Mobile is for Shopping, Tablets Are for Buying, Says E-Commerce Expert

As the third screen after the PC and phone, the tablet is quickly gaining ground as a shopping device. Its use is very different from the smartphone, however. “Smartphones are used a lot for showrooming, comparing prices and pre-buying research, but their conversion rates are usually very low,” says François Gaumond. “On the other end, not only is tablet traffic growing fast, but conversion rates on tablets are usually higher than on PCs — and much higher than on smartphones.”

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