Chart - B2B Procurers' Online Shopping By Age

Gen Y B2B buyers are far more likely than their older counterparts to make online purchases, per results from Acquity Group’s 2013 State of B2B Procurement Study. The survey of corporate buyers with annual budgets exceeding $100,000 found that 90% of those aged 18-35 make company purchases online. The propensity to shop online declined with age, to 68% of those aged 36-45, 45% of those aged 46-60, and just 29% among those aged over 60. The study follows research from hybris released late last year, which found 94% of B2B procurers believing suppliers need to invest more to make their e-commerce experiences as effective as consumer websites.

In this latest study from Acquity Group, 63% of Gen Y buyers said they have purchased from Amazon Supply at least once, and 40% do so frequently. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.