Native apps command about 86 percent of U.S. consumers’ mobile time, or about six times more than the mobile web does, according to a mobile analytics report by Flurry. But what exactly is mobile and do people use mobile devices, tablets and Smartphones, the same way? From preliminary research the answer to that question would be “no”.
While mobile accounts for 15% of site traffic, ShopVisible’s retail data shows that only 4% of orders are placed from these devices. This supports the notion that mobile users are looking for an easy experience when visiting a site from their device; however, even though they are increasingly browsing from these devices, they still tend to transact more in a traditional web experience. Mobile users do behave differently, even on sites that are optimized, and conversion will likely always be lower than desktop or tablet traffic; however, when mobile users do purchase, the Average Order Value stays consistent with that of an order placed via Desktop.