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Mega Trends Shaping the Future of Commerce

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[B]Four Trends Shaping the Future of Commerce:

Mobile
[/B]These intelligent, always-connected devices and the consumers using them to their full potential are pushing merchants to react quickly, or die. Businesses that don’t have a [URL="http://gigaom.com/2011/06/24/3b-in-mobile-payments-for-paypal-this-year-but-bigger-prize-at-stake"]mobile commerce strategy[/URL] are losing out on significant revenue, and that’s only going to continue to accelerate.
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Local
[/B]The merging of mobile and local is also leading to the creation of entirely new business models and opportunities for merchants and consumers alike.

[B]Social
[/B]The explosion of consumer interest in social networks has spawned the so-called social commerce opportunity. In fact, transacting within social networks is predicted to go from a [URL="http://www.booz.com/media/uploads/BaC-Turning_Like_to_Buy.pdf"]$5 billion opportunity in 2011 to a $30 billion opportunity by 2015[/URL].

[B]Digital
[/B]Digital has changed everything—including how we use and think about currency.
The digital revolution is here, it’s real and it has leveled the playing field for both buyers and sellers of all shapes and sizes.

For more details on the future of commerce, see [URL="http://gigaom.com/mobile/four-mega-trends-shaping-the-future-of-commerce/"]Gigaom[/URL]

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