An Increase in E-Commerce and Mobile Devices
“In every one or two decades there comes a technology which changes the way humans carry out their daily lives forever” - Bill Gates, the richest man in the world!
An extremely valid statement, the sixties saw the introduction of the computer with the seventies introducing the internet changing the way humans communicated, learnt, advertised and generally conducted business as well as a whole range of other daily activities.
Everything from then onwards seemed to be digitalized, e-commerce came about as a result of this and changed the way that companies did business. Today the total number of people who use the internet has grown by 44% in Asia and 22.7% in Europe within the last decade.
It doesn’t take a genius to work out that as the number of internet user’s increase; e-commerce begins to grow. Within the UK, US and Europe, e-commerce has become the best way for companies to reach new markets with their products and services.
Why has there all of a sudden been a growth?
It has been suggested that the increase in sales of tablets, smartphones, iPads and laptops have contributed to this growth. eBay has reported a 1000% increase in the total number of devices such as these being purchased.
With the BlackBerry Playbook set to be released tomorrow and many other similar technologies in the pipe line, e-commerce sales are forecast to increase even more. These portable web devices are changing the way in which people shop; they provide round the clock access to e-commerce sites which increases overall activity and sales.
It has been predicted that online mobile shopping could deliver a £4.5bn boost to the British Economy by 2016 and by 2021 a further £13bn! With consumers becoming more relaxed about shopping online and through mobile devices the future of e-commerce is a bright one!
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