Consumers Say Smartphones Top PCs For Local Shopping Research

March 18, 2015

LSAThrive-Devices-Used-for-Local-Research-Mar2015Source: Local Search Association / Thrive Analytics [download page]

    Notes: Some 49% of US adults point to their smartphone as the device they most commonly use when looking for local information online (i.e. shopping, restaurants, and local services), up from 42% of respondents last year and topping PCs and laptops (40%) in the process, per a recent report from the Local Search Association. The study also finds that 43% of smartphone users to be “mobile fanatics,” defined as smartphone owners who conduct more than 10 searches per week on at least two mobile devices from multiple locations. This group tend to be younger and higher-income than the standard smartphone user.

      Related: Almost Half of Young Mobile Phone Users Report Regularly Comparing Prices In-Store

        About the Data: The results are based on a survey conducted by Thrive Analytics among 2,147 US adults.

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