Mobile commerce now accounts for 23% of online sales 2013-09-05

Mobile commerce sales have doubled in the space of a year and now account for almost a quarter of total online sales, according to a new report.

It again highlights the growing importance of m-commerce at a time when many retailers are still struggling to develop effective, user-friendly mobile sites and apps.

The new data from IMRG and Capgemini shows that sales completed through mobile devices accounted for 23.2% of total ecommerce sales in Q2 2013, up from 11.6% in the same period last year.

A separate survey included in the Econsultancy Mobile Commerce Compendium found that half of smartphone owners (51%) hadn’t made a purchase using their smartphone in the previous six months, which shows that there is still huge potential for m-commerce sales to continue rising as a proportion of total online sales.

In the past six months how many times, if at all, have you used your smartphone to make a purchase from a mobile website or using a mobile app?

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