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 a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides a merchant with a powerful back-office and a single... more

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