Call it iCommerce: 80% of All M-Commerce Occurs on iOS Devices

Now that smartphones and tablets are ubiquitous, people are getting more comfortable with performing a wider array of tasks on their tiny portable computers. One such activity is shopping.

Mobile commerce is gaining popularity at a remarkable pace. This Christmas, a quarter of Canadians are expected to make purchases via mobile devices. Next holiday season, that percent could reach 43%.

But you could almost call it iCommerce. That's because virtually all spending done on tablets is via an iPad. Android tablets account for just 5% of sales. Overall, iOS accounts for 80% of e-commerce.

Observe these stats and more in the infographic below, which was created by Ottawa-based startup Shopify and pulls data from Nielsen, Forrester, ComScore, Emarketer, and more.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Shopify is an Ottawa based commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at their retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify offers a professional online storefront, a payment solution to accept credit cards, a point of sale system to power retail sales and a card reader to accept payments through a mobile phone. Shopify currently powers over 165,000 active online stores... more

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