According to App Annie, shopping apps reached 14.4 million downloads in the US between March 29 and April 4, a 20% increase from January.
A more recent study from the mobile app tracker found that 59% of US adults prefer to shop using their mobile phone.
Younger consumers were more likely to feel this way compared with their older cohorts.
Nine in 10 respondents ages 25 to 34 said they favored mcommerce, while 78% of 18- to 24-year-olds agreed.
Less than one-third of 55- to 64-year-olds said they prefer to shop via mobile, and even fewer respondents (18%) ages 65 and older felt the same way.
This year, the number of US mobile buyers—consumers who have used their mobile device to make at least one purchase via a mobile site or app—will reach 167.8 million, according to our May 2020 forecast.
That figure will reach 187.5 million, or two-thirds of the US population, in 2024. Read the rest at eMarketer.