Mobile first is not a luxury but a necessity if your ecommerce business is to keep pace with the rapid growth in mobile use.
One in five people in the world own a smartphone and one in 17 own a tablet, according to BI Intelligence.
Revenues from mobile sales in Europe and the US continue to grow dramatically too. In the last four years they are up from 2.2% in 2010 and predicted to grow to 23% by the end of 2014, meaning transactions made on the go will be worth $101bn.
Research from Intelligent Positioning showed that mobile and tablet traffic is also set to overtake that from the desktop this summer.
Last year mobile traffic increased from 23% to 37% whilst desktop’s share dropped from 77% to 63% in the same year.
It found that over a third of all traffic is now coming from a handheld mobile or tablet device.