Gen Y big winner in online shopping Olympics
This probably won't come as a surprise to many people but Generation Y (ages 25 - 34) are the biggest online shoppers. For example, they are 50% more likely to buy groceries online compared to the general population. Read the full story here.
Smartphone overtake computers for online shopping
New numbers show that retail sites now get more visitors from phone users than computer users. The number is not large, however, with 45.1% of visits coming from mobile users whereas 45% of visits are attributable to computer users. The trend, however, is expected to continue. However, it should be mentioned that shopping on the phone is still not very convenient and many users do not complete their purchases while using their phone. More here.
Amazon is now most preferred over Flipkart for online shopping, says survey
We all know that Amazon is one of the most dominant forces in the online shopping world. But they are not always necessarily the #1 shopping site in foreign countries. Recently, Amazon becaome the most preferred site for online shopping in India, beating out its competitor, Flipkart. This is a great thing for the company, since India is one of the most populous nations in the world. To read more about this, click here.
Five things to know about new Walmart online shopping
Walmart has rolled out a grocery pickup service in some parts of the nation. Using the service, you can select all the items you want to purchase then pick them up at the store. This can save you the time you might otherwise have to spend navigating through numerous aisles. We suspect it's only a matter of time before Walmart starts offering delivery services as well. This move, along with other programs such as their free shipping program, make it clear that Walmart is positioning itself to become a serious online shopping competitor. More here.