How big is mobile commerce really? Well according to a recent infographic by German Internet statistics company, Statista, The number of smartphone and tablet users has increased fourfold over the last two years. There are currently close to 120 million smartphone users in the U.S. and almost 60 million tablet users.
Statista’s infographic points out that ecommerce sales via mobile devices have risen from 2 percent in 2010 to 8 percent as of March this year.
When it came to grabbing the lion’s share of mobile user visits for this past March alone, Amazon topped the list at just over 41 percent, followed by eBay’s distant second of approximately 27 percent with Netflix, Wal-Mart and Target in tow respectively.
So how does this translate for the future of mobile commerce? These figures are expected to continue their upward momentum, reaching a predicted 150 million plus for smartphones and nearly 90 million for tablet users by 2014.