As mobile devices -- including both smartphones and tablets -- continue to grow in sophistication, they increasingly become a central part of consumers' daily routines. In fact, two out of three people now keep a mobile device within reach at all times (IBM). Checking email remains one of the most common uses of mobile devices, with nearly 50 percent of opens occurring on a smartphone or tablet (Litmus).
So, you know many of your customers are viewing your emails and hitting your website from their smartphones, but how many of them are actually converting? If an individual encounters a poor mobile experience, whether it's a non-mobile friendly email or website or an awkward payment process on a small screen, it's likely the shopper will abandon the effort. So, how can you ensure your mobile-inclined shoppers are getting a seamless experience? Using data collected from the most recent holiday season, Silverpop's Loren McDonald covered key holiday shopping trends and tactics using email and push notifications to help remove the friction from smartphone shopping.