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Mobile spending in the UK will increase drastically this year

Brits will spend €28 billion using their smartphones

Mobile spending in the UK will increase drastically this year. Source:

Shoppers from the United Kingdom are planning to spend 25 billion pounds, or 28.3 billion euros, using their smartphones this year. That’s an increase of about 66% compared to the situation in 2018, Ecommerce News reports.

This can be concluded after Opinium surveyed over 2,000 UK adults. According to the study, 48% of shoppers will use their smartphone or tablet to shop online this year. When they got the question how much money they are about to spend online using these devices, the average answer was about 940 euros.

More people now buy online using a mobile device (58%) than in shopping centers (56%), and smartphones and tablets are now as popular as laptops and desktops for online shopping, the study shows.

Reasons to use the smartphone for online shopping, are convenience (said by 66%) and saving money (36%). When smartphone shoppers buy something online on their mobile phone, it’s mostly clothes, books, groceries, and events tickets, while Amazon, eBay, and Argos are the most popular e-commerce sites to visit.

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