Over the past three to four years, we have discovered that the number of purchases made via mobile devices is growing at an unprecedented rate. This aspect is why we have decided to write this article on the phenomena of mobile shopping in retail to help you out. At least forty-five percent of the time, consumers rely on the information and capabilities offered by their mobile devices to help them make informed decisions, conduct research, and make quick and practical purchases. To add insult to injury, they want to do it on their terms.
The vast majority of people now do their shopping on mobile devices. Between iPads, iPhones, and Androids, individuals have become so accustomed to using their phone that it is no longer considered a piece of equipment but rather an extension of themselves. You live in a generation that is the first in history to have grown up in which the use of technology as a standard component of one’s daily life is the norm.
The Nature of It—Part 1
We are no longer discussing online buyers who are accustomed to walking into stores; instead, we are discussing individuals who will be comfortable making purchasing decisions on their mobile devices. We are talking about having customers who are more knowledgeable than any other customers in the history of retail. Research on a mobile device is directly responsible for eighty percent of all purchases made in physical stores. We are also discussing that people are responding to emails more quickly these days. People will check their smartphones when there is a fantastic sale, click through the email to go to that sale, and make that purchase quickly, but they may not necessarily want to download an app to do so.
The nature of it—Second Part
The mobile phenomenon also deals with the truth that mobile web browsers are what matters, not mobile applications. This aspect is something that mobile apps have to cope with. Because they believe it encourages customers to remain loyal, all of these stores encourage customers to sign up for mobile apps. Therefore, you devote all your resources to developing a fantastic mobile app. Still, you are ignoring the need to optimize a browser’s shopping experience.
Let’s say you prioritize the development of a mobile app, streamlining the browser’s navigation, and reducing the amount of time it takes for pages to refresh, all of which are significant goals. But you fall off the wagon when you get to the checkout process because you’re still making customers click through many form fields to fill in their billing and shipping information. This situation results in the dreaded “shopping cart abandonment,” a loss of revenue for your business.
Where does Email Oversight come into play?
Everyone knows how frustrating it may be to purchase using one’s mobile device. You have to scroll down to select your state, click on numerous field forms, etc., all take time, which is something that modern consumers would instead not offer.
Our mobile shopping customers’ address verification service.
It is common knowledge that shopping online is becoming increasingly popular. Consumers are using mobile devices for shopping at a rate never seen before. Retailers are improving the mobile experience by investing in improved mobile browser navigation and functionality optimization. Nevertheless, the checkout process is one area where a positive shopping experience may quickly deteriorate into a negative one (i.e., most of the shopping experience goes into inputting information).
The time that is consumed is most significant during the purchasing process. Retailers will see an improvement in conversion rates if they successfully reduce the time customers spend inputting data into their purchases. People now do not want to go through the trouble of checking out using their mobile devices because the process is too time-consuming. Because of this, consumers end up purchasing their items in person or on a desktop computer, abandoning mobile shopping carts. Therefore, even though the customer purchased an item, the store has not recorded it as one because they have not tracked it. They are only able to observe the products that were left behind in the mobile cart. The mobile purchasing experience is something that merchants brag about, but they haven’t done anything to improve it.
By streamlining the process of acquiring contact information during mobile checkout, Email Oversight mobile address verification helps reduce the number of times customers abandon their shopping carts. Our capability works like magic compared to other address validation solutions since it requires customers to enter their ZIP code first. Based on the ZIP code, our pre-populating software then offers the customer with the city, state, and nation. And right there, we are getting rid of three form fields, which means you won’t have to click or browse through those three fields anymore. Utilizing our mobile address verification system’s functionality, we can obtain a person’s complete address in 9–12 keystrokes, all standardized and authenticated.
The email verification that we offer to mobile customers.
How frustrating is it when you’re using a mobile device to input your email address but accidentally type Gmail instead? (Examples include Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) You will not receive the confirmation email or receipt because you entered your email address incorrectly. Therefore, you will need to complete it once again today. (You realize you can copy and paste, don’t you?)
The mobile user receives a notification from our mobile email validation if there is an error in their email. Before they leave the website or even the form field, they are provided with suggested fixes. There must be absolutely no interruptions to the workflow. It improves the workflow because there is no longer a desire to push the backspace button; instead, they click on the proposed change. You now have a satisfied client as well as an email address that has been verified.
Because this marks the beginning of the millennial generation’s fourth industrial revolution, we must be prepared. And also coming along for the voyage are members of Generations Y and Z. It is essential for you, as a retailer, to realize that omnichannel may be held in the palm of your hand. We have never before been in a situation where it has been so simple to produce errors; the percentage of inaccurate and duplicate information is skyrocketing. We indeed need to simplify the buying process for the customer. Still, while we are doing so, we also need to ensure that the contact information that is being collected is enough for the intended use.
We will not alter how you conduct business; instead, we will enhance the shopping experience that your brand is famous for by implementing our solutions.