mobile budgets

Showrooming is not a threat to retailers’ revenue: stats

Retailers are seeing growing numbers of customers using smartphones in their stores, but just 11% see ‘showrooming’ as a threat to revenue. 

Given the publicity around showrooming, and ongoing threat to offline retailers posed by ecommerce, this is somewhat surprising. Especially as recent stats from Columbia found that 70% of ‘mobile assisted shoppers’ viewed products in-store, and then made their purchases online.

These new stats are from the new Econsultancy/BuyDesire Mobile Marketing and Commerce Report 2013, which also explores the extent to which companies are committed to mobile, the channels and technologies they are using, and the challenges they face in improving their capabilities. 

It is based on a global survey of more than 500 Econsultancy users from companies and agencies, carried out in July and August 2013.

Let’s take a look at some of the report findings…