Mobile Commerce: M-commerce Examples and Trends (2024)

Mobile Commerce: M-commerce Examples and Trends (2024)

In 2024, mobile commerce continues to be a pivotal element in ecommerce success. This blog post will guide Shopify merchants through the latest m-commerce statistics, trends, and best practices to help increase sales and grow their businesses.

Key Mobile Commerce Statistics

  • Mobile commerce volume is expected to hit $710.4 billion by 2025.
  • Nearly 309 million US households own at least one smartphone, translating to 92% of the population.
  • 96% of young adults (ages 18 to 29) own smartphones, while only 61% of those over 65 own one.
  • Smartphones account for around 45% of all US web traffic, with 15% of adults using their smartphones as their primary source of internet access at home.
  • Approximately 76% of adults have purchased items using their mobile phones.

Benefits of M-commerce

  • Convenience: Americans spend about four hours and 25 minutes on their mobile phones daily, checking them 144 times. This makes it convenient to shop on mobile devices.
  • Instant Gratification: The "Amazon effect" has set high expectations for frictionless shopping experiences, including fast checkout and delivery.
  • Improved Customer Experience: Meeting customers where they are provides a better shopping experience and can lead to higher retention.
  • More Payment Options: Mobile commerce supports various payment methods, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, and more.
  • Location-Based Services: These services use geographical data to provide relevant promotions and help users find nearby stores.

Trends and Insights

The Rise of Mobile Apps

  • Native Shopping Experience: Apps provide a faster, more seamless shopping experience tailored to mobile use.
  • Higher Engagement: Apps often result in higher customer engagement and conversion rates.

One-Click Checkout

  • Ease of Use: One-click checkout simplifies the purchase process, increasing the likelihood of completing a sale.
  • Examples: Shopify’s Shop Pay allows customers to complete transactions almost instantly.

Social Commerce

  • Selling Through Social Media: Platforms like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Pinterest enable direct shopping through social media.
  • Integrated Catalogs: Creating online shops or catalogs on social media profiles helps promote products and drive sales.


  • Improved Customer Service: Chatbots enhance customer service and provide shopping assistance on mobile devices.
  • Social Media Integration: Chatbots can also be integrated with platforms like Facebook and Instagram to support social commerce strategies.

Personalized Recommendations

  • Enhanced Shopping Experience: Personalization helps customers find relevant products quickly, increasing the chances of making a purchase.

Action Items for Shopify Merchants

Ensure Your Website is Mobile Optimized
  1. Use responsive themes. Dawn is the best theme to start with if you need to start from scratch as it is the foundation for all other themes built on Shopify. 
  2. Optimize images for web use.  WebP images are newer than jpegs and PNGs which you might be more familiar with. WebP is the most ideal. 
  3. Ensure fast page load times with tools like Google’s PageSpeed Insights. Leverage platforms like GT Metrix and the newest Shopify Web Performance Dashboards & Reports to monitor and steer your decisions. 
Shorten Your Checkout Process
  1. Implement one-click checkout options like Shop Pay.
  2. By now you would have access to the latest Shopify checkout upgrade which includes One Page Checkout. 
  3. Offer multiple payment methods (Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, etc.).
    Create a Mobile App or PWA
    1. Consider developing a mobile app or a progressive web app (PWA) for a native mobile shopping experience.
      Build an Omnichannel Customer Experience
      1. Offer seamless transitions between online and offline shopping experiences.
      2. Ensure consistent customer accounts and tracking across platforms.
        Leverage Social Commerce and Chatbots
        1. Set up online shops on social media platforms.
        2. Integrate chatbots to assist customers and enhance their shopping experience.

          Leveraging Shopify and Its Ecosystem

          • Shopify Apps: Use apps available in the Shopify App Store to optimize your store for mobile commerce.
          • Shopify Experts: Hire Shopify experts to ensure your site is optimized and to develop custom solutions like PWAs.
          • Shopify Plus: For larger businesses, consider Shopify Plus for advanced features and dedicated support.

          By implementing these strategies, Shopify merchants can enhance their mobile commerce experience, boost customer engagement, and drive higher sales in 2024 and beyond. Start optimizing your mobile commerce strategy today with Shopify.

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