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U.S. Desktop E-Commerce Spending Up 12% From Last Year U.S. Desktop E-Commerce Spending Up 12% From Last Year

comScore put out new findings indicating that desktop-based e-commerce in the U.S. has grown 12% versus the same period last year. According to the firm’s estimates for Q1 2014 U.S. digital commerce sales, desktop e-commerce spending reached $56.1 billion during …

PayPal Announces First Collaboration with Government Agency on Mobile Commerce

Update:  When asked about PayPal pursuing other collaborations wtih government agencies, Anuj Nayar, the director of globalcommunications at PayPal, tells us:

Our mobile strategy in Asia Pacific covers 5 areas:

1. Provide consumers with a simple, fast, secure checkout experience on the mobile phone.

2. Provide merchants with an easy integration of their online shopping site with the mobile phone.

Smartphone Owners Frustrated By Poor Mobile Site Functionality

Smartphone owners are more comfortable making purchases from their handsets, but poor mobile site functionality is still a frustration for many, according to a new survey by Compete. 

While m-commerce is set for strong growth in 2010, consumers are still more likely to abandon mobile purchasing on sites that are not optimized for the on-the-go experience, similar to shopping cart abandonment in the early days of ecommerce.

Tips for Mobile E-Commerce Success
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According to comScore, over 63 million people in the US use the mobile Internet, with 35% of those people accessing it on a daily basis. eMarketer says that over 70 million US mobile phone users will access the Internet from their device in 2009.

eMarketer also says that mobile e-commerce is still in its infancy though. While some retailers are ahead of the game, many are still "watching from the sidelines," and planning their mobile commerce strategies.