Friday December 6, 2019

Online shoppers abandon tablets for smartphones

Online spending via smartphones surpassed purchases made on tablets for the first time last weekend

1st December, 2015
Smartphones, like the iPhone 6 Plus, accounted for more than 17% of all Cyber Monday spending Pic: Pixabay

Holiday shoppers aren’t just abandoning crowded stores in favour of shopping online. They’re also putting aside tablets in favor of pushing the buy button on bigger smartphones such as Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus.

Online spending via smartphones surged more than 75 per cent, surpassing purchases made on tablets for the first time on Thanksgiving weekend, according to data from IBM. That suggests bigger screens, easier payment options combined with revamped...

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