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BuddeComm Intelligence Report - E-Commerce, E-Payments and M-Commerce


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BuddeComm Intelligence Report - E-Commerce, E-Payments and M-Commerce

E-Commerce has become a very important area of focus for Internet media players, financial institutions and payment processing firms alike. The e-commerce and m-commerce sectors must represent one of the most innovative and rapidly evolving sectors worldwide; with the speed that new services, features and companies appear (and disappear) quite a spectacle to observe.

In 2013 Person-to-Person email payment has become a hot topic with Google and Square launching services. Banks are also realising the world is changing and social banking is becoming a key trend and the Internet media companies continue to battle for supremacy in this vibrant market.

Mobile commerce is one of the hottest sectors right now and it is gaining importance for a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, IT, finance, retail and the media, as well as for end-users. It works best in those areas where it can emphasise the core virtue of mobile networks convenience. The enormous success of smart phones is linked to the Apps which are available and increasingly commercial models will be linked to these apps - which will result in further spectacular growth in m-commerce. BuddeComm sees the development of m-wallets as a major breakthrough for the m-payment sector and beyond, and could indeed be a game changer.

This BuddeComm Intelligence Report provides industry insights and information on the e-commerce sectors. The report includes selected information on the leading trends in this sector and provides examples and statistics, where available. Please note a separate report is available on the global m-commerce sector.

Key developments:

In 2013 Google launched a B2B e-commerce search service, expanding upon its initial Google Shopping offering. In early 2012 the European Commission (EC) announced its goal by 2012 is to double e-commerce sales in order to increase the Internet contribution to the GDP; Retailers have been slow to tap into the new opportunities emerging from the new practice of customers bringing online devices into their stores; Online banking continues to grow in popularity with North American users the most prolific; In 2013 eBay plans to make PayPal available in around two million stores via a credit card reader in order to establish itself further in the m-payment sector; In February 2013 Visa and Samsung announced that Visas NFC payment system will be built into all future Samsung smartphones; Samsung is the worlds biggest smartphone maker and together, the two have a solid chance of making mobile payments a global reality; The term SoLoMo (Social, Location, Mobile) continues to be used when referring to developments in the m-commerce sector.

Companies mentioned:

Facebook; Foursquare; Google; Visa; Samsung; Ebay/PayPal; Amazon.


1. Synopsis
2. Global e-commerce market
2.1 The digital commerce evolution
2.1.1 The changing face of Foursquare
2.1.2 Other business model examples
2.2 Global e-commerce market statistics
2.3 Leading B2C e-commerce players
2.3.1 Google Shopping
3. Key e-commerce insights
3.1 Underlying trends
3.2 E-payments
3.3 Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)
3.4 Cloud computing and e-commerce
3.5 Security concerns
4. Internet banking (E-banking)
4.1 The changing face of e-banking
5. Global m-commerce market
5.1 Mobile devices rise in popularity
5.2 M-commerce buzzword: SoLoMo
6. Key m-commerce insights
6.1 NFC and M-Wallets
6.1.1 Samsung Visa deal boost for NFC
6.1.2 Missing: an open system for m-wallets
6.2 Mobile payments apps
6.3 M-banking
6.4 Mobile money transfer services
6.5 Mobile auctions
6.6 Mobile location shopping and marketing
6.7 Mobile vouchers, coupons and loyalty cards
6.8 Mobile advertising
7. Related reports
Table 1 Global e-commerce spending 2011 - 2013
Table 2 Visitors to top web properties worldwide 2013
Table 3 Global m-commerce revenue 2013; 2015
Table 4 Global app store revenue 2010; 2012
Table 5 Global smart phone share of handset market 2009 - 2012
Exhibit 1 Digital economy key developments
Exhibit 2 Popular online activities
Exhibit 3 Other e-commerce business model examples
Exhibit 4 European Commission e-commerce five priorities - 2012
Exhibit 5 Examples of popular online retail websites around the world
Exhibit 6 Walmart
Exhibit 7 The rise of PayPal
Exhibit 8 Mobile apps examples across various sectors
Exhibit 9 M-Commerce key developments

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