Hampshire, UK – 4th November 2009: A new report from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com), forecasts that consumer usage of mobile coupons will generate close to $6 billion globally in retail redemption value by 2014.
Juniper Research’s new report – ‘Mobile Coupons & NFC Smart Posters: Strategies, Applications & Forecasts 2009-2014’ cautions that user apathy amongst the wider public, as well as lack of willingness to change and learn a new method of making financial transactions are potential stumbling blocks. This is despite NFC trial results which show very high levels of user acceptance.
“Marketers can use the mobile device as the ultimate personal marketing channel. It is almost permanently switched on and physically with the consumer. This makes a great opportunity for brands and marketing agencies to access clients immediately, driving footfall and encouraging an instant decision,” explained Howard Wilcox, Senior Analyst at Juniper Research and lead report author.
Smart posters with embedded NFC tags will bring to life static billboards, creating immediate interaction between potential customers and their prospective purchases. By simply passing their device close to the tag, users can take away a coupon or product information that can result in purchase decisions.
Further findings from the Mobile Coupons and Smart Posters report include:
- ARPU from NFC coupons and smart posters will exceed ARPU from NFC payment transactions
- The vast majority of mobile coupon redemption value will be generated by the Far East & China, Western Europe and North America in 2014
The report, launched globally today, contains comprehensive six year forecasting for all the key market parameters including users, redemption rates, values and incremental ARPU for all mobile coupons, NFC coupons and NFC smart posters.
The Mobile Coupons & Smart Posters whitepaper and further details of the study, ‘Mobile Coupons & NFC Smart Posters: Strategies, Applications & Forecasts 2009-2014’ can be freely downloaded from the Juniper website.