Key stat: 72% of adults in North America use their smartphone to research price comparisons while shopping in-store, making it the No. 1 type of research done on mobile devices in-store, per August 2023 1WorldSync data.

Beyond the chart:

  • Other top in-store smartphone research activities include researching customer reviews (69%) and finding detailed product descriptions (52%).
  • It’s not unusual for consumers to combine digital and physical channels while shopping—37% of US and UK adults research products on a retailer’s website and purchase in-store, per a January 2023 Coveo survey.
  • Retailers can use their mobile apps to provide in-store shoppers with more product information and boost discoverability for brands.

Use this chart:

  • Understand the role digital channels play in in-store shopping.
  • Identify information in-store shoppers want.

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Methodology: Data is from the October 2023 1WorldSync report titled “Consumer Product Content Benchmark: A Deep-Dive on Consumer Trust.” 1,500 adults ages 18+ in Canada and the US were surveyed online during August 2023. Results represent the population-weighted, percentage share of the sample selecting each option.

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