The Social Mobile Shopping World [Infographic]By: Shawn Hess - June 1, 2012
We all know that the internet has taken the place of the good old fashioned passtime of window shopping. There’s no need to wander the streets gazing into window displays or searching for new products in the stores that line the mall. Just log onto your computer and let the shopping begin. In fact, logging onto your computer isn’t even necessary anymore.
Half of American cellular subscribers now have smartphones which allow them to surf the net and make merchandise purchases. 20% also have tablet computers which makes on-the-go buying even easier. Here’s what’s really interesting. 55% of mobile device shoppers share their purchases online using social sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
This makes a lot of sense. Why? Many internet shoppers actually consult online reviews and product testimonials before they decide on a purchase. It’s only fair that they share their experiences online once they’ve made a purchase. Besides, who doesn’t want to brag about their latest gadget or once in a lifetime deal?
This next infographic from SteelHouse.Com gives us a lovely visual rundown on smartphone window shopping and how we are sharing our experiences online. It’s loaded with fun facts, but more importantly, it speaks to where most purchasing decisions are going to be made in the future.
Take a look:
(Lead image courtesy of Broadband Expert)