Spending on Mobile Devices Soaring

November 16, 2012, Written By Bill Hardekopf

Two new studies show how rapidly shopping habits are shifting to mobile devices.

A Javelin Strategy & Research study reveals over $20.7 billion in sales took place on mobile devices last year. This includes both online and in-store shopping.

The report underscores how retailers need to adjust to this booming mobile commerce, especially in the area of tablets. The report found a significant increase in spending when consumers use a tablet. Tablet users spend an average of $10 more per purchase than a mobile phone user.

Another study highlights the exponential growth expected in mobile devices in the next five years.

The IDC Financial Insights report, Technology Selection: Worldwide Mobile Payments 2012-2017 Forecast, predicts that purchase volume on mobile devices throughout the world by consumers and businesses will exceed $1 trillion by 2017.

According to IDC, the majority of this volume will come from mobile commerce which includes both e-commerce through a mobile web browser and the purchase of digital media.


This entry was posted in Credit Card News and tagged mobile devices , mobile payments , smartphones , tablets


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Bill Hardekopf is the CEO of LowCards.com and covers the credit card industry from all perspectives. Bill has been involved with personal finance for over 15 years. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, The Street and The Christian Science Monitor.
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