Worldwide, a large part of e-commerce growth is driven by consumers using their mobile devices, phones and tablets, to acquire goods and services. According to Statista's Market Insights, mobile e-commerce sales reached $2.2 trillion in 2023 and now make up 60 percent of all e-commerce sales around the world.
The share of mobile e-commerce in all e-commerce has been on a steady climb, up from just 56 percent in 2018 to an expected 62 percent in 2027. The increase of mobile e-commerce sales themselves has been even steeper as the whole sector keeps expanding globally. In 2027, Statista analysts expect $3.4 trillion of mobile e-commerce sales, in stark contrast with the $982 billion that were generated in the segment as recently as 2018.
As consumers spend more time on their phones and tablets and have grown to value the convenience of ticking off their ever-increasing online shopping list wherever they are - may that be on the go or on the couch - mobile e-commerce sales are poised to grow further.