The Rise of M-Commerce, Mobile Gaming Surpasses PC & More

With each passing week, we continue to read headlines that excite us about the future of mobile shopping and gaming. Here are several of the latest:

We’ve all heard of e-commerce, which has continued to rise in recent years. But new stats from Business Insider suggest that it may not be the next true frontier for shopping as m-commerce continues to become more popular. M-commerce, which involves shopping through a mobile device (typically a smartphone), is poised to burst into the mainstream thanks to a host of technological advances that are making it easier for people to shop on their phones. While the mobile shopping experience has it’s disadvantages (speed, small screen sizes, and payment security to name a few), it’s rapidly improving and trends are pointing to m-commerce as the wave of the future for shoppers, which is awesome news for Social Voucher and our new mobile game, Stocket! Read the full article here.

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Mobile shopping is not only becoming more dominant in the U.S. Alibaba’s Singles’ Day shopping event on November 11 saw another record-smashing year in China, with sales reaching $17.8 billion on Alibaba platforms alone (up from $14.3 billion in 2015). The total number of transactions hit the 1 billion mark this year (1.04 billion to be exact), up from 710 million last year. Read the full article here.

As technological advances have made smartphones better and more affordable, it makes sense that the mobile shopping and mobile gaming sectors are booming. According to Venture Beat, the mobile gaming industry has overtaken PC and console as the biggest gaming category; it’s worth an estimated $36.9 billion compared to PC, which are worth $29 billion. Check out this cool read about how mobile gaming has evolved, beginning with Nokia’s Snake game in 1997. Read the full article here.

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