When it comes to making sure that shoppers will continue buying from the website, it must be properly optimized.
The latest data is now indicating that tablet commerce is skyrocketing in importance, as the ownership of these devices has blasted off by 282 percent over the last two years, and a growing number of those gadget owners are shopping over these smaller screens.
Retailers are being advised to make sure that their online experience caters to the devices preferred by their customers.
Shoppers are using tablet commerce both for making purchases as well as for researching products that they will later buy over their laptops and desktops, or in person at a brick and mortar shop. Although when it comes to mobile devices, smartphones have the greatest penetration, by far, the penetration of tablets is rapidly growing, and many reports are indicating that they are providing a far more appealing shopping experience for the consumer.
These consumers are responding positively to tablet commerce and are making more expensive orders over these devices.
This rise of tablet commerce is giving retailers the opportunity to provide a much stronger mobile experience to their shoppers, as the slightly larger screens make it easier to navigate sites and view images of products. It is also easier for descriptions to be read.
The increase in tablet commerce is also vital to retailers seeking to remain competitive as it is rocketing forward at the same time that desktop commerce has been slowly, but steadily, declining. Consumers are responding very strongly to the ability to conveniently and instantly view goods and services that they are considering for purchase. Owners of these devices have a greater likelihood to shop online than many other types of device owners.
Recent data has indicated that 33 percent – that is, one in every three – device owners use their gadget for tablet commerce purchases. Moreover, Adobe has recently released a statistic that has suggested that the user of a tablet is likely to spend twice as much while shopping online than one who is using a smartphone. Clearly, this makes the larger screen consumer a highly valuable one.
About Julie Campbell: With a solid background in writing and translation Julie has built her career on digging up fascinating and hard-hitting news stories. For over a decade, she has focused on the impact of technology on the world of commerce and has taken a specific interest in emerging mobile channels.
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