“Mobile Shoppers,” report from the IAB shows how mobile shoppers use their smartphones and in what cities where mobile shopping is most prevalent.
Some of the other findings explored in this report include:
- Mobile shoppers are younger and have higher incomes than the average mobile user.
- Ten percent of U.S. mobile users use their mobiles for comparing prices.
- Almost 20 percent of U.S. mobile users use their phones to text or call family or friends about a product while in a store.
When it comes to being adept, able and prone to shop on mobile devices, “Space City” consumers nabbed Houston the highest spot on the list, followed by New York and Atlanta. Perhaps surprising to those who think of San Francisco as the hub of technology on-the-go, the Bay Area did not break into the top 10, landing instead at 11th place in the rankings.
The top “2011 IAB U.S. Mobile Shopping Savvy Cities Index” are: