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Online Indian mobile shopping used by 83 percent

In India, the vast majority of consumers are turning to m-commerce to buy their products and services online.

E-commerce has always been somewhat unpredictable in India, but Indian mobile shopping appears to be taking off with a vengeance. For instance, despite the fact that Flipkart broke the 100 million user mark two months ago, its valuation recently fell by another 38 percent.

That said, while online shopping may be somewhat unstable, mobile commerce looks much more steady.

Current Indian mobile shopping trends suggest that the market will bring in $48 billion in 2020. Furthermore, recent Regalix research indicates that 83 percent of Indian consumers prefer to use their smartphones. This makes m-commerce the most popular online shopping channel in the country.

India Mobile Shopping TrendsThe same research showed that mobile commerce users in India are primarily within certain age groups. Interestingly, people between the ages of 25 and 34 years were more likely to use their smartphones to shop than those from 18 to 24 years old. In fact, 90 percent of online shoppers in that first age category prefer mobile.

Overall, Indian mobile shopping statistics show that 1 in 3 people in the country is shopping with a smartphone.

The Regalix report showed that exactly one third – 33 percent – of shoppers in India shop over mobile commerce at least one time per month. This option provides them with a broad spectrum of options and allows for convenient price comparison no matter where the consumer happens to be.

Another 28 percent of Indian shoppers shop even more frequently than that, once per week. One in four consumers – 25 percent – shop over mobile phone at least once per three months. Only 14 percent of participants said they shopped online over their mobile devices once per year.

One noteworthy Indian mobile shopping trend pointed out by the Regalix report had to do with who was shopping. Men appeared to be using mobile phones to shop more than women. Forty four percent of women were shopping at least once per month over mobile. At the same time, 63 percent of men were buying products and services over their smartphones.

Mobile grocery shopping drives online food purchasing market

New data showed Irish consumers are getting on board with the chance to use digital supermarkets.

SuperValu has now released data showing mobile grocery shopping is on the rise in Ireland. While it has made an online version of its supermarkets available for some time, it credits smartphones with the growth.

The grocery store has seen a tremendous increase in traffic to its site throughout the last year.

In fact, SuperValu stated that it has seen a 50 percent increase in site traffic since 2016 began. It credits mobile grocery shopping via smartphones and tablets. According to a spokesperson from the supermarket chain, “Supervalu online shopping has seen overall traffic to its website grow by a massive 50% in 2016, over the previous year. This shows a massive shift in customer behavior towards researching offers and buying food online.”

Mobile grocery shopping has been credited as the largest factor boosting traffic to the website.

Mobile Grocery Shopping - Basket of FoodThis, according to the SuperValu spokesperson. The company saw an increase in mobile commerce use by 114 percent at its own site. This produced a massive 200 percent spike in its revenue. Over the last few years, the grocery store chain has been working hard to keep up with the changes in m-commerce trends. In this way, it has been able to embrace and benefit from mobile growth.

There was such a large rise in the amount of mobile use of the SuperValu site that the company launched a site specific to smartphone-based needs. Its mobile optimized and responsive m-commerce website first launched in August. It was designed to meet the needs of consumers who were making it ever more clear that smaller screens were their preference.

“Since the launch of their new mobile-responsive website, six weeks ago, mobile usage has accelerated, to grow by 175% compared to the same period last year,” the spokesperson said.

SuperValu isn’t the only supermarket to have witnessed these trends and placed a focus on mobile. Tesco began with e-commerce back in 1998 and has noticed an increasing consumer trend in online shopping. They have also pointed to mobile grocery shopping as a reason for this shift.