M-Commerce Sales To Reach $626 Billion By 2018: Portrait of A Mobile Consumer [INFOGRAPHIC]

The First mobile phone was introduced by Motorola in 1973 and the first call was made to a rival telecommunication company to inform them that the call was being made using a mobile phone! Fast forward to 24 years later and the basis of a modern day mobile phone came into existence. Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) was the first company to bring a basic mobile device to us. Since then, the dynamics of a mobile phone have changed from a feature phone to smartphone and now 2-in-1 tablets and phablets. The mobile phones have been subjected to major design and technology changes. There have been bar phones, clamshell handsets, slider phones, QWERTY phones and the much-in-use touch screen phones.

It’s extremely hard to imagine our lives without a mobile phone today. The mobile has become pertinent in everything, be it mobile shopping or accessing social media or being connected. To depict the lifecycle of a mobile consumer, Vouchercloud has launched an infographic, Portrait of a Mobile Consumer.

  • In 2018, mobile traffic generated per month per device is expected to increase approximately 5x the traffic generated in 2013.
  •  Mobile videos will continue to generate the maximum traffic by 2018.
  • The network downstream speed doubled from 2012 to 2013 and its expected to increase similarly there of.
  • M-commerce sales in 2018 will be equal to e-commerce sales in 2013.
  •  Almost 50% of the people trust in emails they signed for, ads in magazines, television, outdoor advertizing and brand sponsorship.
  •  Consumers are more informed about the choices they make.

We are now the fourth generation of mobile users, where the use of mobile phone is not limited to making calls. A mobile device a multi-faceted feature used for playing games, browsing internet, watching videos, synchronizing our day-to-day activities and keeping a check.Portrait of a Mobile Consumer: Infographic

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