More S'poreans shopping via mobile devices: PayPal
SINGAPORE - More Singaporeans are shopping on the go via their mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, according to a study by online payment provider Paypal.
In 2011, Singaporeans spent S$328 million shopping using their mobile devices. This represents a jump of more than seven times from S$43 million the year before.
Almost half of those who shop online are mobile shoppers.
Paypal said three out of four mobile commerce purchases in Singapore were made via smartphones, with the rest done through tablets.
Fashion items and accessories, movie tickets and books were some of the most popular items purchased by mobile shoppers.
The study also found that tablet users typically spend more online and are willing to purchase higher-ticket items such as automotive goods and computer hardware.
Singapore's mobile commerce market is expected to expand to S$3.1 billion by 2015.
By Lynda Hong
20 June 2012