Share of mobile e-commerce spending in the U.S. 2010-2019

During the second quarter of 2019, it was found that 28.5 percent of all digital e-commerce dollars in the United States were spent via mobile devices. Mobile retail spending amounted to over 41 billion U.S. dollars during that period.

Mobile shopping - additional information

The quick development of the online shopping market has allowed buyers, retailers and manufacturers to break down physical distances between one another on an unprecedented level. It has never been easier for an Australian farmer to browse the online store of an industrious grandmother knitting Alpaca wool socks in the Peruvian mountains or for a small-town American teenager to buy a prom gown from a Chinese manufacturer and to receive it within days. According to recent data, the total value of retail e-commerce sales worldwide amounted to 3.5 trillion U.S. dollars in 2019 and is projected to grow to 6.5 trillion U.S. dollars in 2023. Another trend, permitting users to shop anytime anywhere, is quickly catching up: online shopping. In the first quarter of 2019, mobile e-commerce spending reached 39 billion U.S. dollars in the United States alone.

Mobile devices are becoming more and more important during the shopping process. During a February 2019 survey of U.S. mobile owners, 57 percent of respondents stated that they had used a mobile retail app to look for more information about a product or a service and a further 51 percent had purchased something via mobile. However, only 28 percent of respondents stated that they had used a mobile wallet to pay in-store, indicating a reluctance to fully commit to mobile payment services. U.S. smartphone users cited security concerns as the most common barrier to digital wallet adoption, followed by not knowing where mobile wallets were accepted.

M-commerce share of total digital commerce spending in the United States from 2nd quarter 2010 to 2nd quarter 2019

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Release date

December 2019


United States

Survey time period

Q2 2010 to Q1 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures from Q1 2018 onwards have been calculated by Statista based on data provided by the source.

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