Millennials’ online shopping habits and responses to digital advertising are not all that different from those of Gen X and older shoppers, according to a recent report from Adroit Digital.
The report was based on data from a survey of 1,000 US and Canadian consumers age 18-34 who own both a smartphone and a personal computer, and 500 US and Canadian consumers age 35 and older and who own both a smartphone and a personal computer.
Below, key findings from the survey.
Millennials as well as those 35 and older do the majority of retail browsing in-store (57% and 61%, respectively).
Online Purchase Influencers
Millennials and those age 35+ say review sites have the biggest impact on their online retail purchase decisions.
Among Millennials and non-Millennials, women are more likely to say that social media has no influence on their purchase decisions.
Both age groups are equally likely to purchase from the same categories on a mobile device, with the exception of entertainment: 47% percent of those 18-34 purchase entertainment products/services on mobile, compared with 38% of those 35+.
Millennials as well as older shoppers say they are more likely to click on native ads than banner ads (81% of Millennials vs. 75% of those age 35+).
Some 83% of Millennials and 77% of those 35+ say they are bothered by advertisers’ remarketing efforts. However, the tactic seems to work: 73% of Millennials and 75% of older shoppers say they are more likely to return to a retailer's site after seeing remarketing ads.
About the research: The report was based on data from a survey of 1,000 US and Canadian consumers age 18-34 who own both a smartphone and a personal computer, and 500 US and Canadian consumers age 35 and older and who own both a smartphone and a personal computer.
Enter your email address to keep reading ...
Know someone who would enjoy it too? Share with your friends, free of charge, no sign up required! Simply share this link, and they will get instant access…
Customer Behavior Articles
You may like these other MarketingProfs articles related to Customer Behavior:
- The Role of Authenticity in the Online Path to Purchase [Infographic]
- How Americans Feel About Artificial Intelligence
- What B2B Buyers Want From Vendor Chatbots
- The Tech Habits of Americans Age 50+
- The Factors That Most Influence Buyers of B2B Services
- How to Build Marketing Automation Campaigns That Prompt Desired Behaviors From Your Leads