The report was based on data from a survey conducted in January 2015 of 1,012 consumers in the United States who had bought online within the previous 12 months. (Respondents who had not made a purchase online in the previous year were not included in the analysis.)
Some 24% of respondents say they are "frequent shoppers" (going online at least once per week, on average, to make a purchase); 36% are "occasional shoppers" (once a month, on average); 40% are "infrequent shoppers" (once a year, on average).
More men than women report shopping online at least once per week, on average (30% vs. 18%).
Americans age 30-39 are the most frequent online shoppers, followed by 18-29-year-olds.
Although seniors (65+) are the least active online shoppers, 42% still make at least one purchase per month online, on average.
Ayaz Nanji is an independent digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Content, a marketing agency specializing in content creation for brands and businesses. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.
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