eBay Releases Report About Mobile Shopping In Australia
- Growth in mobile commerce
- App 5th anniversary
- Online shopping statistics
eBay today released some information about a study it conducted entitled “eBay New Era of Mobile Report” just in time for the 5th anniversary of its mobile app.
The report provides some interesting information about the online shopping behaviour of Australians. According to the report, 62 percent of surveyed Australians admit to having shopaholic tendencies, ¾ of which were mostly women.
eBay predicts that the rate of change for these tendencies won’t likely change anytime soon and is just the beginning of a new shopping era which sees Australia’s growth in mobile commerce exceeding that of advanced online retail markets such as the US and the UK.
The report also listed other information about shopping preferences of Aussies which include the following:
- 52 per cent of people surveyed admit to selling goods in order to fund a must have purchase
- Around half of young Australian smartphone owners surveyed who shop online (52 per cent) would sell an item in order to buy something else they really wanted
- This rises to 61 per cent among those who have sold an item online in the past year
- 37% of Aussies surveyed will sell last season’s wardrobe online
- Other items sacrificed include household furniture (22 per cent), mobile phones or laptops (22 per cent
- 8% are willing to part with their car or family heirlooms