5 Statistics Driving Mobile Retail Search

In the last 3 years mobile phones have become an integral component to the retail experience. The mobile revolution continues with the recent announcement of Amazon’s Fire Phone, the world’s first retail centric phone.

The Numbers Behind Mobile Retail Search

Last year, Google joined Nielsen to better understand mobile shopping behaviors. Their study revealed 5 key findings:

1) Consumers spend 15+ hours per week researching on mobile sites and apps.
2) 48% of consumers start mobile shopping research using search engines vs branded sites.
3) 69% of mobile consumers expect a business to be within 5 miles of where they’re located.
4) 55% of mobile consumers want to purchase within an hour, 83% within a day.
5) Consumers mobile research effects purchasing habits; after mobile research 82% of consumers purchased in-store, 45% bought online (desktop/tablet) and 17% purchased on mobile.

Bonus stat: Smartphone usage has doubled year over year to 56% in the U.S.


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About the AuthorStephen is an account manager at CPC strategy, he recently moved from Santa Barbara, where he owned and operated an event planning company. He graduated from CSU Channel Islands in Business. Stephen has a passion for everything food, from growing and cooking it, to eating it. He enjoys cooking for friends, being active and loves being outside. See all posts by this author here.