According to Oberlo, 2.64 billion have shopped online in 2023. That makes up about 33.3% of the world’s population. That’s a lot of online shoppers! There have been 80 million more buyers in 2023 than in 2022 so far, and that number is expected to increase every year.
When you shop online, say for items or clothing, what device do you most often use? Do you usually order things from your laptop or desktop computer? Your tablet? Or your cell phone? Perhaps you order from all three occasionally, but remember, we’re asking you which device you use most often.
As always, thank you for voting. Happy shopping!
The only “smart”? device we have – desk top computer.
Years ago I was telling my sisters that I got a new phone. They wondered if it was a “smartphone.” I told them, “I don’t know, but it’s smarter than me!” 🙄 Take care. 😀 –Diane
The way I look at it, if its so darn smart and friendly it could teach me how to use it. Intuitive my … How intuition has changed over time sure beats me. It is actually un-intuitive so as to make us THINK it is smart and then we tell it all our secrets and it sells them. Do not fear, you are still smarter. Don’t let it out smart you. (Wow, Did I just get serious? I think just frustrated.)
Hi, Kelly. Good words of advice. I pretty much outsmart my phone by not using it. 😆 I use my old landline phone at home, which has no idea what a text message is, let alone social media or anything else like that. So there! What’s really worrying me now is AI taking over everything (including gullible people’s minds), and how quickly it’s happening. Yikes! But in the meantime, rather than worrying about that, have a good night. 😀 –Diane
I will only shop via computer, we have a very strictly controlled network to best protect our on line purchases. I do not believe that smart phones have solid protection for purchases/ privacy currently.
I answered my computer, but I use my Chrome book. It’s a 3 in 1 so I can and have used it as a tablet.
I use my cell phone to place all orders. DW uses her tablet to place all her orders. We are both retired. When we worked all our ordering was on our computers. Ordering on a computer now requires too much effort. Our computers are stored in travel cases in a closet, not somewhere convenient.
I use the computer since I don’t have an iphone and NEVER want one. However, my wife uses her iphone sometimes.
“There have been 80 billion more buyers in 2023 than in 2022…”
WOW! There are “only” around 8 Billion people on earth! I assume you meant 80 Million. 🙂
Thanks, Spike. It’s been corrected. (I didn’t type it, but I didn’t catch the typo either. 😯 ) Just one teensy letter sure can make a huge difference! When working in a law firm decades ago, I saw a court order from another law firm that had been signed by a judge. In it was the word “now” instead of “not,” which it should have been. It made the meaning of the order backwards of what was intended, so had to be redone and resigned by the judge. OY! I’m glad I didn’t do that! Have a great day. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com
I hate using my iPhone 10 as the screen is too small. It is an emergency use only device. Texting is normally a one word reply if I can get the point across.
Seems I always have the phone in my hand. Working on something look up the item(s) on the phone and order, even take a snap shot on the phone so I have a picture reference. Saves time than using nobody devices at once.
Fat fingers need a fat keyboard.
I have a fairly high-end smartphone. I have a laptop that can convert into a tablet. Content browsing on small or touch screens is usually fine. But for content creation, I want to see more at once and have input devices where I can add one character – and the correct character – at a time.
Chromebook with Capital One, Honey, and Camel/Camel/Camel extensions.
Not an online shopper per se, but now and then it’s the easiest way and I use my phone
I was a laptop computer man, DW was a desktop computer woman. Step daughter must’ve been born next to an Apple, she talked us into buying iPads. They’re great until you accidentally do something wrong and need to call customer service to ask for advice. Then the stupidest things start happening, if you can’t remember your password from 2 years ago they put you in Apple jail and you can’t use the iPad for 7 days. After 7 days they call you to fix the problem, then if you still can’t remember they may put you back in Apple jail for another week. In the meantime my username was inadvertently deleted due to a glitch that I thought deleting it temporarily and restarting would fix it, Wrong! Back to jail, now after taking it too an Apple store and having it reset I got to start over, I’ve got a red flag on the start page but i ignore it. Lol
I usually do the most searching using a tablet but the actual purchase is with the computer where I can more easily store the receipts and transaction records.
Most of our online shopping is on the computer but second would be the iPad.
Laptop big screen.
I trust the security on the computer vs the other devices.
Yup! Security, bigger screen, and big keyboard!
I may use my phone or tablet for finding the merchandise, but when actually ordering, I switch to the desktop or laptop. Both have VPN software installed.