Expanding Market Segments: Payments for the Digital Lifestyle

by Mercator Advisory Group 0

A market segment that continues to get more interesting are in-app paymentsand as we pointed out in our recent research report, Carrier Billing: TeenyTiny Gets Bigger, many digital goods categories are growing at healthydouble digit rates. Fueled by app developers and their investors lookingto make a profit, the consumer payment experience in this segment is beingdefined by in-app, direct-to-carrier billing services like Boku, Onebip, andBill-to-Mobile.

The company said that the most popular categoryfor the use of in-app purchases was games, which saw more than twice theadoption of the second biggest category, tools and productivity.

But in-app purchases are being used across awide range of app categories, including books and reference, health andfitness, education, and kids and family.

The trajectory of large merchants making smaller andsmaller-size digital goods and services more palatable to consumers within amobile app is just now ramping up. The value of the payment process liesin its ability to provide seamless, safe authentication within an application,something in-app products and their telecom partners have figured out.

Read full story:http://www.mobileworldlive.com/in-app-purchases-gaining-ground-with-windows-phone-developers

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