UK shoppers are leading the charge for mobile card payments, according to a new study.
In 2016, almost a third of online Christmas shopping orders across the UK, France and Germany were carried out on a smartphone. Of this third, a huge 44 per cent of the mobile card payments came from UK consumers.
Findings also showed that mobile card payments made on tablets decreased by 19 per cent, showing that consumers increasingly did their Christmas shopping using their phone on the go.
The company that carried out the report believe that mobile card payments will continue to increase, especially around busy periods like Christmas.
Don’t risk missing out on mobile sales in the run up to Christmas. Making sure that your website can be accessed as easily on smartphones as on a computer is vital.
User experience is important on mobile sites, and simplicity is the key. Smartphone users are likely to be accessing your website on the go, so make it quick and easy for them to make a mobile card payment.
If you don’t currently accept cards online, now is the perfect time to start! Designing a website can now be done in comfort of your own home, for a relatively low cost, using online drag and drop builders.
A reliable payment gateway is essential, as it allows you to accept card payments from mobile and desktop devices. Handepay’s e-commerce options are cost-effective and simple to install. For as little as £9.99 per month, you could benefit from the Christmas increase and accept mobile card payments online.
To find out more about accepting mobile card payment, get in touch with one of our friendly advisors today.