Although "Super Buyers" are highly connected and mobile-savvy, they tend to mix and match their shopping with online and offline methods to find just what they want, according to a report by Forrester Research.

In its report titled the "North American Technographics Consumer Deep Dive: Investigating The Customer Life Cycle," Forrester outlines three categories of American shoppers: Super Buyers, Connected Traditionalists, and Traditionalists:

  1. Super Buyers constitute 17% of online adults in the US. They tend to be early adopters of technology, and 63% are male.
  2. Connected Traditionalists make up 25% of online adults and skew female (53%).
  3. Traditionalists constitute the majority of online adults (59%), and also skew female (56%).

Below, other findings from Forrester Research.

Interestingly, though Super Buyers are far more likely than other online adults to shop from new channels such as mobile, tablet, and Internet-connected TV, they also use traditional shopping channels such as print catalogs and infomercials on TV.

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