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Mobile commerce is a technology-driven phenomenon, prompting consumer behaviors and preferences to change at the speed of innovation. The allure of anytime, anywhere shopping experiences via smartphones and tablets exerts great force on a global scale. Worldwide, combined 2013 and 2012 total sales of the 500 leaders in mobile commerce based on annual sales reached $48.3 billion this year, with year-over-year growth at 71.3%, according to findings from the just-published 304-page Internet Retailer 2014 Mobile 500.
By year's end, mobile commerce in the U.S. will grow an estimated 63% to around $34.2 billion, up from $21 billion in 2012. Mobile will account for nearly 13% of all U.S. e-commerce sales, up from just over 9% in 2012, according to the Mobile 500. Perhaps not surprisingly, the top two mobile commerce retailers—behemoths in and of themselves—Apple (No. 1) and Amazon Inc. (No. 2), account for nearly 50% of all U.S. mobile commerce sales in 2013, as the Mobile 500 data show. But since the market is not yet mature, room for growth invites ever-newer players onstage—and it's clearly a world stage. Thus, not only is the 2014 Mobile 500 expanded 25% to cover 100 additional mobile commerce companies, the guide has also expanded its scope to an international one. This should come as no surprise, given that 107 European merchants ranked in the Mobile 500 will grow their combined mobile sales 102.8% in 2013 to $4.44 billion. And then there is Asia, soon to be the world's biggest e-commerce market. The combined 2013 sales of the 19 Asian merchants ranked in the Mobile 500 will grow 84.8% to about $527.5 million.
Are you ready to benchmark your e-retailing site's mobile commerce strategy against these industry leaders? With the 2014 Mobile 500, you'll have the competitive data, strategic insights and market analysis you'll need to thrive in this dynamic industry landscape.
At 304 pages, this completely new and expanded third edition features a massive amount of data, including:
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Sales Figures2013 m-commerce sales of 500 leading worldwide retail, ticketing and travel companies
Bold InsightsIndustry experts share their ideas on effective mobile site design and app development
Thorough AnalysisKey operations & performance metrics
Industry ContactsMore than 1,600 e-retailing executives