Mobile E-Commerce Forecast for 2013 by eMarketer. On the top level, is averages to $130 gross spending per user for 2013. Interestingly, tablet usage for 2012 is more evenly distributed across age groups, particularly for the children and elderly. This general adoption for tablet seems to suggest that tablets have more diverse type of use case for different needs across the population (i.e. children - education and gaming, elderly - reading, emails).
Furthermore, it is curious to note that Gen Z has lower mobile usage on average than Gen Y. I wonder if this is not accurately accounting for Gen Z’s currently weaker purchasing power. When they move up to the next age bracket, their adoption rate could likely be higher.
Fred Wilson just wrote an in depth post on peer-to-peer marketplace, after his recent post on general types of online commerce. It’s worth every second of reading. And you should read and re-read to chew it down: here with the comments.
I haven’t had time to formulate my thoughts, and I haven’t seen the numbers for Fab but you bet that I will be getting those now. I’ll be dissecting these arguments in my upcoming post.