin, mobile browsers have outpaced merchants' native apps when consumers make purchases, generating $75.3 billion compared with $46.9 billion in total 2015 revenues, respectively.

Analysts and online merchants are optimistic about mobile online commerce this holiday season and beyond. "With the holiday shopping season upon us, retailers must stay off of consumers' naughty list by meeting consumers' mobile shopping expectations for a streamlined experience and fast and secure checkout options," said Emmett Higdon, Director of Mobile at Javelin.

Some merchants already have a competitive advantage. "Cutting edge retailers like Adidas, Nordstrom, and Sephora are also using augmented and virtual reality to provide shoppers with mobile-exclusive experiences, enabling them to preview purchases in their own homes and virtually 'try' products before making a decision," Higdon said.

Looking ahead to 2017, researchers at Zenith forecast an estimated 75 percent of global Internet use will be conducted on mobile devices. "Mobile devices are already the primary means of accessing the Internet across the world," said Jonathan Barnard, Head of Forecasting at Zenith. "Countries in Western Europe, Asia and North America are leading the transition, but mobile technology is spreading rapidly everywhere."

Zenith noted that in 2012, just 23 percent of the population in the 60 markets it studies owned smartphones. "Smartphone penetration has now reached 56 percent, an increase of 2.4 times over four years, and we forecast it to rise to 63 percent by 2018," stated Zenith in its mobile forecast.

Globally, Spain (85 percent), Hong Kong (79 percent), China (76 percent), the United States (74 percent), Italy and India (73 percent each) now lead mobile Internet consumption, according to Zenith. By 2018, China is expected to top the list at 89 percent mobile Internet use, followed by China (87 percent), Spain (86 percent), the United States and Italy (83 percent each) and India (82 percent).

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