Mobile commerce heating up from the purchases of the minority of consumers

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While the stats from smartphone and tablet revenues continue to head upward, most shoppers still don’t m-buy.

The results of a new mobile commerce survey are in, providing a considerable amount of new insight into the habits of consumers that buy products and services over their smaller screen devices such as smartphones and tablets.

While the trend is definitely growing, it still appears to be driven by the minority of shoppers.

Also interesting, according to this Fits.me mobile commerce survey, were that 97 percent of the clothing purchases that were made by consumers were from home or work. Only 1 percent of the respondents said that they purchased the clothing while in-store using the WiFi from that location. The survey involved the participation of 1,027 smartphone or tablet using consumers and investigated their habits and opinions toward online shopping and ecommerce as a whole

It found that mobile commerce accounted for about 30 percent of clothing purchases made online.

Despite that fact, only 15 percent of the participants in this study had used their smartphone or tablet to make their previous online purchase overall. Among all of the respondents, only three had used their data plan to complete tMobile Commerce and Consumershe most recent transaction online.

According to the Fits.me chief exec and co-founder, Heikki Haldre, “This survey gives the transactional statistics published in other reports some much-needed context about the shoppers that are driving those figures.”

This is important as previous recent mcommerce surveys have made it look as though the channel is taking off like a runaway freight train, but it never actually gave any indication as to who the shoppers are and which ones are actually behind those impressive looking figures. As it turns out, it is a smaller crowd than had previously been assumed.

The research also showed that among the respondents, 85 percent had used a desktop or a laptop computer to complete their most recent purchase online. Eleven percent had used a tablet, while online 4 percent had used a smartphone, and a mere 1 percent used one of shop’s in-store kiosks for completing their most recent online order.

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