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Global Digital Economy - E-Commerce and M-Commerce Key Trends and Statistics


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Global Digital Economy - E-Commerce and M-Commerce Key Trends and Statistics

E-Commerce and m-commerce have become a very important area of focus for Internet media players, financial institutions, retailers, mobile operators 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.

Person-to-Person email payment has also become a hot topic with Google and Square launching services. Banks are 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, statistics and information on the e-commerce and m-commerce sectors. The report includes selected information on the leading trends in this sector, supported by examples where available.

Key developments:

In 2014 mobile cloud-based payments are being explored via HCE technology; The level of sophistication needed to build omni-channel systems makes it difficult for many smaller organisations to keep up with the trend; In September 2014 Apple launched its m-payment system based on NFC; Online banking continues to grow in popularity with North American users the most prolific; It is interesting to observe developments with the virtual currency Bitcoin; Interest is growing in Alibaba's IPO.

Companies mentioned:

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


1. Synopsis
2. Global e-commerce market
2.1 The digital commerce evolution
2.2 Omni-channel retailing
2.2.1 The changing face of Foursquare
2.3 Global e-commerce market statistics
2.4 Leading B2C e-commerce players
2.4.1 Alibaba
2.4.2 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. E-books and e-newspapers
4.1 Digital e-readers/e-books
4.2 The challenging newspaper publishing sector
5. Internet banking (E-banking)
5.1 The changing face of e-banking
5.1.1 Bitcoin
6. Global m-commerce market
6.1 M-commerce buzzword: SoLoMo
7. Key m-commerce insights
7.1 M-payments
7.1.1 NFC and M-Wallets
7.1.2 Cloud-based mobile NFC payments
7.1.3 Samsung Visa deal boost for NFC
7.2 Mobile payments apps
7.3 M-banking
7.4 Mobile money transfer services
7.5 Mobile auctions
7.6 Mobile location shopping and marketing
7.6.1 Indoor Location Based Services
7.7 Mobile vouchers, coupons and loyalty cards
7.8 Mobile advertising
8. Related reports
Table 1 Global e-commerce spending 2011 - 2013
Table 2 Visitors to top web properties worldwide July 2013
Table 3 Growth of e-reader sales 2009 - 2013
Table 4 Most popular formats for receiving news in the USA 2010; 2012
Table 5 Global m-commerce sales 2013 - 2015
Table 6 Global app store revenue 2011 - 2015
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 Statistical snapshot of e-books
Exhibit 9 Price fixing allegations
Exhibit 10 Mobile apps examples across various sectors
Exhibit 11 M-payments in Japan

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