Nielsen Research: Getting To Know The Mobile Shopper
May 10, 2016 at 11:33 AM (PT)
In the latest posting on the NIELSEN "INSIGHTS" blog, the research company finds 37% of respondents to their Q4 2015 MOBILE WALLET REPORT say their purchasing begins with mobile shopping more than one-quarter to half the time.
In fact, 72% of smartphone shoppers research an item before purchasing it, 70% check the price of an item, and 60% use a store locator to find where they can buy their desired product of choice.
While smartphones are used often in mobile shopping, tablets are also in play. In fact, 66% of tablet shoppers researched an item before purchasing it, followed by 57% of tablet shoppers checking the price of an item. More than half of tablet shoppers read a review of an item they purchased or plan to purchase.
Consumers are most interested in being able to see product pictures when shopping on a mobile phone (62%). They also want mobile-friendly versions of the websites they visit (48%), while 44% of respondents said that having product descriptions was highly important as well.
App usage is also on the rise when it comes to shopping, increasing 15% in time spent and unique audience year-over-year between Q4 2014 and 2015.
After purchasing, consumers’ predominant activity is tracking order progress (65%), followed by visiting a retailer site/app on their mobile device to browse and/or shop again (51%). And 33% of consumers say they use their smartphones to sign up for a rewards program after making a purchase on their smartphone.