Let’s take a moment to deeply digest the real power and impact of the mobile internet on humanity.
For 2017 the number of mobile phone users is forecast to reach 4.77 billion – Statista
As of Nov 2017, WhatsApp has 1.3 billion users and WeChat houses a billion.
Mobile Commerce sales have more than quadrupled past six years, from $56B in 2014 to $242B in 2020 – Statista
Pinterest, a social commerce App gets 80% traffic from its mobile channel, indicating the strong link between social media, commerce, and smartphones – Venture Beat
American Airlines mobile-based sales might hit one billion dollars shortly, ~ 35% of their total bookings – McKinsey
Fundamentally, mobile has created new channels and marketplaces in retail, communication, banking, travel, and media that never existed before, making the consumer lives, spending, and experience much easier than before.
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