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5 Reasons to Invest in Your Retailer Mobile Experience

Posted by Peter Crosby on 8:00 AM on July 5, 2017

Consumers have spoken! Using a mobile devices while in-store is now part of their routine. Persuading your brand or retail company to improve their mobile tools and resources is time-critical, and here are some numbers to serve as backbone to that proposal.

1. 77% of shoppers say they are using their mobile devices while physically in-stores. This includes comparing competitors’ prices, looking for product reviews and more information, sending the information to someone else, and looking for similar products that might more accurately fit their needs. 

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2. The future of shopping is in mobile and digital. 84% of shoppers ages 18-28, 78% of shoppers ages 30-44, and 60% of shoppers ages 45-59 use their mobile device to shop. These numbers will only grow.

3. Only 35% of shoppers would choose to talk to a salesperson when they have a question in a store, with the remainder quietly seeking the details on their phones mid-aisle. And this phenomenon is not an anti-social thing; it’s an accuracy thing. Consumers trust the online product details more than they do the human being who certainly cannot know the ins and outs of their store’s entire inventory.

4. 87% of consumers think product content is important when considering a purchase. And giving the consumers what they need to complete the purchase is critical. After all, 94% leave or abandon their cart if they can’t find the information they’re after.

5. 90% of consumers do their shopping online, and the primary reason is convenience. Today’s shoppers want to buy how and when they want, often non-linearly researching when they have a moment, and completing the transaction later on when they have another spare minute.

We've created a helpful one-pager for you to think about how to address the common questions shoppers ask when they shop on mobile devices in store. 

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Topics: Ecommerce


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