During the second quarter of the year, tablet traffic converted as well as traffic from traditional computers, while maintaining a similar average order value (AOV), according to [download page] the latest quarterly e-commerce report from Monetate. Tablet traffic converted at an average rate of 2.54%, on par with computers’ average rate of 2.56%, with smartphone conversion rates continuing to lag far behind at 0.96%, though that was an improvement from prior quarters. The three device types were more closely aligned in terms of average order values. Computers led with an AOV of $115.74, compared to $113.15 for tablet tablets and $112.73 for smartphones.
[Editor’s note: Monetate’s previous report covering Q1 had found tablets converting at a higher rate than computers, while data from this latest report indicates that the opposite was true for Q1. The discrepancy owes to a different random sample of clients being used for each quarterly report.]
Among tablets, the iPad continued to boast the highest conversion rate (2.6%) during the second quarter, with Android (2%) also out ahead of the Kindle Fire (1.6%). The iPad also sported the highest average order value ($114.18), outpacing Android ($101.22) and Kindle Fire ($91.84).
The iPhone re-assumed the lead in conversion rates among smartphones, just exceeding 1%, and putting some distance between itself and Android (0.88%) and Windows (0.77%) phones. iPhone traffic also ended up with the highest average order value, of $114.45, followed closely by Windows ($112.36) and Android ($109.52).
All told, smartphones (9.7%) and tablets (12.4%) together accounted for more than 1 in 5 e-commerce visits during Q2, up from about 15% a year earlier. In the past year, tablets have overtaken smartphones in terms of e-commerce traffic share, with the gap between the devices steadily increasing.
The iPad continues to dominate tablet e-commerce traffic to the tune of 90.6% share, while the iPhone also retains its lead (62.7% share) of smartphone visits.
About the Data: The EQ analyzes a random sample of over 600 million online shopping experiences using “same store” data across each calendar quarter.
Averages throughout the EQ are calculated across the entire sample. Key performance indicators, such as average order value and conversion rate, will vary by industry/market type. These averages are published only to support the analysis in each release of the EQ, and are not intended to be benchmarks for any ecommerce business.