Online purchase intention rates around the world have doubled in three short years
Online purchase intention rates around the world have doubled in three short years for most than half of the categories measured between 2011 and 2014, according to new study released by Nielsen. For instance, rates have doubled since 2011 for event tickets (41%), electronic books (34%), sporting goods (31%), toys/dolls (29%), videos/DVDs/games (28%), music (27%), pet supplies (21%)*, flowers (18%), cars/accessories (17%) and alcoholic drinks (17%).
And rates have tripled in these three years for computer software (27%) and nearly tripled for baby supplies (20%).
While computers are the favored device for online browsing and buying among respondents in all regions, mobile phones are a close second choice for respondents in the Middle East/Africa region, with 55% of respondents using the device for online shopping -11 percentage points higher than the global average of 44%. Similarly, mobile phone usage is popular in Asia-Pacific (52%) and Latin America (48%). One-third of European respondents (33%) and more than one-fourth (27%) of North Americans use their mobile phones to shop.
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About the methodology: The Nielsen Global Survey of e-commerce polled more than 30,000 Internet respondents in 60 countries to examine the online shopping and purchasing intentions of consumers worldwide. The study provides clarity about global consumers’ buying intentions for both consumable and non-consumable categories in the growing e-commerce landscape.