In >25% of shopping occasions, shoppers say they turn to their smartphone first.

Google/Ipsos, U.S., “Shopping Tracker,” Online survey, n=3,613, online Americans 13+ who shopped in the past two days, Oct.–Dec. 2017.


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of U.S. shoppers expect to pick up where they left off when returning to a retailer site.

December 2017 Google/Ipsos

of Americans are shopping for something at any given time and in up to 6 different categories.

December 2017 Google/Ipsos

of shoppers keep some sort of digital list, via smartphone, laptop, app, or digital assistant.

December 2017 Google/Ipsos

Mobile searches for “what to get” grew by over 50% in the last two years.

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shoppers are not certain of the brand they want to buy when they begin looking for information online via their smartphones.

January 2018 Google/Ipsos

of smartphone users made purchases from companies that provided more useful information than the brands they originally intended to buy from.

January 2018 Google/Ipsos