Today’s chart looks at cross-device purchasing habits, exploring the range of devices that digital consumers are using for commerce.

For many internet users, it’s not the case that they limit themselves to buying products via a PC or a mobile. In fact, over half of those who have purchased via a PC have also bought something on their mobile (with the same being true for mobile shoppers making additional purchases via PCs). Meanwhile, those who shop on tablets are particularly likely to shop on mobiles too, with nearly 3 in 4 doing so.

Clearly, then, shopping online may be mobile-first at a global level, but these cross-device habits reveal the importance of flexibility in e-commerce – with consumers not limiting themselves to one device. And it’s not just buying which involves multiple devices; as our Commerce Flagship Report explains in detail, the path to purchase is very much a multi-device experience. From discovery to checkout, a multi-device strategy is essential to keeping consumers engaged throughout.

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Chris is a Senior Trends Analyst at GlobalWebIndex. Moving to the company in 2017 after working in publishing, he produces blogs, infographics and reports on the most pressing topics in the worlds of technology, marketing, and many others.

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