Business goes digital more actively these days. Its two main pillars are electronic and mobile trade transactions. Let us tell you more about them.
Mobile commerce is a lazy shopper’s dream. Whenever you use trade services and make payments from your phone, tablet or any other mobile devices that can be placed in the palm of your hand — this is mCommerce.
It is estimated that in 2019 mCommerce generated more than 67% of all electronic sales. In 2021 these sales are expected to generate $3.56 trillion worldwide.
The reason why this type of commerce is evolving so fast is prosaic: it’s super convenient. Mobile gadgets turned into a magic key that grants access to:
So, these days shopping is pretty much limited to having credit cards and making a few taps - the product will be delivered to your house porch in no time.
The convenience of payments and instant accessibility attract people who are your potential customers. Therefore, mCommerce is the future’s dominating business model. Especially with the mobile phones turning into smart pocket wallets and oftentimes replacing cash and physical payment cards.
Electronic commerce is also about selling and buying stuff via the web using a desktop computer or a laptop.
Be it a sale of goods on a flea market like Bonanza or Letgo, a wholesale purchase of light bulbs and audiobooks from Amazon or selling charcoal face scraps with the help of Instagram — these are all faces of eCommerce.
In 2021, eCommerce is expected to reach the $4.89 trillion threshold. Compare it with the forecast for the brick-and-mortar retail in 2021 with its $5.630 capitalization. They can duel on par.
As you can see, both the MCommerce and ECommerce models offer various advantages for businesses. Let’s sum up the key differences between these “twin” sectors:
|Requires a mobile gadget||Requires a computer/laptop|
|High mobility: electronic payments, push notifications, native apps released by the retailers||Limited mobility, online stores instead of mobile applications.|
|Boosted security with authorization tools: digital signatures, fingerprinting etc.||Excludes mobile fraud|
|Mobile banking adds up to convenience — your fingerprint or SMS verification basically play a role of electronic signature when you authorize a payment||No mobile banking|
|Mobile operators may fail to provide stable connection||More or less stable connection|
Thus, each business segment features both pros and cons: mobile payments are notably quicker and easier while the transactions conducted from a computer can be more reliable and safe.
Basically, people can buy any products or services from businesses with the use of digital commerce: from a deck playing cards to a house somewhere in Sarasota. So, naturally these two segments intermingle.
If we talk about mobile, then we can say that people who use credit cards and various digital payment methods want to access more and more services while being on the go. Services like booking or travelling, for example. Plus, it's easier to buy a new favorite mobile game or a cool app that makes your pics look like vintage Kodak photos using a credit card and a smartphone.
At the same time, eCommerce isn’t as easy in terms of mobility or making payments. But it allows to browse the photos of the goods a business offers on a bigger screen. And visual component is always crucial. Especially when you want to purchase a sizable item: sofa, carpet, flamingo statuette for your garden, etc.
But while a person may check what a business offers via a desktop version of the website, mobile transfers can be their payment method of choice. And vice versa. So, these two services are just twin sides of one big market. And both are worth an investment.
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