Reasons for using re-commerce apps according to Japanese smartphone users 2017

This statistic presents the result of an online survey conducted in June 2017 about the main reasons why smartphone users in Japan use online marketplace apps to shop secondhand goods. The survey revealed that with 50.5 percent the majority of Japanese smartphone owners used peer-to-peer re-commerce apps to buy goods at low costs. It was further found that almost 38 percent of respondents used so-called flea market apps to sell their unwanted possessions.

Main reasons why smartphone owners in Japan use online marketplace apps for secondhand goods as of June 2017

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Release date

July 2017



Survey time period

June 7 to 12, 2017

Number of respondents

1,837 respondents

Age group

13-69 years

Special properties

mutliple answers possible

Method of interview

Online survey

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