Now, more people shop via mobile phones than PCs in China
Smartphones and tablets are becoming the preferred choices for Chinese consumers while shopping online. The value of mobile sales exceeded the transactions made through personal computers in the Communist country, according to a report. With the domestic smartphone makers expanding their offerings, the gadgets have become increasingly affordable and mobile internet connections have reached 594 million. The share of mobile sales in online sales nationwide gained 3.2 percentage points from the first quarter this year to 50.8% in the second, the first time more transactions occurred on mobile gadgets than on personal computer (PC), a report released by consultancy iResearch said. China's largest online retailers have been pushing for more sales of their mobile apps amid growing penetration of smartphones in the country. More than 594 million people had access to mobile internet by the end of the first half of this year, up 6.7% from the same period a year ago, according to China Internet Network Information Centre.
12/6/15, 12:00 AM