The future of digital commerce looks very different than it did even a decade ago, but many are predicting the shift will be one of profound impact and change.
Here are the top five stories to watch for the digital industry in the next two years:1.
The rise of the online advertising platform: Advertisers now make up an estimated 75% of digital advertising revenue, according to research firm IAB.
The average digital ad spend is now about $50 per user per month.
It is likely the platform that is leading the way for the shift in how digital advertising is monetized will be the ad network itself.2.
The future for digital payments: Payments have become a major way for businesses to interact with consumers online.
As the payments industry continues to grow, there is no doubt that consumers will increasingly be looking to pay with digital currencies.
In fact, the majority of U.S. adults currently pay with a credit or debit card online, according the Pew Research Center.3.
The new breed of digital entrepreneurs: The rise in the number of new businesses and individuals launching on the platform is making it easier for those who were previously thought to be in the business of creating content and products to be able to thrive and grow in a digital economy.
For example, The Verge recently launched a new digital content company, and the founder of a startup called Cogito Machines, is a partner in several digital companies.4.
The digital landscape is changing fast: Many industries, such as technology and finance, are experiencing rapid changes, as companies, startups, and even individual entrepreneurs are looking to take advantage of new technologies and opportunities that are not available in the past.
Many industries are shifting rapidly in their business models and technologies, and new businesses are emerging to take full advantage of these new opportunities.
For instance, Amazon, which recently launched its Kindle e-reader in its U.K. stores, has recently added a variety of apps to its marketplace, and many businesses are using these apps to offer discounts, and provide customers with other ways to purchase goods.5.
How do you create a digital currency?
Many companies have begun experimenting with new ways to make digital payments and other transactions.
A new platform, called Coin, has been launched by the startup group Circle, which provides digital currencies to merchants and merchants partners.
Circle is also creating its own digital currency, called Digital Cash, and has also been working to build a digital payment system that could compete with Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal.
For more information, see Coin’s FAQ section.