Some 60 per cent of people who use a smartphone believe that their security could be compromised if they use it for an e-commerce transaction, according to Affinion International.
Around a quarter of people associated m-commerce with an increased risk of credit card fraud and identity theft, both of which have increased significantly in the last year according to fraud specialist CIFAS.
Interestingly, only 13 per cent felt that the same security fears surrounded online purchases when shopping on a desktop or laptop computer.
However, in spite of these concerns the m-commerce market is expected to grow even further this year.
The Center for Retail Research predicts that UK m-commerce will rise by a massive 53 per cent in 2012, accounting for £4.5 billion in revenue.
In this way, Britain is far ahead of its European neighbours, as the projected m-commerce spends for Germany and France are only £2.7 billion and £1.9 billion respectively.
Just two years ago, only £700 million was spent via mobile shopping in Britain, and if 2012′s estimates are reached it will represent a growth of 584 per cent.
Twitter are excited to introduce #Stickers, a fun new way to add creativity to your photos and connect them to the world on Twitter. Soon, you can browse Twitter’s rotating sets of stickers to join in on real-time conversations, and select from the library of hundreds of accessories, emoji, and props to make your photos more fun.
After you Tweet a photo with stickers on it, your photo becomes searchable in a new, visual spin on the hashtag. Tapping on a sticker in a Tweet takes you to a new timeline, where you can see how people all over the world use that sticker in different ways.
Special interview with Stefan Hamann, CEO Shopware / Courtesy of "Internet Retailing" By Chloe Rigby
Shopware is a trendsetting ecommerce software that empowers retailers with easy to use technology to build their own site. Shopware allows business owners to build inspirational and emotionally-appealing shopping environments.
In our exclusive interview Stefan talks about the journey that Shopware has undergone since it was founded in 2000, as well as his future plans and industry challenges.
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