American women are 61% more likely than men to say they shop and spend money to improve their mood.
25% of men ages 18 to 34 had had a manicure or pedicure, while 38% had had a facial or body treatment.
The online survey of more than 3,000 mobile users across 20 countries found that while only 27% have purchased gifts on mobiles, 29% were considering doing so.
Sales of new cars make up roughly 15.8% of all US retail activity, according to US census data.
Consumers preferred online for research and locating specific items. They preferred stores for returns and ‘knowing exactly what was being purchased.’
Nearly half of online buyers surveyed by Compete had purchased books online in the past three months, while 41% had bought movies, music and video games.
19% of US internet users watched clothing & accessories videos online at the end of last year, a number will grow as more retailers invest in online video.
Community site categories accounted for 4 of the 10 top-gaining web categories by percentage change in July 2012, led by pets sites.
The most common purchase made as a result of a recommendation on a mom blog was that of a book, at 63%.