Apple has introduced buy buttons in its digital store
Apple has made a change to its online store in order to foster growth in mobile shopping. For several years, Apple has kept product information separate from commerce. Those interested in purchasing products, such as an iPhone, would have to visit a different website, which served as Apple’s digital store. Now, however, Apple has introduced “buy” buttons, which will make e-commerce more streamlined and give Apple a way to provide convenient services to consumers.
Change will be more accommodating of mobile consumers with smartphones and tablets
The change comes as Apple becomes more aware that consumers want to explore, research, and shop for products in one place. Having to visit multiple different sites when trying to purchase and research products is seen as inconvenient, so Apple unified the process by including a buy button that will allow shoppers to make a purchase quickly. Streamlining the process could help Apple establish a stronger foothold in the e-commerce space, especially as the company continues to expand into the world of mobile payments.
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Apple remains slow when updating its e-commerce store
Apple has been quite slow in redesigning its e-commerce platforms. The company’s digital store is one of the most frequently visited websites in the world, and a significant amount of this traffic comes from mobile shoppers. Despite, this, the company has seen little need to make any significant changes to the website, even when it debuted the Apple Watch, which was only available online.
Updated store will be more convenient for mobile consumers than its previous iteration as Apple begins to focus more on mobile payments
One of the reasons Apple has made a change to its online store is because it was not optimized for mobile viewing. This made it difficult for mobile consumers to use the store and purchase products that they found interesting. Now, the store is more capable of handling a mobile audience and Apple is likely to continue making adjustments to its approach on e-commerce in order to accommodate those using smartphones and tablets to shop online.